Griffin, Phillip, 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
2001-2004, 9580, HS-8 Eight Ballers
Previously Held NEC
AW-0000-Aviation Warfare Systems Operator
AW-7881-SH-3D Sonar Operator
AW-7872-SH3H Multi-Sensor Operator
AW-7871-SH2F Multi-Sensor Operator
AW-7876-SH60F Multi-Sensor Operator
Service Years
1973 - 2004
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Operation Desert Storm
Cold War
Gulf of Tonkin Yacht Club
Operation Enduring Freedom
Order of the Shellback
Order of the Golden Shellback
Order of the Golden Dragon
Persian Excursion
Plank Owner
Seven Hash Marks

 Official Badges 

Master Chief Petty Officer of the Command Senior Chief Petty Officer of the Command US Navy Retired 30

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback Sikorsky Winged S US Navy Honorable Discharge Sikorsky Winged S Rescue

US Naval Reserve Honorable Discharge Order of the Golden Shellback Naval Rescue Swimmer Navy Chief 100 Yrs 1893-1993

Cold War Medal Captain Arnold J. Isbell Award Persian Gulf Yacht Club Navy Chief Initiated

Gulf of Tonkin Yacht Club Order of the Golden Dragon Persian Excursion Sikorsky 4000 Hours

Sikorsky 3000 Hours Sikorsky 1000 Hours Sikorsky 2000 Hours Cold War Veteran

Cold War Veteran SERE

 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Non Commissioned Officers Association (NCOA)Fleet Reserve Association (FRA)Disabled American Veterans (DAV)Post 1512, Encanto Post
  1980, Non Commissioned Officers Association (NCOA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1981, Fleet Reserve Association (FRA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2003, Disabled American Veterans (DAV) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2004, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 1512, Encanto Post (Member) (Lemon Grove, California) [Verified] - Chap. Page

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
I am now fully RETIRED and loving it!
Other Comments:
My nicknames changed over the years: Grit, Griff, White Stripe, Jefe, and Helogod are the ones I recall.

 Countries Deployed To or Visited
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 Ribbon Bar
Air Crew Wings
Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist Badge

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
(AW) Aviation Warfare A SchoolSearch & Rescue Swimmer School (Faculty Staff)HS-10 TaskmastersSurvival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (SERE) Course
Jungle Environment Survival Training (JEST) CourseHS-2 Golden FalconsUSS Enterprise (CVAN-65)Commander Carrier Air Wing 14 (CVW-14)
USS Coral Sea (CV-43)HS-84 ThunderboltsUSS Harry W. Hill (DD-986)HS-6 Indians
USS Enterprise (CVN-65)Commander Carrier Air Wing 11 (CVW-11)HSL-31 ArchangelsUSS Leftwich (DD-984)
HS-14 ChargersUSS Ranger (CV-61)Commander Carrier Air Wing 2 (CVW-2), Commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (COMNAVAIRPAC)HS-10 War Hawks
Navy Senior Enlisted Academy (NSEA)HS-15 Red LionsVS-41 ShamrocksNSF Diego Garcia
Fleet Technical Support Center (FTSCPAC)USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74)Commander Carrier Air Wing 9 (CVW-9), Commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (COMNAVAIRPAC)HS-8 Eight Ballers
USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70)
  1973-1973, AW-0000, (AW) Aviation Warfare A School
  1973-1974, AW-0000, Search & Rescue Swimmer School (Faculty Staff)
  1973-1974, AW-7872, HS-10 Taskmasters
  1974-1974, AW-0000, Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (SERE) Course
  1974-1975, AW-7872, Jungle Environment Survival Training (JEST) Course
  1974-1978, AW-7872, HS-2 Golden Falcons
  1974-1978, AW-7872, USS Enterprise (CVAN-65)
  1974-1978, AW-0000, Commander Carrier Air Wing 14 (CVW-14)
  1978-1981, AW-7872, HS-10 Taskmasters
  1979-1979, AW-7872, USS Coral Sea (CV-43)
  1981-1981, AW-7872, HS-84 Thunderbolts
  1982-1982, AW-7881, USS Harry W. Hill (DD-986)
  1982-1985, AW-7872, HS-6 Indians
  1982-1985, AW-7872, USS Enterprise (CVN-65)
  1982-1985, AW-0000, Commander Carrier Air Wing 11 (CVW-11)
  1985-1988, AW-7871, HSL-31 Archangels
  1988-1988, AW-7881, USS Leftwich (DD-984)
  1988-1991, AW-7872, HS-14 Chargers
  1988-1991, AW-7872, USS Ranger (CV-61)
  1988-1991, AW-0000, Commander Carrier Air Wing 2 (CVW-2), Commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (COMNAVAIRPAC)
  1991-1994, AW-7876, HS-10 War Hawks
  1994-1994, AW-7876, Navy Senior Enlisted Academy (NSEA)
  1994-1996, AW-7876, HS-15 Red Lions
  1994-1996, AW-7876, USS Enterprise (CVN-65)
  1996-1998, AW-7876, VS-41 Shamrocks
  1998-1999, 9580, NSF Diego Garcia
  1999-2001, 9580, Fleet Technical Support Center (FTSCPAC)
  2001-2002, 9580, USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74)
  2001-2004, Commander Carrier Air Wing 9 (CVW-9), Commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (COMNAVAIRPAC)
  2001-2004, 9580, HS-8 Eight Ballers
  2002-2003, 9580, USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1975-1975 NEO - Operation Frequent Wind (Vietnam)3
  1991-1991 Gulf War/Liberation and Defense of Kuwait/Operation Desert Storm2
  2001-2001 OEF - Afghanistan/Liberation of Afghanistan (2001)
  2003-2003 Training Exercise - UNITAS '03
 Colleges Attended 
University of La VerneSouthern Illinois University at Carbondale
  1985-1987, University of La Verne
  1992-1993, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Mar 29, 1964, 1964 Family Easter Photo1
  Feb 14, 1973, Enlisted in the Navy1
  Apr 30, 1974, Designated Naval Aircrewman
  Jan 15, 1975, Became a Trusty Shellback
  Jan 16, 1975, Completed 90 days Messman Duties
  Sep 21, 1976, CVN 65 2nd Westpac Deployment
  Mar 28, 1978, Captains Mast
  May 05, 1980, 1980 Fish Story
  Jul 11, 1984, HS-6, 4th CVN 65 Deploymet
  Sep 25, 1985, CPO Initiation
  Sep 22, 1988, Sikorsky Helicopter Rescue Award
  Aug 02, 1989, Sikorsky Helicopter Rescue Award
  Mar 12, 2004, My Retirement Ceremony8
  Jun 17, 2005, Naval Mine and Antisubmarine Command - NMAWC
  Oct 23, 2007, 2007 Wildfires6
  Apr 15, 2010, Arizona Bike Week 20092
  Jun 17, 2013, General Photos
  Feb 17, 2017, New Home1
  May 17, 2017, First Ride in Tucson AZ, up to Mt Lemon 4
  Jan 16, 2018, Every day above dirt is a good day!3
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