Cook, Kenneth, GMC

Gunner's Mate
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Life Member
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Current Service Status
USN Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Chief Petty Officer
Current/Last Primary NEC
GM-0878-Oto MeLara 76 MM/62 Caliber Gun Mount MK 75 MODS 0/1 Maint. Man
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Gunner's Mate
Primary Unit
1981-1983, GM-0878, NAVSTA Long Beach, CA
Previously Held NEC
GMG-0000-Gunner's Mate Guns
GM-0000-Gunner's Mate
GM-0873-5in/54 Mk 42 Mods 7&8 Gun Mount Maintenance Technician
Service Years
1964 - 1993
Foreign Language(s)
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Cold War
Gulf of Tonkin Yacht Club
Neptune Subpoena
Order of the Shellback
Order of the Golden Dragon
Plank Owner
GM-Gunner's Mate
Five Hash Marks

 Official Badges 

Career Counselor U.S. Navy Chief Master-at-Arms U.S. Navy Corrections U.S. Navy Police (enlisted)

Gun Captain (pre-1969) US Navy Retired 30

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback Navy Chief Initiated Navy Chief 100 Yrs 1893-1993 Order of the Golden Dragon

Gulf of Tonkin Yacht Club

 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Association of Gunner's MatesUnited States Naval InstituteChapter 201USS Enterprise (CVAN/CVN-65) Association
USS Benjamin Stoddert AssociationPost 3982, Mission Santa Clara PostGamewardens AssociationBlue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Association
Patrol Boat River Forces Veteran's AssociationUSS Midway Veterans Association
  205, Association of Gunner's Mates [Verified]
  1986, United States Naval Institute [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1988, Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA), Chapter 201 (Member) (San Jose, California) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2001, International Chief Petty Officers Association
  2006, USS Enterprise (CVAN/CVN-65) Association [Verified]
  2006, USS Benjamin Stoddert Association
  2007, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 3982, Mission Santa Clara Post (Member) (Santa Clara, California) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2008, Gamewardens Association [Verified]
  2009, Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Association [Verified]
  2009, Patrol Boat River Forces Veteran's Association [Verified]
  2010, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 4103, South San Francisco Post (Member) (Lodi, California) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2010, USS Midway Veterans Association [Verified] - Assoc. Page

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
I am currently retired, having had a very good career in the United States Navy, followed by another 25 years in the high-tech computer industry doing systems and network administration.
Other Comments:
My son, Gregory John Cook, is currently retired from the US Army as a Master Seargent, and is living and working in Alaska. My wife of 18 wonderful years, Geraldine Diane Whitlach-Cook, passed away on July 8th, 2013 as a result of breast cancer metastesizing to her brain and skeletal system. 
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 Ribbon Bar
Surface Warfare Enlisted Badge
Petty Officer in Charge (Small Craft) Badge

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1964, Recruit Training (San Diego, CA)
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
RTC (Cadre/Faculty Staff) San Diego, CAFormal Schools and Training CoursesUSS Midway (CVA-41)USS Kearsarge (CVS-33)
NAVSTA Treasure IslandSurvival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (SERE) CourseRiver Division 514 (RIVDIV-514), River Squadron 51 (RIVRON 51)Military Assistance Command Vietnam  (MACV)
Naval Postgraduate School (Faculty Staff)<B>US Army (USA)</b>Naval Advisory Group VietnamUSS Enterprise (CVAN-65)
USS Benjamin Stoddert (DDG-22)NAVSTA Long Beach, CAUSS Sides (FFG-14)
  1964-1964, HQ, RTC (Cadre/Faculty Staff) San Diego, CA
  1964-1965, (GM) Gunners Mate A School
  1965-1966, GMG-0000, USS Midway (CVA-41)
  1966-1968, GMG-0000, USS Kearsarge (CVS-33)
  1967-1968, NAVSTA Treasure Island
  1968-1968, GM-0000, Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (SERE) Course
  1969-1970, GM-0000, River Division 514 (RIVDIV-514), River Squadron 51 (RIVRON 51)
  1969-1970, GM-0000, Military Assistance Command Vietnam (MACV)
  1970-1970, Naval Postgraduate School (Faculty Staff)
  1970-1970, US Army (USA)
  1971-1972, GM-0000, Naval Advisory Group Vietnam
  1972-1976, GMG-0000, USS Enterprise (CVAN-65)
  1975-1975, GM-0873, USS Benjamin Stoddert (DDG-22)
  1975-1979, NAVSTA Treasure Island
  1976-1979, GM-0000, NAVSTA Treasure Island
  1979-1980, GM-0878, (GM) Gunners Mate C School
  1980-1980, GM-0878, NAVSTA Long Beach, CA
  1980-1981, GM-0878, USS Sides (FFG-14)
  1980-1983, GM-0878, USS Sides (FFG-14)
  1981-1983, GM-0878, NAVSTA Long Beach, CA
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1964-1973 Yankee Station, North Vietnam
  1965-1970 Operation Market Time
  1968-1969 Vietnam War
  1968-1969 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VI Campaign (68-69)
  1968-1969 Operation Rach Gia Interdiction Group
  1971-1973 Vietnam War
 Colleges Attended 
University of California, IrvineUniversity of California, Berkeley
  1973-1973, Others/Not Listed
  1982-1983, University of California, Irvine
  1984-1984, University of California, Berkeley
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