Skelly, Michael, CWO3

Chief Warrant Officer
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Current Service Status
USN Retired
Current/Last Rank
Chief Warrant Officer 3
Current/Last Service Branch
Aviation Electronic Technician
Current/Last Primary NEC
738X-Warrant Officer - Aviation Electronics Technician
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Chief Warrant Officer
Primary Unit
1995-1999, 738X, Commander Airborne Early Warning Wing Pacific (COMAEWWINGPAC)
Previously Held NEC
AT-6709-E-2C Group II AEW System Maintenance Technician
AT-8264-E-2C AEW Flight Tech
AT-8306-E-2C Group II Organizational Systems Maintenance Technician
734X-Warrant Officer - Aviation Maintenance Technician
Service Years
1978 - 1999
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Operation Desert Storm
Cold War
Panama Canal
Persian Excursion
Aviation Electronic Technician
Chief Warrant Officer 3

 Official Badges 

Master Training Specialist US Navy Retired 20

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback US Navy Honorable Discharge Order of the Golden Shellback Order of the Arctic Circle (Bluenose)

Navy Chief 100 Yrs 1893-1993 Navy Chief Initiated Cold War Medal Persian Gulf Yacht Club


 Military Association Memberships
Navy Mustang AssociationPost 2632, Patuxent River Naval Air Station PostPatriot Guard RidersRolling Thunder
Tailhook AssociationUnited States Navy Memorial Fleet Reserve Association (FRA)Navy League of the United States
  1992, Navy Mustang Association [Verified]
  2004, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 2632, Patuxent River Naval Air Station Post (Member) (California, Maryland) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2005, Patriot Guard Riders
  2005, Rolling Thunder [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2007, Tailhook Association
  2007, United States Navy Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2008, Fleet Reserve Association (FRA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2009, Patriot Guard Riders
  2009, Navy League of the United States [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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USS Midway, Yokosuka

 USS Midway (CV-41) Details

USS Midway (CV-41)

(later CVA-41 and CV-41)


Displacement 45,000 Tons, Dimensions, 968' (oa) x 113' x 35' (Max) 
Armament 18 x 5"/54AA 84 x 40mm, 68 x 20mm, 137 Aircraft. 
Armor, 7.6" Belt, 3 1/2" Flight Deck, 2" Deck, 6 1/2" Conning Tower. 
Machinery, 212,000; SHP, Geared turbines, 4 screws 
Speed, 33 Knots, Crew 4104. 
Operational and Building Data

Built by Newport News. Designation changed from CV 41 to CVB 41 15 July 1943. 
Laid down 27 Oct 1943, launched 20 Mar 1945, commissioned 10 Sept 1945.

Named for the Battle of Midway, USS MIDWAY was the lead ship of her class, three of which were completed, with another two ships cancelled. Serving her country for 47 years, more than 200,000 American veterans served aboard her. During that time, the USS MIDWAY saw service off Vietnam, in the Persian Gulf and in a number of other conflicts and crises. After being the first aircraft carrier forward deployed for 17 years in Yokosuka, Japan, she returned to North Island Naval Air Station in San Diego for decommissioning in April of 1992. In over five decades of service, she received the Presidential Unit Citation; Navy Unit Commendation; U.S. Navy & Marine Corps Expeditionary Medal; Navy Occupation Service Medal; China Service Expeditionary Medal; and Vietnam Service Medal.

Commissioned as CVB 41, the MIDWAY was redesignated as attack aircraft carrier CVA 41 on October 1, 1952, and multi-purpose aircraft carrier CV 41 on June 30, 1975.

Today, the MIDWAY is serving as a floating museum in the city of San Diego. There are two Photo Tours of the USS MIDWAY Museum available. Click 
here for a Photo Tour with photos from 2007 or click here for photos from 2008 and 2010.

Surface Vessels


Parent Unit

Aircraft Carrier

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Last Updated: Aug 14, 2008
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907 Members Also There at Same Time
USS Midway (CV-41)

Wilson, Wayne, CDR, (1967-1987) Commander
Burrows, Gerald, LCDR, (1957-1987) Lieutenant Commander
Cole, Jr., Claude, LCDR, (1972-1994) Lieutenant Commander
Strange, Joe, LCDR, (1969-1989) Lieutenant Commander
Cunningham, Charlie, LCDR, (1975-1994) Lieutenant
Bienvenu, Dana, CDR, (1984-2008) Lieutenant Junior Grade
Chun, Christopher, LCDR, (1985-2005) Ensign
Smith, Gary, LCDR, (1966-1996) Ensign
Bentley, Bill, SCPO, (1971-1993) Senior Chief Petty Officer
Pintar, Ken E., CWO3, (1959-1990) Senior Chief Petty Officer
Wright, Joseph, MCPO, (1968-1992) Senior Chief Petty Officer
Flaherty, William, CWO4, (1966-1993) Chief Petty Officer
Kowal, Garry, CPO, (1964-1989) Chief Petty Officer
Ruthart, Nicholas, CPO, (1958-1977) Chief Petty Officer
Bush, Gary, CPO, (1977-1998) Petty Officer First Class
Carter, Michael, PO1, (1970-1991) Petty Officer First Class
Chaney, Walt, LCDR, (1978-Present) Petty Officer First Class
Dean, Robert, MCPO, (1980-2010) Petty Officer First Class
Dijamco, Robert, CPO, (1975-1999) Petty Officer First Class
Duncan, Dale, CPO, (1977-2002) Petty Officer First Class
Edwards, Harvey, CPO, (1973-1995) Petty Officer First Class
Flood, Jim, CPO, (1978-2000) Petty Officer First Class
Hanchey, Mark, CWO4, (1975-2001) Petty Officer First Class
Howe, Ray, CPO, (1966-1995) Petty Officer First Class
Islas, Frank, PO1, (1978-1998) Petty Officer First Class
Klevecka, Robert, CPO, (1973-1993) Petty Officer First Class
Kline, Robert, SCPO, (1980-2006) Petty Officer First Class
McBride, William, PO1, (1972-1993) Petty Officer First Class
Napier, Jack, MCPO, (1975-2005) Petty Officer First Class
Parent, Ed, CPO, (1976-1998) Petty Officer First Class
Reeves, Dannie, PO1, (1972-1993) Petty Officer First Class
Searcy, James, CPO, (1976-1999) Petty Officer First Class
Styffe, Carl, CPO, (1968-1992) Petty Officer First Class
Taylor, David, SCPO, (1971-1993) Petty Officer First Class
Trevino, David, PO1, (1977-1992) Petty Officer First Class
Winters, Michael, CPO, (1970-1990) Petty Officer First Class
Wolfe, Thomas, LCDR, (1976-2002) Petty Officer First Class
Almand, Martin (Blake), PO1, (1978-1998) Petty Officer Second Class
Barnes, Doug, CPO, (1984-2006) Petty Officer Second Class
BARRIBEAU, PATRICK, PO1, (1985-2005) Petty Officer Second Class
Brouillette, Bruce, CPO, (1977-1995) Petty Officer Second Class
Carty, Joe, MCPO, (1983-2007) Petty Officer Second Class
Cockrell, Randall, SCPO, (1982-2008) Petty Officer Second Class
Corkery, Albert, PO1, (1985-1997) Petty Officer Second Class
DeLorme, Richard, PO2, (1978-1988) Petty Officer Second Class
Dickerson, Ron, SCPO, (1982-2011) Petty Officer Second Class
FELIAS, RENE, SCPO, (1984-2007) Petty Officer Second Class
Fiske, Gregory, PO2, (1977-1995) Petty Officer Second Class
Fitzgerald, Craig, MCPO, (1977-2007) Petty Officer Second Class
Fordyce, Larry, CWO3, (1979-1999) Petty Officer Second Class
Gallinat, Theodore, CMC, (1981-Present) Petty Officer Second Class
Grubb, Ron, CMC, (1974-2005) Petty Officer Second Class
Harbin, Jay, PO2, (1980-1986) Petty Officer Second Class
Harvey, Art, CDR, (1979-Present) Petty Officer Second Class
Hebbard, Rich, CWO4, (1980-2010) Petty Officer Second Class
Houck, David, PO1, (1981-2003) Petty Officer Second Class
Javier, Nomer, LCDR, (1984-Present) Petty Officer Second Class
Jones, William, PO1, (1978-1995) Petty Officer Second Class

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