Arnold, Charles, LCDR

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Current Service Status
USN Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Current/Last Primary NEC
618X-Limited Duty Officer - Electronics - Surface
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1981-1984, 618X, Shore Intermediate Maintenance Activity (SIMA), Naval Base San Diego (NAVBASE San Diego)
Previously Held NEC
ETR-0000-Electronics Technician Communications
ET-1579-Precision Approach Radar Technician
ET-0000-Electronics Technician
Service Years
1957 - 1985
Lieutenant Commander
Lieutenant Commander

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  1978-1981, 618X, USS Belleau Wood (LHA-3)

Lieutenant Commander

From Month/Year
May / 1978

To Month/Year
June / 1981

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Lieutenant Commander

618X-Limited Duty Officer - Electronics - Surface

San Diego

 USS Belleau Wood (LHA-3) Details

USS Belleau Wood (LHA-3)
Hull number LHA-3

Tarawa Class Amphibious Assault Ship (General Purpose):
  • Laid down, 5 March 1973, at Ingalls Shipbuilding Corp., Pascagoula, MS.
Final Disposition, sunk as a target, 10 July 2006, during SINKEX 2006
  • Launched, 11 April 1977
  • Commissioned USS Belleau Wood (LHA-3), 23 September 1978, CAPT. Ted C. Steele USN, in command
  • Deactivated at Naval Station San Diego, 13 October 2005
  • Towed to Naval Station Pearl for lay up in the Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility Pearl Harbor
  • Decommissioned, 28 October 2005
Displacement 38,900 tons (fl)
Length 820'
Beam 106'
Draft 26'
Speed 24 kts.
Complement 82 Officer, 882 Enlisted
Troop Accommodations 1900 plus
two RAM launchers
two single 5"/54 gun mounts
two 20 mm Phalanx (CIWS)
six 25mm chain guns
Aircraft 28 amphibious transport helicopters
Power Plant two 600 psi boilers, two geared steam turbines, two shafts, 70,000 total shaft horsepower

Surface Vessels


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Surface Vessels


Created/Owned By
EM White, Charles (Randy), EM2 254

Last Updated: Apr 17, 2012
Memories For This Unit

Best Friends
Jack Felloney
Fred Cole
Murat Shekem
Robert Royal
Gary Keller
Robert Mitchke
Robert Templer
Richard Rollins
Merle Yeager
Stephen White
Vincent Whitehead
Willie Evans
Robert Ledford
Merlin Mundy
James Pate
Merle Long
John Lehr
John Mauk
Michael McAtamney

Chain of Command
Ted C. Steele
James C. Hayes
Roger McPherson
Thomas Lunneberg
John B. LaPlante
Wells Doty
Robert Mitchke

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USS Belleau Wood (LHA-3)

Doty, Wells, CDR, (1958-1984) OFF 000X Commander
Royal, Robert, LCDR, (1957-1985) OFF 633X Lieutenant Commander
Wilson, Rick, LT, (1970-1979) OFF 111X Lieutenant
Wortham, Howard, LCDR, (1965-1990) OFF 000X Lieutenant
Kirtley, Charles, CDR, (1965-2000) OFF 641X Lieutenant Junior Grade
Mitchke, Bob, CAPT, (1964-1993) 00 111X Lieutenant Commander
Schwabe, Mark, (1977-1981) DM DM-0000 Other Service Rank
Cox, Bill, MCPO BM BM-0000 Master Chief Petty Officer
McAnelly, Robert L., MCPO, (1955-1980) MA MA-0000 Master Chief Petty Officer
Paseur, Ray, CNOCM, (1958-1990) CMC 9580 CNO Directed Command Master Chief Petty Officer
Bonk, Martin, CMC, (1957-1988) AG AG-0000 Senior Chief Petty Officer
Billingsley, Rocky, CPO, (1973-1993) SM SM-9508 Chief Petty Officer
Gibson, Dennis, CWO3, (1967-1987) IC IC-4712 Chief Petty Officer
Koffel, Ken, LCDR, (1971-1999) EM EM-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Kohmuench, Jeff, SCPO, (1972-1992) SK SK-2824 Chief Petty Officer
Latham, Terry, SCPO, (1964-1992) AG AG-7412 Chief Petty Officer
Morrell, Terrance, SCPO, (1963-1989) MM MM-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Nation, Jerry, CPO, (1967-1987) MM MM-4291 Chief Petty Officer
Rose, William, CPO, (1964-1984) PN PN-2612 Chief Petty Officer
Runyon, Terry, SCPO, (1970-2000) AC AC-6903 Chief Petty Officer
Amundsen, Mark, PO1, (1978-1985) DS DS-1673 Petty Officer First Class
Arnold, Greg, SCPO, (1968-1993) EM EM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Beck, Robert, CPO, (1975-1996) PN PN-2526 Petty Officer First Class
Brown, Henry, PO1, (1971-1985) MM MM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Clifton, Wayne, CPO, (1976-1998) FC FC-1146 Petty Officer First Class
Cunningham, Glenn, PO1, (1973-1992) AB ABH-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Fisher, Kenneth, PO1, (1975-1979) BT BT-4532 Petty Officer First Class
Fitzgerald, William, CPO, (1971-1994) RP RP-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Hoth, Michael, CPO, (1975-1993) OS OS-0317 Petty Officer First Class
Jacobs, Tom, CPO, (1969-1989) ET ET-1431 Petty Officer First Class
Martin, David, PO1, (1972-1991) AK AK-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Mullendore, Paul, CWO3, (1964-1995) EW EW-1763 Petty Officer First Class
Myers, Mafford, PO1, (1980-1984) IC IC-0000 Petty Officer First Class
O'Neill, William, PO1, (1968-1994) GMG GMG-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Parenteau, Mark, PO1, (1979-1985) EM EM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Parsons, John, PO1, (1976-1982) EM EM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Roe, Michael P., CPO, (1966-1990) AE AE-8215 Petty Officer First Class
[Name Withheld], (1976-1993) EW EW-1734 Petty Officer First Class
Thompson, William, PO1, (1967-1993) EW EW-1734 Petty Officer First Class
Tuley, John, PO1, (1963-1987) AG AG-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Bowen, Mark, CPO, (1976-1987) BT BT-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Brooks, Andy, PO2, (1978-1982) GMG GMG-0872 Petty Officer Second Class
Calahan, Don, PO2, (1977-1981) IC IC-4707 Petty Officer Second Class
Coontz, Jearld, PO2 YN YN-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Dahlin, Richard, CPO, (1973-1997) GM GM-0877 Petty Officer Second Class
Davis, Carl, CPO, (1976-2003) QM QM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Ferrari, Michael, PO1, (1976-1987) IS IS-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Gibson, Henry, PO2, (1979-1981) IC IC-4746 Petty Officer Second Class
Harvey, Michael, PO2, (1978-1983) TD TD-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Harville, Ronald, PO2, (1972-1980) MS MS-3527 Petty Officer Second Class
Howley, Robert, PO2, (1977-1981) OS OS-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Hughes, James, PO2, (1977-1981) IC IC-4718 Petty Officer Second Class
Kirkpatrick, Norman, PO2, (1977-1981) IC IC-4718 Petty Officer Second Class
Lowit, Paul, PO2, (1977-1982) DP DP-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Mallasch, Bob, CPO, (1975-1995) IC IC-4711 Petty Officer Second Class
Miller, William, PO2, (1970-1979) IC IC-4711 Petty Officer Second Class
Monk, Robert, PO2, (1981-1989) BM BM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Morris, Jerry, PO2, (1981-1985) AZ AZ-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Morrow, Larry, PO2, (1978-1982) AS AS-7612 Petty Officer Second Class

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