Bodin, Michael, STC Sonar Technician
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Current Service Status
USN Retired
Current/Last Rank
Chief Petty Officer (E-7)
Current/Last Primary Designator/NEC
ST-0465-AN/SQQ-89(V)2 Sonar Supervisor
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Sonar Technician
Current/Last Duty Station
1994-1995, ST-0465, USS Carr (FFG-52)
Previously Held Designator/NEC
STG-0000-Sonar Technician Surface
ST-0440-Basic Surface Sonar Technician
ST-0431-MK 111 Underwater Battery Fire Control System Technician
ST-0459-AN/SQQ-23 A/B PAIR Operations and Maintenance
STG-9585-Navy Recruiter Canvasser
Service Years
1973 - 1996
Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Cold War
Neptune Subpoena
Order of the Ditch
Order of the Rock
Panama Canal
Persian Excursion
Safari To Suez
ST-Sonar Technician
Five Hash Marks

 Official Badges 

U.S. Navy Master-at-Arms US Navy Retired 20 Recruiter

 Unofficial Badges 

US Navy Honorable Discharge Order of the Shellback Navy Chief Initiated Persian Gulf Yacht Club

Navy Chief 100 Yrs 1893-1993 Order of the Arctic Circle (Bluenose) Persian Excursion Cold War Veteran

 Military Association Memberships
National Sonar AssociationThe National Association of Destroyer Veterans (Tin Can Sailors)Non-Commissioned Officers Association (NCOA)National Chief Petty Officers Association
Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW)Chapter 119American Legion
  1973, National Sonar Association
  1974, The National Association of Destroyer Veterans (Tin Can Sailors) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1974, Non-Commissioned Officers Association (NCOA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1986, National Chief Petty Officers Association [Verified]
  1996, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1996, The Retired Enlisted Association (TREA), Chapter 119 (Member) (Superior, Wisconsin)
  2002, American Legion [Verified] - Assoc. Page

 Additional Information

What are you doing now:
I have been working as a Wisconsin State Security Officer at the University of Wisconsin-Superior since 1996 after retiring from the Navy. 


Other Comments:
Read a fictional story of the "new" USS Towers with an honorable mention of the "old" USS Towers (DDG-9). 
This is a great read for all NTWS members and old Truckin" T shipmates... 

Bravo Zulu, Jeff!

 Countries Deployed To or Visited

Most of the places I've been

Svalbard Spain United States of America Antarctica South Georgia Falkland Islands Bolivia Peru Ecuador Colombia Venezuela Guyana Suriname French Guiana Brazil Paraguay Uruguay Argentina Chile Greenland Canada United States of America United States of America Israel Jordan Cyprus Qatar United Arab Emirates Oman Yemen Saudia Arabia Iraq Afghanistan Turkmenistan Iran Syria Singapore China Mongolia Papua New Guinea Brunei Indonesia Malaysia Malaysia Tiawan Philippines Vietnam Cambodia Laos Thailand Burma Bangladesh Sri Lanka India Bhutan Nepal Pakistan Afghanistan Turkmenistan Tajikistan Kyrgyzstan Uzbekistan Japan North Korea South Korea Russia Kazakhstan Russia Montenegro Portugal Azerbaijan Armenia Georgia Ukraine Moldova Belarus Romania Bulgaria Macedonia Serbia Bosonia & Herzegovina Turkey Greece Albania Croatia Hungary Slovakia Slovenia Malta Spain Portugal Spain France Italy Italy Austria Switzerland Belgium France Ireland United Kingdom Norway Sweden Finland Estonia Latvia Lithuania Russia Poland Czech Republic Germany Denmark The Netherlands Iceland El Salvador Guatemala Panama Costa Rica Nicaragua Honduras Belize Mexico Trinidad & Tobago Puerto Rico Dominican Republic Haiti Jamaica The Bahamas Cuba Vanuatu Australia Solomon Islands Fiji New Caledonia New Zealand Eritrea Ethiopia Djibouti Somalia Kenya Uganda Tanzania Rwanda Burundi Madagascar Namibia Botswana South Africa Lesotho Swaziland Zimbabwe Mozambique Malawi Zambia Angola Democratic Repbulic of Congo Republic of Congo Gabon Equatorial Guinea Central African Republic Cameroon Nigeria Togo Ghana Burkina Fassu Cote d'Ivoire Liberia Sierra Leone Guinea Guinea Bissau The Gambia Senegal Mali Mauritania Niger Western Sahara Sudan Chad Egypt Libya Tunisia Morocco Algeria

BahrainSri LankaCayman IslandsEgyptFranceGermanyGuamGreeceHong KongIsraelItalyPakistanPanamaPhilippinesPuerto RicoSingaporeSpainThailandTurkeyTaiwan

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  1994-1995, ST-0465, USS Carr (FFG-52)

ST-Sonar Technician

From Month/Year
- / 1994

To Month/Year
- / 1995

USS Carr (FFG-52) Unit Page

Chief Petty Officer (E-7) (1950-Present)

ST-0465-AN/SQQ-89(V)2 Sonar Supervisor


 USS Carr (FFG-52) Details

USS Carr (FFG-52)
Hull number FFG-52

Combat Deployable

Active Duty/Reserve
Not Specified

Surface Vessels


Parent Unit
Surface Vessels USS A-C


Created/Owned By
Not Specified

Last Updated: Jul 11, 2007
Memories For This Unit

Best Friends

Best Moment
Departing the ship on December 6th, 1995 for the last time...(Ding, Ding, STGC(SW) Michael A. Bodin Departing...)


Worst Moment
Serving onboard USS Carr (FFG-52)...after our homeport had been changed to Norfolk, VA from Mayport, FL two weeks after I reported aboard via helecopter in the Red Sea.

Other Memories
Red Sea Ops
Yard period in Charlston, SC
Other Ops patiently waiting for retirement date to come...

My Photos For This Unit
No Available Photos
 16 Shipmates Assigned To This Duty Station:
  • Baker, Shane, PO1, 2003
  • Barrois, Joseph, CPO, 2007
  • Blanchard, Ralph, CPO, 2007
  • Brown, Charlie, CPO, 1996
  • Busky, Mathew, PO1, 1999
  • Campbell, Ed, MCPO, Present
  • Forrest, Tom, CAPT, 2015
  • Griner, Craig, SCPO, 1999
  • Jaenichen, Edward, CDR, 2005
  • Morris, Charlie, PO2, 1998
  • Osias, Rene, CPO, 2008
  • Sconza, Mike, CPO, 2010
  • Seay, Joseph, PO1, 2007
 1 Member Also There with Rating/NEC Group ST:
  • Nelson, Charles, PO1, 2008
 51 Other Members:
  • Atkins, Steven, CPO, Present
  • Balducci, Nicholas, PO1, 2005
  • BARNES, REX, PO1, Present
  • Bascon, Oliver, LT, Present
  • Bowie, Roger, CPO, 2008
  • Bowles, Russell, PO1, 2007
  • Brown, E. Scott, LT, 1999
  • Brown, Wilfred, PO1, 2001
  • Carlson, Paul, PO1, 2007
  • Clinton, Vaughn, PO2, 1994
  • Cook, Travis, CPO, Present
  • Crump, III, Frank, LCDR, 2010
  • Davis, Dave, CPO, 1996
  • Days, James, PO3, 2004
  • Deery, Roger, PO2, 1997
  • FitzGibbon, John, PO2, 1999
  • Garner, Shawn, PO1, 2008
  • Griffin, Reginald, PO1, Present
  • Hammer, Kevin, LT, 2007
  • Hartzell, James, CPO, Present
  • Hoagland, Charles, LT, 2004
  • Judish, David, PO1, Present
  • Kins, Jeff, PO1, 1997
  • Magill, Don, PO1, 2006
  • Manalansan, Eduardo, CPO, 2012
  • Mcafee Sr., Dr. Whenrica, CPO, 2010
  • McGarry, Timothy, SCPO, 2008
  • Miller, Timothy, CPO, 2007
  • Miller, Timothy, PO1, 2007
  • Mitchell, Kenneth, MCPO, 2005
  • Mitchell, Tyrell, ENS, Present
  • Mixon, Robert, PO1, Present
  • Patterson, Roy, PO1, 2007
  • Posko, Kenneth, PO3, 1999
  • Richardson, John, PO1, 2007
  • Shoemaker, Robert, PO1, 1998
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