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    Another document I brought home (copy, actually) - has anyone ever seen one other than this - and yes, I have cropped it to reduce the size - it is a 'full sized' certificate.....
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    My chief has one, but I thought it was because he was head of some department that was taken into HLS.

    I could be wrong though.
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    Kind of like being a plankholder, I guess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tajm611 View Post
    My chief has one, but I thought it was because he was head of some department that was taken into HLS.

    I could be wrong though.
    Interseting!.....my Dad was a private consultant who did work for/with DoD and other agencies....can't tell you more or I'd have to sell your first born!

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    You find the neatest stuff.

    Can you get me anything for my firstborn?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LVFD301 View Post
    You find the neatest stuff.

    Can you get me anything for my firstborn?
    Thanks!....Actually, my Dad has been involved with some neat stuff over the years - and he saves almost EVERYTHING!.....

    hmm....would need some stats on the firstborn before I could tell you ....

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    My father has one as well. He was a member of a DMORT team and when the reorganization of FEMA happended he was issued the certificate because the DMORT's were rolled into homeland security.

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    So I wonder now how many are out there......

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    I was issued one of those certificates. They were giving to everybody that was an employee of the DHS when it was formed. It is like a plankowner certificate. I was in the Coast Guard when I got mine. I would venture to guess that there were one to two hundred thousand of them issued. I thought at the time that it seemed like a waste of a few thoudand dollars to print and distribute a bunch of certificates just because an agency of the government answers to a new acronymn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pasobuff View Post
    So I wonder now how many are out there......
    Add another one here. While I was with NEST (Nuclear Emergency Search Team, now known as the Nuclear Emergency Support Team), we were all given these certificates shortly after the DHS was established.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FIREMECH1 View Post
    Add another one here. While I was with NEST (Nuclear Emergency Search Team, now known as the Nuclear Emergency Support Team), we were all given these certificates shortly after the DHS was established.

    FM1

    PS: What is a plankholder???
    In the old days... when a new navy ship went out to see and came back after the maiden voyage, they'd replace the deck planks. The original crew would save them as souvenirs, hence plankholders. Or so the story goes.
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    Default Plank Owners

    Now days .....if you are on the first crew of a new ship you are considered a "Plank Owner".
    To better say this.....If you are assigned to a new ship as it's being built and it's Commissioned...you are a "Plank Owner"
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