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 (E-9)
Current/Last Primary Designator/NEC
9580-Command Master Chief
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Command Master Chief
Primary Unit
1991-1993, 9580, NAVSTA Puget Sound
Previously Held Designator/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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  1976-1980, YN-0000, COMNAVAIRPAC/Commander Fleet Air Western Pacific (COMFAIRWESTPAC)


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Commander Fleet Air Western Pacific (COMFAIRWESTPAC) Unit Page

Senior Chief Petty Officer (E-8)


NAS Atsugi

 COMNAVAIRPAC/Commander Fleet Air Western Pacific (COMFAIRWESTPAC) Details

COMNAVAIRPAC/Commander Fleet Air Western Pacific (COMFAIRWESTPAC)

HQ/Command Elements


Parent Unit


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Last Updated: Aug 24, 2011
Memories For This Unit

Best Friends
SMCS Ed Edwards
PNCS Jerry Zarth
AZCM Riley Bibbins
RM1 Gary "Sam" Smith (Brother)
Civilian Jack Lee (Flying Club Mechanic)

Best Moment
Making Senior Chief
CFWP Chief of the Year
Friday Night Happy Hours


Worst Moment
Getting hit head-on by some kid making a turn.

Chain of Command
LCDR Scott - Flag Sec
CAPT Ed Bauer - Chief of Staff
RADM Gus Egert - Commander


Other Memories
Inspection trips all over the Western Pacific, however mostly at Cubi Point Philippines (16 subordinate commands there :-).

My Photos For This Duty Station
Headed to the Navy Ball
Dirty Dan - ComFairWestPac Admin Assistant
Diego Garcia Command Inspection #2
38 Members Also There at Same Time
Commander Fleet Air Western Pacific (COMFAIRWESTPAC)

Hill, Theodore R., PO1, (1972-1993) YN YN-0000 Petty Officer Second Class (E-5)
Bergin, Philip, SCPO, (1960-1989) YN YN-2505 Chief Petty Officer (E-7)
Bergin, Philip, SCPO, (1960-1989) YN YN-2514 Chief Petty Officer (E-7)
Abler, Ron, CDR, (1967-1987) OFF 131X Lieutenant Commander
Pendleton, David, LCDR, (1958-1979) OFF 131X Lieutenant Commander
Burrows, Gerald, LCDR, (1957-1987) OFF 636X Lieutenant
Royal, Robert, LCDR, (1957-1985) OFF 633X Lieutenant
Patocka, Duane, MCPO, (1969-1999) AT AT-0000 Chief Petty Officer (E-7)
BORDWELL, DON, PO1, (1955-1976) PH PH-0000 Petty Officer First Class (E-6)
Cooprider, Douglas, PO1, (1964-1984) AM AM-0000 Petty Officer First Class (E-6)
Huss, Richard, PO1, (1966-1990) AD AD-0000 Petty Officer First Class (E-6)
McMaster, Richard, SCPO, (1966-1986) AD AD-0000 Petty Officer First Class (E-6)
Carney, Robin, CPO, (1975-1995) OFF 000X Petty Officer Second Class (E-5)
Gowen, Deborah, PO1, (1971-1991) PH PH-0000 Petty Officer Second Class (E-5)
Kutschara, David, CPO, (1962-1985) PH PH-8192 Petty Officer Second Class (E-5)
[Name Withheld], (1975-1999) CM CM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class (E-4)
Haberlin, Thomas, PO1, (1977-1997) PH PH-0000 Petty Officer Third Class (E-4)
Vincent, Norman, SCPO, (1972-1992) DP DP-0000 Petty Officer Third Class (E-4)
Kirk, Rebecca, LT, (1978-2001) OFF 000X Airman (E-3)
Lewis, Robert, PO3, (1978-1984) AB ABH-0000 Airman (E-3)
Lewis, Robert, PO3, (1978-1984) AB ABH-0000 Airman (E-3)
Lewis, Robert, PO3, (1978-1984) AB ABH-0000 Airman (E-3)
Harris, Frances, PO3, (1975-1979) AK AK-0000 Airman Recruit (E-1)
Chandler, Michael, MCPO, (1966-1993) Chief Petty Officer (E-7)
Smith, Gary, MCPO, (1969-2000) RM Petty Officer First Class (E-6)
Taylor, Frank, LCDR, (1977-2005) Petty Officer First Class (E-6)
Hoback, Stephen, PO1, (1973-1993) Petty Officer Second Class (E-5)
AIMD - Nas Atsugi

Jongenelen, Vince, CPO, (1976-2000) AD ADR-0000 Petty Officer Third Class (E-4)
Mayo, Michael, CPO, (1971-1995) Petty Officer Second Class (E-5)
AIMD Misawa

Bowers, Patrick Shawn, MCPO, (1966-1990) AS AS-0000 Petty Officer First Class (E-6)
Hogan, Jay, MCPO, (1965-1994) Petty Officer First Class (E-6)
Sill, Pete, CPO, (1972-1993) Petty Officer Second Class (E-5)
Det Iwakuni

Ferguson, John, SCPO, (1959-1985) AS AS-7609 Senior Chief Petty Officer (E-8)
McGee, Alex, CPO, (1957-1979) AT AT-6718 Petty Officer First Class (E-6)
Det Misawa

STEVENS, CHARLES, CPO, (1967-1989) AB ABF-0000 Petty Officer First Class (E-6)
Shayka, William, PO1, (1974-1986) PH PH-0000 Petty Officer Second Class (E-5)
Det NAS Cubi

Preuss, Loren, SCPO, (1964-1988) TM TM-0746 Chief Petty Officer (E-7)
Parsell, Mike, PO1, (1976-1996) PH PH-8192 Petty Officer Second Class (E-5)
Parsell, Mike, PO1, (1976-1996) PH PH-0000 Airman (E-3)
Olmos, Garry, PO1, (1974-1986) Petty Officer First Class (E-6)
Vogel, John, CPO, (1971-1991) Petty Officer Second Class (E-5)
Fleet Air Support Unit (FASU) Tapao

Wasson, Frederick, MCPO, (1961-1987) Petty Officer First Class (E-6)

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