Clifton, Jim, LCDR

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Current Service Status
USCGR Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Current/Last Primary Rate
Current/Last Rate Group
Primary Unit
1995-2001, SK, Marine Safety Office Memphis, TN
Service Years
1964 - 2003
Voice Edition
Lieutenant Commander
Lieutenant Commander

 Official Badges 

Coast Guard Retired Pin

 Unofficial Badges 

USCG Honorable Discharge

 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Reserve Organization of AmericaPost
  1973, Reserve Organization of America
  2009, American Legion, Post (Member) (Nashville, Tennessee) - Chap. Page

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
Periodically, I am an on site supervisor for The Creighton Company during times that the owner is occupied in performing other duties.  The company is primarily in commercial building framing and drywall construction.
Other Comments:

 Countries Deployed To or Visited
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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
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  1964, Boot Camp (Cape May, NJ), F/55
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
Coast Guard Training Center (Staff) Cape MayUS Coast GuardUSCG Group MobileUSCGC Blackthorn (WLB-391)
Coast Guard Reserve Unit NashvilleCG Reserve Unit Louisville KYUSCG Group Ohio River  Owensboro, KYMarine Safety Office Memphis, TN
USCG Group Lower Mississippi River  Memphis, TNCG Marine Safety Detachment Nashville
  1964-1964, Coast Guard Training Center (Staff) Cape May
  1964-1966, SK, USCGC Nettle (WAK-169)
  1966-1968, SK, USCG Group Mobile
  1968-1968, SK, USCGC Blackthorn (WLB-391)
  1968-1971, SK, Coast Guard Reserve Unit Nashville
  1971-1973, SK, CG Reserve Unit Louisville KY
  1973-1977, SK, USCG Group Ohio River Owensboro, KY
  1985-1990, SK, Marine Safety Office Memphis, TN
  1990-1992, SK, USCG Group Lower Mississippi River Memphis, TN
  1992-1995, SK, CG Marine Safety Detachment Nashville
  1995-2001, SK, Marine Safety Office Memphis, TN
 Reflections on Service
Please describe who or what influenced your decision to join the Coast Guard.
Whether you were in the service for several years or as a career, please describe the direction or path you took. What was your reason for leaving?
If you participated in any military operations, including combat, humanitarian and peacekeeping operations, please describe those which made a lasting impact on you and, if life-changing, in what way?
Of all your duty stations or assignments, which one do you have fondest memories of and why? Which was your least favorite?
From your entire military service, describe any memories you still reflect back on to this day.
What professional achievements are you most proud of from your military career?
Of all the medals, awards, formal presentations and qualification badges you received, or other memorabilia, which one is the most meaningful to you and why?
Which individual(s) from your time in the military stand out as having the most positive impact on you and why?
Can you recount a particular incident from your service, which may or may not have been funny at the time, but still makes you laugh?
What profession did you follow after your military service and what are you doing now? If you are currently serving, what is your present occupational specialty?
What military associations are you a member of, if any? What specific benefits do you derive from your memberships?
In what ways has serving in the military influenced the way you have approached your life and your career? What do you miss most about your time in the service?
Based on your own experiences, what advice would you give to those who have recently joined the Coast Guard?
In what ways has helped you remember your military service and the friends you served with.
 Colleges Attended 
University of South AlabamaMiddle Tennessee State University
  1968-1968, University of South Alabama
  1976-1982, Middle Tennessee State University
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Jun 25, 2012, Other Photos9
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