McAnelly, Robert L., MACM

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Current Service Status
USN Retired
Current/Last Rank
Master Chief Petty Officer
Current/Last Primary NEC
MA-9545-Law Enforcement Specialist
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Primary Unit
1979-1980, MA-0000, USS Belleau Wood (LHA-3)
Previously Held NEC
AO-0000-Aviation Ordnanceman
8286-AO-SP2-E Aviation Ordnanceman
AO-9525-Ammunition Inventory Management Specialist
AO-6813-Airborne Weapons Technical Manager
Service Years
1955 - 1980
Six Hash Marks

 Official Badges 

U.S. Navy Chief Master-at-Arms Career Counselor US Navy Retired 20

 Unofficial Badges 

US Navy Honorable Discharge Order of the Shellback Navy Chief Initiated Navy Chief 100 Yrs 1893-1993

Gulf of Tonkin Yacht Club

 Military Association Memberships
Branch 61
  1977, Fleet Reserve Association (FRA), Branch 61 (Member) (Chula Vista, California) [Verified]1 - Chap. Page
  2012, Squadrons 33 Association

 Remembrance Profiles -  1 Sailor Remembered
  • McMaster, William (Bill), MCPO
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 Ribbon Bar
Air Crew Wings
Navy Pistol Shot Excellence in Competition Badge (Bronze)Fleet Pistol Shot Excellence in Competition Badge (Bronze)

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
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  1955, Recruit Training (Great Lakes, IL), 154
 Duty Stations
NATTC (Faculty Staff) Norman, OK, Naval Air Technical Training Command (Faculty Staff)Advancement Schools and CoursesUSS Valley Forge (CV-45)USS Siboney (CVE-112)
VA-33(AW) Knight HawksUSS Randolph (CVS-15)USS Intrepid (CVS-11)VS-31 Top Cats
USS Wasp (CVS-18)NAS Quonset PointUSS Saratoga (CVA-60)VA-35 Black Panthers
USS Forrestal (CVA-59)NAVSTA Roosevelt Roads, PRNaval Air Test Center (NATC) PAX, NAS Patuxent River (NASPAX)VS-38 Red Griffins
USS Ticonderoga (CVS-14)USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63)Joint Information Operation Command (JIOC), US Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM)FTC (Faculty Staff) San Diego, CA
NAVSTA Subic Bay, PIUSS Belleau Wood (LHA-3)
  1955-1955, AN-0000, NATTC (Faculty Staff) Norman, OK, Naval Air Technical Training Command (Faculty Staff)
  1955-1956, AO-0000, (AO) Aviation Ordnanceman A School
  1955-1956, AO-0000, USS Valley Forge (CV-45)
  1956-1956, AO-0000, USS Siboney (CVE-112)
  1956-1957, AO-0000, VA-33(AW) Knight Hawks
  1957-1957, AO-0000, USS Randolph (CVS-15)
  1958-1959, AO-0000, USS Intrepid (CVS-11)
  1959-1960, AO-0000, VS-31 Top Cats
  1960-1960, 8286, USS Wasp (CVS-18)
  1960-1963, AO-9525, NAS Quonset Point
  1963-1963, (AO) Aviation Ordnance B School
  1963-1963, AO-0000, USS Saratoga (CVA-60)
  1963-1964, AO-0000, VA-35 Black Panthers
  1964-1964, AO-0000, USS Forrestal (CVA-59)
  1964-1967, AO-9525, NAVSTA Roosevelt Roads, PR
  1967-1970, AO-6813, Naval Air Test Center (NATC) PAX, NAS Patuxent River (NASPAX)
  1970-1973, AO-0000, VS-38 Red Griffins
  1971-1972, AO-0000, USS Ticonderoga (CVS-14)
  1972-1973, AO-0000, USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63)
  1974-1974, MA-0000, Lackland AFB, TX, Joint Information Operation Command (JIOC)
  1974-1977, MA-9502, FTC (Faculty Staff) San Diego, CA
  1977-1979, MA-9502, NAVSTA Subic Bay, PI
  1979-1980, MA-0000, USS Belleau Wood (LHA-3)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1971-1971 Vietnam War
  1973-1973 Yankee Station, North Vietnam
 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.
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 
Southwestern College
  1980-1982, Southwestern College
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