Richards, E. Mack, PNCS

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Current Service Status
USN Retired
Current/Last Rank
Senior Chief Petty Officer
Current/Last Primary NEC
9513-Senior Manpower Analyst
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Primary Unit
1976-1980, PN-0000, COMLATWINGPAC
Previously Held NEC
8351-A-4 Maintenance Technician
00-0000-Unknown NEC Rating
PN-9614-Job Analyst
Service Years
1968 - 1988
Foreign Language(s)
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Gulf of Tonkin Yacht Club
Order of the Shellback
Order of the Golden Dragon
Four Hash Marks

 Official Badges 

Career Counselor US Navy Retired 20

 Unofficial Badges 

Sea Bees Badge Order of the Shellback Cold War Medal Navy Chief Initiated

Gulf of Tonkin Yacht Club Order of the Golden Dragon Cold War Veteran Global War on Terrorism Civilian Support Medal

Vietnam Veteran 50th Commemoration Blue Water Navy

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  1973-1975, PN-0000, USS Mars (AFS-1)


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August / 1973

To Month/Year
August / 1975

USS Mars (AFS-1) Unit Page

Petty Officer First Class


HP: Sasebo

 USS Mars (AFS-1) Details

USS Mars (AFS-1)

USS Mars (AFS-1), the third 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


Parent Unit
Surface Vessels USS L-M


Created/Owned By
PN Richards, E. Mack, PNCS 216 

Last Updated: Oct 2, 2018
Memories For This Unit

Best Friends
MR1 Gerry Jackson - Steaming buddy, shipmate, friend, and Yatake-cho neighbor.

HT1 Bill Tomotchko 
HT1 Chet Brower
QM1 Skip Sparkman
SK1 Ed Norton
GMG1 Herron
BM2 Johnston
QM3 Veltkamp
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

My Photos For This Duty Station
MARS and RB Anderson Yokosuka
MARS Berth 10 Yokosuka
65 Members Also There at Same Time
USS Mars (AFS-1)

Partin, John, SCPO, (1959-1985) PN PN-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Sullivan, Dennis J., CPO, (1972-1992) PN PN-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Huffstetler, John, PO2, (1969-1973) LN LN-0000 [Other Service Rank]
Adams, Richard C., CAPT OFF 131X Captain
McCrimmon, Douglas R., CAPT, (1955-1978) OFF 131X Captain
Miller, James E, RADM, (1956-1993) OFF 310X Captain
Norr, Herbert E., LCDR, (1952-1978) OFF 613X Lieutenant Commander
Cardany, Charles R., LT, (1970-1976) OFF 210X Lieutenant
Quadri, Anton, CDR, (1971-1991) OFF 111X Lieutenant Junior Grade
Kodzis, Richard, LCDR, (1972-1993) OFF 111X Ensign
Gibson, James, CWO4, (1956-1978) WO 713X Chief Warrant Officer 3
Forcier, Robert Leo, MCPO, (1955-1981) SK SK-0000 Master Chief Petty Officer
Free, Carl Louis, MCPO, (1957-1977) MM MM-0000 Master Chief Petty Officer
Campbell, Lesley Burt, MCPO, (1949-1979) 00 00-0000 Command Master Chief Petty Officer
Childers, Richard Lee, SCPO, (1951-1976) BM BM-0000 Senior Chief Petty Officer
Arnold, Charles E., CPO, (1951-1981) YN YN-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Ellis, Elton, CWO4, (1960-1990) SK SK-2825 Chief Petty Officer
Ringler, David A., CPO, (1958-1981) PC PC-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Chase, Harold Steven, PO1, (1960-1980) SM SM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Ignacio, Florencio, SCPO, (1966-1987) SK SK-2814 Petty Officer First Class
Jackson, Gerald Emery, CPO, (1960-1990) MR MR-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Rosier, Johnny, CPO, (1955-1980) SK SK-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Walton, Alton E., CPO, (1962-1986) SK SK-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Cormier, Willard, PO2, (1974-1978) DP DP-2702 Petty Officer Second Class
Jones, Peters, PO2, (1969-1973) MM MM-4294 Petty Officer Second Class
Michelson, Dale, PO2, (1968-1973) JO JO-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Owens, Thomas, PO2, (1971-1978) SH SH-3131 Petty Officer Second Class
Siebert, Dennis, PO2, (1969-1973) SK SK-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Stanford, Sammy Joe, SCPO, (1964-1984) SK SK-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Stiff, Dan, MCPO, (1973-2002) SM SM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Wanha, Joel, PO2, (1969-1973) SK SK-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Ballotta, Robert, PO3, (1971-1976) BM BM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Carlin, Bruce, PO1, (1970-1998) MM MM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Conner, James M, PO2, (1971-1985) RM RM-2318 Petty Officer Third Class
Edwards, Robert, PO1, (1970-1988) YN CYN-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Fowler, Todd, PO2, (1973-1986) MS MS-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Martin, Robert, PO3, (1971-1975) EM EM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Mosley, Randy, PO3, (1975-1979) MM MM-4295 Petty Officer Third Class
Ponta, Tom, PO1, (1972-1988) OS OS-0318 Petty Officer Third Class
Price, Michael, CPO, (1972-1994) RM RM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Grace, William, SN, (1970-1976) DP DP-2702 Seaman
Lang, Ricky, SN, (1972-1978) AB AB-0000 Seaman
McCarthy, Charles, SN, (1972-1975) SN SN-9780 Seaman
McDermott, J.J., SN, (1970-1974) 00 00-0000 Seaman
Pitts, David, PO1, (1972-2000) SK SK-2814 Seaman
Schiavo, John, PO3, (1973-1977) CS CS-0000 Seaman
Toda, Michael, SN, (1971-1974) DM DM-0000 Seaman
Sommer, Robert, CPO, (1973-1994) BT BT-0000 Fireman
Clarke, Stephen, CPO, (1974-1994) MS MS-0000 Seaman Apprentice
Duvall, Benny Lee, SA, (1971-1973) SH SH-0000 Seaman Apprentice
Helm, Edward, FA, (1974-1975) FN FN-0000 Fireman Apprentice
Waller, Thomas L., SR, (1972-1975) BM BM-0000 Seaman Recruit
Hingson, Curt, LCDR, (1970-1990) Lieutenant
Sparkman, Everett E., CWO2, (1961-1980) Chief Petty Officer
Tomotchko, William, MCPO, (1963-1985) HT Chief Petty Officer
Wallin, Tom, CPO, (1957-1977) Chief Petty Officer
Montague, Russell, CPO, (1965-1985) Petty Officer First Class
Burger, Steve, CPO, (1971-1991) Petty Officer Second Class
Dezell, John, CPO, (1970-1991) Petty Officer Third Class

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