Carter, John, CPO

Data Systems Technician
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Current Service Status
USN Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Chief Petty Officer
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Data Systems Technician
Primary Unit
1997-2000, DS-1615, Fleet Technical Support Center (FTSCPAC)
Previously Held NEC
EM-0000-Electrician's Mate
EM-0000-Electrician's Mate
DS-1684-CG/CGN/DDG CDS Upgrade Data Display Technician
DS-1636-AN/UYK4 Computer Maintenance
DS-1622-CDS Upgrade Computer/Peripheral Maintenance Technician
DS-1615-Shipboard Tactical Data Systems Technician
Service Years
1969 - 2000
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Order of the Ditch
Order of the Magellan
Order of the Shellback
Order of the Emerald Shellback
Panama Canal
DS-Data Systems Technician
Five Hash Marks

 Official Badges 

US Navy Retired 20

 Unofficial Badges 

US Navy Honorable Discharge Order of the Shellback US Naval Reserve Honorable Discharge Navy Chief Initiated

Navy Chief 100 Yrs 1893-1993 Vietnam Veteran 50th Commemoration Vietnam 50th Anniversary

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
Providing technical support to the Fleet in the areas of CDS/ACDS, AEGIS Link, and CEC.
Other Comments:
Not Specified
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  1982-1986, DS-1684, USS Chandler (DDG-996)

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USS Chandler (DDG-996) Unit Page

Petty Officer Second Class

DS-1684-CG/CGN/DDG CDS Upgrade Data Display Technician

San Diego, CA

 USS Chandler (DDG-996) Details

USS Chandler (DDG-996)
USS CHANDLER was the fourth and last KIDD class guided missile destroyer.  Originally built for Iran, the ship was named ANDUSHIRVAN, but after the destroyer's takeover by the U.S. Navy the ship was renamed CHANDLER .  In 2005, the CHANDLER was transfered to Taiwan where she was recommissioned as MA-KONG.

Hull number: DDG-996
Keel Laid: May 7, 1979
Christened: June 28, 1980
Commissioned: March 13, 1982
Decommissioned: 1999
Builder: Ingalls Shipbuilding, West Bank, Pascagoula, Miss.
Propulsion: four General Electric LM 2500 gas turbine engines
Propellers: two (30')
Blades on each Propeller: five (veriable pitch)
Length: 563' 11 3/4" (172 meters)
Beam: 55' 1" (16.8 meters)
Draft: 31' 5" (9.6 meters)
Displacement: 9,500 tons full load
Speed: 30+ knots
Aircraft: two SH-2 helicopters (LAMPS I) or one SH-3 helicopter (LAMPS III)
Armament: two Mk 45 5-inch/54 caliber lightweight guns, two Mk 26 launchers for Standard missiles, Harpoon missile launchers, Mk 46 torpedoes (two triple tube mounts), two 20mm Phalanx CIWS, one Mk 112 launcher for ASROC
Homeport: (original) San Diego, CA - (Later) Everett, WA
Crew: 31 officers, 332 enlisted

Ship's Coat of Arms:

The Shield:

Dark blue and gold are the colors traditionally associated with the Navy. The wavy Chevron, compass rose and pheons symbolize the northward sweep through the Philippines, in which Rear Admiral Theodore Edson Chandler participated. The convex cross represents the Navy Cross, which was awarded to the Admiral for extraordinary heroism at Lingayen Gulf. The pheons and compass rose also denote the guided missile striking capabilities of a KIDD - class guided missile destroyer.

The Crest:

The rampant demi-lion, a symbol of courage and fighting spirit represents Admiral Chandler's extraordinary heroism. The fountain signifies Lingayen Gulf. The wall and flames represent the fiery bridge of the flagship USS LOUISVILLE from which Admiral Chandler continued to command even after suffering a direct hit from a kamikaze bomber.

The Motto:

"AD MORTEM FIDELIS" is the CHANDLER family motto. The translation "FAITHFUL UNTIL DEATH" aptly describes Rear Admiral Chandler's heroism and devotion to duty in giving his life to save his ship.

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Created/Owned By
SH Crow, Raymon, Jr., SH1 19

Last Updated: Apr 26, 2007
Memories For This Unit

Other Memories
Cruisebook Editor - 3 cruises
Great tour of duty with great shipmates.

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91 Members Also There at Same Time
USS Chandler (DDG-996)

Green, Timothy, CDR, (1973-1998) OFF 310X Lieutenant
Jason, Andrew, CPO, (1966-1992) YN YN-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Johnson, James, CPO, (1966-1986) RM RM-2318 Chief Petty Officer
Wilson, Thaddeus, MCPO, (1970-1996) FC FC-1158 Chief Petty Officer
Balafas, Stan, CPO, (1980-2000) FC FC-1158 Petty Officer First Class
Crow, Raymon, PO1, (1972-1994) SH SH-3131 Petty Officer First Class
Davis, Brian, PO1, (1971-1993) ST ST-0457 Petty Officer First Class
Fitzgerald, James, CPO, (1976-1997) OS OS-0321 Petty Officer First Class
Freeman, Chuck, SCPO, (1980-2001) OS OS-0321 Petty Officer First Class
Hoyle, Michael, CPO, (1977-1990) GM GM-0989 Petty Officer First Class
Irish, Patrick, PO1, (1975-1998) EN EN-4398 Petty Officer First Class
Pfeiffer, Mark, CPO, (1976-1990) ST ST-0457 Petty Officer First Class
Rosekrans, Fred, CPO, (1975-1997) QM QM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Schifter, Stuart, PO1, (1979-1985) FTG FTG-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Smallwood, Charlie, CPO, (1969-1995) OS OS-0318 Petty Officer First Class
Thario, Les, PO1, (1981-1987) FTG FTG-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Van Huyck, Jim, SCPO, (1980-2002) OS OS-0319 Petty Officer First Class
Wuestenhagen, Dale, PO1, (1982-1986) HT HT-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Zankl, Michael, PO1, (1980-1986) FTG FTG-1127 Petty Officer First Class
Adams, Jerry, SCPO, (1985-2005) PN PN-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Davis, William, PO2, (1981-1987) HM HM-8404 Petty Officer Second Class
Duncan, Shane, PO2, (1980-1985) ST ST-0414 Petty Officer Second Class
Foster, Randy, PO2, (1981-1985) EN EN-4291 Petty Officer Second Class
Gaston, Glen, PO2, (1982-1986) GM GMM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Graham, Philip, PO2, (1983-1987) HT HT-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Graham, Philip, PO2, (1983-1987) HT HT-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Grandal, Ed, CPO, (1981-2003) HT HT-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Hessell, Greg, SCPO, (1980-1998) ST ST-0457 Petty Officer Second Class
Huntley, Tony, PO2, (1979-1985) ET ET-1425 Petty Officer Second Class
Kersey, Ric, CPO, (1981-2002) OS OS-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
L'Ecuyer, Lindsay, CDR, (1977-2006) BM BM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Lavergne, Charles, PO1, (1981-2003) GM GM-0989 Petty Officer Second Class
Martinez, Edgardo, PO2, (1980-1984) EM EM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Medina, Ben, PO2, (1983-1988) GM GM-0989 Petty Officer Second Class
Meland, Britt, SCPO, (1983-2005) OS OS-0321 Petty Officer Second Class
Pierce, Michael, PO2, (1983-1989) FC FC-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Riley, Richard, PO3, (1983-1996) OS OS-0317 Petty Officer Second Class
Weimar, Norman, SCPO, (1975-2005) FC FC-1130 Petty Officer Second Class
Youngblood, Mike, PO1, (1982-1992) EW EW-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Zankl, Michael, PO1, (1980-1986) FTG FTG-1127 Petty Officer Second Class
Adamchik, Rick, PO3, (1985-1991) EW EW-1733 Petty Officer Third Class
Adamson, Jimmy, PO2, (1984-1996) ET ET-1420 Petty Officer Third Class
Amsler, Chris, MCPO, (1983-2008) OFF 119X Petty Officer Third Class
Anderson, Brent, PO3, (1983-1987) SM SM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Balafas, Stan, CPO, (1980-2000) FC FC-1167 Petty Officer Third Class
Cerchi, Joseph, PO3, (1977-1983) HT HT-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Duncan, Lee, CPO, (1985-2005) EW EW-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Hudgins, David, PO3, (1976-1990) OS OS-0318 Petty Officer Third Class
McLaughlin, Don, PO3, (1980-1984) GSM GSM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Mills, Paul, PO3, (1983-1987) BM BM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Parr, Steve, PO1, (1981-2001) ST STG-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Parr, Steve, PO1, (1981-2001) STG STG-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Rather, James, SN, (1981-1984) QM QM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Renslow, Duke, PO3, (1980-1984) GSM GSM-4124 Petty Officer Third Class
Silvia, David, CPO, (1982-2004) OS OS-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Singleton, Dewayne, PO3, (1986-1989) TM TM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Vaughn, J., CPO, (1984-2004) GM GM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Zankl, Michael, PO1, (1980-1986) FTG FTG-1127 Petty Officer Third Class
Egbert, Samuel, SN, (1984-1988) SN SN-9750 Seaman

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