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Naval Science Instructor

 
AOCS (AW) Al Grant USN (Ret)


       Senior Chief Grant was born in Toledo Ohio; he attended Elementary and Junior High School before moving to Denver Colorado where he attended High School. During his senior year he relocated to Rigby Idaho and graduated from Rigby High School in 1985.

        After a short summer in 1985 Senior Chief Grant enlisted in the Navy as an Aviation Ordnanceman to begin his Navy career. Several duty stations and deployments were ahead and fortunately they all were successful tours of duty ranging from USS Coral Sea (CV43) where he served as a weapons assembly technician, his second duty station HELMINERON 12 was a complete change of pace and while stationed aboard HM-12 he was accepted to and graduated from the Hampton Roads Regional Academy of Criminal Justice and served as a state certified police officer for the City of Newport News. Other duty stations included, USS America (CV66) where he served as a weapons assembly supervisor, Naval Air Maintenance Training Detachment Norfolk Va serving as an Instructor for the Aviation Ordnance rating, USS Bataan (LHD5) serving as the Combat Ordnance Division Leading Chief Petty Officer, Commander Surface Forces Atlantic serving as Weapons Safety Inspector, Afloat Training Group Atlantic serving as Ordnance Handling Safety Inspection Leading Chief Petty Officer, and completing his career aboard USS Harry S Truman.  The Truman was his most rewarding tour of duty as he led over 300 Sailors in their professional growth and development; it also was the duty station from which he retired.  During his career he was blessed with a lovely bride Bonnie Lou Taylor, they were married in 1987 and have 2 beautiful daughters Kristi and Katie.

        Senior Chief Grant retired from the U.S. Navy after 22 years of service. He currently serves as the Naval Science Instructor at Gloucester High School.