Smith, Dennis, GM1

Gunner's Mate
 
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Current Service Status
USN Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Petty Officer First Class
Current/Last Primary NEC
GM-0986-Terrier Missile and MK 10 GMLS Maintenance Technician
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Gunner's Mate
Primary Unit
1971-1973, GM-0986, USS Dale (DLG-19)
Service Years
1966 - 1973
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Order of the Antarctic Circle
Decommissioning
Order of the Golden Dragon
Order of the Rock
Order of the Spanish Main
Panama Canal
Plank Owner
GM-Gunner's Mate
One Hash Mark

 Official Badges 




 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback US Navy Honorable Discharge Order of the Arctic Circle (Bluenose) Gulf of Tonkin Yacht Club

Order of the Golden Dragon Cold War Veteran New Jersey Vietnam Service Medal Blue Water Navy




 Military Association Memberships
Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW)American Legion
  1977, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2005, American Legion [Verified] - Assoc. Page


 Additional Information

What are you doing now:
I have been an IBM Customer Engineer (CE) since leaving the Navy. 18 years repairing the large mainframe computers, then specialized in large production printers to the present (33 years). In 2010, IBM sold the entire printer division (including me) To Ricoh.
I am the President and reunion coordinator for the USS DALE ASSOCIATION and run the reunions for both the USS DEWEY and the USS DALE.

  

Other Comments:
my ships were USS DEWEY DLG-14, USS BIDDLE DLG-34, USS JOSEPHUS DANIELS DLG-27, USS DALE DLG-19.

   
 Countries Deployed To or Visited

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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
Map Legend: 9%, 25 of 263 Territories
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ArubaAustraliaChinaCubaFranceGibraltarGreeceHong KongItalyJapanJamaicaKorea, NorthMacauMidway IslandsNetherlands AntillesNew ZealandPanamaPhilippinesPuerto RicoSingaporeSpainUnited KingdomUnited StatesVietnamVirgin Islands

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1966, Recruit Training (Great Lakes, IL), 599
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
Advancement Schools and CoursesUSS Dewey (DLG-14)USS Biddle (DLG-34)USS Josephus Daniels (DLG-27)
USS Dale (DLG-19)
  1967-1967, GM-0986, (GM) Gunners Mate C School
  1969-1969, USS Dewey (DLG-14)
  1969-1970, GM-0986, USS Biddle (DLG-34)
  1970-1970, GM-0986, (GM) Gunners Mate B School
  1970-1971, GM-0986, USS Josephus Daniels (DLG-27)
  1971-1973, GM-0986, USS Dale (DLG-19)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1964-1973 Yankee Station, North Vietnam
  1965-1968 PIRAZ Station SAR, North Vietnam
 Colleges Attended 
  1975-1976, Bloomfield College
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  Mar 04, 2020, General Photos
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