Served 1952 thru 1975. Boot camp at Bainbridge Maryland.
Entered Navy at 16
years old broke boot went to Amphibs. Served on
various "Tin Cans". 1957
went to second class diver school, Year later went mixed
gas. 1966 went Sat.
Worked with Sea-Lab. Becmae DSRV Pilot. 1969-1971
two years in Viet Nam
as Combat Salvor. Served with SubDevGru 1 with
Special Ops. First BM to enter
Subs since 1948. Served in USS Halibut SSN 587.
Went to Keyport Washington
for shore duty. Retired 1975 from there.
Worked Oil Fields in Gulf of Mexico
for short period. Will retire from Divers Institute
of Technology in July 2015
after 40 years.
Retired from the Navy in 1975 and is a graduate of the
School of Diving and Salvage and the USN Saturation Diving
School. In his
distinguished career as a diver, he spent eight years
as a saturation diver
where he completed a then unprecedented world record
dive of 1010'.
He was also a USN Salvage and Saturation Diving Instructor
for two years.
Mr. Wilson joined the DIT staff in 1975.He has a B.A.
in Management, an A.S.
in metallurgy, and an A.A. in Professional Management.
The first chief boatman to qualify for submarine service,
He belonged to the first open water diving team to reach
feet. He was recognized with Purple Hearts for his service
in Vietnam and Korea; he also received a Bronze Star.