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David D. Diamond's Biography

I was born at NAS Lemoore, CA in 1964 and since my dad was in the Navy, I lived in numerous states and towns until I was old enough to join the Navy (and get sent around myself). Upon finishing college in 1986, I was commissioned an Ensign in the U.S. Navy via the NROTC program and stashed at COMINEWARCOM in Charleston, SC and then MAG-31 Beaufort, SC. In February 1987, I reported to NAS Pensacola, FL for Flight Training. I completed primary flight training (fixed wing) with VT-2 at NAS Whiting Field, and advanced flight training (rotary wing) with HT-18 at NAS Whiting Field. Upon earning my "wings of gold", I was designated a Naval Aviator on September 30, 1988, I reported to HSL-30 Det Alfa and later HSL-34 in Norfolk, VA, where I learned to fly the Kaman SH-2F Seasprite helicopter, LAMPS MKI (LAMPS stands for Light Airborne Multi Purpose System). I specialized in ASW (Anti- Submarine Warfare) ASST (Anti Ship Surveillance and Targeting) and Minehunting. My last job in the Active Duty Navy was Helicopter Flight Instructor at NAS Whiting Field in Milton, FL. (HT-18) (flying the Bell TH-57 SeaRanger )

Current Job:

Graduate Student in Industrial/ Organizational (I/O)Psychology at the University of West Florida. I'm also a Helicopter Flight Instructor attached to Naval Reserve DET 282 and flying with HT-18.

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