Weinel, John, FCCM

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Last Rank
Master Chief Petty Officer
Last Primary NEC
FC-0000-Fire Controlman
Last Rating/NEC Group
Fire Controlman
Primary Unit
1985-1988, FC-0000, USS Sterett (DLG-31)
Service Years
1955 - 1989
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Operation Enduring Freedom
Iwo Jima
FC-Fire Controlman
Eight Hash Marks

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Home State
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Year of Birth
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Last Address
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Date of Passing
Dec 10, 1990
Location of Interment
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Military Service Number
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Order of the Shellback Order of the Golden Shellback

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
John retired in Olongapo with his wife, they adopted a lovely Filipina girl and settled into a wonderful life. John was an early riser and one morning his wife awoke to find the bedroom door blocked. After considerable effort she finally was able to get the door opened only to find her dear husband had passed away sometime earlier. His son contacted me while I was recruiting but I could not get him in the Navy from my office. Eventually another District got him in and he was able to sponsor his mother and sister to the US as his dependent.
Other Comments:
A wise and salty Chief I can not tell you how much I learned about Leadership and the honor of being a Chief Petty Officer from him.  Men like John Weinel should always be remembered and honored for a life time of service and sacrifice for his country and the Navy.  I wish that the Chiefs, Officers and Junior Enlisted of today's Navy could have had the chance to meet this kind of warrior.

  1985-1988, FC-0000, USS Sterett (DLG-31)

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USS Sterett (DLG-31) Unit Page

Master Chief Petty Officer

FC-0000-Fire Controlman

Base, Station or City
Subic Bay

 USS Sterett (DLG-31) Details

USS Sterett (DLG-31)
Commissioned as DLG-31.

Builder: Puget Sound Naval Shipyard
Keel laid: 25 Sep 1962
Launched: 30 June 1964
Commissioned: 08 April 1967
Reclassified CG-31: 30 June 1975

Length: 547ft Beam: 54ft 9"
Displacement: 7,890 tons (full load)
Speed: 34 knots
Range: 7,100 n.miles / 20knots

Two DeLaval steam turbines - 85,000 shp; 2 shafts
Four 1200 psi Combustion Engineering boilers
Two Six-bladed constant pitch props, Single rudder

Crew: 418 (31 officers, 387 enlisted)

One Dual railed Mk10 Mod7 launcher Terrier/Standard-ER SAM
Magazine Cap: 60 combined Terrier and ASROC):
Guns: One 5-inch 54-caliber Dual purpose Mk42
Two 3-inch 50-caliber single barreled

ASW Weapons:
ASROC launched from Mk 10 missile launcher
Two triple tube Mk 32 torpedo mounts

SPS-10 Surface search (replaced by SPS-67 in 1991)
SPS-40 Air search radar
SPS-48 3-D search

SQS-26BX bow mounted sonar

Fire Control:
One MK 14 Weapons Direction System
One MK 114 ASW fire control system
One Mk 76 Mod 9 missile fire control system using 2 SPG-55B radars
One Mk 68 Gun Fire Control System with SPG-53F radar (5" gun)
Two Manual visual directors for 3" 50 caliber guns

EW Systems:
One SLQ-32 electronic Warfare Suite
SLQ-25 Nixie towed torpedo decoy
Chaffroc - rocket deployed chaff dsipensers

Decommissioned 24 March 1994 at Naval Station, San Diego, CA.

Commanding Officers:

CAPT Christofferson Jr., Edward A. - 08 Apr 67 to 29 Nov 70
CAPT Tyler, Claude L. - 29 Nov 68 to 13 Aug 70
CAPT Hilton, Jack - 13 Aug 70 to 06 Mar 72
CAPT Reichert, Herbert E. - 06 Mar 72 to  26 Apr 74
CAPT Collins, Phillip K. - 26 Apr 74 to 9 Oct 75
CAPT Farnham, Charles G. - 9 Oct 75 to 1 Feb 78
CAPT Donnell III, John S. (retired VADM) - 1 Feb 78 to 6 Feb 80
CAPT Richardson, Daniel C. (retired RADM) - 6 Feb 80 to 13 Feb 82
CAPT Sullivan III, Geroge E. - 13 Feb 82 to 15 Feb 84
CAPT McCoy, Jimmy H. - 15 Feb 84 to 10 Oct 85
CAPT Lockett III, Joseph L. - 10 Oct 85 to 6 Aug 86
CAPT Bailey, Fred W. - 6 Aug 86 to 27 Sep 86
CAPT Genet, Richard P. - 27 Sep 86 to 19 Aug 88
CAPT Plott, Barry M. - 19 Aug 88 to 10 Sep 90
CAPT Blount Jr., Thomas E. - 10 Sep 90 to 17 Dec 92
CAPT Dorsey, Gordon O. - 17 Dec 92 to 24 Mar 94

Surface Vessel

Parent Unit
Surface Vessels

Guided Missile Cruiser

Created/Owned By
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Last Updated: Mar 3, 2010
Memories For This Unit

Best Moment
When he caught an eight foot shark and we ate it!

Other Memories
When he made Master Chief he still had Senior Chief FT on his dress blues. He was actually an FT called back from retirement to work on the USS New Jersey. The only way the Navy could get him to change to an FC was to promote him to Master Chief!!!!!!!!!

My Photos For This Unit
John's Big Catch
175 Members Also There at Same Time
USS Sterett (DLG-31)

Creath, Fred, SCPO, (1986-2007) FC FC-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Otto, Michael, CPO, (1985-2011) FC FC-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Hillegas, Dennis, LCDR, (1976-1994) OFF 310X Lieutenant Commander
Shields, Robert, CAPT, (1972-1999) OFF 111X Lieutenant Commander
Wicker, Richard, CDR, (1978-2000) OFF 111X Lieutenant Commander
Holderfield, Thomas, LT, (1977-1990) OFF 116X Lieutenant
Proulx, David, LCDR, (1972-1994) OFF 111X Lieutenant
Cleveland, Kenneth, LCDR, (1974-2004) OFF 612X Lieutenant Junior Grade
Sudbeck, Kevin, CDR, (1986-2011) OFF 111X Lieutenant Junior Grade
Wickham, Kenneth, LCDR, (1976-1999) OFF 644X Ensign
Croy, David Conner, CPO, (1979-2002) QM QM-0000 Other Service Rank
Bettner, Donald, MCPO, (1960-1988) MS MS-3529 Master Chief Petty Officer
Jimenez, Salvatore, SCPO, (1976-1997) 00 9515 Senior Chief Petty Officer
Smith, Gary, SCPO, (1960-1987) EM EM-4666 Senior Chief Petty Officer
Werring, Brian, SCPO, (1974-1994) SK SK-2820 Senior Chief Petty Officer
Zimbelman, Donald, MCPO, (1967-1991) IS IS-3905 Senior Chief Petty Officer
Boone, Kim, CPO, (1977-1994) FC FC-1127 Chief Petty Officer
Harmon, William, CPO, (1974-1996) DC DC-4811 Chief Petty Officer
Johnson, Robert, CPO, (1963-1986) MA MA-2001 Chief Petty Officer
Nelson, Nate, SCPO ST ST-0454 Chief Petty Officer
Nelson, Nathan Leonard, SCPO, (1965-1988) ST ST-0454 Chief Petty Officer
Shields, Jeff, LCDR, (1978-2008) MM MM-4206 Chief Petty Officer
Sisk, Darrell, CPO, (1980-2002) MM MM-4295 Chief Petty Officer
Wright, Jim, CPO, (1981-1998) OS OS-0319 Chief Petty Officer
Wright, Wayne, CPO, (1972-1996) OS OS-0318 Chief Petty Officer
Aguirre, Steve, MCPO, (1981-2002) DS DS-1665 Petty Officer First Class
Anderson, Ken, PO1, (1976-1996) OS OS-0318 Petty Officer First Class
Bell, William, PO1, (1973-1993) GM GM-0986 Petty Officer First Class
Bon, Brian, PO1, (1975-1995) YN YN-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Bumbaugh, Joseph, CPO, (1980-1991) OS OS-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Danner, Vincent, PO1, (1982-1992) EW EW-1734 Petty Officer First Class
Fields, Robert, PO1, (1981-1996) QM QM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Fields, Robert, PO1, (1981-1996) QM QM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Floyd, Frank, PO1, (1980-2000) OS OS-0321 Petty Officer First Class
Frazier, Henry, PO1, (1978-1998) QM QM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Gallardo, Gerald, PO1, (1983-2010) FC FC-1138 Petty Officer First Class
Giacolone, John, CPO, (1979-1994) BT BT-4512 Petty Officer First Class
Goff, Neal, CPO, (1980-2000) FC FC-1163 Petty Officer First Class
Hughes, Rodney, CPO, (1983-2007) FC FC-1127 Petty Officer First Class
MacArthur, Glenn, PO1, (1981-2001) STS STS-0434 Petty Officer First Class
Martin, Jimmie, PO1, (1984-1992) FC FC-1155 Petty Officer First Class
Morris, E.J., CPO, (1969-1996) CT CT-9124 Petty Officer First Class
Morris, Joey, PO1, (1984-2004) GMG GMG-9501 Petty Officer First Class
O'Connor, Thomas, CPO, (1977-2001) CTI CTI-9201 Petty Officer First Class
Paulman, Herbert, PO1, (1977-1999) FTM FTM-1189 Petty Officer First Class
Peel, William, PO1, (1973-1985) ET ET-1452 Petty Officer First Class
Stapleton, Charles, MCPO, (1982-2007) FC FC-1155 Petty Officer First Class
Striplin, Jeffery, PO1, (1982-1993) FC FC-1138 Petty Officer First Class
Tomlin, Robert, PO1, (1979-1999) OS OS-0334 Petty Officer First Class
Ames, Frank, PO2, (1983-1992) BT BT-4502 Petty Officer Second Class
Arneson, Larry, PO1, (1983-2002) RM 23CQ Petty Officer Second Class
Athearn, Adam, PO2, (1983-1987) IC IC-4777 Petty Officer Second Class
Begley, Thomas, SCPO, (1987-2013) DS DS-1623 Petty Officer Second Class
Bender, Brad, CPO, (1985-2008) MM MM-9348 Petty Officer Second Class
Bond, Charles, CMDCM, (1983-2013) HM HM-8404 Petty Officer Second Class
Boyden, Anthony, PO2, (1981-1990) RM RM-2318 Petty Officer Second Class
Brown, Charles, PO2, (1984-1993) RM RM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Brown, Jeff, PO1, (1983-2003) DS DS-1672 Petty Officer Second Class
Brown, Rodney, PO2, (1982-1988) CT CT-9124 Petty Officer Second Class

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