Current Service Status
Senior Chief Petty Officer
Current/Last Primary Designator/NEC
9513-Senior Manpower Analyst
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
1976-1980, PN-0000, COMLATWINGPAC
Previously Held Designator/NEC
00-0000-Unknown NEC Rating
1968 - 1988
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Gulf of Tonkin Yacht Club
Order of the Shellback
Order of the Golden Dragon
From Month/Year August / 1973
To Month/Year August / 1975
Unit USS Mars (AFS-1) Unit Page
Rank Petty Officer First Class Designator/NEC PN-0000-Personnelman
Location HP: Sasebo Country/State Japan
USS , the third Mars (AFS-1) United States Navy ship to bear the name, was laid down by the National Steel and Shipbuilding Company in San Diego, California, on 5 May 1962; launched on 15 June 1963, sponsored by Mrs. Clyde Doyle, widow of Representative Clyde Doyle of California; and commissioned at Long Beach Naval Shipyard on 21 December 1963, with Captain Russel C. Medley in command.
Mars was the first of a new class that was intended to replace three types of supply ships: the AF (Store Ship), AKS (Stores Issue Ship), and AVS (Aviation Supply Ship). Two innovations were Boeing UH-46 helicopters and an automatic highline shuttle transfer system to make a rapid transfer of supplies possible. To speed replenishment processing, Mars became the first ship in the Pacific Fleet to be equipped with a UNIVAC 1104 computer system.
Surface Vessels USS L-M
PN Richards, E. Mack (WA6ATF), PNCS 203
Last Updated: Apr 13, 2018
Best Friends Reported aboard August 1973 as a PN2. Twleve months later frocked to PN1.
Best Moment Birth of first child at Branch Dispensary, Sasebo, Japan.
Chain of Command Captain R. C. Adams
Captain D. McCrimmon