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John Compisi: Oakland Army Base Oral History Project

Compisi, John
Lage, Ann
John Compisi: Oakland Army Base Oral History Project
John Compisi was born in 1948 and became a career Army officer beginning in 1971. Compisi was stationed a multiple bases in the United States and abroad before coming to the Bay Area in the 1980s where he was assigned to the Military Traffic Management Command and supervised civilian marine cargo specialists. Compisi was sent to Okinawa in 1990 but returned to the OAB in 1999 to assist with the base’s closure. In this interview, Compisi details his career in the military and discuss life on the OAB and technological changes that he witnessed.
Subject area(s):
Community and Identity
Interview date(s):
Oakland Army Base
Oskicat record:
Compisi, John. "John Compisi: Oakland Army Base Oral History Project." Interview by Ann Lage in 2009. Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 2009.