Aviation Ordnanceman
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Current Service Status
USN Retired
Current/Last Rank
Chief Petty Officer
Current/Last Primary NEC
AO-8327-A-7 Organizational Maintenance, Powerplant and Related Systems
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Aviation Ordnanceman
Primary Unit
2003-2005, AO-6801, USS George Washington (CVN-73)
Previously Held NEC
8286-AO-SP2-E Aviation Ordnanceman
AO-0000-Aviation Ordnanceman
AO-6801-Air Launch Weapons Technician
AO-6802-Strike Intermediate Armament Maintenanceman
AO-8345-F-14 System Aircraft Organizational Maintenance Technician
Service Years
1981 - 2005
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Great Lakes
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Operation Iraqi Freedom
Operation Enduring Freedom
Persian Excursion
Sandbox Sailor Operation Iraqi Freedom
Cold War
Order of the Ditch
AO-Aviation Ordnanceman
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  1982-1986, AO-6801, USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69)

AO-Aviation Ordnanceman

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USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) Unit Page

Petty Officer Third Class

AO-6801-Air Launch Weapons Technician


 USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) Details

USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69)

Construction of the third nuclear-powered and second Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), referred to as IKE, was authorized by Congress in 1970.

The carrier, named after General Dwight D. Eisenhower, was christened Oct. 11, 1975 by Mrs. Mamie Doud-Eisenhower, the ship's sponsor and late president's wife.  Eisenhower was commissioned in October of 1977 under the command of Capt. William E. Ramsey and assigned to the U.S. Atlantic Fleet.

After 14 months of fleet training, the ship made her first deployment in 1978.

In October 1985, after her fourth deployment, IKE sailed into Newport News Shipbuilding dry dock for a complex overhaul.  The 18-month shipyard period included the addition of the Close-in Weapons System, NATO Sea Sparrow Missile System, Navy Tactical Data System, Anti-submarine Warfare module, communications upgrades and berthing refurbishments.  IKE rejoined the fleet in April 1987.

IKE completed her sixth deployment in 1990 during the world-wide "Dwight D. Eisenhower Centennial," celebrating the 100th anniversary of the late president's birth.

In January 1993, IKE entered Norfolk Naval Shipyard for overhaul and conversion and returned to the fleet Nov. 12, 1993.

In September 1994, IKE and the U.S. Army 10th Mountain Division made history with the concept of "adaptive force packaging." The division's soldiers and equipment were loaded aboard and the Navy-Army team headed for Port-au-Prince, Haiti, to spearhead Operation Uphold Democracy, the U.S.-led effort to restore the country's democratically elected government.

One month later, IKE departed for a six-month deployment which included flying missions in support of Operations Southern Watch and Deny Flight.  This deployment marked the first time women deployed as crew members of a U.S. Navy combatant ship - the IKE/Carrier Wing Three/COMCRUDESGRU Eight team included more than 400 women.

In February 2000, IKE departed Norfolk for its "Millennium Cruise" to the Mediterranean Sea and Arabian Gulf.  This deployment marked a milestone in the ship's history when the embarked air wing made its first combat ordnance delivery while operating in support of Operation Southern Watch in Iraq.

IKE entered the Northrop Grumman Newport News Shipyard for her mid-life Refueling Complex Overhaul in May 2001. The ship returned to Norfolk in January 2005.

In October 2006, IKE deployed for the first time since 2000, operating in support of troops on the ground in Iraq and Afghanistan and conducting Maritime Security Operations.

In July 2009, IKE completed a six month deployment to the Mediterranean and Arabian Gulf.

In January 2010, departed Norfolk, Va., to return to the Mediterranean and Arabian Gulf to provide continued support to Operation Enduring Freedom missions, returning in July of the same year.

In September of 2010, IKE sailed to Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth, Va., for a regularly-scheduled planned incremental availability.

IKE completed its availability period in June 2011, returning to homeport at Norfolk Naval Station.


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USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69)

Hamilton, Dave, PO1, (1980-2000) AO AO-6801 Petty Officer Second Class
Kimrey, CW, PO2, (1982-1988) AO AO-6801 Petty Officer Second Class
Miller, Stephen, CWO3, (1985-2007) AO AO-6801 Petty Officer Third Class
Spiegel, Michael, MCPO, (1970-2001) AO AO-6802 Chief Petty Officer
Avery, Frederick, CWO4, (1978-2007) AO AO-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Brown, David, PO1, (1980-2000) AO 8286 Petty Officer First Class
Einfalt, Gary, PO1, (1983-2003) AO 8286 Petty Officer First Class
Fahey, Michael, PO1, (1974-1986) AO AO-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Frank, Cinotto, PO1, (1970-2000) AO AO-6813 Petty Officer First Class
Adkins, Billy, PO1, (1981-1996) AO 8286 Petty Officer Second Class
Dominguez, Ivan, SCPO, (1979-2015) AO AO-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Enright, Michael, PO2, (1977-1983) AO AO-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Neumann, David, PO2, (1981-1989) AO AO-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Smith, Teddy, PO2, (1983-1987) AO 8286 Petty Officer Second Class
Spencer, Robert, PO1, (1982-1992) AO 8286 Petty Officer Second Class
Adams, Paul, CPO, (1980-2000) AO AO-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Booker, Keith, PO1, (1986-2006) AO AO-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Chadwick, James, PO3, (1980-1984) AO AO-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Dempsey, Donald, PO1, (1985-2007) AO AO-6802 Petty Officer Third Class
Doherty, Steven, PO2, (1982-1998) AO AO-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Emery, Bill, PO3, (1982-1986) AO AO-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Furgeson, Donald, PO3, (1980-1986) AO AO-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Jenkins, Willie, PO3, (1985-1987) AO 8286 Petty Officer Third Class
Lawson, Warren, MCPO, (1978-1998) AO AO-8327 Petty Officer Third Class
Pratt, William, PO1, (1983-1989) AO AO-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Sinram, Bob, PO3, (1980-1984) AO AO-4296 Petty Officer Third Class
Smith, Thomas, PO3, (1984-1988) AO AO-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Stephens, Jimmy, CPO, (1982-2004) AO AO-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Tapley Jr, Frank, PO3, (1978-1985) AO AO-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Walker, Greg, PO3, (1979-1984) AO AO-4296 Petty Officer Third Class
Barnhart, Steven, AN, (1979-1983) AO AO-0000 Airman
Cylenica, Christopher, AN, (1981-1985) AO AO-0000 Airman
Hogencamp, Andrew, AN, (1985-1987) AO AO-0000 Airman
Jackson, Reginald, AN, (1986-1990) AO AO-4296 Airman
Leffelman, Bill, AN, (1982-1986) AO AO-4296 Airman
Leffelman, William, AN, (1982-1986) AO AO-4296 Airman
O'Neal, Jonathan, SCPO, (1984-2009) AO AO-0000 Airman Apprentice
Werkmeister, William, CPO, (1984-2004) AO AO-0000 Airman Apprentice
Christner, Mark, PO2, (1982-1991) AO AO-0000 Airman Recruit
Appleby, Gary, CDR, (1985-2004) OFF 111X Commander
Grant, Keith, CDR, (1976-1982) OFF 1720 Commander
Beemer, John, CDR, (1968-1995) OFF 131X Lieutenant Commander
Casey, John, LCDR, (1974-1994) OFF 111X Lieutenant Commander
Conrad Jr, Emerson, LCDR, (1961-1982) OFF 132X Lieutenant Commander
Gore, William, LCDR, (1972-1992) OFF 132X Lieutenant Commander
Morgenson, J. Eric, LCDR, (1964-1988) OFF 131X Lieutenant Commander
Pitts, Andrew, CAPT, (1972-2002) OFF 111X Lieutenant Commander
Reightler, Jr., Kenneth Stanley, CAPT, (1973-1995) OFF 131X Lieutenant Commander
Shankles, Jack, CDR, (1970-1995) OFF 645X Lieutenant Commander
Ward, Jay, LCDR, (1975-1994) OFF 161X Lieutenant Commander
Burgin, William, CDR, (1971-1992) OFF 132X Lieutenant
Callahan, Ed, LCDR, (1966-1994) OFF 645X Lieutenant
Deluna, Cipriano, CDR, (1966-2001) OFF 642X Lieutenant
EVERETT, DENNIS, LCDR, (1978-2001) OFF 110X Lieutenant
Holley, David, LCDR, (1971-2002) OFF 636X Lieutenant
Karr, Mark, CDR, (1978-2002) OFF 152X Lieutenant
Kulp, Jeff, CDR, (1983-2003) OFF 116X Lieutenant
LeWare, Bentley, CDR, (1968-1999) OFF 631X Lieutenant
MacKenzie, Bruce, CAPT, (1971-2007) OFF 250X Lieutenant

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