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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 enlisted into the United States Army.

I began boot camp at the Naval Recruit Training Center in San Diego, California, on January 24, 1974. Unbeknownst to me at the time, I would remain in the Navy and serve my Country until September 1, 1995, some twenty-one years later!

My Duty Stations

  • 1974 – Naval Recruit Training Center, San Diego, California
  • 1974 – Data Processing Class “A” School, San Diego, California
  • 1974 – USS Ranger (CV-61), Alameda, California (deployed WestPac 1984; ports-of-call: Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; Subic Bay, Philippines; Hong Kong; Subic Bay, Philippines; Pearl Harbor, Hawaii)
  • 1975 – Naval Station, Subic Bay, Philippines
  • 1976 – Naval Communications Station, San Miguel, Philippines
  • 1977 – Naval Station, Subic Bay, Philippines
  • 1978 – Naval Training Center, San Diego, California
  • 1980 – USS Jason (AR-8), San Diego, California
  • 1981 – USS Jason (AR-8), Pearl Harbor, Hawaii (deployed WestPac 1983 to Yokosuka and Sasebo, Japan; Subic Bay, Philippines; and Pusan, South Korea)
  • 1983 – NAVMASSO, San Diego, California
  • 1984 – USS Enterprise (CVN-63), Alameda, California (deployed World Cruise 1986; ports-of-call were Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; Subic Bay, Philippines; Singapore; Karachi, Pakistan; Indian Ocean Vice President Bush visit; Gulf of Oman; Suez Canal; Mediterranean Operations; Naples, Italy (Rome tours); Nice, France; Miss USA Show while at sea; Crossing the Line Wog Day; Perth, Australia; Tiger Cruise)
  • 1987 – SIMA Repair Facility, Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1992 – DISA’s Joint Interoperability Test Center, Fort Huachuca, Arizona

My Military Photos

Marc's military career

19740312 United States Navy Seaman Apprentice Marcus Lowell Tibesar - US Navy Training Center San Diego graduation photo
19740312 US Navy Training Center San Diego Company 028 - Seaman Apprentice Marcus Lowell Tibesar is in the 5th row back third from the left
197404 MarcusLowellTibesarUSNavyRecruitTrainingGraduationNewspaperArticleHardinMontanaApril1974
197407 Marcus Lowell Tibesar and his little niece Laura Ann Haugeto in Boise Idaho July 1974
197408 The U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Ranger (CVA 61) underway in the Pacific Ocean in 1974. Ranger, with assigned Carrier Air Wing 2 (CVW 2), was deployed to the Western Pacific from 7 May to 18 October 1974
197409 DPSA Marcus Tibesar shipmates USS Ranger (CV 61) S 7 Division DP Data Processing technicians
197409 The U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Ranger (CV 61) underway off Hawaii
19750824 Marcus Lowell Tibesar DPSN Reenlisting Into The US Navy For Shore Duty Orders To The Philippines While Stationed Onboard Aircraft Carrier USS Ranger 24 August 1975a
1976 MarcusLowellTibesarDP3inTheUSNavySanMiguelPhilippines1976
19760216 MarcusLowellTibesarPromotionTo3rdClassPettyOfficerByUSNavyCaptainCanonAtUSNavalCommunicationsStationSanMiguelZambalesPhilippines16February1976a
1977 DP2 Marcus Tibesar (left) and DP1 David Lamberth on pier next to Data Processing Services Center (DPSC) at Naval Base Subic Bay Philippines
1977 DP2 Marcus Tibesar (left) and DPC Miller on pier next to Data Processing Services Center (DPSC) at Naval Base Subic Bay Philippines
1978 circa DP2 Marcus Lowell Tibesar at DP Class A School NTC San Diego California
1978 Marcus and Gregoria Tibesar Family San Diego California
197910 circa DP2 Marcus Lowell Tibesar receives Master Intructor certification from Commanding Officer Service Schools Command San Diego California
19801124 DP1 Marcus L Tibesar re enlists at Service Schools Command San Diego California
19801124d DP1 Marcus L Tibesar re enlists at Service Schools Command join by his wife Gregoria Tibesar San Diego California
19801124d DP1 Marcus L Tibesar re enlists at Service Schools Command San Diego California
1981 Repair ship USS Jason (AR-8) underway and leaving port
1981 USS Jason (AR-8)
19810726 Marcus Lowell Tibesar National University Bachelor of Business Administration Cum Laude degree diploma San Diego California
1983 MarcusLowellTibesarFirstClassPettyOfficerUSNavyUSSJasonPearlHarborHawaii1983
198308 DPC selectee Marcus Lowell Tibesar rings bell on his CPO charge book onboard USS Jason at sea between Hawaii and the Philippines
198308 MarcusLowellTibesarDP1DataProcessing1stClassPettyOfficerSailorOfTheQuarterUSSJasonHonoluluHawaiiAugust1983a
198308 US Navy Chief selectee Marcus L Tibesar (left) and his sponsor DPC Dennis Hoover and daughter Red Hill Housing Honolulu Hawaii
198308 US Navy DP1 Marcus Lowell Tibesar awarded USS Jason Sailor of the Quarter award
19830920 Chief Petty Officer Marcus Lowell Tibesar being congratulated by fellow CPOs at Chief's Club Subic Naval Base Philippines
19830920 Chief Petty Officer Marcus Tibesar pinned with fouled anchors during CPO Initiation at Chief's Club Subic Naval Base Philippines
19830920 Chief Petty Officer Marcus Tibesar receives CPO promotion plaque during CPO Initiation at Chief's Club Subic Naval Base Philippines
19830920 new CPO Marcus L Tibesar (L) and his sponsor DPC Dennis Hoover at USS Jason's Chief's Initiation, CPO Club, US Naval Base, Philippines
198406 Conrado Vargas and DPC Marcus L Tibesar at Conrad's 7th Grade graduation Holderness Lane Palm City California
198408  Marcus Lowell Tibesar Data Processing Chief Petty Officer in his whites uniform at Family Reunion Post Falls Idaho
19850301 Commander J L Sweatt administers commissioning oath to Ensign Marcus L Tibesar at NAVMASSO San Diego California
19850301 Commander J L Sweatt administers oath to Chief Petty Officer Marcus Lowell Tibesar at Marc's US Naval Officer Commissioning Ceremony SanDiego California
19850301 EnsignMarcusLowellTibesarSigningHisUSNavyCommissioningPapersSanDiegoCalifornia1March1985b
19850301 Gregoria Tibesar and CDR J L Sweatt pin Ensign bars on Marcus Lowell Tibesar at NAVMASSO San Diego California
19850301 LTJG Richard D Monahan (left) and newly commissioned US Navy officer Ensign Marcus Lowell Tibesar (right) at Naval Maintenance Systems Support Office (NAVMASSO) San Diego California
19850301 newly commissioned US Navy officer Ensign Marcus Lowell Tibesar at Naval Maintenance Systems Support Office (NAVMASSO) San Diego California
19850315 GregoriaAndEnsignMarcusLowellTibesarAtSeaWorldSanDiegoCircaMarch1985a
198504 EnsignMarcusLowellTibesarVeryTopRowMiddleUSNavyLDOIndoctrinationSchoolPensacolaFloridaMarch1985a
198506 Nuclear aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN-65)
198506 Nuclear aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN-65) with several squadrons on the flight deck
19850605 EnsignMarcusLowellTibesarOnboardUSSEnterpriseAlamedaCalifornia5June1985a
19850605 EnsignMarcusLowellTibesarOnboardUSSEnterpriseAlamedaCalifornia5June1985b
198512 EnsignAndMrsMarcusTibesarAtUSNavyAircraftCarrierUSSEnterpriseWardroomChristmasPartyAlamedaNavalAirStationAlamedaCaliforniaDecember1985a
1986 1987 Ensign Marcus L Tibesar's USS Enterprise S 7 Division crew Part 1
1986 1987 Ensign Marcus L Tibesar's USS Enterprise S 7 Division crew Part 2
1986 EnsignMarcusLowellTibesarFarRightAtHisS7DivisionsAdvancementsCeremonyOnboardUSSEnterpriseAircraftCarrierAlamedaCaliforniaCirca1986c
1986 EnsignMarcusLowellTibesarFarRightAtHisS7DivisionsAdvancementsCeremonyOnboardUSSEnterpriseAircraftCarrierAlamedaCaliforniaCirca1986d
1986 Marcus Lowell Tibesar was the S-7 Division Officer onboard the nuclear aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN-65)
198612 GregoriaAndEnsignMarcusLowellTibesarUSSEnterpriseChristmasPartyAlamedaCaliforniaDecember1986b
19870301 EnsignMarcusLowellTibesarMiddleTakingOathDuringHisPromotionToLieutenantJuniorGradeAtSeaOnTheBridgeOfTheUSSEnterprise1March1987b
19870301 S-7 Division Officer LTJG Marc Tibesar and S-7 Leading Chief Petty Officer DPCS Williams joined by the S-7 Automated Data Processing Division crew cut the promotion ceremony cake onboard the nuclear aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN-65) while on her round-the-world cruise
19870301 S-7 Division Officer LTJG Marc Tibesar and S-7 Leading Chief Petty Officer DPCS Williams joined by the S-7 Automated Data Processing Division crew cut the promotion ceremony cake onboard the nuclear aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN-65) while on her round-the-world cruise
19870301b MarcusLowellTibesarPromotionToLieutenantJuniorGradeLTJGatSeaOnTheBridgeOfTheUSSEnterpriseAlamedaCalifornia01March1987a
19870301c EnsignMarcusLowellTibesarPromotionPinningToLieutenantJuniorGradeAtSeaOnTheBridgeOfTheUSSEnterprise1March1987c
19870301d newly promoted LTJG Marcus Lowell Tibesar wears oversized LTJG bars given by the S 7 Division while at sea onboard USS Enterprise (CVN 65)
198708 LieutenantJuniorGradeLTJGMarcusLowellTibesarOfficialUSNavyPhotoCharlestonSouthCarolinaAugust1987
19890301 GregoriaAndMarcusTibesarWithSonHMSNConradoVargasAtMarcusPromotionToUSNavyLieutenantCharlestonSouthCarolina01March1989
19890301a CommandingOfficerGregoriaMarcusAndHMSNConradoVargasAtMarcusPromotionToUSNavyLieutenantCharlestonSouthCarolina01March1989
19890301b ConradoCommandingOfficerMarcusAndGregoriaTibesarAtMarcusPromotionToUSNavyLieutenantCharlestonSouthCarolina01March1989b
19890301c ConradoCommandingOfficerMarcusAndGregoriaTibesarAtMarcusPromotionToUSNavyLieutenantCharlestonSouthCarolina01March1989a
19890301d CommandingOffice and RiaDelosReyesLacanlaleTibesarAtMarcusPromotionToUSNavyLieutenantCharlestonSouthCarolina01Mar1989a
19890301e (L to R) HMSN Conrado Lacanlale Vargas, LT Marcus Lowell Tibesar and Gregoria Tibesar at Marcus Promotion to US Navy Lieutenant in Charleston, South Carolina
19890301f HMSN Conrado Lacanlale Vargas And Marcus Lowell Tibesar At Marcus Promotion To US Navy Lieutenant Charleston South Carolina 01 March 1989
19890301g HMSNConradoLacanlaleVargasAndMarcusLowellTibesarAtMarcusPromotionToUSNavyLieutenantCharlestonSouthCarolina01March1989
19890301h (L to R) HMSN Conrado Lacanlale Vargas, LT Marcus Lowell Tibesar and Gregoria Tibesar at Marcus Promotion to US Navy Lieutenant in Charleston, South Carolina
19890301i MarcusLowellAndGregoriaDelosReyesLacanlaleTibesarAtMarcusPromotionToUSNavyLieutenantCharlestonSouthCarolina01Mar1989
19890301j MarcusAndGregoriaTibesarCuttingCakeAtMarcusPromotionToUSNavyLieutenantCharlestonSouthCarolina01March1989
198904 circa Gregoria Delos Reyes Lacanlale Tibesar and US Navy Lieutenant Marcus Lowell Tibesar Goose Creek South Carolina
198904 Newly promoted US Navy Lieutenant Marcus Lowell Tibesar unofficial photo Goose Creek SC
198905 LT Marcus Lowell Tibesar US Naval Officer
198906 circa LT Marcus Lowell Tibesar (left) attended son HM3 Conrado Lacanale Vargas' frocking ceremony in Charleston, South Carolina
199011 LieutenantMarcusLowellTibesarAndHM3ConradoLacanlaleVargasMarcusIsReenlistingConradAtTheUSNavyMemorialWashingtonDCnovember1990a
199011 LieutenantMarcusLowellTibesarHM3ConradoLacanlaleVargasGregoriaAndLittleJasonTibesarInWashingtonDCnovember1990b
1995 Lieutenant Marcus Lowell Tibesar's US Navy dog tags
1995 US Navy LT Marcus Tibesar mini plaque
19950901 LT Marcus Lowell Tibesar Certificate of Appreciation President Bill Clinton Aug 1995
19950901 MarcusLowellTibesarUSNavyLieutenantRetired1September1995

Go Navy!