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Mike Boston joined the Navy upon graduation from high school, 1954.

  • Served four-years; honorable discharged as an E-5.
  • Attended community college for two-years; earned AA certificate.
  • Re-enlisted in the Navy as a Naval Aviation Cadet.
  • Received Wings-of-Gold and commissioned as an ensign 1963 (O-1).
  • First fleet-tour maritime aviation; designated as a patrol-plane commander as a LTJG (O-2). Promoted to LT (O-3).
  • First shore-tour as a basic-jet flight instructor; designated instructor-of-the-month.
  • Second fleet-tour in light-attack community (A7E Corsair II); single-deployment to Vietnam in VA-195, in USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63), 150 combat-missions. Promoted to O-4 (LCDR)
  • Second shore-tour US Naval War College, Command & Staff Course; concurrently earned BA degree at San Jose State College.
  • Third fleet-tour in light-attack again in A7 Corsair II in VA-56 USS Midway (CV-41) overseas home-ported in Yokosuka, Japan.
  • Third shore-tour as instructor pilot in A7 Corsair II replacement squadron VA-122; promoted to O-5 (CDR) and screened for aviation squadron command.
  • Fourth fleet-tour as executive and commanding officer A4 Skyhawk adversary squadron VC-5 based in Subic Bay, Philippines.
  • Fourth shore-tour US Naval War College, Naval Warfare Course; concurrently earned MA equivalent degree.
  • Fifth fleet-tour as assistant and later Air Officer (Air Boss) USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67). Promoted to O-6 (CAPT).
  • Fifth shore-tour as Deputy Inspector General, Atlantic Fleet Command. Selected for aviation shore-command.
  • Assumed command of Naval Air Facility, El Centro CA, winter-training base of Blue Angels.
  • Selected as program officer for the new USN/USMC aviation training system T45TS (schools, simulators, and aircraft) under the direction of the Chief of Naval Air Training, Corpus Christi, TX.
  • Retired 1990 as CAPT with over 5000 flight hours (3000 jet) and over 500 carrier landings (100 night).
  • Contracted with Imperial County, CA in 1990 as Public Affairs Director.
  • Appointed in 1991 as County Veterans Services Officer, Imperial County, CA
  • Appointed in 1994 as Director of County Airports and Veterans Initiatives.
  • Resigned from Imperial County Government in 1997, to relocate to Lakeway, TX.
  • 1998-2003 Chief Operations Officer of small business group in Austin, TX.
  • Assumed present part-time position in 2005 as Archivist and Heritage Center Coordinator of the City of Lakeway

 

   

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