PO2 Gerry Tandberg

PO2 Gerry Tandberg

Dates of Service: Aug 1962 - Sep 1968
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Retired from oil industry as a Project Specialist/Project Engineer. These assignment required coordination of design and construction with operations, process, health and safety, and construction groups on a wide range of projects concerning security access and surveillance, CCTV, emergency egress, piping/mechanical, and civil/structural design considerations, all while staying within a budget. After leaving active duty I began working for an engineering firm as a Engineering Aid. After about nine months typing specifications my classification changed to Jr. Draftsman drawing flow sheets on linen. Within ten years I had advanced to Sr. Design Coordinator before becoming a Project Specialist, and Project Engineer. My speciality was Piping and Mechanical Design. The training I received in the Navy as an Aviation Electrician proved to be very valuable. With 45 years of experience I retire with 30 years working for an oil company. I continue us use my electrical, mechanical, and photography skills on volunteer projects, including those benefiting Veteran causes.

Military Experiences

Aviation Electrican and Flight Communications Officer
Maintained electrical integrity on A4E's working with all disciplines: AT's, AO's, AD's, AM's. Was one of two AE who added capability to fire Bullpup missiles to our A4E's. Was TAD to integrated maintenance aboard USS Forrestal to repair autopilots and all attitude indicating systems for all A4E's aboard, was including VMA squadrons. Was part of team loading Nuke Weapons during Chopsticks. Approximately one year after active duty separation I joined Active Naval Reserves assigned to VP-871 at NAS Alameda. Attended FCO (Flight Communications School) at NAS Los Alamitos. Upon completion I was designated the FCO on a P2V flight crew. Our primary mission was ASW along the coast of California. Great experience with a very capable crew.


Started in Sep 1964
One of three Lead Aviation Electrician in attack squadron generally working nights during active duty. Many deployments aboard USS Forrestal CVA-59. Joined reserve and flew as Flight Communications Officer (CFO) on P2 Neptune's. Attended many classes offered by Navy. Great experience.

Military Credentials

Professional Development Schools

Numerous, but too long ago to remember

Individual & Special Skill Schools

Sep 1976 - Apr 1977

Welding Technolgy


Nov 1968

Piping Design

Foreign Language Skills


Spanish (-/1)

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