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Veterans History Project Service Summary:

  • War or Conflict: Afghan War, 2001-; Persian Gulf War, 1991; Cold War; Iraq War, 2003-2011
  • Branch of Service: Navy
  • Service Unit/Ship: Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR); Commander, Middle East Force; Commander, US Naval Forces Central (NAVCEN) US 5th Fleet; Task Force 53; USS Harlan Country (LST 1196); USS Schofield (FFG 4); USS Forrestal (CV 59)
  • Location of Service:
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant Commander
  • Collection Number: AFC/2001/001/92067

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Interview / Recording

About this Item

Title

  • Arthur Dumlao Rivera Collection

Names

  • McCoy, Joshua
  • Walker, Malachi J.
  • Rivera, Arthur Dumlao
  • Boy Scouts of America

Home State

  • Virginia

Headings

  • -  Rivera, Arthur Dumlao
  • -  Cold War -- Personal Narratives
  • -  United States. Navy.
  • -  Persian Gulf War, 1991 -- Personal Narratives
  • -  United States. Navy.
  • -  Afghan War, 2001- -- Personal Narratives
  • -  US Navy; Department of Defense; US Army -- Personal Narratives
  • -  Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Personal Narratives

Repository

  • Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Gender

  • Male

Race

  • Asian

Status

  • veteran

Service History

  • Cold War

    • Branch of Service: Navy
    • Service Unit/Ship: USS Harlan Country (LST 1196); USS Schofield (FFG 4); USS Forrestal (CV 59)
    • Location of Service:
    • Dates of Service: 1974-1990
    • Entrance into Service: Enlisted
    • Military Status: veteran
  • Persian Gulf War, 1991

    • Branch of Service: Navy
    • Service Unit/Ship: Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR); Commander, Middle East Force; Commander, US Naval Forces Central (NAVCEN) US 5th Fleet; Task Force 53
    • Location of Service:
    • Highest Rank: Lieutenant Commander
    • Dates of Service: 1990-1994
    • Military Status: veteran
    • Service History Note: The veteran served as the Operational Logistics Officer for the Commander Logistics Forces (COMLOGFORNAVCENT) Commander Task Force 53 (CTF-53).
  • Afghan War, 2001-

    • Location of Service:
    • Dates of Service: 1994-2014
    • Military Status: civilian
    • Service History Note: The veteran also served in the Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA); as Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Procurement) (DASA-P); and Assistant Secretary of the Army (ALT) (DASA-P).
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011

    • Location of Service:
    • Military Status: civilian

Materials

  • Video: DVD [1 item] -- Oral history interview (collected 2013-08-31; 2013)
  • Manuscript: Biographical information [4 items] -- Typewritten document (collected 2013)
  • Photograph: Photocopy of Photographic Print [7 items] -- Photograph (collected 1992-2005)
  • Manuscript: Unit histories [3 items] -- Typewritten document (collected 1979-1988)
  • Video: DVD [1 item] -- Reference copy (collected 2013-08-31; 2018)

Collection Number

  • AFC/2001/001/92067

Cite as

  • Arthur Dumlao Rivera Collection (AFC/2001/001/92067), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Online Format

  • video

Additional Metadata Formats

Rights & Access

Using VHP Material in Publication or Exhibition

The Veterans History Project (VHP) at the Library of Congress collects, preserves and makes accessible the firsthand recollections of U.S. military veterans who served from World War I through more recent conflicts and peacekeeping missions, so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand what they saw, did and felt during their service. The Veterans History Project Collection includes oral histories along with documentary materials such as original letters, diaries, photographs, and memoirs.

Veterans and interviewers contribute these materials to the Library for scholarly and educational purposes, retaining any copyright they may hold. Therefore, permission must be obtained before using the interview or other materials in exhibition or publication. Researchers or others who would like to make further use of these materials should contact the Veterans History Project for assistance.

As a publicly supported institution, the Library generally does not own rights to material in its collections. Therefore, it does not charge permission fees for use of such material and cannot give or deny permission to publish or otherwise distribute material in its collections. Responsibility for making an independent legal assessment of an item from the Library’s collections and for securing any necessary permissions rests with persons desiring to use the item.

Please contact us with questions.

Obtaining Copies of VHP Materials

In order for VHP materials to be duplicated, we must receive written permission from the interviewee for you to obtain a copy of the recording unless the proposed use is limited to personal use, research, or other uses permissible by copyright law. If the interviewee is deceased, their next-of-kin may grant written permission.

Please contact VHP for assistance if you need to contact a veteran for permission to use their materials in exhibition or publication, or if you have received permission from the veteran and need access to high-resolution copies of VHP collection materials.

Citing VHP Materials

Please use the following formats when citing Veterans History Project materials (substituting the appropriate name and collection ID number).

Materials as a whole:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Manuscript material:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Memoirs (MS02), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Transcript (MS04), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Correspondence (MS01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Recording:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Audio recording (SR01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Video recording (MV01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Photograph:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Photographs (PH01), photographer unknown, Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Photographs (PH03-PH14), Ralph Williams photographer, Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Computer file:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Computer file (CF01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Artifact:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Artifact (AR01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Cite This Item

Citations are generated automatically from bibliographic data as a convenience, and may not be complete or accurate.

Chicago citation style:

Mccoy, Joshua, Malachi J Walker, Arthur Dumlao Rivera, and Boy Scouts Of America. Arthur Dumlao Rivera Collection. 1974. Personal Narrative. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.92067/.

APA citation style:

McCoy, J., Walker, M. J., Rivera, A. D. & Boy Scouts Of America. (1974) Arthur Dumlao Rivera Collection. [Personal Narrative] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.92067/.

MLA citation style:

Mccoy, Joshua, et al. Arthur Dumlao Rivera Collection. 1974. Personal Narrative. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.92067/>.