Cook, Kenneth, GMC

Gunner's Mate
 
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Life Member
 
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Current Service Status
USN Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Chief Petty Officer
Current/Last Primary NEC
GM-0878-Oto MeLara 76 MM/62 Caliber Gun Mount MK 75 MODS 0/1 Maint. Man
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Gunner's Mate
Primary Unit
1981-1983, GM-0878, NAVSTA Long Beach, CA
Previously Held NEC
GMG-0000-Gunner's Mate Guns
GM-0000-Gunner's Mate
GM-0873-5in/54 Mk 42 Mods 7&8 Gun Mount Maintenance Technician
Service Years
1964 - 1993
Foreign Language(s)
Chinese-Mandarin
German
Japanese
Vietnamese
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Cold War
Decommissioning
Gulf of Tonkin Yacht Club
Neptune Subpoena
Order of the Shellback
Order of the Golden Dragon
Plank Owner
GM-Gunner's Mate
Five Hash Marks

 Official Badges 

U.S. Navy Corrections U.S. Navy Police (enlisted) U.S. Navy Chief Master-at-Arms Career Counselor

Gun Captain (pre-1969) US Navy Retired 30


 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback Navy Chief Initiated Navy Chief 100 Yrs 1893-1993 Order of the Golden Dragon

Gulf of Tonkin Yacht Club


 Military Association Memberships
Association of Gunner's MatesUnited States Naval InstituteChapter 201USS Enterprise (CVAN/CVN-65) Association
USS Benjamin Stoddert DDG-22 AssociationPost 3982, Mission Santa Clara PostGame Wardens of VietnamBlue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Association
Patrol Boat River Forces Veteran's AssociationUSS Midway Veterans Association
  205, Association of Gunner's Mates [Verified]
  1986, United States Naval Institute [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1988, Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA), Chapter 201 (Member) (San Jose, California) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2001, International Chief Petty Officers Association
  2006, USS Enterprise (CVAN/CVN-65) Association [Verified]
  2006, Adams Class Veterans Association, USS Benjamin Stoddert DDG-22 Association (Treasurer) [Verified]
  2007, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 3982, Mission Santa Clara Post (Member) (Santa Clara, California) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2008, Game Wardens of Vietnam [Verified]
  2009, Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Association [Verified]
  2009, Patrol Boat River Forces Veteran's Association [Verified]
  2010, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 4103, South San Francisco Post (Member) (Lodi, California) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2010, USS Midway Veterans Association [Verified]


 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
I am currently retired, having had a very good career in the United States Navy, followed by another 25 years in the high-tech computer industry doing systems and network administration.
   
Other Comments:
My son, Gregory John Cook, is currently retired from the US Army as a Master Seargent, and is living and working in Alaska. My wife of 18 wonderful years, Geraldine Diane Whitlach-Cook, passed away on July 8th, 2013 as a result of breast cancer metastesizing to her brain and skeletal system. 
   
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  1980-1981, GM-0878, USS Sides (FFG-14)

GM-Gunner's Mate

From Month/Year
April / 1980

To Month/Year
August / 1981

Unit
USS Sides (FFG-14) Unit Page

Rank
Chief Petty Officer

NEC
GM-0878-Oto MeLara 76 MM/62 Caliber Gun Mount MK 75 MODS 0/1 Maint. Man

Location
San Pedro & Long Beach

Country/State
California
 
 
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 USS Sides (FFG-14) Details

USS Sides (FFG-14)
Hull number FFG-14

Type
Surface Vessels

Existing/Disbanded
Decommissioned

Parent Unit
Surface Vessels USS R-U

Strength
Frigate

Created/Owned By
Not Specified
   

Last Updated: May 3, 2010
   
Memories For This Unit

Other Memories
Served as the CS-3 Divsion LCPO and as the Ship's Gunner. Was a Plankowner!

   
My Photos For This Duty Station
USS SIDES FFG-14 ENTERING SAN FRANCISCO BAY
MK 75 MOD 0 76MM/62 CALIBER GUN MOUNT #31 FIRING
FIRING AN SM-2 MISSILE FROM THE MK 13 MOD 4 GMLS
USS SIDES FFG-14
21 Members Also There at Same Time
USS Sides (FFG-14)

Dimock, Ed, CWO3, (1974-2000) GM GM-0878 Petty Officer First Class
Moon, Timothy, RDML, (1979-2007) OFF 111X Lieutenant
Whitehead, Mike, LCDR, (1974-1995) OFF 310X Lieutenant
Spaulding, Richard, MCPO, (1987-1994) SK SK-2814 Chief Petty Officer
Flores, Carlos Everett, SCPO, (1972-1993) RM RM-2318 Petty Officer First Class
Gray, Michael, CPO, (1976-1996) HT HT-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Howell, Randal E., SCPO, (1979-2005) GS GSM-4128 Petty Officer First Class
Kanten, Steven, CPO, (1971-1991) ST ST-0402 Petty Officer First Class
Sequerth, Mark, PO1, (1977-1985) ET ET-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Cornwall, William, PO2, (1977-1983) STG STG-AN-SQS 26CX/114 Petty Officer Second Class
Falls, Doug, PO2, (1981-1986) HT HT-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Falls, Douglas, PO2, (1980-1986) HT HT-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Holt, Bill, PO1, (1979-1989) STG STG-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Kay, Brian, PO2, (1979-1982) EW EW-1734 Petty Officer Second Class
Anderson, William, PO1, (1979-1999) OS OS-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Ciccione, Mike, CPO, (1981-2002) MS MS-3529 Petty Officer Third Class
Schwarz, Steve, PO3, (1978-1985) FTG FTG-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Scott, Darrell, SN, (1979-1982) OS OS-0000 Seaman
Johnson, Charles, CPO, (1979-2001) Petty Officer Second Class
McGowan, Wesley, CPO, (1979-2000) Petty Officer Second Class
Ward, A.L., SN, (1980-1984) Seaman

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