Gerald G. Knisley, Senior Chief Aviation Electricians Mate
Senior Enlisted Academy
Senior Chief Knisley enlisted in the United States Navy In March 1988 and completed Basic Training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Illinois. Immediately following graduation, he went on to Aviation Electricians Mate “A” School in Millington, Tn.
His first tour was with Helicopter Anti Submarine Squadron Light 74 in South Weymouth, Massachusetts. As a Plane Captain and Landing Signal Enlisted, he successfully completed detachments onboard USS Morison and USS Clark.
His following tours included VP-90 at NAS Glenview, Illinois and VP-92 in Brunswick, Maine where he served in the Aircraft Maintenance department detaching to Germany, Chili, Iceland, Spain, Italy, and Puerto Rico. His most demanding tour was at Navy Operational Support Center, Quincy, Massachusetts as the Command Chief encompassing 14 reserve units and over 320 Selected Reservists mobilized all around the globe. Senior Chief Knisley’s most recent tour was the Maintenance Chief with the “High Rollers” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 85 in North Island, California.
He joined the staff of the Senior Enlisted Academy in September 2009 and is a graduate of Senior Enlisted Academy Class 155.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Studies from Southern New Hampshire University, is qualified as an Enlisted Aviation Warfare and Master Training Specialist, and certified as a Professional in Human Resources.
His personal awards include: the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (three awards), the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (three awards) and numerous unit and service awards.
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