Friis, Robert Allen, ASCS

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Last Rank
Senior Chief Petty Officer
Last Primary NEC
AS-7609-Support Equipment Maintenance Manager
Last Rating/NEC Group
Aviation Support Equipment Technician
Primary Unit
1996-1998, 9578, USS Guadalcanal (LPH-7)
Service Years
1975 - 1998
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Cold War
Order of the Horned Shellback
Icelandic Domain
Neptune Subpoena
Operation Enduring Freedom
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Order of the Magellan
Order of the Ditch
Order of the Rock
Order of the Spanish Main
Persian Excursion
Realm of the South Wind
Safari To Suez
Suez Canal
AS-Aviation Support Equipment Technician
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This Military Service Page was created/owned by Rodney Davis Breher (Bear), ASCS to remember Friis, Robert Allen (Sonny), SCPO USN(Ret).

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Contact Info
Home Town
Last Address
103 Sea Pines Drive
Winston-Salem, NC 27107
Passed away peacefully on May 22, 2010 from Cancer.

Date of Passing
May 22, 2010
Location of Interment
Not Specified
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 Official Badges 

Senior Chief Petty Officer of the Command Career Counselor Firefighter US Navy Retired 30

Afloat Training Specialist

 Unofficial Badges 

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

Navy Chief 100 Yrs 1893-1993 Cold War Medal Persian Excursion

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Retired from the US Navy. Started working for a Special Metallic Painting firm in Chesapeake, VA.
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  1988-1990, AS-7609, USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69)

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

Petty Officer First Class

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.


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830 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
Breher, Rodney Davis, SCPO, (1974-1995) AS AS-7609 Chief Petty Officer
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
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
Appleby, Gary, CDR, (1985-2004) OFF 111X 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
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
Jones, William, LT, (1961-1996) OFF 613X Lieutenant
Karr, Mark, CDR, (1978-2002) OFF 152X 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
Mondak, Richard, LT, (1975-1995) OFF 230X Lieutenant Junior Grade
Constantine, John, LCDR, (1988-2009) OFF 194X 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
Safrans, Gerald, CWO4, (1962-1995) WO 751X Chief Warrant Officer 3
Grahn, Gary, CWO2, (1967-1989) OFF 719X Chief Warrant Officer 2
Tubbs, Harold, CWO3, (1964-1995) OFF 738X Chief Warrant Officer 2
Schwake, Gary, MCPO, (1965-1992) AD AFCM-8300 Master Chief Petty Officer
Vroegindewey, Herbert, MCPO, (1970-2000) ET ET-1589 Master Chief Petty Officer
Wilson, Jack, MCPO, (1966-1992) NC NC-0000 Master Chief Petty Officer
Caldwell, John, CNOCM, (1969-1997) IS IS-0000 Senior Chief Petty Officer
Cervasi, James, SCPO, (1966-1993) YN YN-0000 Senior Chief Petty Officer
Coryell, Edward, SCPO, (1970-1992) HM HM-8432 Senior Chief Petty Officer
Dantzler, Jerry, MCPO, (1972-1994) EM EM-3394 Senior Chief Petty Officer
Faithful, David, SCPO, (1970-1996) AO AO-0000 Senior Chief Petty Officer
Kelly, Joseph, MCPO, (1969-1996) RM RM-0000 Senior Chief Petty Officer
Phelps, Jim, SCPO, (1972-1992) IS IS-3905 Senior Chief Petty Officer
Poston, David, SCPO, (1970-1990) CT CT-9128 Senior Chief Petty Officer
Smith, William, MCPO, (1973-2003) ABH ABH-0000 Senior Chief Petty Officer
Sobe, Gordon, SCPO, (1973-1995) PH PH-8288 Senior Chief Petty Officer
White, Bill, SCPO, (1976-1999) IC IC-4745 Senior Chief Petty Officer
Clark, Willis, CPO, (1972-1992) MM MM-4505 Chief Petty Officer
Cleapor, Larry, CPO, (1974-1994) ABE ABE-0000 Chief Petty Officer

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