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Service Status
USN Retired
Last Rank
Chief Petty Officer
Service Years
1984 - 2008
Last NEC
ET-1419-Electromagnetic Compatibility Technician
ET-Electronics Technician
Surface Warfare Enlisted Badge
Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist Badge


Service to 2008
Commander, Naval Surface Force, Atlantic (COMNAVSURFLANT)
Commander, Naval Surface Force, Atlantic (COMNAVSURFLANT)
Rank
Chief Petty Officer
Location
Norfolk - Virginia
NEC
ET-1419-Electromagnetic Compatibility Technician
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ET-Electronics Technician
2004 - 2008
Meritorious Service Medal
Criteria
The Meritorious Service Medal may be awarded to members of the Armed Forces who distinguish themselves by outstanding noncombat achievement or by meritorious service to the United States, but not of a... More
Comments
For meritorious servce while stationed aboard Commander Naval Surface Forces, US Atlantic Fleet from August 2004 to February 2008.
2007
Combined Joint Task Force (CJTF)
Combined Joint Task Force (CJTF)
Rank
Chief Petty Officer
Location
Camp Lemonier - Djibouti
NEC
ET-1419-Electromagnetic Compatibility Technician
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ET-Electronics Technician
2005 - 2005
Joint Service Achievement Medal
Criteria
The Joint Service Achievement Medal is awarded in the name of the Secretary of Defense to members of the Armed Forces below the grade of colonel (or captain in the Navy) who, while assigned to a joint... More
Comments
Meritorious service as GCCS-M Watch Chief and Joint Operations Center Watch Chief, CJ-3 Directorate, Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa in Support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
2005
Joint Meritorious Unit Award
Criteria
The Joint Meritorious Unit Award is presented in the name of the Secretary of Defense to Joint Activities of the Department of Defense for meritorious achievement or service, superior to that which is... More
Description
(Joint Staff Permanant Order Number J-ISO-0217-06 dated 17 October 2006) Awarded to Headquarters, Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa from 1 April 2004 to 31 March 2006. CJTF-HOA significantl... More
2005
Navy Good Conduct Medal
Criteria
The Navy Good Conduct Medal (NGCM) is a decoration presented by the United States Navy to recognize members who have completed three years of honorable service. Medals awarded before January 1, 1996 r... More
Comments
Sixth Award
2005
Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal
Criteria
The Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal may be awarded to service members who, while serving in any capacity with the Navy or Marine Corps, distinguish themselves by heroism, outstanding achievem... More
Comments
For meritorious service as Combat Systems Department 3M Assistant from March 2002 to July 2004.
2004
USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76)
USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76)
Rank
Chief Petty Officer
Location
Newport News - Virginia
NEC
ET-1419-Electromagnetic Compatibility Technician
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ET-Electronics Technician
2000 - 2004
Navy Good Conduct Medal
Criteria
The Navy Good Conduct Medal (NGCM) is a decoration presented by the United States Navy to recognize members who have completed three years of honorable service. Medals awarded before January 1, 1996 r... More
Comments
Fifth Award
2002
Fleet Technical Support Center (FTSCLANT)
Fleet Technical Support Center (FTSCLANT)
Rank
Chief Petty Officer
Location
Norfolk - Virginia
NEC
9503-Miniature/Microminiature Electronic Repair Inspector
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1997 - 2000
Navy Good Conduct Medal
Criteria
The Navy Good Conduct Medal (NGCM) is a decoration presented by the United States Navy to recognize members who have completed three years of honorable service. Medals awarded before January 1, 1996 r... More
Comments
Fourth Award
1999
Navy E Ribbon
Criteria
The Navy "E" Ribbon denotes permanent duty on ships or in squadrons that won the battle efficiency competition after July 1, 1974.
Description
Awarded to USS NASSAU for period 01 January 1997 to 31 December 1997.
1997
Humanitarian Service Medal
Criteria
The Humanitarian Service Medal is an individual award, presented to individuals who are physically present at the site of immediate relief and who directly contribute to and influence the humanitarian... More
Description
Rescued a boat load of Albanian refugees in the Aegean.
1997
Navy Sea Service Deployment
Criteria
The Sea Service Deployment Ribbon is awarded to members of the Navy and Marine Corps assigned to U.S. homeported (including Hawaii and Alaska) ships, deploying units, or Fleet Marine Force commands, f... More
Description
USS NASSAU Mediterranean Deployment with Marine Amphibious Ready Group 97-2, November 1996 to May 1997.

The Nassau ARG took part in Operation Silver Wake in March 1997 supporting the evacuation of Am... 
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1997
Operation Guardian Retrieval 1997
Description
While off station in Albania, Nassau was ordered to redeploy in support of Operation GUARDIAN RETRIEVAL. As conditions in Kinshasa deteriorated, Nassau (LHA 4), with elements of the 26th Marine Expedi... More
1997 - 1997
NEO - Operation Silver Wake (Albania)
Description
Operation Silver Wake was a non-combatant evacuation operation (NEO) led by the United States to evacuate American citizens, noncombatants and designated third country nationals from Albania in March ... More
Memories
In USS NASSAU...we took on a huge load of refugees. Brought them onboard in our landing craft. Pro... More
1997 - 1997
USS Nassau (LHA-4)
USS Nassau (LHA-4)
Rank
Chief Petty Officer
NEC
ET-1425-Communications Equipment (WSC-3/UHF DAMA) Technician
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ET-Electronics Technician
1996 - 1997
Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation (MUC)
Criteria
The Meritorious Unit Commendation may be awarded by the Secretary of the Navy to any unit of the Navy or Marine Corps that distinguishes itself under combat or noncombat conditions by either valorous ... More
Description
Awarded to USS AMERICA for service from 25 August 1995 to 24 February 1996 (final deployment).
1996
Navy Good Conduct Medal
Criteria
The Navy Good Conduct Medal (NGCM) is a decoration presented by the United States Navy to recognize members who have completed three years of honorable service. Medals awarded before January 1, 1996 r... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1996
Armed Forces Service Medal
Criteria
The Armed Forces Service Medal provides recognition to participants who deploy to the designated area of eligibility for the qualifying operation. Outstanding or meritorious performance of nondeployed... More
Description
Awarded 22 December 1996 in USS NASSAU.
1996
USS America (CVA-66)
USS America (CVA-66)
Rank
Petty Officer First Class
Location
Norfolk - Virginia
NEC
ET-1425-Communications Equipment (WSC-3/UHF DAMA) Technician
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ET-Electronics Technician
1994 - 1996
Operation Sharp Guard (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Description
Operation Sharp Guard was a multi-year joint naval blockade in the Adriatic Sea by NATO and the Western European Union on shipments to the former Yugoslavia. Warships and maritime patrol aircraft from... More
Memories
In USS AMERICA (CV 66) for the Joint Task Group (JTG) 95-3 deployment to the Mediterranean, Adriatic... More
1993 - 1996
Navy E Ribbon
Criteria
The Navy "E" Ribbon denotes permanent duty on ships or in squadrons that won the battle efficiency competition after July 1, 1974.
Description
USS AMERICA for the period 01 January 1995 to 31 December 1995.
1995
Southwest Asia Service Medal
Criteria
The Southwest Asia Service Medal is awarded for service in the Persian Gulf, Red Sea, Gulf of Oman, Gulf of Aden, that portion of the Arabian Sea that lies north of 10 degrees North latitude and west ... More
Description
During Mediterranean Deployment in USS AMERICA.
1995
Armed Forces Service Medal
Criteria
The Armed Forces Service Medal provides recognition to participants who deploy to the designated area of eligibility for the qualifying operation. Outstanding or meritorious performance of nondeployed... More
Description
Awarded for service from 08-18 September 1995 in USS AMERICA during operations Deny Flight and Deliberate Force.
1995
Navy Sea Service Deployment
Criteria
The Sea Service Deployment Ribbon is awarded to members of the Navy and Marine Corps assigned to U.S. homeported (including Hawaii and Alaska) ships, deploying units, or Fleet Marine Force commands, f... More
Description
America departed Norfolk on 28 August 1995 for a routine six-month deployment to the Mediterranean and to the Indian Ocean. This was her 20th and final deployment in her 30-year history. The carrier p... More
1995
Operation Deny Flight (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Description
Operation Deny Flight was a North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) operation that began on 12 April 1993 as the enforcement of a United Nations (UN) no-fly zone over Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Uni... More
Memories
In USS AMERICA (CV 66) for the Joint Task Group (JTG) 95-3 deployment to the Mediterranean, Adriatic... More
1993 - 1995
Operation Deny Flight (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Description
Operation Deny Flight was a North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) operation that began on 12 April 1993 as the enforcement of a United Nations (UN) no-fly zone over Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Uni... More
Memories
In USS AMERICA (CV 66) for the Joint Task Group (JTG) 95-3 deployment to the Mediterranean, Adriatic... More
1993 - 1995
Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal
Criteria
The Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal may be awarded to members of the Armed Forces in the grades of lieutenant commander (or major) and below. It is awarded for meritorious service or achieveme... More
Comments
Citation:
For professional achievement in the superior performance of his duties while serving as Workcenter Supervisor, Electronics Communications Maintenance Division, Operations Department in USS AM... 
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1994
Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation (MUC)
Criteria
The Meritorious Unit Commendation may be awarded by the Secretary of the Navy to any unit of the Navy or Marine Corps that distinguishes itself under combat or noncombat conditions by either valorous ... More
Description
Fleet Training Center, Norfolk for services from 01 January 1991 to 31 May 1994.
1994
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Criteria
The Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal is awarded to members of the Armed Forces who, after July 1, 1958, participate in specified United States operations or those in direct support of the United Natio... More
Description
Operation Uphold Democracy from GlobalSecurity.org http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/ops/uphold_democracy.htm

On December 1990, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, a charismatic Roman Catholic priest, won 67... 
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1994
Operation Support Democracy
Description
The U.S. and allied warships in CJTF 120 boarded over 600 ships during the operations’ first five months, and the big ships’ effectiveness soon drove embargo-busting smugglers to use vessels to carry ... More
Memories
I was on USS AMERICA. There were no planes on the ship, only assorted Army helicopters. The night ... More
1994 - 1994
Fleet Training Center (Faculty Staff) - Training Support Center (TSC)
Fleet Training Center (Faculty Staff) - Training Support Center (TSC)
Rank
Petty Officer First Class
Location
Norfolk - Virginia
NEC
9509-2M Instructor/Master Inspector
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1990 - 1994
Navy Good Conduct Medal
Criteria
The Navy Good Conduct Medal (NGCM) is a decoration presented by the United States Navy to recognize members who have completed three years of honorable service. Medals awarded before January 1, 1996 r... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1993
Instructors Training School
Instructors Training School
Rank
Petty Officer Second Class
Location
Norfolk - Virginia
NEC
9502-Instructor
Comments
Comments Pending
1990 - 1990
National Defense Service Medal (2001-Present))
Criteria
The National Defense Service Medal is awarded for honorable active service as a member of the Armed Forces during the Korean War, Vietnam War, the war against Iraq in the Persian Gulf, and for service... More
Description
Description Pending
1990
Navy E Ribbon
Criteria
The Navy "E" Ribbon denotes permanent duty on ships or in squadrons that won the battle efficiency competition after July 1, 1974.
Description
USS BERKELEY (DDG 15) for period 01JAN88 to 30JUN89.
1989
Navy Good Conduct Medal
Criteria
The Navy Good Conduct Medal (NGCM) is a decoration presented by the United States Navy to recognize members who have completed three years of honorable service. Medals awarded before January 1, 1996 r... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1989
Navy Expeditionary Medal
Criteria
The Navy Expeditionary Medal is awarded to Navy personnel who have landed on foreign territory and engaged in operations against armed opposition or who have operated under circumstances deemed to mer... More
Description
Awarded to USS BERKELEY during her deployment as part of the ENTERPRISE Battle Group from September 1989 to March 1990. Participated in PACEX 89, ANNUALEX 89 and VALIANT BLITZ 90.
1989
Operation Classic Resolve (Philippines)
Description
In February 1986 an almost bloodless revolution brought Corazon Aquino into office as the seventh president of the Republic of the Philippines. Aquino had been swept into office on a wave of high expe... More
Memories
I don't recall much about this situation. I just remember having to get underway from Subic Bay in ... More
1989 - 1989
Training Exercise - PACEX '89
Description

The U.S. Navy has turned out in full force to reaffirm security ties with its Asian allies, with a senior commander showing skepticism about Moscow's declared intent to scale down its regional presen

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Memories
I remember being underway during an exercise. Enterprise Battle group was being shadowed by a Russi... More
1989 - 1989
USS Berkeley (DDG-15)
USS Berkeley (DDG-15)
Rank
Petty Officer Second Class
Location
San Diego - California
NEC
ET-1425-Communications Equipment (WSC-3/UHF DAMA) Technician
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ET-Electronics Technician
1988 - 1989
USS O'Callahan (FF-1051)
USS O'Callahan (FF-1051)
Rank
Petty Officer Third Class
Location
San Diego - California
NEC
ET-1425-Communications Equipment (WSC-3/UHF DAMA) Technician
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ET-Electronics Technician
1986 - 1988
HQ, Service School Command (Faculty/Staff) San Diego, CA
HQ, Service School Command (Faculty/Staff) San Diego, CA
Rank
Petty Officer Third Class
Location
San Diego - California
NEC
ET-1425-Communications Equipment (WSC-3/UHF DAMA) Technician
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ET-Electronics Technician
1986 - 1986
Navy Pistol Qualification Ribbon/Medal
Criteria
The U.S. Navy has issued two marksmanship ribbons: the Navy Pistol Marksmanship Ribbon and Navy Rifle Marksmanship Ribbon, since 1920. The pistol ribbon is currently awarded for qualification on the B... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1986
Service Schools Command (Faculty Staff)/SSC (Cadre/Faculty Staff) Great Lakes, ILL
Service Schools Command (Faculty Staff)/SSC (Cadre/Faculty Staff) Great Lakes, ILL
Rank
Seaman
Location
Great Lakes - Michigan
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1985 - 1986
Recruit Training (Orlando, FL), 66
School
Recruit Training (Orlando, FL)
Company
66
1985
Service from 1984

 
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