McDaniel, Richard, RMC

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Current Service Status
USN Retired
Current/Last Rank
Chief Petty Officer
Current/Last Primary NEC
RM-2318-Communications System Technical Control Operator
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Primary Unit
1990-1999, RM-2318, Standby Reserve - Inactive
Previously Held NEC
RM-2314-Cryptographic Repair
RM-2312-Communications System Manager
Service Years
1969 - 1990
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Cold War
Order of the Golden Dragon
Icelandic Domain
Order of the Ditch
Order of the Spanish Main
Persian Excursion
Five Hash Marks

 Official Badges 

Allied Command Atlantic South Atlantic Force Badge US Navy Retired 20

 Unofficial Badges 

US Navy Honorable Discharge Order of the Shellback Order of the Golden Shellback Cold War Medal

Order of the Arctic Circle (Bluenose) Navy Chief Initiated Persian Gulf Yacht Club Navy Chief 100 Yrs 1893-1993

Order of the Golden Dragon Gulf of Tonkin Yacht Club Persian Excursion Excellence Award for the best Communication Departments

Maritime Warfare Excellence Award Command & Control Excellence Award

 Military Association Memberships
Texas Navy AssociationVeterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW)Fleet Reserve Association (FRA)The Tin Can Sailors Radio Net
The National Association of Destroyer Veterans (Tin Can Sailors)Destroyer Escort Sailors AssociationUnited States Navy Cruiser Sailors AssociationWW II Memorial National Registry
United States Navy Memorial Department of Texas-National Rifle Association (NRA)National Chief Petty Officers Association
  1989, Texas Navy Association1
  1990, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1990, Fleet Reserve Association (FRA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1995, The Tin Can Sailors Radio Net [Verified]3 - Assoc. Page
  1997, The National Association of Destroyer Veterans (Tin Can Sailors) [Verified]1 - Assoc. Page
  1998, Destroyer Escort Sailors Association [Verified]
  2003, United States Navy Cruiser Sailors Association [Verified]1
  2006, WW II Memorial National Registry [Verified]
  2007, United States Navy Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2010, American Legion, Department of Texas (Member) (Austin, Texas) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2010, -National Rifle Association (NRA) [Verified]
  2011, National Chief Petty Officers Association [Verified]3

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
Right after the US Navy - worked for and later retired from TandyCorp.
Besides my Hobbies, I have a"myself only" lawn mowing/trimming
service in my local neighborhood, which I retired from in 2013.
Other Comments:
1. My daughter April was born in Naples Italy. My son Chris was born in
Lisbon Portugal.
2. Sailor Of The Quarter: NavalCommunicationsStation Keflavic Iceland.
3. Sailor Of The Quarter: NavalCommunicationsDetachment Sigonella
Sicily Italy - twice.
4. Sailor Of The Year: Naval CommunicationsDetachment Sigonella
Sicily Italy - once.
5. Letter Of Commendation 19Feb1975 Commander In Chief U.S.
Naval Forces Europe - Adm H.E. Shear.
6. I am a Weather Spotter for the local buro of the National Weather
Service in NewBraunfels Tx. Reporting radio-net Ham-repeater is in�
Satler Texas.
7. Member 280 and NetControl: TinCanSailors HamRadioNet on
14.255MHz USB every Sunday afternoon at 20:00utc. If you are active
duty, retired, or othewise & an X - Tin Can Sailor plus a Ham Radio
Operator - please check into the Radio Net and ask for the paperwork
by mail to become an active member of the TCSailors Ham Radio Net.
I am the administrator "on this Navy-TWS Web-site" for the Tin Can
Sailors Radio Net - "Special Interest" group�in the�"Military Asso
Membership section.� If you have any questions or need help on listing
the TCS Radio Net on your Navy-TWS web-profile in the Military Asso
Membership section of your profile, please contact me at the Private
Email address above.
7a. Member & ChiefStaffOfficer:: �National Association Of Destroyer
Veterans -- Texas Desron-Two located in San Antonio Texas.
8. Member of the American Radio Relay League.
9. Member of Kendall Amateur Radio Society(KARS) Boerne Texas, which I resigned from on 12 Apr 2016.
10. Founding contributor�of�The VietNam Veterans Memorial "The Wall"
in Washington DC.
11. Recipient of the "US-ROC Mutual Defense Commemorative Badge
from Taiwan ROC - Ministry Of National Defense Mr. Tang Yiau-ming"
for service�on 3 - 15 Jan 1973 - Taiwan.
12.�My Dad was in the US Army AirCorps during WW-2. Tail-gunner and
bombardier on B-17's flying from Ipswich England over Germany. He
Passed in 1984. Dad has a brick in memory of -�in the sidewalk of The
Japan Peace Garden at the Adm Nimitz Museum in Fredricksburg Tx.
13. My Uncle(dad's brother)�was in the Army Signal Corps during the
Korean War. He passed in 1960.
14. My�dad's 2nd Cousin was in the US Navy WW-2 on the BattleWagon
USS Tenn - a gunners-mate. He passed in 2001.
15. Mom's dad Fred K.�was in the US Navy 1913-19�& during WW-1
was on the USS Olympia Cruiser No6. Spent time before and after the
USS Olympia on 7 other surface craft, uncluding the USS Bainbridge
Destroyer No1 &�USS Palos Gunboat�No16�on the Yangtze Riv in China.
He passed in mid 1930's. Gramps was a steam-engine mec, welder, &
shoveled coal in the engine room. A PO 2/C and later made PO1/C
on board the USS Olympia. His job on the USS Palos was the same
as Steve McQueen in the movie "The Sand Pebbles" - a classic... He
died early in life(after his Navy duties)�as a result of asbestos and coal
dust. He never had shore duty. All duties were on 8 diff USN WarShips.
16. My brother's son is currently in the US AirForce - expects to stay
until retirement. One tour so far in the Iraq Theater of Operations.�
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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1969, Recruit Training (Orlando, FL), 2221
 Duty Stations
Professional Schools and CoursesNAS Corpus Christi/Truax FieldDet Fort Gordon GANaval Communications Station, Keflavik, Iceland
NAVSTA Mare IslandUSS Pyro (AE-24)USS Paul (FF/DE-1080)USS Little Rock (CLG-4)
HQ, Service School Command (Faculty/Staff) San Diego, CANAS PensacolaSchool Assignments - StaffCommunications Management and Control Activity (CMCA)
NAVCOMMDET Sigonella, SicilyNAVCAMS MEDCommander-In-Chief Iberian Atlantic Area (CINCIBERLANT)Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) (Faculty Staff)
NAVSTA Rota, SpainUSS Joseph Hewes (FF-1078)Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) (Faculty Staff)NAS Kingsville TX
Naval Reserve Forces Command
  1970-1970, RM-0000, (RM) Radioman A School
  1970-1971, RM-0000, NAS Corpus Christi/Truax Field
  1971-1971, RM-0000, Det Fort Gordon GA
  1971-1972, RM-0000, Naval Communications Station, Keflavik, Iceland
  1972-1972, RM-2314, NAVSTA Mare Island
  1972-1972, RM-2314, USS Pyro (AE-24)
  1972-1974, RM-2314, USS Paul (FF/DE-1080)
  1973-1973, RM-2314, USS Little Rock (CLG-4)
  1975-1975, RM-2312, HQ, Service School Command (Faculty/Staff) San Diego, CA
  1975-1977, RM-2312, NAS Pensacola
  1976-1976, RM-2312, Leadership and Management Education and Training for Leading Petty Officers (LMET) Course
  1976-1976, RM-2312, Communications Management and Control Activity (CMCA)
  1977-1980, RM-2314, NAVCOMMDET Sigonella, Sicily
  1979-1979, RM-2314, NAVCAMS MED
  1980-1983, RM-2318, Commander-In-Chief Iberian Atlantic Area (CINCIBERLANT)
  1981-1981, RM-2318, Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) (Faculty Staff)
  1981-1981, RM-2318, NAVSTA Rota, Spain
  1983-1987, RM-2312, USS Joseph Hewes (FF-1078)
  1985-1985, RM-2312, Fleet Training Unit Atlantic (Faculty Staff)/(Faculty Staff) Charleston, SC
  1987-1990, RM-2312, NAS Kingsville TX
  1990-1999, RM-2318, Standby Reserve - Inactive
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1969-1969 Training Exercise - UNITAS '691
  1972-1972 Yankee Station, North Vietnam 1
  1972-1972 Training Exercise - Strong Express '721
  1972-1973 Training Exercise - UNITAS '72
  1985-1985 Training Exercise UNITAS Series3
 Colleges Attended 
San Antonio College
  1966-1968, San Antonio College1
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