I spent 26
1/2 years as a SEAL, commissioned via NROTC in May
1981, completed BUD/S December '81, initially
assigned to UDT-21/SEAL Team Four, went on to serve
at SBUs 20 and 22, SEAL Team TWO (two tours- platoon
commander, Training Officer and XO), SEAL Team EIGHT
(CO), and staff tours at SOCACOM/SOCJFCOM (J3),
BUPERS (SEAL Enlisted Community Manger), USSOCOM,
and ASD SOLIC. I retired from the Navy as a Captain
in November 2007.
My Boat background is as follows: Assigned as Combatant Craft Officer then Operations Officer at SBU-20 from June 1984 to July 1986, transferred to SBU-22 as XO from July 1986 to September 1988. From December 1987 to May 1988 (deployed Jan-May '88) I was OIC of the MK III Patrol Boat Detachment on the Barge Hercules (four PBs and a maintenance detachment) in the Persian Gulf. In 1995, as the NSW Task Unit Commander with the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Battle Group, I had the only RHIB Detachment ever on a carrier as part of our task unit.
I enjoy the Warboats website and have even found myself in a couple of pictures: under the SBU-20 site there is a picture titled "MKIII PB's loaded in bay of LSD" I am the guy in camies on the left, hands on hips. This picture is actually onboard the USS NASSUA, LHA-4 during an exercise deployment to Norway where we conducted ASW- submarine hunting! On the SBU-22 page, in one of Larry Peacock's picture I am erroneously identified as Lt Rohling with the LTjg from base admin. We were giving a few base personnel a PBR ride (winning hearts and minds).
As you can see from the signature block, I am now a contractor working for the big Navy.
George Coleman email@example.com
Navy MOC Training Team