Breher, Rodney Davis, ASCS

Aviation Support Equipment Technician
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Current Service Status
USN Retired
Current/Last Rank
Senior Chief Petty Officer
Current/Last Primary NEC
AS-7609-Support Equipment Maintenance Manager
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Aviation Support Equipment Technician
Primary Unit
1993-1995, AS-7609, Naval Air Warfare Center (NAWC)/Aircraft Division (AD)
Previously Held NEC
AS-7613-Shore Based SE Hydraulic Equipment Intermediate Maintenance Tech
AS-7601-Support Equipment Cryogenic Mechanic
AS-7612-Afloat SE Hydraulic Equipment Intermediate Maintenance Technician
AS-7618-Afloat Support Equipment Technician
AS-0000-Aviation Support Equipment Technician
Service Years
1974 - 1995
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Operation Desert Storm
Cold War
Neptune Subpoena
Order of the Arctic Circle (Bluenose)
Order of the Rock
Order of the Spanish Main
Order of the Shellback
Persian Excursion
Plank Owner
Realm of the South Wind
Safari To Suez
Suez Canal
AS-Aviation Support Equipment Technician
Five Hash Marks

 Official Badges 

Senior Chief Petty Officer of the Command Career Counselor Master Training Specialist US Navy Retired 30

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback US Navy Honorable Discharge Navy Chief 100 Yrs 1893-1993 Cold War Medal

Order of the Arctic Circle (Bluenose) Navy Chief Initiated Order of the Emerald Shellback Persian Excursion

Cold War Veteran Cold War Veteran

 Military Association Memberships
Disabled American Veterans (DAV)
  1994, Disabled American Veterans (DAV) [Verified] - Assoc. Page

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:

Are you done getting your one minute of Fame...
You know - I've been there & done that - That's for Sure...
Next time bring the Porsche...
You know the whole world is out of balance...
It Is what It Is...
Other Comments:
Get on the Boat - I like a Challenge...
Let's do it, I've got the lead....
Cool Beans...
Bada Bing - Bada Boom....Okay who done that...!!


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  1987-1991, AS-7609, USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69)

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USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) Unit Page

Chief Petty Officer

AS-7609-Support Equipment Maintenance Manager


 USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) Details

USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69)

Construction of the third nuclear-powered and second Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), referred to as IKE, was authorized by Congress in 1970.

The carrier, named after General Dwight D. Eisenhower, was christened Oct. 11, 1975 by Mrs. Mamie Doud-Eisenhower, the ship's sponsor and late president's wife.  Eisenhower was commissioned in October of 1977 under the command of Capt. William E. Ramsey and assigned to the U.S. Atlantic Fleet.

After 14 months of fleet training, the ship made her first deployment in 1978.

In October 1985, after her fourth deployment, IKE sailed into Newport News Shipbuilding dry dock for a complex overhaul.  The 18-month shipyard period included the addition of the Close-in Weapons System, NATO Sea Sparrow Missile System, Navy Tactical Data System, Anti-submarine Warfare module, communications upgrades and berthing refurbishments.  IKE rejoined the fleet in April 1987.

IKE completed her sixth deployment in 1990 during the world-wide "Dwight D. Eisenhower Centennial," celebrating the 100th anniversary of the late president's birth.

In January 1993, IKE entered Norfolk Naval Shipyard for overhaul and conversion and returned to the fleet Nov. 12, 1993.

In September 1994, IKE and the U.S. Army 10th Mountain Division made history with the concept of "adaptive force packaging." The division's soldiers and equipment were loaded aboard and the Navy-Army team headed for Port-au-Prince, Haiti, to spearhead Operation Uphold Democracy, the U.S.-led effort to restore the country's democratically elected government.

One month later, IKE departed for a six-month deployment which included flying missions in support of Operations Southern Watch and Deny Flight.  This deployment marked the first time women deployed as crew members of a U.S. Navy combatant ship - the IKE/Carrier Wing Three/COMCRUDESGRU Eight team included more than 400 women.

In February 2000, IKE departed Norfolk for its "Millennium Cruise" to the Mediterranean Sea and Arabian Gulf.  This deployment marked a milestone in the ship's history when the embarked air wing made its first combat ordnance delivery while operating in support of Operation Southern Watch in Iraq.

IKE entered the Northrop Grumman Newport News Shipyard for her mid-life Refueling Complex Overhaul in May 2001. The ship returned to Norfolk in January 2005.

In October 2006, IKE deployed for the first time since 2000, operating in support of troops on the ground in Iraq and Afghanistan and conducting Maritime Security Operations.

In July 2009, IKE completed a six month deployment to the Mediterranean and Arabian Gulf.

In January 2010, departed Norfolk, Va., to return to the Mediterranean and Arabian Gulf to provide continued support to Operation Enduring Freedom missions, returning in July of the same year.

In September of 2010, IKE sailed to Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth, Va., for a regularly-scheduled planned incremental availability.

IKE completed its availability period in June 2011, returning to homeport at Norfolk Naval Station.


Surface Vessels


Parent Unit

Aircraft Carrier

Created/Owned By
Not Specified

Last Updated: Sep 9, 2008
Memories For This Unit

Best Friends
CDR (LT) Raymond S. Bednarcik
CWO4 Ronald H. Mardirosian (Mr Navy)
ASCM (ASCS) Michael S. Bowers
ASCS David (Dave) E. Johnson
ASCS (ASC) Randall (Randy) Callahan
ASC Fred Allison
ASC (AS1) Michael Greenhalgh
ASCS (AS1) Robert Allen Friis (Sonny)
ASC (AS1) George Fisher
ASCM (ASC) Danny Griffith
ASC Kevin Krieg
ASCS (AS2) James Pressley
AS1 (AS2) Donald Acors
AS2 (AS3) Dwight Simmons
ASCS (ASAN) Anthony Schwang

Chain of Command
CO - CAPT Gary L. Beck (Got Relieved)
CO - RADM (CAPT) Joseph J. Dantone
XO - CAPT Klostermann
AMO - CDR (LCDR) Charles Blend
PAMO - CDR (LCDR) Browder
MMCO - CDR (LCDR) Carl Ralston
LCDR Bowser
CDR (LT) Rayamond S. Bednarcik
CWO4 Ronald H. Mardirosian

My Photos For This Duty Station
ASC (AW) Rodney D Breher USN
ASCS (AW/SW) Rodney D Breher USN
ASC (AW) RD Breher USN
1069 Members Also There at Same Time
USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69)

Johnson, David E., SCPO, (1969-1994) AS AS-7609 Senior Chief Petty Officer
Friis, Robert Allen, SCPO, (1975-1998) AS AS-7609 Petty Officer First Class
Presley, James, SCPO, (1983-2008) AS AS-7609 Petty Officer First Class
Deffinger, Floyd, PO1, (1977-1997) AS AS-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Medina, Juan, PO1, (1987-2007) AS AS-7614 Petty Officer First Class
Boyd, Kenneth, PO1, (1983-2003) AS AS-7606 Petty Officer Second Class
Niles, Robert, PO2, (1982-1990) AS AS-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Patschke, Jeffrey, PO2, (1986-1990) AS AS-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Probst, Randall, PO2, (1966-1988) AS AS-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Reichard, David, PO2, (1981-1991) AS AS-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Stephens, William, PO2, (1990-1997) AS AS-7606 Petty Officer Second Class
Therrien, James, PO2, (1986-1994) AS AS-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Henry, Steve, PO1, (1987-1998) AS AS-7615 Petty Officer Third Class
Holmes, Todd, PO3, (1989-1993) AS AS-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Kepner, Darrell, PO2, (1990-2000) AS AS-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Martinez, Eddie, PO3, (1986-1993) AS AS-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Rhodes, Mark, PO3, (1984-1988) AS AS-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Rossel, Michael, PO3, (1984-1988) AS AS-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Swalberg, Chuck, PO3, (1989-1993) AS AS-7610 Petty Officer Third Class
Baker, Timothy, CAPT, (1967-1994) OFF 132X Captain
Appleby, Gary, CDR, (1985-2004) OFF 111X Commander
Dux, John, CDR, (1959-2001) OFF 410X Commander
Casey, John, LCDR, (1974-1994) OFF 111X Lieutenant Commander
Chesher, Jim, LCDR, (1965-1989) OFF 613X Lieutenant Commander
Dumler, Bruce, LCDR, (1981-1997) OFF 132X Lieutenant Commander
LeWare, Bentley, CDR, (1968-1999) OFF 631X Lieutenant Commander
Lilly, Craig, CDR, (1978-2000) OFF 180X Lieutenant Commander
Morgenson, J. Eric, LCDR, (1964-1988) OFF 131X Lieutenant Commander
Pitts, Andrew, CAPT, (1972-2002) OFF 111X Lieutenant Commander
Sandor, George, LCDR, (1967-1998) OFF 633X Lieutenant Commander
Trautmann, William, LCDR, (1972-1992) OFF 640X Lieutenant Commander
Underwood, Max, CDR, (1980-2001) OFF 111X Lieutenant Commander
Whalen, Philip, LCDR, (1971-1998) OFF 290X Lieutenant Commander
Callahan, Ed, LCDR, (1966-1994) OFF 645X Lieutenant
Deluna, Cipriano, CDR, (1966-2001) OFF 642X Lieutenant
Holley, David, LCDR, (1971-2002) OFF 636X Lieutenant
Jones, William, LT, (1961-1996) OFF 613X Lieutenant
Karr, Mark, CDR, (1978-2002) OFF 152X Lieutenant
Kulp, Jeff, CDR, (1983-2003) OFF 116X Lieutenant
MacKenzie, Bruce, CAPT, (1971-2007) OFF 250X Lieutenant
Oakes, Montford, LCDR, (1973-1996) OFF 132X Lieutenant
Pfaff, Scott, LT, (1985-1990) OFF 111X Lieutenant
Thorp, Frank, RDML, (1977-2009) OFF 165X Lieutenant
Trautmann, William, LCDR, (1972-1992) OFF 640X Lieutenant
Whelan, John, LT, (1985-1989) OFF 111X Lieutenant
Holmes, Edward, LT, (1977-2001) OFF 616X Lieutenant Junior Grade
Mondak, Richard, LT, (1975-1995) OFF 230X Lieutenant Junior Grade
Viger, David, CDR, (1978-2009) OFF 639X Lieutenant Junior Grade
Constantine, John, LCDR, (1988-2009) OFF 194X Ensign
Neuenfeldt, Brian, CDR, (1983-2004) OFF 111X Ensign
Sayre, Donald, CDR, (1973-2005) OFF 611X Ensign
Tonna, John, LT, (1986-1991) OFF 410X Ensign
Mardirosian, Ronald Harold, CWO4, (1958-1994) OFF 734X Chief Warrant Officer 4
GILES, WILLIE, CWO3, (1969-1992) OFF 751X Chief Warrant Officer 3
Mardirosian, Ronald Harold, CWO4, (1958-1994) OFF 734X Chief Warrant Officer 3
Rice, Tunis, CWO4, (1972-1999) OFF 719X Chief Warrant Officer 3
Grahn, Gary, CWO2, (1967-1989) OFF 719X Chief Warrant Officer 2
Scott, Thomas, CWO4, (1975-2000) OFF 741X Chief Warrant Officer 2
Tubbs, Harold, CWO3, (1964-1995) OFF 738X Chief Warrant Officer 2

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