Smith, Danny, CNOCM

Command Master Chief
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Current Service Status
USN Veteran
Current/Last Rank
CNO Directed Command Master Chief Petty Officer
Current/Last Primary NEC
9580-Command Master Chief
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Command Master Chief
Primary Unit
1991-1993, 9580, NAVSTA Puget Sound
Previously Held NEC
Service Years
1962 - 1993
Foreign Language(s)
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Order of the Golden Dragon
Order of the Ditch
Panama Canal
Suez Canal
Seven Hash Marks

 Official Badges 

Master Chief Petty Officer of the Command US Navy Retired 30

 Unofficial Badges 

Sea Bees Badge Order of the Shellback US Navy Honorable Discharge US Naval Reserve Honorable Discharge

Persian Gulf Yacht Club Navy Chief 100 Yrs 1893-1993 Cold War Medal Gulf of Tonkin Yacht Club

Order of the Golden Dragon

 Military Association Memberships
Post 7909Branch 91
  1994, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 7909 (Member) (Jacksonville, Florida) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  1994, Fleet Reserve Association (FRA), Branch 91 (Member) (Jacksonville, Florida) [Verified] - Chap. Page

 Additional Information

What are you doing now:
      Underground Electric Inspector for Jacksonville Electric Authority (JEA) Contract Administration from 1994 to 2008, retiring again in November 2008. 

**Below: Field Meeting of Inspectors**
Inspector Field Meeting

  Purchased 2009 Ford F-250 Lariet and 35' 5th-wheel trailer and have visited Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois in 2009,  2010 saw us in New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maine, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Arizona, Utah, Colorado, California, New Mexico, Alabama.  Last year, 2011, we visited South Carolina, Kentucky, Indiana, Northern Michigan and The Great Smokey Mountains in Tennessee and North Carolina.  Had planned on going to Canada.....maybe next year if fuel prices come down.  2012: Fuel prices still not down.....looks like Chattanooga, Tennessee and North Carolina this year.  Next year: Michigan for 50th High School Reunion for sure, then maybe Canada.
Twenty-One plus years riding with Vietnam Vets Motorcycle Club

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  1963-1964, YN-0000, VS-41 Shamrocks/Det-1


From Month/Year
November / 1963

To Month/Year
November / 1964

Det-1 Unit Page

Petty Officer Third Class


San Diego

 VS-41 Shamrocks/Det-1 Details

VS-41 Shamrocks/Det-1

Air Units - Fixed Wing


Parent Unit
VS-41 Shamrocks

Air Squadron

Created/Owned By
Not Specified

Last Updated: Mar 31, 2011
Memories For This Unit

Best Friends
YN1 Kenton Barnes
PN2 Gillis LeBlanc
PN3 Doug Williams
SN Ray Scott

Best Moment
Visit to Doug Williams Home in Squaw Valley CA, Flight to Reno Nevada with one of the instructors. Janet Jo Burdine and the Cinnamon Cinder in La Mesa.


Worst Moment
Getting rolled in Tijuana.

Chain of Command
Command was a training detachment of VS-41 located in the Nuclear Weapons Training Center, Pacific at NAS North Island. We had an Officer-in-Charge, LCDR Adair who reported to the CO of VS-41.


Other Memories
Standing watch, with binoculars, in the guard towers which overlooked the WAVE barracks.

My Photos For This Duty Station
Cookout at Ken and Betty Barnes' house
YN1 (later YNC) Kenton C. Barnes, U.S. Navy
Cookout at Ken and Betty Barnes' house
Doug and Barb Williams
8 Members Also There at Same Time
VS-41 Shamrocks

Milius, Paul Lloyd, CAPT, (1948-1968) OFF 131X Lieutenant Commander
Bambo Jr, Gregory, CAPT, (1954-1975) OFF 131X Lieutenant
Bennett, Paul, CWO4, (1960-1994) AT AT-8284 Petty Officer First Class
Sedergren, Daniel, CWO2, (1959-1980) AX AX-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Sennett, Robert, SCPO, (1957-1973) AD AD-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Elliott, Jerry, PO1, (1962-1981) AO AO-0000 Airman Apprentice
Taylor, Robert, PO2, (1959-1963) AT Petty Officer Second Class
Selah, Alan, PO2, (1962-1968) Petty Officer Third Class

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