CNATT Detachment Tinker AFB
LCDR Keith Campbell
Officer In Charge
Officer In Charge

LCDR Campbell graduated from Yukon High School in 1988. His Naval Journey began at the Recruit Training Command, Orlando, Fla. Upon completion of Boot Camp, he attended Basic Electricity & Electronics training. He then reported to Naval Training Center Great Lakes for Electronics Technician "A" School. After graduating and rating as an Electronics Technician Third Class, he received orders to USS Theodore Roosevelt, homeported in Norfolk, V., and completed Micro Miniature Repair & Link 11 Class "C" schools en-route.

Stationed aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt from 1990 to 1994, he immediately advanced to Electronics Technician Second Class. Notable operations included: Desert Shield, Desert Storm, and Deny Flight over Bosnia/Hercegovina. He served onboard as the Battle Group Intermediate Maintenance Activity Work Center Supervisor.

In 1994 he transferred to Trident Refit Facility, Kings Bay, Ga., where he served as a communications technician and established a Module Test & Repair Facility saving the command millions of dollars in depot level repair expenses. He also served as a member of the base Security Forces Quick Response Team. While on shore duty, he earned his Associates Degree from Georgia Military College with Honors and advanced to Electronics Technician, First Class.

Accepted for the Enlisted Commissioning Program in 1996, he attended the Naval Science Institute in Newport, RI. He reported aboard Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps, University of Oklahoma as an Officer Candidate in the fall of 1997 serving as the Academics Officer and as the unit's Sail Team Captain. He earned both a degree in Management Information Systems and his commission as an Ensign, United States Navy.

Upon Commissioning, he reported to the cradle of Naval Aviation, Pensacola, Fla., for Aviation Preflight Indoctrination, followed by training with the VT-4 Warbucks, where he selected Maritime Patrol. He earned his Wings of Gold at Randolph Air Force Base with the 562nd Flying Training Squadron. Earning his choice of assignment, he reported to the VQ-7 Roughnecks for training in the E-6B Mercury, onboard Naval Air Station, Tinker. Reporting as a VQ-3 Ironman, he qualified quickly and was selected as an NFO Instructor and Mission Commander Evaluator. He then transferred to the VQ-7 Roughnecks serving as a Weapons and Tactics Instructor and finally as the lead Naval Flight Officer Instructor for Task Force 124.

He next reported to the USS John C. Stennis, as Launch and Recovery Officer (Shooter), circumnavigating the globe in the execution of his orders. He served as the Air Department's Administration and Flight Deck Officer. Following successful selection for both Lieutenant Commander and Operational Department Head, his next assignment was to the Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell Air Force Base where he earned a Masters of Military Operational Art & Science. Reporting back home once more on board NAS Tinker, he served as Naval Air Training and Operating Procedures Standardization (NATOPS), Communications and Maintenance Officer with the VQ-3 Ironmen. He currently serves as the Chief of Naval Aviation Technical Training, Tinker Detachment, Officer in Charge.

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AVCM Rick J. Berndt
Chief Petty Officer In Charge
Chief Petty Officer In Charge

Master Chief Rick J. Berndt, a native of Holly, Colorado, entered the U.S. Navy in July 1991. Following completion of basic training at Recruit Training Command Orlando, Florida, he reported to Naval Air Technical Training Center, Millington, Tennessee, completing Aviation Machinist’s Mate (AD) “A” School. He is designated a specialist in aviation warfare.

Berndt’s operational assignments include a tour with the “Screwtops” of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 123, where he completed multiple detachments and one Mediterranean deployment; Patrol Squadron (VP) 8; Bureau of Personnel Sea Duty Component (BUPERS SDC) Dallas, where he qualified safe-for-flight, completing multiple maintenance detachments over four years; BUPERS SDC, Point Mugu, California as the maintenance department leading chief petty officer and then assistant officer in charge and senior enlisted leader; and Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron (VQ) 4 as the maintenance master chief, with “the Shadows” earning two maintenance excellence awards and two Battle “E” awards.

His shore tours include Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department, Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland; Naval Air Technical Training Center, Pensacola, Florida as an “A” school instructor, qualifying as a Master Training Specialist and instructor evaluator and helping implement the STAR-21 “A” school program; and Navy Personnel Command, Millington, Tennessee as the lead detailer for the AD rating.

Berndt reported to his current assignment as the chief petty officer in charge at Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training Det. Tinker in 2017.

His personal awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (four awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (two awards), and various campaign and unit awards.

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