Riley, Terry, 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
2004-2007, 9580, NSA South Potomac
Previously Held NEC
AO-0000-Aviation Ordnanceman
Service Years
1976 - 2007
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Cold War
Operation Enduring Freedom
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Order of the Ditch
Order of the Rock
Order of the Golden Dragon
Plank Owner
Sandbox Sailor Operation Iraqi Freedom
Suez Canal
Seven Hash Marks

 Official Badges 

Master Chief Petty Officer of the Command US Navy Retired 30

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback Navy Chief 100 Yrs 1893-1993 Navy Chief Initiated Cold War Medal

Order of the Golden Dragon Did the Ditch (Suez Canal)

 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Association of Aviation OrdnancemenFleet Reserve Association (FRA)United States Naval InstituteVeterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW)
Department of MarylandNavy League of the United States
  1981, Association of Aviation Ordnancemen [Verified]
  1993, Fleet Reserve Association (FRA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1993, International Chief Petty Officers Association
  1993, United States Naval Institute [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1993, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1996, American Legion, Department of Maryland (Member) (Baltimore, Maryland) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2007, Navy League of the United States [Verified] - Assoc. Page

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
Doing what I want...with the boss approval. 
Other Comments:

Retirement home built in FL. 
It makes for a great home base -- we travel, hike, bike, run and backpack alot!

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  1995-1997, AO-0000, USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74)

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July / 1997

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 USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74) Details

USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74)

The USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN 74) seal was produced from the combined efforts of several crewmembers with historical help from the Stennis Center for Public Service, the John C. Stennis Space Center and the United States Senate Historian. The Seal implies peace through strength, just as Senator Stennis was referred to as an "unwavering advocate of peace through strength" by President Ronald Reagan, when the ship's name was announced in June 1988. 

The circular shape signifies the NIMITZ class aircraft carrier's unique ability to circle the world without refueling while providing a forward presence from the sea. The predominant colors are red, white, blue and gold, the same as our country and our Navy. The outer border, taken from one version of a U.S. Senate crest, represents the strength through unity of the ship's crew. 

The four gold bands and eight ties denote John C. Stennis' four decades (41 years) in the Senate and the eight presidents with which he served from President Truman to President Reagan. The seven stars in the blue border represent his seven terms in the Senate and characterize USS JOHN C. STENNIS as the seventh NIMITZ class aircraft carrier. 

The red and white stripes inside the blue border represent our flag and the American people USS JOHN C. STENNIS serves. They also honor the courage and sacrifice of our country's Armed Forces.

The eagle and shield is a representation of the gilt eagle and shield overlooking the Old Senate Chamber, which Senator Stennis' dedicated efforts helped to restore. 

The shield represents the United States of America, the country USS JOHN C. STENNIS and her Air Wing serves and protects. 

The twenty stars represent our twentieth state, Mississippi, the home of John C. Stennis. 

The three arrows in the eagles' talons symbolize the Ship and Air Wing's awesome ability to project power. They also represent Senator John C. Stennis over three decades on both the Senate Armed Service Committee (37 years) and Appropriations Committee (33 years), where he oversaw our country's military capabilities and earned the title "Father of America's Modern Navy." 

The burst of light emanating from the shield, representative of the emergence of a new nation in the United State Senate Seal, portrays the birth of over 25 major Aviation programs under Senator Stennis' leadership, including all aircraft carriers from USS FORRESTAL (CV-59) to USS HARRY S. TRUMAN (CVN 75), and aircraft from the F-4 Phantom to the F/A- 18 Hornet. 

The eagle is representative of John C. Stennis stature in the U. S. Senate where he was respected and admired as a "soaring eagle" by his colleagues. It also symbolizes independence and strength and depicts the constant readiness of USS JOHN C. STENNIS and her Air Wing to preserve, protect and defend freedom. 

The carrier, cutting her powerful swath through the sea, exemplifies Senator Stennis' philosophy of "Look Ahead." Embodied in the ship are the principles of honor, courage and commitment, principles that John Cornelius Stennis constantly upheld in his service to America, and values the ship's crew will uphold in their service. The carrier's path also evokes John C. Stennis' pledge to "plow a straight furrow down to the end of my row," just as the ship will steer a steady course to complete all missions in the preservation and defense of freedom. 


The nuclear-powered USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) was contracted on 29 March 1988, and the keel was laid on 13 March 1991 at Newport News Shipbuilding Co., Newport News, Va.

The ship was christened on 11 November 1993, in honor of Senator John Cornelius Stennis (D-Mississippi) who served in the Senate from 1947 to 1989. The daughter of the ship’s namesake, Mrs. Margaret Stennis-Womble, was the ship’s sponsor. Stennis was commissioned on 9 December 1995 at Naval Station Norfolk, Va, and she conducted flight deck certification in January 1996. The first arrested landing was by a VX-23 F-14B. The ship conducted numerous Carrier Qualifications and Independent Steaming Exercises off the East Coast throughout the next two years. Included among these events was the first carrier landing of an F/A-18E/F Super Hornet on 18 January 1997.

On 26 February 1998 withCarrier Air Wing Sevenembarked, Stennis left Norfolk for her maiden deployment, transiting the Suez Canal on 7 March and arriving in thePersian Gulf on 11 March 1998. The ship traveled 8020 nm in 274 hours, an average speed of 29.4 knots (54.4 km/h) to relieve USSGeorge Washington in conducting Operation Southern Watch missions. Stennis departed the Persian Gulf on 19 July 1998 for her new home port of Naval Air Station North Island in San Diego, California, arriving on 26 August 1998.

In October 1998, Stennis entered a 6-month Phased Incremental Availability for maintenance and upgrades at North Island, returning to sea in April 1999. During the maintenance period, a jet blast deflector collapsed, severely injuring two sailors.

On 30 November 1999, Stennis ran aground in a shallow area adjacent to the turning basin near North Island. Silt clogged the intake pipes to the steam condensing systems for the nuclear reactor plants, causing the carrier’s two nuclear reactors to be shut down (one reactor by crew, the other automatically) for a period of 45 minutes. Stennis was towed back to her pier for maintenance and observation for the next two days. The cleanup cost was about $2 million.

2000 – Persian Gulf/Pacific Ocean


On 7 January 2000, Stennis deployed to the Persian Gulf to relieve USS John F. Kennedy in Operation Southern Watch. During the deployment, the ship made port visits to South Korea, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Australia, before returning to San Diego on 3 July 2000.

Following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacksStennis conducted Noble Eagle missions off the U.S. West Coast.


Surface Vessels


Parent Unit

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USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74)

Fielding, Joanne, CPO, (1979-2007) AO AO-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Harden, Randy, CPO, (1982-2004) AO AO-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Fleischman, Todd, PO1, (1995-Present) AO AO-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Hawkinson, David, PO1, (1987-2007) AO AO-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Plantz, Adam, PO1, (1996-2008) AO AO-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Sanchez, Hector, PO2, (1996-2004) AO AO-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Smith, Robert, PO1, (1995-Present) AO AO-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Addington, Daniel, PO2, (1993-2003) AO AO-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Cole, Shawnte, PO1, (1992-2007) AO AO-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Crutchfield, Gene, PO3, (1994-2003) AO AO-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Gatti, Aaron, PO3, (1997-2000) AO AO-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Heath, Keenan, PO3, (1991-1997) AO AO-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Hille, Matthew, CPO, (1992-2013) AO AO-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Knighton, Eric, PO3, (1995-2003) AO AO-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Layman, Jason, PO3, (1995-1999) AO AO-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Lopez, Daniel, PO1, (1990-2007) AO AO-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
McWhinney, David, PO1, (1997-2017) AO AO-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Riehle, Charles, PO3, (1997-2005) AO AO-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Sims, Craig, PO2, (1991-2000) AO AO-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Frazier, Dreco, PO2, (1995-2007) AO AO-0000 Airman
[Name Withheld], (1995-2003) AO AO-0000 Airman
Seligson, Jason, PO1, (1995-2011) AO AO-0000 Airman
Stewart, Clifton, PO1, (1995-Present) AO AO-0000 Airman
Davis, Travis, LCDR, (1985-Present) AO 8286 Chief Petty Officer
Jinkens, Jeff, CPO, (1978-2000) AO AO-6801 Chief Petty Officer
Lafuente, Michael, CPO, (1984-2008) AO AO-6801 Chief Petty Officer
Bujan, Jon, CPO, (1983-2009) AO AO-6801 Petty Officer First Class
Glover, Edward, PO1, (1980-2000) AO AO-6801 Petty Officer First Class
Hankins, Maurice, CPO, (1983-2008) AO AO-6801 Petty Officer First Class
Laughlin, Doug, PO1, (1980-2002) AO AO-6801 Petty Officer First Class
Trimble, Robert, CPO, (1988-Present) AO AO-6801 Petty Officer First Class
Airhart, Bryce, SCPO, (1990-2016) AO AO-6801 Petty Officer Second Class
Accomando, Jon, CWO4, (1992-Present) AO AO-6810 Petty Officer Third Class
Carlisle, Ricky, PO3, (1992-2000) AO AO-8378 Petty Officer Third Class
Garcia, Sherri, PO1, (1990-2007) AO AO-6801 Petty Officer Third Class
Haas, Jeffrey, PO3, (1997-2000) AO AO-6801 Petty Officer Third Class
Mitchell, Brian, PO3, (1994-2004) AO 8286 Petty Officer Third Class
White, Chris, LTJG, (1994-2008) AO AO-8345 Petty Officer Third Class
Dixon, Jeffrey, PO2, (1997-2005) AO AO-8842 Airman
Kirtley, Charles, CDR, (1965-2000) OFF 641X Commander
Lee, Bruce, LCDR, (1974-2003) OFF 636X Lieutenant Commander
Askins, Scott, CAPT, (1989-2014) OFF 131X Lieutenant
Blackwell, Scott, LCDR, (1988-2008) OFF 111X Lieutenant
Bonifay, Brett, CDR, (1989-Present) OFF 132X Lieutenant
Bragg, Mark, LT, (1992-1999) OFF 310X Lieutenant
Engle, Mark, LT, (1983-1995) OFF 111X Lieutenant
Fournier, Geoff(rey), LCDR, (1982-2008) OFF 132X Lieutenant
Garlinghouse, Bill, LT, (1976-1999) OFF 647X Lieutenant
Garrow, James, CDR, (1987-2012) OFF 131X Lieutenant
Hopkins, John, LT, (1993-2000) OFF 111X Lieutenant
Hopkins, John, LT, (1993-2000) OFF 111X Lieutenant
Hoskins, Ronald, LT, (1978-1998) OFF 633X Lieutenant
Jessen, Sheila, LCDR, (1979-2002) OFF 161X Lieutenant
Lentz, Fred, CDR, (1988-Present) OFF 131X Lieutenant
Manders, Bill, CDR, (1982-2013) OFF 618X Lieutenant
McClain, Scott, LT, (1995-1999) OFF 111X Lieutenant
Mowry, Cai, CAPT, (1994-Present) OFF 111X Lieutenant
Pollitz, William, CDR, (1979-2007) OFF 640X Lieutenant
Russell, Ronald, LCDR, (1978-2005) OFF 132X Lieutenant

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