Meunier, Darrell, AWC

Aviation Warfare Systems Operator
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Current Service Status
USN Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Chief Petty Officer
Current/Last Primary NEC
AW-7861-P3C Non-Acoustic Operator
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Aviation Warfare Systems Operator
Primary Unit
1999-2002, AW-7835, Commander Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing 1 (CPRW-1)
Previously Held NEC
AW-7835-Tactical Support Center (TSC) Acoustic Equipment Operator
AW-7846-CV-ASM Module (ASWMOD) Equipment Operator
Service Years
1980 - 2002
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Order of the Arctic Circle (Bluenose)
AW-Aviation Warfare Systems Operator
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  1997-1998, AW-7846, USS Independence (CV-62)

AW-Aviation Warfare Systems Operator

From Month/Year
June / 1997

To Month/Year
September / 1998

USS Independence (CV-62) Unit Page

Chief Petty Officer

AW-7846-CV-ASM Module (ASWMOD) Equipment Operator


 USS Independence (CV-62) Details

USS Independence (CV-62)

(later CV-62)

Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign: November - November - Quebec - November
Tactical Voice Radio Call: "GUN TRAIN"

Displacement 56,000 Tons, Dimensions, 1046' 6" (oa) x 129' 1" x 37' (Max)
Armament 8 x 5"/54, 100 Aircraft.
Armor, Unknown.
Machinery, 280,000 SHP; Geared Turbines, 4 screws
Speed, 34 Knots, Crew 3800 - 4280.

Operational and Building Data

Built by New York Navy. Laid down 1 July 1955, launched 6 June 1958, commissioned 10 Jan 1959. Redesignated as a multimission carrier (CV 62) 28 February 1973. after being modified to operate ASW aircraft. SLEP at Philadelphia Navy Yard 4/1985 to mid-1988.

Replaced Midwayas forward-deployed carrier in Japan, 1991. Island was extensively enlarged during SLEP and other modernizations. Replaced by Kitty Hawk in July 1998 and decommissioned to reserve on 30 September 1998. Struck from the Navy list on 8 March 2004.

Status:Stricken, to be disposed of (Maintenance Category X).

Berth:NAVSEA Inactive Ships On-site Maintenance Office, Bremerton, WA.

Planned disposition:In April 2004 Navy officials identified ex-Independence as one of 24 decommissioned ships available to be sunk as artificial reefs. As of February 2008, however, she was scheduled to be dismantled in the next five years.

Surface Vessels


Parent Unit

Aircraft Carrier

Created/Owned By
Not Specified

Last Updated: Feb 16, 2016
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1275 Members Also There at Same Time
USS Independence (CV-62)

Johnson, Eric, CPO, (1980-2005) AW AW-7846 Petty Officer First Class
Kremer, Peter, CPO, (1985-2007) AW AW-7846 Petty Officer First Class
Hawkins, Chris, CWO4, (2019-Present) AW AW-7846 Petty Officer Second Class
Hoefer, Ron, CPO, (1988-2012) AW AW-7846 Petty Officer Second Class
Turnage, Josh, PO1, (1996-Present) AW AW-7846 Petty Officer Third Class
Branton, Rodney, PO1, (1976-1997) AW AW-7834 Petty Officer First Class
Thielecke, Gary, LT, (1982-2008) AW AW-7876 Petty Officer First Class
Valdez, Chris, PO2, (1993-2002) AW AW-7815 Petty Officer Second Class
Wilkinson, Kyle, CPO, (1993-Present) AW AW-7834 Petty Officer Third Class
Kircher, Hardy, CAPT, (1973-2003) OFF 131X Captain
Schlientz, Steve, CAPT, (1973-2005) OFF 132X Captain
Brunn, Chuck, LCDR, (1984-2004) OFF 163X Lieutenant Commander
Colton, Scott, CDR, (1978-2009) OFF 618X Lieutenant Commander
Hornbrook III, John, CDR, (1973-2007) OFF 651X Lieutenant Commander
Stillwaggon, Joseph, CDR, (1982-2015) OFF 163X Lieutenant Commander
Wilson, Tony, CDR, (1985-2005) OFF 111X Lieutenant Commander
Allen, Stephen, LT, (1972-2002) OFF 638X Lieutenant
Anderson, Todd, CDR, (1986-2008) OFF 310X Lieutenant
Anstead, Thomas, LT, (1993-1997) OFF 139X Lieutenant
Dailey, Tom, CDR, (1980-Present) OFF 651X Lieutenant
Hull, Chris, CDR, (1972-2008) OFF 633X Lieutenant
Mossey, Thomas, LCDR, (1986-2008) OFF 132X Lieutenant
Nanartowich, Eric, LCDR, (1987-2007) OFF 131X Lieutenant
Nash, Nathan, LT, (1975-2000) OFF 636X Lieutenant
Neville, Robert OFF 636X Lieutenant
Noble, Doug, CDR, (1989-2007) OFF 310X Lieutenant
Seidenwand, Thomas, LCDR, (1988-2008) OFF 152X Lieutenant
Trotter, Thomas, CDR, (1988-2007) OFF 131X Lieutenant
Wilson, Julius, LT, (1983-2005) OFF 618X Lieutenant
Braaten, Greg, LCDR, (1990-2007) OFF 161X Lieutenant Junior Grade
Downey, Kevin, LCDR, (1987-Present) OFF 132X Lieutenant Junior Grade
George, Brian, CDR, (1980-2012) OFF 613X Lieutenant Junior Grade
Green, Hank, LCDR, (1979-2008) OFF 619X Lieutenant Junior Grade
Hyde, Bob, LCDR, (1975-2007) OFF 633X Lieutenant Junior Grade
Wells, Larry, LCDR, (1980-2010) OFF 618X Lieutenant Junior Grade
Bestafka, Tom, CDR, (1996-Present) OFF 116X Ensign
Crenshaw, Paris, LCDR, (1995-Present) OFF 111X Ensign
Dancer, Scott, LCDR, (1982-2009) OFF 631X Ensign
Doling, James, LCDR, (1996-2007) OFF 111X Ensign
Minella, Vic, LCDR, (1987-2008) OFF 130X Ensign
Parente, James, LCDR, (1979-2008) OFF 631X Ensign
Slayman, Chris, CDR, (1994-Present) OFF 111X Ensign
Ayres, Carl, CWO4, (1976-2005) OFF 734X Chief Warrant Officer 3
Beaver, Joyce, CWO4, (1970-2000) OFF 734X Chief Warrant Officer 3
Cuyler, Gus, LCDR, (1980-2008) OFF 712X Chief Warrant Officer 2
Revak, Bill, LCDR, (1981-2007) OFF 718X Chief Warrant Officer 2
Vargas, Joel, LCDR, (1982-2012) OFF 734X Chief Warrant Officer 2
Cisneros, Miguel, CMC, (1974-2007) MM MM-0000 Master Chief Petty Officer
Forsberg, Myron, CMC, (1977-2008) AFC AFCM-8300 Master Chief Petty Officer
Galvan, Juan, MCPO, (1973-2003) AB AB-0000 Master Chief Petty Officer
Hare, Michael, MCPO, (1971-2001) 00 9517 Master Chief Petty Officer
Hunnicutt, Steve, CMC, (1981-2007) FC FC-1147 Master Chief Petty Officer
Lewis, Douglas, MCPO, (1974-2004) AZ AZ-0000 Master Chief Petty Officer
Moore, Steven, MCPO, (1975-2001) MA MA-0000 Master Chief Petty Officer
Rodriguez, Cesar, MCPO, (1975-2005) NC NC-2186 Master Chief Petty Officer
Taylor, Curtis, MCPO, (1976-2003) 00 8800 Master Chief Petty Officer
Thompson, Joel, MCPO, (1971-1997) AT AVCM-8300 Master Chief Petty Officer
Scott, Terry, MCPON, (1977-2006) CMC 9580 Command Master Chief Petty Officer
Baggetta, Peter, SCPO, (1982-1997) RP RP-9502 Senior Chief Petty Officer

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