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


  1973-1976, YN-0000, VA-115 Arabs


From Month/Year
- / 1973

To Month/Year
- / 1976

VA-115 Arabs Unit Page

Chief Petty Officer


Base, Station or City

 VA-115 Arabs Details

VA-115 Arabs
redesignated VA-115 EAGLES

Aviation Fixed Wing

Parent Unit
Fixed Wing

Navy Squadron

Created/Owned By
Not Specified

Last Updated: Apr 24, 2015
Memories For This Unit

Best Friends
"Knock" Nagashima
PNC Roy Buttons
PN1 Dan Harvell
PN1 Duane Schlissman
YN2 "Moon" Mullins
PN3 Tom "Truck" Thetford
PNSA Art Radar

Best Moment
All the port visits. Finally drying out after 10 years ashore. Making Chief.


Worst Moment
Waking up naked in a barn near Subic City, Philippines and not being able to find my clothes until daylight.

Chain of Command
Cdr Leland - CO
Cdr Hower - XO to CO
Cdr Weeks - XO (Killed in cold cat shot)
Ens Hobbie - Admin Officer (Cdr Hobbie Killed when his A-6 hit side of mountain)


Other Memories
All too pornographic to list here.

My Photos For This Unit
Port Visit Subic Bay/Cubi Point, Philippines
Operation Frequent Wind Highlight #1
Dirty Dan's Promotion to Chief Petty Officer
USS Midway (CVA-41) Dependents Day Cruise
58 Members Also There at Same Time
VA-115 Arabs

Allen, Robert, SN, (1973-1977) YN YN-0000 Seaman
Lewis, Thomas, CDR, (1949-1979) OFF 00X Commander
Weeks, Dennis Carlton, CDR, (1958-1975) OFF 131X Commander
Conroy, Philip, CDR, (1969-2011) OFF 131X Lieutenant
McCormick, Michael Timothy, LT, (1968-1973) OFF 131X Lieutenant
Steffen, Norm, LCDR, (1965-1989) OFF 132X Lieutenant
Clark, Robert Alan, LT, (1970-1973) OFF 132X Lieutenant Junior Grade
Franklin, Kirby, SCPO, (1972-2004) AD AFCM-8300 Senior Chief Petty Officer
Coe, Robert W., CMDCM, (1964-1990) AME AME-0000 Petty Officer First Class
KIRKENDAL, DANNY, PO1, (1955-1979) AO AO-8331 Petty Officer First Class
Phariss, Richard, CWO2, (1972-1991) AQ AQ-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Showalter, William, SCPO, (1962-1983) AMS AMS-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Thompson, Willard, SCPO, (1968-1994) AZ AZ-6313 Petty Officer First Class
Carlson, Gary, PO2, (1972-1979) AT AT-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Corbett, Steven, PO2, (1974-1978) AO AO-8331 Petty Officer Second Class
Cox, Chris, PO1, (1971-1980) AQ AQ-7951 Petty Officer Second Class
Criddle, John, MCPO, (1965-1989) AMH AMH-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Farrell, Robert, PO2, (1969-1973) PR PR-7356 Petty Officer Second Class
Jerominski, Phil, PO1, (1969-1982) PT PT-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Johnson, Dave, PO2, (1969-1973) AMH AMH-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Johnson, Richard, PO1, (1969-1991) 00 8331 Petty Officer Second Class
Leslie, Rob, PO2, (1969-1973) AM 8257 Petty Officer Second Class
Mscisz, John, PO2, (1969-1973) 00 8331 Petty Officer Second Class
Nakonecznyj, George, PO2, (1972-1978) AT AT-6651 Petty Officer Second Class
Peters, Dale, PO2, (1969-1973) AO AO-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Riley, Gregory, PO2, (1972-1976) AO 8286 Petty Officer Second Class
Riley, Gregory, PO2, (1972-1976) AO 8286 Petty Officer Second Class
Weichal, Richard, CPO, (1966-1988) PT PT-6701 Petty Officer Second Class
Antes, David, PO3, (1973-1976) ADJ ADJ-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Boyer, Randy, PO1, (1974-1997) AQ AQ-7951 Petty Officer Third Class
Braden, Howard, CPO, (1973-1994) 00 8331 Petty Officer Third Class
Carmean, Richard Scott, MCPO, (1973-2003) AT AT-6685 Petty Officer Third Class
Eberhart, Jack, CPO, (1973-1993) AD AD-8331 Petty Officer Third Class
Felton, Phillip, PO3, (1974-1980) AD AD-8331 Petty Officer Third Class
Hernandez, Antonio, CPO, (1974-2003) AK AK-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Kelly, Bob, PO3, (1968-1973) AE AE-8331 Petty Officer Third Class
Latham, Charles, SCPO, (1970-1990) AQ AQ-7951 Petty Officer Third Class
Ledbetter, Jeff, PO2, (1974-1979) AO 8286 Petty Officer Third Class
Manning, Mike, CPO, (1975-2005) GMG GMG-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Radatz, Gary, PO3, (1970-1974) AMS AMS-7222 Petty Officer Third Class
Rader, Arthur, LCDR, (1973-2001) PN PN-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Talley, T.J., CPO, (1973-1994) AZ AZ-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Thorson, Ron, PO3, (1972-1976) AQ AQ-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Walsh, Michael, PO1, (1971-1997) AT AT-6609 Petty Officer Third Class
Welling, Bryan, PO3, (1973-1978) 00 00E Petty Officer Third Class
Young, Randall, PO3, (1970-1975) AMS AMS-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Allen, Robert, SN, (1973-1977) SN SN-9720 Seaman
Bertelli, Robert, AN, (1973-1975) AN AN-9750 Airman
Flynn, William, AN, (1971-1974) AM AM-0000 Airman
McCord, Michael, PO2, (1973-1984) PR PR-0000 Airman
Rafferty, Timothy, AN, (1975-1978) AD AD-8243 Airman
Schmaltz, Brian, PO1, (1975-1996) 00 00E Airman
Schutte, Dennis, AN, (1973-1978) AD ADJ-8324 Airman
Otterson, Les, PO2, (1970-1975) AT AT-6611 Airman 2nd Class
Samar, Jr, Jack, CAPT, (1971-2001) Lieutenant
Figueroa, Felix, PO2, (1975-1980) Petty Officer Third Class
McLoud, David, PO1, (1973-1987) AQ Petty Officer Third Class
Royal, Charles, AN, (1971-1974) AA Airman
Sandoval, Rick, PO3, (1971-1976) AD Airman

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