Limited Duty Officer
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Current Service Status
Current/Last Primary NEC
644X-Limited Duty Officer - Information Warfare/Cryptology
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Limited Duty Officer
2001-2004, 644X, COMNAVSECGRU
Previously Held NEC
CTI-9211-Basic Chinese (Mandarin) Linguist
CTI-9201-Basic Russian Linguist
CT-9134-Subsurface Augmentee Operator
1975 - 2004
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Order of the Arctic Circle (Bluenose)
Order of the Shellback
Order of the Golden Dragon
What are you doing now:Not Specified
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From Month/Year February / 1983
To Month/Year April / 1983
Unit USS Spadefish (SSN-668) Unit Page
Rank Petty Officer First Class NEC CT-9134-Subsurface Augmentee Operator
Location ft. meade Country/State Maryland
Hull number SSN-668
USS Spadefish (SSN-668) on her sea trials off Virginia in 1969.
USS Spadefish (SSN-668) , a Sturgeon-class submarine , was the second ship of the United States Navy to be named for the spadefish , a spiny-finned fish found in coastal waters of the western Atlantic from Cuba to Cape Cod .
Spadefish was assigned Norfolk, Virginia, as her home port, and it remained her home port throughout her career. She was attached to Submarine Squadron 6.
shakedown in the Atlantic Ocean, Spadefish underwent post-shakedown repairs and alterations at Newport News from April to June 1970 and in July 1970 participated in antisubmarine warfareexercises in the North Atlantic Ocean. After returning to her home port, Norfolk, Virginia, she deployed in the Atlantic from October to December 1970 and then returned to Norfolk for upkeep.
On 18 February 1971,
Spadefish got underway for her second deployment in the Atlantic, visiting Faslane, Scotland, before returning to Norfolk on 18 April 1971. She operated in the Norfolk area for the remainder of 1971, participating in antisubmarine warfare exercises and attack submarine training.
Spadefish participated in training operations in the Norfolk area until deploying in the Atlantic from June to August, visiting Holy Loch, Scotland, before returning to Norfolk. She again deployed in the Atlantic on 10 October 1972 and returned to Norfolk on 17 December 1972.
Through June 1973,
Spadefish operated out of Norfolk along the United States East Coast. She conducted independent exercises, a fleet ballistic missile submarine security exercise, and independent attack submarine training. In May and June 1973, she supported Cruiser-Destroyer Flotilla 8 in an Atlantic readiness exercise and a sea control exercise. At the end of June 1973, she spent a week at the Isle of Portland in England, and, in July 1973, returned to the U.S. East Coast. At the beginning of September 1973, she commenced a major overhaul at Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth, Virginia.
Spadefish completed overhaul in July 1974 and resumed operations along the U.S. East Coast.
Spadefish completed two deployments to the Persian Gulf in 1995 and 1996, crossing the equator on both occasions. The 1996 deployment began at Pier 21 in Norfolk and ended at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bremerton, Washington.
Last Updated: Nov 5, 2013