Murray, Albert, CMC

Command Master Chief
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Current Service Status
USN Retired
Current/Last Rank
Command Master Chief Petty Officer
Current/Last Primary NEC
9580-Command Master Chief
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Command Master Chief
Primary Unit
1990-1992, 9580, NAS Oceana, VA
Previously Held NEC
ZZ-9999-Not Applicable
AD-0000-Aviation Machinist's Mate
ADJ-0000-Aviation Machinist Mate-Jet
AMH-8251-P-3 Flight Engineer
AD-8800-Aviation Machinist Mate Maintenance Control Chief
Service Years
1964 - 1992
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Cold War
Seven Hash Marks

 Official Badges 

Master Chief Petty Officer of the Command US Navy Retired 30

 Unofficial Badges 

US Navy Honorable Discharge Navy Chief 100 Yrs 1893-1993 Navy Chief Initiated Order of the Arctic Circle (Bluenose)

P-3 1,000 HRS Cold War Medal Gulf of Tonkin Yacht Club

 Military Association Memberships
Non Commissioned Officers Association (NCOA)A-3 Skywarrior AssociationVQ AssociationBranch 283
American LegionVeterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW)United States Navy Memorial Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA)
Armed Forces Top Enlisted Association (AFTEA)USS Coral Sea (CVA-43) AssociationNational Chief Petty Officers Association
  1088, Non Commissioned Officers Association (NCOA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1967, A-3 Skywarrior Association [Verified]
  1967, VQ Association [Verified]
  1977, Fleet Reserve Association (FRA), Branch 283 (Member) (Elsmere, Kentucky) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  1992, American Legion [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1992, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1992, United States Navy Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1992, Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2003, Armed Forces Top Enlisted Association (AFTEA) [Verified]
  2007, USS Coral Sea (CVA-43) Association [Verified]
  2008, National Chief Petty Officers Association [Verified]

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
Since my retirement in 1992 I have lived in the house where I was reared on the 80 acre farm that my grandfather sold to me after he passed away. I have completely restored and added to the house, torn down two old barns and built a shop. I farm the hay crop which I sell to a neighbor. I have owned and operated a lawn care business for ten years, driven a schoolbus for fourteen years, been a bus mechanic for three years and husband of my childhood sweetheart for sixteen years. In 2000 I was asked to Pastor a newly reopened church in a nearby county, while there I was ordained as a minister in the Christian Faith. I am active with my local Masonic Lodge, local church. and various civic and community activities.

My wife, Wanda and I share four children. She has three, a son and two daughters and I have one daughter. Together we enjoy and love ten wonderful grandchildren. The oldest is eighteen and the youngest is one year

We plan to retire again in 2009 in order to draw social security and spend time with our kids.

Retire we did and are loving it. We purchased a new travel trailer last fall. We plan to enjoy it as much as possible. I did go back to work partime as a court security officer. I am also starting a Concealed Weapons school since I became qualed as an instructor
Other Comments:
Not Specified

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 Ribbon Bar
Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist Badge
Air Crew Wings

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1964, Recruit Training (San Diego, CA), 426
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
US NavyAdvancement Schools and CoursesVQ-2 RangersRVAH-7 Peacemakers
Naval Air Technical Training Command (Staff), Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training (Staff)CNO - OPNAVVP-11 Pegasus/Lovin-elevenVF-33 Tarsiers/Starfighters
VAQ-33 Firebirds/Night HawksVP-44Navy Senior Enlisted Academy (NSEA)NAVSTA Roosevelt Roads, PR
USS Coral Sea (CV-43)Fighter Squadron ELEVEN (VF-11) Red RippersNAS Oceana, VA
  1964-1964, ZZ-9999, Recruit Training Center (RTC) (Faculty Staff)
  1964-1965, (AD) Aviation Machinist Mate A School
  1965-1967, AD-0000, VQ-2 Rangers
  1967-1969, ADJ-0000, RVAH-7 Peacemakers
  1969-1972, AD-9502, Naval Air Technical Training Command (Staff), Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training (Staff)
  1972-1974, AD-0000, CNO - OPNAV
  1974-1976, AMH-8251, VP-11 Pegasus/Lovin-eleven
  1976-1978, AD-0000, VF-33 Tarsiers/Starfighters
  1978-1981, 9502, VAQ-33 Firebirds/Night Hawks
  1981-1983, VP-44
  1982-1982, Navy Senior Enlisted Academy (NSEA)
  1983-1986, AD-8800, NAVSTA Roosevelt Roads, PR
  1986-1988, USS Coral Sea (CV-43)
  1988-1990, 9580, Fighter Squadron ELEVEN (VF-11) Red Rippers
  1990-1992, 9580, NAS Oceana, VA
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1964-1973 Yankee Station, North Vietnam
  1983-1983 Operation Urgent Fury (Grenada)
 Reflections on Service
Please describe who or what influenced your decision to join the Navy.
Whether you were in the service for several years or as a career, please describe the direction or path you took. What was your reason for leaving?
If you participated in any military operations, including combat, humanitarian and peacekeeping operations, please describe those which made a lasting impact on you and, if life-changing, in what way?
From your entire military service, describe any memories you still reflect back on to this day.
What professional achievements are you most proud of from your military career?
Of all the medals, awards, formal presentations and qualification badges you received, or other memorabilia, which one is the most meaningful to you and why?
Which individual(s) from your time in the military stand out as having the most positive impact on you and why?
Can you recount a particular incident from your service, which may or may not have been funny at the time, but still makes you laugh?
What profession did you follow after your military service and what are you doing now? If you are currently serving, what is your present occupational specialty?
What military associations are you a member of, if any? What specific benefits do you derive from your memberships?
In what ways has serving in the military influenced the way you have approached your life and your career? What do you miss most about your time in the service?
Based on your own experiences, what advice would you give to those who have recently joined the Navy?
In what ways has helped you remember your military service and the friends you served with.
 Colleges Attended 
Southern New Hampshire University
  1972-1974, State Technical Institute at Memphis TN
  1983-1985, Southern New Hampshire University
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