Knight, Lendall, CAPT

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USN Retired
Current/Last Rank
Current/Last Primary NEC
163X-Special Duty Officer - Intelligence
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Restricted Line Officer
Primary Unit
2004-2006, 163X, US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM)
Previously Held NEC
00-0000-Unknown NEC Rating
Service Years
1979 - 2006
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Cold War
Operation Enduring Freedom
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Order of the Shellback
Safari To Suez

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SOCOM US Forces Japan

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Order of the Shellback US Navy Honorable Discharge Persian Gulf Yacht Club Persian Excursion

Bagel Station Peace Keeping Force Cold War Veteran GONZO Station Yacht Club Did the Ditch (Suez Canal)


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  2007, Navy Together We Served [Verified]

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  1987-1991, 163X, Det Atsugi, VQ-1 World Watchers

Lieutenant Commander

From Month/Year
December / 1987

To Month/Year
December / 1991

Det Atsugi Unit Page

Lieutenant Commander

163X-Special Duty Officer - Intelligence

NAS Atsugi

 Det Atsugi, VQ-1 World Watchers Details

Det Atsugi, VQ-1 World Watchers

Air Units - Fixed Wing


Parent Unit
VQ-1 World Watchers

Air Squadron

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Last Updated: Dec 15, 2016
Memories For This Unit

Best Friends
Sid Abernathy
Donna Sue Ward Holly

Chain of Command
DET OICs: LCDR Jim Russell and LCDR Bill Clark
VQ-1 Guam N2: CDR Rose Levitre


Other Memories
Reported to VQ-Det Atsugi just before the holidays and immediately went to work because the person who I was relieving was on leave.  The Soviet Navy was conducting an operation that we have been directed to fly on so without any indoctrination on the various intelligence computer systems I read the message boards and covered the maps on the briefing walls with post-its.  I made my introduction to the aircrew when they arrived around 4am for their briefing, the first of near daily events for the next three years.  I typically would arrive at the office by midnight, do all-source fusion, put together the brief and present to SIGINT aircrew by 5am, then flight follow the mission until relieved by the debriefer between noon and 1pm.  Between Soviet exercises, special collection missions, US Exercises and US carrier battle group transits there were very few down periods until Desert Shield a couple years later.  Then all the planes/crew shipped out to Kuwait and I took my turn in the barrel out there.  See Operation Desert Shield below.
In 1991 the squadron closed its permanent detachment in Atsugi, Japan after 30 years and moved it to Misawa, Japan

My Photos For This Duty Station
MT Fuji
Dining Out
Cherry Blossom
Promote to LCDR
360 Members Also There at Same Time
Det Atsugi

Leonard, Raymond, CAPT, (1972-1998) OFF 131X Lieutenant Commander
Wallace, David, CDR, (1967-1997) OFF 132X Lieutenant Commander
McKinstry, John, LCDR, (1985-2005) OFF 161X Lieutenant Junior Grade
Johnson, John, CPO, (1966-1989) CTO CTO-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Buchan, Peter, CPO, (1980-2000) IS IS-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Cleveland, Brad, PO1, (1977-1997) AE AE-7182 Petty Officer First Class
Brown, Roger, PO2, (1984-1996) AMH AM-8345 Petty Officer Second Class
Bryant, Roy, CPO, (1983-2003) CT CTM-9269 Petty Officer Second Class
Regan, Ed, MCPO, (1985-2007) CT CT-8295 Petty Officer Second Class
Cowart, Richard, PO2, (1986-1993) AZ AZ-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Downey, Trisha, PO3, (1988-1992) CT CT-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Mares, Leo, PO3, (1988-1993) CTO CTO-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Kondo, Jimmy, PO3, (1987-1993) AT AT-6635 Airman
Murphy, Nettie, AN, (1987-1988) 00 8319 Airman
Lewin, Kevin, PO1, (1982-1989) Petty Officer First Class
Kettering, Simon, PO1, (1982-2004) Petty Officer Second Class
Schauer, Paul, PO1, (1984-2004) Seaman
Wilke, Lanny, LCDR, (1966-1992) Lieutenant Commander
Det Alpha

Brown, Roger, PO2, (1984-1996) AMH AM-8345 Petty Officer Second Class
Det Bahrain Gulf Watchers

Downey, Trisha, PO3, (1988-1992) CT CT-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Det Cubi Pt

Kasinger, Chuck, LCDR, (1975-1999) OFF 161X Lieutenant Junior Grade
Duque, Gene, CPO, (1974-1998) CTI CTI-9202 Petty Officer First Class
McLeod, Dan, CPO, (1987-2007) CTI CTI-9213 Petty Officer Second Class
Brown, Roger, PO2, (1984-1996) AM AM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Cowart, Richard, PO2, (1986-1993) AZ AZ-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
VQ-1 World Watchers

Henderson, Randall, CDR, (1977-1997) OFF 163X Lieutenant Commander
Lindgren, Ed, LCDR, (1979-1994) OFF 163X Lieutenant
Taylor, Eric, CAPT, (1987-Present) OFF 163X Lieutenant
Sobray, Mary, LCDR, (1986-2006) OFF 163X Ensign
Wallace, David, CDR, (1967-1997) OFF 132X Commander
Davis, Todd, CAPT, (1979-2012) OFF 131X Lieutenant Commander
Edman, Gregory, LCDR, (1974-1994) OFF 132X Lieutenant Commander
Gritton, Kent, CAPT, (1979-2007) OFF 132X Lieutenant Commander
Atkins, Marshall, LCDR, (1980-1993) OFF 131X Lieutenant
Baratta, Jim, CAPT, (1981-2010) OFF 131X Lieutenant
Clark, Sherry, LCDR, (1974-1997) OFF 638X Lieutenant
Clay, Michael, LT, (1982-1993) OFF 310X Lieutenant
Crewse, Greg, CAPT, (1980-2008) OFF 131X Lieutenant
Dean, Dale, CDR, (1980-2007) OFF 132X Lieutenant
Fox, Keval, LT, (1983-1999) OFF 130X Lieutenant
Griffiths, Pete, CDR, (1984-2006) OFF 132X Lieutenant
Hopper, James, LCDR, (1969-1996) OFF 633X Lieutenant
Kowald, Cash, CDR, (1986-Present) OFF 132X Lieutenant
Morris, Robert, LT, (1975-1995) OFF 131X Lieutenant
Piontek, Joseph, CAPT, (1983-2017) OFF 132X Lieutenant
Preston, Stephen, LT, (1974-1994) OFF 131X Lieutenant
Snover, Don, LT, (1985-1999) OFF 137X Lieutenant
Tomik, John, CDR, (1979-2014) OFF 132X Lieutenant
Kasinger, Chuck, LCDR, (1975-1999) OFF 161X Lieutenant Junior Grade
Brooks, Jonathan, CWO3, (1964-1992) OFF 734X Chief Warrant Officer 2
Skalski, Pete, CWO3, (1975-1998) OFF 744X Chief Warrant Officer 2
Giordano, Steven, FORCM, (1989-Present) OFF 000X Petty Officer Second Class
Castor, David, CPO, (1989-Present) OFF 000X Airman
Jordan, John, MCPO, (1970-1993) AD AFCM-8300 Command Master Chief Petty Officer
Elms, Penelope, SCPO, (1970-1994) AZ AZ-9502 Senior Chief Petty Officer
Forbes, Scott, MCPO, (1977-1998) CT CT-0000 Senior Chief Petty Officer
Greene, Billy, SCPO, (1976-1997) AE AE-0000 Senior Chief Petty Officer
Holmberg, Ron, SCPO CT CT-9124 Senior Chief Petty Officer
Hubbard, Marvin, SCPO, (1973-1993) AT AT-9526 Senior Chief Petty Officer

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