Navy Achievement Medal

Medal for

John William Huntley


In 1942 at Cottonwood, Idaho

Military Service

U. S. Navy  9/19/1961 - 8/16/1979 (Cuban Blockade, Vietnam War,
Yom Kipper War, 1974 Turkish Invasion of Cypress)


USS Braine (DD 630)
USS North Hampton (CC 1)
USS Tills (DE 748)
USS Lorain County (LST 1177)
NTC Great Lakes, Illinois
NAS Glynco, Georgia
NAS Mare Island, California
USS Vreeland (DE 1068)
USS Oliver Hazard Perry Class Test Center, New York

Highest Rank

Senior Chief Fire Control Technician


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Navy Achievement Medal, Navy Unit Commendation


 Navy Meritorious Unit Medal, Good Conduct Medal (4 awards),
National Defense Medal


Vietnam Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal,
Vietnam Campaign Medal


The seventh of 8 brothers to join the military, John was instrumental in developing what was later to be known as the FFG 7 class Guided Missile Frigate Combat System.
John was awarded the Army Achievement Medal for Civilians in May, 2010. Click HERE to read his citation.
John was awarded a Certificate of Appreciation as Employee of the 3rd Quarter for outstanding performance. Photo In addition, John has received letters of appreciation from Major General Dellarocco and Brigadier General Greene.
John again received a letter of appreciation from Major General Dellarocco on 4 April, 2013.