Henson, Richard, 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
2010-2012, 9580, USS Fort Worth (LCS-3)
Previously Held NEC
OS-0000-Operations Specialist
OS-0322-LAMPS MK III Air Tactical Control Operator
OS-0324-ASW/ASUW Tactical Air Controller (ASTAC)
NC-9585-Navy Recruiter Canvasser
NC-9588-Career Information Program Advisor
9578-Command Senior Chief
Service Years
1987 - 2013
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Operation Desert Storm
Cold War
Operation Enduring Freedom
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Panama Canal
Plank Owner
Six Hash Marks

 Official Badges 

Master Chief Petty Officer of the Command Senior Chief Petty Officer of the Command Recruiting Command of Excellence Career Counselor

NATO Standing Naval Forces Mediterranean

 Unofficial Badges 

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

 Military Association Memberships
Fleet Reserve Association (FRA)
  1988, Fleet Reserve Association (FRA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
Refer to sitrep.
Other Comments:
Not Specified
 Countries Deployed To or Visited

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  • Toth, Steve
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 Ribbon Bar
Surface Warfare Enlisted Badge

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1987, Recruit Training (Great Lakes, IL), 410
 Duty Stations
HQ, RTC Great Lakes, IL (Company Commander/Staff)(OS) Operations  Specialist A SchoolUSS Bunker Hill (CG-52)USS Antietam (CG-54)
Fleet Anti Submarine Warfare Training Center Pacific (FLEASWTRACENPAC)USS Princeton (CG-59)Instructors Training SchoolAfloat Training Group Pacific (Staff)
Navy Recruiting Orientation Unit, Commander Naval Recruiting Command (CNRC)Navy Recruiting District Dallas, TX, Commander Naval Recruiting Command (CNRC)USS Cole (DDG-67)USS Pinckney (DDG-91)
Navy Personnel Command (NAVPERSCOM - NPC)Navy Senior Enlisted Academy (NSEA)CLASSRON LCS (LCS CLASSRON), NAVSEASYSCOMUSS Fort Worth (LCS-3)
  1987-1988, HQ, RTC Great Lakes, IL (Company Commander/Staff)
  1988-1988, OS-0000, (OS) Operations Specialist A School
  1988-1990, OS-0000, USS Bunker Hill (CG-52)
  1990-1993, OS-0322, USS Antietam (CG-54)
  1991-1991, OS-0322, Fleet Anti Submarine Warfare Training Center Pacific (FLEASWTRACENPAC)
  1993-1993, OS-0324, Fleet Anti Submarine Warfare Training Center Pacific (FLEASWTRACENPAC)
  1993-1995, OS-0324, USS Princeton (CG-59)
  1995-1995, OS-9502, Instructors Training School
  1995-1998, OS-0324, Afloat Training Group Pacific (Staff)
  1999-1999, NC-9585, Navy Recruiting Orientation Unit, Commander Naval Recruiting Command (CNRC)
  1999-2002, NC-9585, Navy Recruiting District Dallas, TX, Commander Naval Recruiting Command (CNRC)
  2002-2005, OS-0324, USS Cole (DDG-67)
  2005-2007, OS-0324, USS Pinckney (DDG-91)
  2007-2010, NC-9588, Navy Personnel Command (NAVPERSCOM - NPC)
  2010-2010, 9578, Navy Senior Enlisted Academy (NSEA)
  2010-2012, 9580, USS Fort Worth (LCS-3)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1990-1990 Gulf War/Defense of Saudi Arabia Campaign/Intercept Operations in Arabian Gulf
  1990-1991 Gulf War/Defense of Saudi Arabia Campaign/Operation Desert Shield
  1992-1995 Southwest Asia Ceasefire (Iraq)
  1992-2003 Operation Southern Watch (Iraq)
  2002-2002 OEF - Horn of Africa
  2003-2003 Operation Northern Lights 2003
 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?
From your entire military service, describe any memories you still reflect back on to this day.
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?
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 TogetherWeServed.com helped you remember your military service and the friends you served with.
 Colleges Attended 
University of Central OklahomaCentral Texas CollegeSan Diego City CollegeGrantham University
  1986-1986, University of Central Oklahoma
  1991-1992, Central Texas College
  1996-1997, San Diego City College
  1998-1998, Others/Not Listed
  2009-2010, Grantham University
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Armed Services First Annual Father Daughter Dance San Diego1
  2007 Navy Ball Memphis Tennessee2
  Apr 24, 1993, Wedding
  Oct 24, 1994, Birth
  Apr 03, 1997, Birth
  Jul 01, 1999, Birth
  Mar 04, 2002, Mighty Warship Cole1
  May 06, 2005, Small Destroyer in the Mighty Atlantic1
  Dec 22, 2005, Christmas Underway with the Mess1
  Aug 12, 2006, Surface Pac Ball1
  Oct 08, 2006, Karate tournament
  Dec 21, 2006, Christmas Party5
  Apr 02, 2007, Departure Deployment 20071
  Oct 04, 2008, Navy Ball 2008
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