McDermott, Kenneth, LT

Limited Duty Officer
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Current Service Status
USN Retired
Current/Last Rank
Current/Last Primary NEC
629X-Limited Duty Officer - Communications - Submarine
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Limited Duty Officer
Primary Unit
Previously Held NEC
RM-2333-Submarine Radioman General Maintenance
792X-Warrant Officer - Communications - Submarine
Service Years
1959 - 1979
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Cold War
Order of the Arctic Circle (Bluenose)
Plank Owner

 Official Badges 

Allied Command Atlantic Allied Submarine Command US Navy Retired 20

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Arctic Circle (Bluenose) Navy Chief Initiated

 Military Association Memberships
Military Officers Association of America (MOAA)USS Virginia BaseNational Rifle Association (NRA)National Association of Uniformed Services (NAUS)
Post 74Post 8169, Scottsville Post
  1980, Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2003, United States Submarine Veterans, Inc. (USSVI), 38, USS Virginia Base (Member) (Richmond, Virginia) [Verified]1 - Chap. Page
  2005, National Rifle Association (NRA) [Verified]
  2009, National Association of Uniformed Services (NAUS) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2012, American Legion, Post 74 (Recorder) (Charlottesville, Virginia) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2014, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 8169, Scottsville Post (Life Member) (Scottsville, Virginia) - Chap. Page

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
I am retired from the U. S. Navy and retired from the University of Virginia.
We traveled full-time in an RV for three years after I retired from the Navy in 1979 and I worked many part-time jobs during that period. After our travels I worked several part-time jobs over a two-year period while we started building our new home. Then, beginning as a Medical Center Project Manager on September 11, 1984, I served for a total of 27 years 8 months in the Facilities Planning & Construction Department (FP&C) of Facilities Management at the University of Virginia, retiring on May 4, 2012 as the Administrative & IT Manager, Webmaster, LSP-Pro for FP&C.
Other Comments:

Life Member of United States Submarine Veterans, Inc. and member of USS Virginia Base. Founding Webmaster for USS Virginia Base since 2003 and Commander of USS Virginia Base since 2008. USS Virginia Base serves submariners in the Richmond and Central Virginia area.

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  1963-1968, RM-0000, USS John C. Calhoun (SSBN-630)


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December / 1963

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October / 1968

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Chief Petty Officer



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 USS John C. Calhoun (SSBN-630) Details

USS John C. Calhoun (SSBN-630)
Hull number SSBN-630

Sub-Surface Vessels


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Last Updated: Apr 4, 2013
Memories For This Unit

Other Memories
I had made RM1(SS) just before reporting aboard the precommissioning crew. I requalified in submarines, SSBN-627 class; made Chief; made the first sea trial, shakedown, missile firing and seven Gold Crew patrols. For four patrols I was the Leading Radioman and for one year I was the Qualification Chief Petty Officer.

My Photos For This Duty Station
RMC(SS) Kenn McDermott in the Radio Shack on Calhoun Gold's fourth patrol
Chief McDermott on patrol
26 Members Also There at Same Time
USS John C. Calhoun (SSBN-630)

Thurtell, Frank, CAPT, (1940-1974) OFF 112X Commander
Bush, James Ter, CAPT, (1952-1977) OFF 112X Lieutenant Commander
Hamly, Richard, CAPT, (1965-1995) OFF 112X Lieutenant
Wilson, George, CPO, (1957-1977) ET ET-3363 Chief Petty Officer
Blough, Calvin, CMC MM MM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Calvert, Jr., Bobbie, PO1, (1950-1969) FTB FTB-3301 Petty Officer First Class
Fader, Jon, PO1, (1962-1969) MT MT-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Icard, John, MCPO, (1957-1976) EM EM-3354 Petty Officer First Class
Magin, James, PO1, (1963-1970) EN 4319 Petty Officer First Class
Shook, Joseph, PO1, (1960-1972) MT MT-3318 Petty Officer First Class
Smith, Carl, PO1, (1957-1965) EN EN-3355 Petty Officer First Class
Streier, Gerry, PO1, (1968-1977) IC IC-3364 Petty Officer First Class
Carew, Herbert, PO2, (1961-1968) FTB FTB-3301 Petty Officer Second Class
Driscoll, John, PO1, (1960-1968) EM EM-3354 Petty Officer Second Class
Gallagher, Luke, PO1, (1963-1971) MT MT-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Perry, Francis, PO2, (1965-1974) IC IC-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Smith, William, PO2, (1962-1970) ETR ETR-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Wicks, David, CPO, (1962-1976) EM EM-3354 Petty Officer Second Class
Allen, Charles, CPO, (1963-1974) ETN ETN-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Hauser, Gregory, PO3, (1965-1968) QM QM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Mayle, Marvin, FN, (1963-1966) FN FN-0000 Fireman
Axene, Dean, RADM, (1944-1974) Captain
Meyer, David, SCPO, (1951-1971) Senior Chief Petty Officer
Barber, Robert, SCPO, (1957-1978) Petty Officer First Class
Blockinger, Ed, CPO, (1963-1990) Petty Officer Second Class
Perron, Raymond, PO2, (1965-1969) QM Petty Officer Second Class

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