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, Naval Station (NAVSTA) Puget Sound, WA
Previously Held NEC
Service Years
1962 - 1993
Other Languages
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 US Navy Honorable Discharge US Naval Reserve Honorable Discharge

 Unofficial Badges 

Sea Bees Badge Order of the Shellback Navy Chief 100 Yrs 1893-1993 Persian Gulf Yacht Club

Cold War Medal Gulf of Tonkin Yacht Club Order of the Golden Dragon

 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Post 7909Post 68
  1994, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), Post 7909 (Member) (Jacksonville, Florida) - Chap. Page
  2018, American Legion, Post 68 (Member) (Paw Paw, Michigan) - 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


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


From Month/Year
November / 1963

To Month/Year
November / 1964

Det-1 Unit Page

Petty Officer Third Class


Base, Station or City
San Diego

 Det-1, VS-41 Shamrocks Details

Det-1, VS-41 Shamrocks

Aviation Fixed Wing

Parent Unit
VS-41 Shamrocks

Navy 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 Unit
Weekend Hangout
YN1 (later YNC) Kenton C. Barnes, U.S. Navy
Doug and Barb Williams
Cookout at Ken and Betty Barnes' house
10 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
Parker, Michael, SCPO, (1975-1978) 00 7831 Senior Chief Petty Officer
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 Russell, SCPO, (1957-1973) AD AD-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Elliott, Jerry D., 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
Stephenson, Kenneth, SCPO, (1955-1977) Senior Chief Petty Officer

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