Captain William G. Earnest

Captain Bill Earnest was the Commanding Officer of Shore Intermediate Maintenance Activity (SIMA) Charleston. I served under Captain Earnest when I was assigned to SIMA Charleston from 1987 to 1992. Like me, Captain Earnest was a Limited Duty Officer. O-6 mustangs with battleship experience were few and far between. His leadership skills were second to …

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1977 DP2 Marcus Tibesar (left) and DP1 David Lamberth on pier next to Data Processing Services Center (DPSC) at Naval Base Subic Bay Philippines

My Shipmates

I had a very successful career in the military because of my wife, my sons, and my shipmates. Below is an incomplete list, in my duty station order, of those fellow Sailors and Officers who supported me, trained me, mentored me, and served with me in the United States Navy. I salute and thank all …

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19890301 Marcus Tibesar promotion to LT

Military Promotions

During my Naval career, I was frequently promoted. I was so fortunate to have a loving, supportive family during my stint in the Navy. I also appreciate and want to thank from the bottom of my heart all my shipmates who mentored and trained me. I advanced every time I was eligible. In September of …

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United States Navy Data Processing First Class Petty Officer Marcus Lowell Tibesar Sailor of the Quarter

Military Service Dates

After struggling to remain in college and wanting the GI Bill, I enlisted into the United States Navy at the Bozeman, Montana US Navy Recruiters office on December 12, 1973. At the time, I was a Junior attending Montana State University. I was also working full-time at the local Safeway grocery store. After joining the …

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19890301 US Navy Lieutenant Marcus Lowell Tibesar

Military Medals

I was awarded the following US Navy medals and commendations during my 21 years of military service from 1974 to 1995: Navy Commendation Medal Navy Achievement Medals (2nd Award) Navy Meritorious Unit Commendations (2nd Award) Navy Good Conduct Awards (2nd Award) Navy Expeditionary Medal National Defense Service Medals (2nd Award) Navy Sea Service Deployment Navy …

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1974 US Navy Seaman Apprentice Marcus Lowell Tibesar, Naval Recruit Training Center, San Diego, California

Military Assignments

Vietnam War Veteran While attending Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana, during my Junior year in 1973, the Vietnam War was raging. Although the Vietnam lottery group of men with my birthdate were not being called to Service that year, I decided to join the United States Navy after hearing my twin brother Vince had …

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