Chetelat, Gary, CDR

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USN Veteran
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Civil Engineer
Current/Last Primary NEC
510X-Civil Engineer Corps
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Line Officer
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1993-1994, 510X, Naval Facilities Engineering Command Atlantic Division (NAVFACLANT)/Engineering Field Activity Northeast (EFANE)
Previously Held NEC
110X-Unrestricted Line Officer - No Specialty Engagement
Service Years
1969 - 1994
Civil Engineer

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  1975-1976, 110X, USS Albany (CG-10)

Lieutenant Junior Grade

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 USS Albany (CG-10) Details

USS Albany (CG-10)
                            Hull number CG-10

USS ALBANY was laid down on 6 March 1944 at Quincy, Mass., by the Bethlehem Steel Co.; launched on 30 June 1945; sponsored by Mrs. Elizabeth F. Pinckney; and commissioned on 15 June 1946 at the Boston Navy Yard, Capt. Harold A. Carlisle in command.

Following outfitting and a shakedown cruise in the vicinity of Casco Bay, Maine, ALBANY began operations along the east coast of the United States punctuated with cruises to the West Indies. During the ensuing months, the cruiser made a number of voyages for the purpose of training naval reservists and NROTC midshipmen. ALBANY continued to perform such duty until 11 September 1948 when she stood out of Chesapeake Bay for her first tour of duty with the American naval forces operating in the Mediterranean Sea, recently made a permanent establishment as the 6th Fleet. That deployment set the tone for the next decade. The cruiser alternated five assignments to the 6th Fleet with operations along the east coast of the United States and in the West Indies and made three cruises to South American ports. During one of the South American voyages, ALBANY carried the official United States representative to the inauguration of the President of Brazil in January 1951.

On 30 June 1958, ALBANY was placed out of commission at the Boston Naval Shipyard
to begin conversion to a guided missile cruiser. On 1 November 1958, she was redesignated CG 10. The warship spent the next four years at Boston undergoing very extensive modifications as part of the conversion. The ship was recommissioned at Boston on 3 November 1962, Capt. Ben B. Pickett in command. For almost five years, she again alternated deployments to European waters - both to the Mediterranean Sea and to the North Atlantic - with operations along the east coast and in the West Indies. During that time, the cruiser visited many foreign ports and participated in a number of exercises with units of friendly navies. On 1 March 1967, she was decommissioned at the Boston Naval Shipyard once again to undergo extensive modifications. Some 20 months later, on 9 November 1968, the guided missile cruiser was placed back in commission at Boston, Capt. Robert C. Peniston in command.

However, the warship did not complete her rehabilitation and modernization overhaul until the summer of 1969. On 5 July, she stood out of Boston on her way - via Yorktown, Va., and Norfolk, Va. - to Mayport, Fla., her new home port. After several weeks of preparations, ALBANY embarked upon her shakedown cruise to the West Indies on 15 September. On 31 October, the guided missile cruiser returned to Mayport to begin operations with the Atlantic Fleet. Late in February 1970, ALBANY embarked upon her first deployment to European waters since her modernization overhaul. During the next six years, she made three cruises to the Mediterranean and completed one assignment to northern European waters. On 10 August 1976, ALBANY put to sea from Norfolk, bound for an extended tour of duty with the 6th Fleet in the Mediterranean Sea. Operating from her overseas home port at Gaeta, Italy, she served as flagship for the Commander, 6th Fleet, for almost four years.

Relieved of that duty at Gaeta by PUGET SOUND (AD 38) on 28 May 1980, the guided 
missile cruiser embarked upon the voyage back to the United States on 2 June. After stops at Mallorca, Spain, and Lisbon, Portugal, she arrived in New York City on 20 June. From there, the warship moved south to Hampton Roads, Va. On 29 August 1980, ALBANY was placed out of commission at Norfolk, Va. She was berthed with the Norfolk Group, Atlantic Reserve Fleet. Her name was struck from the Navy list on 30 June 1985.

Surface Vessels


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Surface Vessels USS A-C

Guided Missile Cruiser

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114 Members Also There at Same Time
USS Albany (CG-10)

Mergele, Edwin, CDR, (1975-1998) OFF 110X Ensign
Bean, Rocky, LT, (1970-1980) OFF 310X Lieutenant Junior Grade
Gorman, Michael, LCDR, (1968-1992) OFF 111X Lieutenant Junior Grade
Mergele, Edwin, CDR, (1975-1998) OFF 111X Lieutenant Junior Grade
Summey, Roger, LCDR, (1961-1991) OFF 618X Lieutenant Junior Grade
BASHORE, CHARLIE, CMC, (1955-1986) QM QM-0000 Master Chief Petty Officer
KREBS, DAVID F., CMC, (1967-1989) HM HM-8425 Command Master Chief Petty Officer
Homa, Pete, MCPO, (1954-1987) BT BT-0000 Senior Chief Petty Officer
Mellon, Martin, SCPO, (1959-1982) RM RM-2319 Senior Chief Petty Officer
Taranto, Peter, MCPO, (1966-1986) HT HT-0000 Senior Chief Petty Officer
Gaetano, Chuck, CPO IC IC-4703 Chief Petty Officer
HTC McCandless, Jack, CPO, (1956-1978) HT HT-4955 Chief Petty Officer
Marshall, Larry, CPO, (1959-1978) OS OS-0318 Chief Petty Officer
Register, James, CPO, (1956-1978) NC NC-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Barnhart, Don, SCPO, (1969-1990) CT CT-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Best, Richard, FORCM, (1964-1995) CT CTR-9132 Petty Officer First Class
Casaly, Jeffrey, PO1, (1973-1994) FC FC-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Danshaw, George, CPO, (1963-1983) FT FT-1193 Petty Officer First Class
DeWoody, Ralph, MCPO, (1965-1995) FT FT-1161 Petty Officer First Class
Gradisher, Bob, CPO, (1962-1982) RM RM-2319 Petty Officer First Class
Hazlett, Christopher, CPO, (1972-1989) IC IC-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Keck, Charles, PO1, (1971-1979) GMM GMM-0998 Petty Officer First Class
Langley, Harold, PO1, (1960-1980) RM RM-2319 Petty Officer First Class
Lauster, Robert, PO1, (1975-1987) GMM GMM-0997 Petty Officer First Class
Norlund, Lewis, SCPO, (1969-1992) EM EM-4615 Petty Officer First Class
Rooney, Warren, PO1, (1976-1981) OS OS-0321 Petty Officer First Class
Schenkel, Donald, CPO, (1967-1989) GM GM-0987 Petty Officer First Class
Smith, Jerry, SCPO, (1968-2003) FT FT-1187 Petty Officer First Class
Campbell, Danny, PO2, (1974-1980) FTM FTM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Cardwell, Wallace, PO1, (1964-1989) MM MM-4204 Petty Officer Second Class
Carter, Randy, PO2, (1974-1980) RM RM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Cartwright, Sherman, PO1, (1969-2000) DT DT-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Castle, Jack, PO2, (1973-1977) BT BT-4502 Petty Officer Second Class
DeMeule, David, PO2, (1974-1978) MM MM-5334 Petty Officer Second Class
Dilbert, Melvin, PO2, (1975-1980) EM EM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Everhart, Donald, PO2, (1972-1978) ETN ETR-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Jolly, Frederick, PO2, (1974-1980) DS DS-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Kelly, Gary, PO2, (1972-1977) LN LN-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Luizzi, John, PO1, (1972-2002) GMM GMM-0998 Petty Officer Second Class
Miller, Gary, PO2, (1974-1979) HT HT-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Minor, William, CPO, (1971-1988) EM EM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Morse, Dick, SCPO, (1974-1997) IC IC-4774 Petty Officer Second Class
Pigg, Thomas, PO1, (1972-1994) MM MM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Ruta, Vincent, PO1, (1973-1982) LI LI-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Stout, Ronald, SCPO, (1975-1999) 00 00-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Stroh, Robert, PO2, (1976-1982) CTM CTM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Sudol, Richard, PO2, (1971-1975) MM MM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Betterton, William, MCPO, (1975-2004) HT HT-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Bizzell, Greg, PO3, (1975-1981) DS DS-1616 Petty Officer Third Class
Brewer, Joseph, CPO, (1972-1993) ST ST-0451 Petty Officer Third Class
Brown, Don, PO3, (1969-1975) DK DK-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Brown, Lee, PO3, (1974-1977) 00 00-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Caballero, Cruz, PO3, (1974-1977) PN PN-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Cain, Dennis, PO2, (1975-1989) BM BM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Cason, Terry, PO1, (1975-1996) RM RM-2304 Petty Officer Third Class
Cella, Daniel, PO3, (1973-1976) LI LI-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Chase, JD, PO2, (1975-1989) OS OS-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Curran, Gregory, PO3, (1975-1977) RM RM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Farrell, Joe, PO1, (1974-1981) RM RM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class

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