Richards, E. Mack, PNCS

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Current Service Status
USN Retired
Current/Last Rank
Senior Chief Petty Officer (E-8)
Current/Last Primary Designator/NEC
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Primary Unit
1985-1987, PN-0000, USS Texas (CGN-39)
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 

US Navy Retired 20

 Unofficial Badges 

Sea Bees Badge Order of the Shellback Navy Chief Initiated Gulf of Tonkin Yacht Club

Order of the Golden Dragon Vietnam Veteran 50th Commemoration

 Additional Information

What are you doing now:

Transferred to Fleet Reserve on 31 Jan 1988 with 19 yrs, 8 mos, 19 days active, day for day service.

Placed on the Retired List of the U. S. Navy effective 1 Sep 1997.

Retired civil service, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard 31 Mar 2005 with 35+ years of total federal service.



Other Comments:

--PADI Divemaster and OWSI  #18403 (Emeritus)

--Amateur Radio Operator, Callsign WA6ATF


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


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August / 1973

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USS Mars (AFS-1) Unit Page

Petty Officer First Class (E-6)


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 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 (WA6ATF), PNCS 209  

Last Updated: Sep 13, 2017
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58 Members Also There at Same Time
USS Mars (AFS-1)

Partin, John, SCPO, (1959-1985) PN PN-0000 Petty Officer First Class (E-6)
Huffstetler, John, (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
Quadri, Anton, CDR, (1971-1991) OFF 111X Lieutenant Junior Grade
Gibson, James, CWO4, (1956-1978) WO 713X Chief Warrant Officer 3
Free, Carl Louis, MCPO, (1957-1977) MM MM-0000 Master Chief Petty Officer (E-9)
Campbell, Lesley Burt, MCPO, (1949-1979) 00 00-0000 Command Master Chief Petty Officer (E-9)
Childers, Richard Lee, SCPO, (1951-1976) BM BM-0000 Senior Chief Petty Officer (E-8)
Arnold, Charles E., CPO, (1951-1981) YN YN-0000 Chief Petty Officer (E-7)
Ellis, Elton, CWO4, (1960-1990) SK SK-2825 Chief Petty Officer (E-7)
Ringler, David A., CPO PC PC-0000 Chief Petty Officer (E-7)
Chase, Harold Steven, PO1, (1960-1980) SM SM-0000 Petty Officer First Class (E-6)
Ignacio, Florencio, SCPO, (1966-1987) SK SK-2814 Petty Officer First Class (E-6)
Jackson, Gerald Emery, CPO, (1960-1990) MR MR-0000 Petty Officer First Class (E-6)
Walton, Alton E., CPO, (1962-1986) SK SK-0000 Petty Officer First Class (E-6)
Jones, Peters, PO2, (1969-1973) MM MM-4294 Petty Officer Second Class (E-5)
Michelson, Dale, PO2, (1968-1973) JO JO-0000 Petty Officer Second Class (E-5)
Owens, Thomas, PO2, (1971-1978) StM SH-0000 Petty Officer Second Class (E-5)
Siebert, Dennis, PO2, (1969-1973) SK SK-0000 Petty Officer Second Class (E-5)
Stanford, Sammy Joe, SCPO, (1964-1984) SK SK-0000 Petty Officer Second Class (E-5)
Stiff, Dan, MCPO, (1973-2002) SM SM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class (E-5)
Wanha, Joel, PO2, (1969-1973) SK SK-0000 Petty Officer Second Class (E-5)
BALLOTTA, ROBERT, PO3, (1971-1976) BM BM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class (E-4)
Carlin, Bruce, PO1, (1970-1998) MM MM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class (E-4)
Conner, James M, PO2, (1971-1985) RM RM-2318 Petty Officer Third Class (E-4)
Edwards, Robert, PO1, (1970-1988) YN CYN-0000 Petty Officer Third Class (E-4)
Fowler, Todd, PO2, (1973-1986) MS MS-0000 Petty Officer Third Class (E-4)
Martin, Robert, PO3, (1971-1975) EM EM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class (E-4)
Mosley, Randy, PO3, (1975-1979) MM MM-4295 Petty Officer Third Class (E-4)
Price, Michael, CPO, (1972-1994) RM RM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class (E-4)
Lang, Ricky, SN, (1972-1978) AB AB-0000 Seaman (E-3)
McCarthy, Charles, SN, (1972-1975) SN SN-9780 Seaman (E-3)
McDermott, J.J., SN, (1970-1974) 00 00-0000 Seaman (E-3)
Schiavo, John, PO3, (1973-1977) CS CS-0000 Seaman (E-3)
Toda, Michael, SN, (1971-1974) DM DM-0000 Seaman (E-3)
Sommer, Robert, CPO, (1973-1994) BT BT-0000 Fireman (E-3)
Clarke, Stephen, CPO, (1974-1994) MS MS-0000 Seaman Apprentice (E-2)
Duvall, Benny Lee, SA, (1971-1973) SH SH-0000 Seaman Apprentice (E-2)
Pitts, David, PO1, (1972-2000) SK SK-2814 Seaman Apprentice (E-2)
Helm, Edward, FA, (1974-1975) FN FN-0000 Fireman Apprentice (E-2)
Waller, Thomas L., SR, (1972-1975) BM BM-0000 Seaman Recruit (E-1)
Hingson, Curt, LCDR, (1970-1990) Lieutenant
Ponta, Tom, PO1, (1972-1988) Chief Petty Officer (E-7)
Sparkman, Everett, CWO2, (1961-1980) Chief Petty Officer (E-7)
Tomotchko, William, MCPO, (1963-1985) HT Chief Petty Officer (E-7)
Wallin, Tom, CPO, (1957-1977) Chief Petty Officer (E-7)
Montague, Russell, CPO, (1965-1985) Petty Officer First Class (E-6)
Burger, Steve, CPO, (1971-1991) Petty Officer Second Class (E-5)
Dezell, John, CPO, (1970-1991) Petty Officer Third Class (E-4)
Fass, William, PO3, (1968-1973) BM Petty Officer Third Class (E-4)
Miller, Michael, PO1, (1973-1996) Petty Officer Third Class (E-4)
Veltkamp, Steve, SCPO, (1972-1992) QM Petty Officer Third Class (E-4)
Crawford, Joseph, SN, (1971-1975) 00 Seaman (E-3)
Lilligren, Dave, PO1, (1974-1981) Seaman (E-3)
Smith, John, PO1, (1972-1984) Seaman (E-3)

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