CAPT John McCandless

CAPT John McCandless

Dates of Service: Mar 1967 - Jun 1999
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Commissioning Source:  OCS, Jun 1967

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CAPT John G. McCandless, USN (Ret), retired from the U.S. Navy in June 1999 after 32 years of active and reserve service. His civilian career was focused on automotive public relations. He retired as a senior member of Toyota’s U.S. Corporate Communications team in October 2011. He s a founding member and vice president of the Michigan Armed Forces Hospitality Center, MIFreedomCenter.org John G. McCandless focused his civilian career was on automotive public relations, working first for Chrysler and then for Toyota Motor Sales, USA. He retired as a senior member of Toyota’s U.S. Corporate Communications team in October 2011. As the National Manager – Field Operations, Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. (TMS), he oversaw the company’s regional corporate communications offices in Detroit and six other cities.

Military Experiences

Jun 1970 - Feb 1972
Junior Project Officer
Project office on VCNO Project on Shipboard Television Systems.

Deployments

(1 year)
Oct 1969 - Sep 1970
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Vietnam War
Qualified as OOD (Underway) while transiting to Subic Bay. Received orders for special assignment at OPNAV (Naval Reconnaissance Center) and was detached from USS AMERICA (CVA 66) from Yankee Station. Primary assignment on AMERICA was Assistant Public Affairs Officer.

Military Credentials

Professional Development Schools
Individual & Special Skill Schools

Jun 1969 - Aug 1969

Additional Specialization(s)
Security Clearance
Top Secret/SCI or higher

Academic Degrees

Academic Degrees

1965 - 1969

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