Donal Byron Folsom, II
Logistics Specialist 3rd Class Petty Officer,
Folsom, II, Donald B.
Logistics Specialist 3rd Class Petty Officer, USN
28OCT2008- Reported to NETC, Great Lakes, IL for boot camp.
Assigned to the 035 Division.
20DEC2008- Graduated from NETC. Division 035 was bestowed with the honor of being awarded as the Battle E Gold designate, the highest award a recruit division can reach, and won the Captain's Cup athletic competition.
21DEC2008- Reported to Logistics A-School in Meridian, MS. Assigned to 6th Division. Within 3 weeks, was promoted to Divisional Commander. Under his command and leadership, 6th division quickly rose, from #7 out of 7, to the #1 ranking in Military Drill, #3 in Captain's Cup, had 4 Blue Jacket of the Week award winners in a row, maintained a top 3 ranking in overall performance for 6 weeks straight, and was ranked as the #1 division on base for the month of January, 2009.
28FEB2009- Graduated from Logistics A-School, 2nd in my class.
15MAR2009- Reported to USS Harry S. Truman, CVN-75. Assigned to Aviation Supply S-6, MSP.
15MAR2009-01OCT2009- Obtained 301-310 Shipboard Damage Control qualifications, Blue Jacket of the Quarter for Supply, Sailor of the Week for Supply, over 200 hours of advanced training in logistic
processing and tracking, and promoted to from MSP to RMB, as a Seaman Apprentice, to fill a designated position reserved for a 1st Class Petty Officer. Obtained the qualifications to stand as the MOOW and POOW.
20MAY2010- Deployed to take part in operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. While deployed, advanced to 3rd Class Petty Officer, on the first time eligible, obtained the Navy Enlisted Surface Warfare
qualification. As an active member of the VERTREP Team, took part in over 20 successful VERTREP evolutions, only 1 of 3 crewmembers to achieve this and logged more time on the flight deck than any other crewmember in the Supply Dept. of over 400 crewmembers. Held the divisional positions of DCPO, CFPO, KCPO, COD Crew, and Crossdeck Manager, as well as regular assigned duties.
20DEC2010- Returned from deployment.
16MAY2011- Present- Assigned to the CVN-75 Naval Security Force, Charlie Section. Obtained qualifications for Patrolman, SRF-B, SRF-A, Phase 1 OC, and weapons handling qualifications for the M9, M15/M4, and M-240.
[Don is the eldest son of Donald B. and Elaine Folsom of Garland, TX and grandson of the late Alfred B. and Viva K. Folsom.]