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YNCS(AW) Cathleen A. O'Connor
YNCS(AW) Cathleen A. O'Connor (better known as Kat) hails from Orange City, Florida.  She enlisted in the United States Navy in May 1981.  She has been stationed at the following commands: 
  • Recruit Training Command, Orlando, Florida  
  • YN "A" School, Meridian, Mississippi 
  • VRC-40, NAS Norfolk, Virginia (earned a Legalman NEC) CRUITCOR IV, Orlando, Florida  
  • Naval and Marine Corps Reserve Readiness Center,   Orlando, Florida 
  • YN "C" School, Meridian, Mississippi (earned the Flag Writer NEC) 
  • Flag Writer to Commander, Naval Training Center, Orlando, Florida 
  • Manpower, Naval Station, Orlando, Florida 
  • Commander, Naval Air Reserve Force, New Orleans, Louisiana 
  • Commander, Naval Reserve Readiness Command, Region Eight,         Jacksonville, Florida 
  • VFA-203, Cecil Field, Florida 
  • VFA-203, Atlanta, Georgia 
  • Naval and Marine Corps Reserve Center, Atlanta, Georgia 
Senior Chief O'Connor is designated as an Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist and is authorized to wear: 

Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal 
Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (fourth award) 
Meritorious Unit Commendation (with bronze star) 
Battle "E" (fourth award) 
Navy Good Conduct Medal (fourth award) 
National Defense Medal 
Armed Forces Reserve Medal (with bronze hour glass) 
Navy Expert Pistol Medal 
Navy Expert Rifle Medal 

YNCS(AW) O'Connor is married to Chief Warrant Officer Kenneth L. Atwood, Jr.  They have four children: Chinell, Christopher, Nicholas and Zachary.   

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