Oral History interview of Scott Kidd. Interview conducted by Barnes, Mark at University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL.
0.01 Introduction; 0:41 Biographical information; 3:03 Boot camp experience; 6:24Coming to NTC Orlando; 8:47 First Impression of Orlando; 10:08 Responsibilities as a RTC Commander; 12:32 Recruit Life; 18:13 Classes attended by recruits; 20:05 Training of male and female recruits; 26.36-31:42 Features of the base; 32:50 Additional training offered on the base; 33:21 School Nuclear Power; 36:30 Simulation development; 38:48 Assignment after NTC Orlando; 39:55 Return to Central Florida; 40:43 Thoughts on closer of NTC Orlando; 42:04 Legacy of NTC Orlando; 44:17 Lone Sailor Memorial; 46:37-46.37 Final question.
Date of Birth
Place of Birth
War or Conflict
Persian Gulf War
Begin/End date of Service - 1st
Entrance into Service
Branch of Service
Unit of Service
Recruit Training Center, Orlando, FL; USS Ponce LPD-15; USS Niagara Falls AFS-3; USS Iowa
Chief Petty Officer; CPO
Prisoner of War
Service Related Injury
Navy Achievement Medal; Navy Commendation Medal
Recruit Company Commander
City of Birth
Country of Birth
Location of Interview
University of Central Florida Orlando, FL.
Kidd, Scott; Persian Gulf War Era, 1990-2003 -- Personal Narratives; United States. Navy
Contains logs, audio and video recordings of interviews with Central Florida's veterans as part of a history class project for the students at the University of Central Florida (UCF). The UCF Community Veterans History Project(CVHP) started in fall 2010. It collects, preserves, and makes accessible to the public the experiences of Central Florida's veterans so that future generations will better understand the realities of conflict. It is a collaborative endeavor supported by multiple departments and offices at UCF. The veterans' histories are archived and made digitally available through the UCF library and selected materials are contributed to the Veterans History Project at the Library of Congress.
Contributor Affiliation / Organization
RICHES; University of Central Florida
Length of Interview
Department of History, University of Central Florida
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Scott, Kidd T., "Kidd, Scott T. interview" (2014). Veterans Oral Histories. 258.