Lutz, Matthew, CWO3

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Current Service Status
USNR Retired
Current/Last Rank
Chief Warrant Officer 3
Current/Last Service Branch
Repair Technician
Current/Last Primary NEC
714X-Warrant Officer - Repair Technician
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Chief Warrant Officer
Primary Unit
2008-2009, 714X, Navy Cargo Handling Battalion 7 (NCHB-7)
Previously Held NEC
HT-4955-Non-Nuclear High Pressure Components Welder
HT-0000-Hull Maintenance Technician
Service Years
1980 - 2009
Foreign Language(s)
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Cold War
Great Lakes
Operation Enduring Freedom
Order of the Dirt Sailor
Plank Owner
Repair Technician
Chief Warrant Officer 3

 Official Badges 

Firefighter US Navy Retired 20

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback US Navy Honorable Discharge Cold War Medal Navy Chief Initiated

Navy Chief 100 Yrs 1893-1993 Order Of The Lakes LDO/CWO Cold War Veteran

Cold War Veteran

 Military Association Memberships
Reserve Officers Association (ROA)American LegionVeterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW)Branch 97
Texas Chapter
  2007, Reserve Officers Association (ROA) [Verified]
  2008, American Legion [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2009, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2012, Fleet Reserve Association (FRA), Branch 97 (Member) (Whidbey Island, Washington) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2013, Patriot Guard Riders, Texas Chapter (Texas) [Verified]

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
Contract manager for NW border protection stations along the U.S. border with Canada.  Performing preventive, predictive and corrective maintenance to 26 CBP facilities.
Other Comments:
To all my new "Shipmates" or "Shippies" as my CLB likes to call them WELCOME ABOARD! Enjoy the cruise , see you on board the BB's.

 Remembrance Profiles -  2 Sailors Remembered
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  1983-1986, HT-4955, USS Samuel Gompers (AD-37)

HT-Hull Maintenance Technician

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USS Samuel Gompers (AD-37) Unit Page

Petty Officer First Class

HT-4955-Non-Nuclear High Pressure Components Welder

San Diego, Alameda

 USS Samuel Gompers (AD-37) Details

USS Samuel Gompers (AD-37)

Samuel Gompers Class Destroyer Tender:

The USS SAMUEL GOMPERS (AD-37), a Samuel Gompers-class destroyer tender, was commissioned on 1 JUL 1967. USS SAMUEL GOMPERS served her country for 28 years, 3 months and 26 days, until decommissioned on 27 OCT 1995. After commissioning at the Bremerton, WA Naval Ship Yard, SAMUEL GOMPERS transited to her home port of San Diego, CA. She then began her regular cycle of Western Pacific deployments followed by time in home port. In the 1980s and 1990s SAMUEL GOMPERS deployments extended into the Indian Ocean as the US Naval presence grew in the Persian Gulf. USS SAMUEL GOMPERS was decommissioned in October 1995 and then sunk in a fleet exercise on 22 JUL 2003, off the coast of North Carolina.

  • Laid down, 9 July 1964, at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, WA.
  • Launched, 14 May 1966
  • Commissioned USS Samuel Gompers (AD-37), 15 July 1967
  • Decommissioned, 27 October 1995, Newport News Shipbuilding, Newport News, VA.
  • Laid up at the Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility, Portsmouth, VA.
  • Moved in November 1995 to the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River Group, Lee Hall, VA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 7 April 1999
  • Custody transferred to the Maritime Administration, for disposal, 7 April 1999
  • Final Disposition, disposed of as a target, 21 July 2003 in the VACAPES OPAREA 31°.17.2 N x 7°.35.16 W.

Surface Vessels


Parent Unit
Samuel Gompers-class

Tender/ Repair Ship

Created/Owned By
Not Specified

Last Updated: Mar 9, 2007
Memories For This Unit

Best Friends
Rich Bass
Earl Huitt
Reggie Jones
Curt Fullmer

Best Moment
Any day onboard


Chain of Command
CWO4 Halsell
HTC Dale Snyder
Lt Lapp
Lt Bowen

Other Memories
Crossing the line westpac '84

My Photos For This Duty Station
No Available Photos
266 Members Also There at Same Time
USS Samuel Gompers (AD-37)

Scott, Thomas, PO1, (1984-1994) HT HT-4955 Petty Officer Second Class
Abiad, Gil, CPO, (1966-1987) HT HT-4954 Chief Petty Officer
Thompson, John, CPO, (1983-2004) HT HT-4956 Chief Petty Officer
Fein, Edward, PO1, (1980-1990) HT HT-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Furlong, John, CPO, (1977-2003) HT HT-4943 Petty Officer First Class
Ingram, Steven, SCPO, (1976-2002) HT HT-4943 Petty Officer First Class
Staples, Lou, PO1 HT HT-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Zettel, David, SCPO, (1975-1999) HT HT-4943 Petty Officer First Class
BARBARITZ, JOSEPH, PO1, (1976-2001) HT HT-4954 Petty Officer Second Class
Bass, Rich, PO2, (1980-1986) HT HT-4954 Petty Officer Second Class
DePeralta, Rudy, CPO, (1981-2001) HT HT-4956 Petty Officer Second Class
Hall, Robin, PO2, (1983-1987) HT HT-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Jackson, Candace, PO2, (1983-1987) HT HT-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Lutz, Peter, PO1, (1981-2001) HT HT-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Milam, Laura, CPO, (1980-2013) HT HT-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Polasek, Robert, PO2, (1979-1985) HT HT-4956 Petty Officer Second Class
Sloan, James, PO1, (1977-1995) HT HT-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Western, Jeffrey, SCPO, (1979-2005) HT HT-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Hughes, David, PO3, (1982-1986) HT HT-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Miller, Scott, PO3, (1980-1984) HT HT-4954 Petty Officer Third Class
Duncan, Martin, CPO, (1982-2002) HT HT-0000 Fireman
Emerson, Karen, FN, (1983-1986) HT HT-0000 Fireman
Kramer, Kellee, FN, (1982-1985) HT HT-0000 Fireman
Sievert, Kevin, PO1, (1982-2002) HT HT-0000 Fireman
Pretak, Candace, PO2, (1980-1986) MS MS-3527 [Other Service Rank]
Henderson, Stephan, SA, (1986-1987) SN SN-0000 Other Service Rank
Hall, Dwight, CWO3, (1964-1987) OFF 713X Chief Warrant Officer 2
May, Bill, MCPO, (1962-1983) BT BT-4503 Master Chief Petty Officer
Sutton, Robert, SCPO, (1962-1990) DP DP-2741 Senior Chief Petty Officer
Applegate, Robert, SCPO, (1970-1996) ML ML-5201 Chief Petty Officer
Carver, Charles, CPO, (1972-1992) GM GM-0877 Chief Petty Officer
Dault, Emery, CPO, (1964-1990) BM BM-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Donlea, Michael, SCPO, (1973-1993) GS GSM-4124 Chief Petty Officer
Fadgen, William, CPO, (1975-1995) PM PM-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Galde, Dick, CPO, (1964-1991) MR MR-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Harnar, Roger, CPO, (1974-1994) DC DC-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Khoury, David, CPO, (1966-1987) MA MA-2001 Chief Petty Officer
Khoury, David, CPO, (1966-1987) MA MA-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Kluwin, Tom, SCPO, (1972-1993) WT WT-1026 Chief Petty Officer
Krack, Ernest, CPO, (1972-1992) YN YN-2526 Chief Petty Officer
Legaspi, Renato, CPO, (1973-1996) HM HM-8452 Chief Petty Officer
Marlowe, David, CPO, (1972-1992) MM MM-4245 Chief Petty Officer
McCoin, Curtis, CPO, (1968-1988) LI LI-3601 Chief Petty Officer
WRIGHT, JEFF, CPO, (1972-1992) BM BM-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Alber, Mary, CDR, (1975-2002) SK SK-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Armstrong, Tom, PO1, (1980-1994) EM EM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Barkley, David, PO1, (1971-1986) QM QM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Benoit, Robert, CPO, (1964-1990) DP DP-2716 Petty Officer First Class
Chandler, Douglas, PO1, (1974-1987) ET ET-1435 Petty Officer First Class
Coleman, Laconta, LCDR, (1978-2008) TM TM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Goldhammer, Bonnie, PO1, (1976-1996) RM RM-2321 Petty Officer First Class
Hall, Robert, PO1, (1982-1990) EN EN-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Morris, Anita, CPO, (1974-1994) YN YN-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Murphy, Pamela, PO1, (1978-1987) BM BM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
North, Thomas, CPO, (1975-1996) BT BT-4502 Petty Officer First Class
Robnett, Bill, CPO, (1975-1993) ET ET-1588 Petty Officer First Class
Schmidt, Arthur, CPO, (1975-1995) RM RM-2319 Petty Officer First Class
Strahan, Joanne, PO1, (1978-1987) WT WT-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Swartz, Randal, PO1, (1971-1989) IM IM-1820 Petty Officer First Class

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