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


  1983-1988, Naval Investigative Service Headquarters (NISHQ)

From Month/Year
- / 1983

To Month/Year
- / 1988

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Parent Unit
Naval Investigative Service (NIS)


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Last Updated: Dec 19, 2022
Memories For This Unit

Best Friends
Debra Baughman
Bill Eckles
Karen Kircher
Al Tatum
Karen Tausch
Ed Edwards
Wally Sangree
Nancy Hobson

Best Moment
Getting a civilian (GS-13) ID card and Credentials. Visits to all the NISRA offices in Japan, Korea and Philippines.


Worst Moment
Leaving in 1988

Chain of Command
CDR Karen Kircher, Commanding Officer


Other Memories
Nights at the Club/BOQ. Customizing cars - The "Brickmobile"

My Photos For This Unit
Debbie Baughman, Jack Foley, Dan Smith
Command Photo
Dirty Dan Creds.
Medal Presentation
25 Members Also There at Same Time
Naval Investigative Service Headquarters (NISHQ)

Blackwood, Rick, CAPT, (1975-2005) OFF 163X Lieutenant Commander
Darcy, Thomas, CDR, (1975-2003) Lieutenant Commander
Drinkhouse, Joseph, CDR, (1968-2008) OFF 163X Lieutenant Commander
Graham, Bret, LCDR, (1969-1994) OFF 163X Lieutenant Commander
Lance, LeeRoy, CAPT, (1972-2008) OFF 163X Lieutenant Commander
Caputo, Jay, CAPT, (1970-2009) OFF 163X Lieutenant
Drinkhouse, Joseph, CDR, (1968-2008) OFF 163X Lieutenant
Hansen, R.J., LCDR, (1969-2001) OFF 163X Lieutenant
Hutton, Carl, LT, (1966-1994) OFF 163X Lieutenant
Callahan, Ed, LCDR, (1966-1994) OFF 645X Lieutenant Junior Grade
Williams, Cynthia, LCDR, (1978-1994) OFF 110X Lieutenant Junior Grade
Braddock, Leanne, CDR, (1980-2004) Ensign
Stroud, Robert, MCPO, (1962-1990) MA MA-2005 Master Chief Petty Officer
Gildea, Patrick, CAPT, (1966-2003) Chief Petty Officer
Petty, Kent, CDR, (1984-Present) RM RM-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Carpenter, Richard, MCPO, (1975-2005) Petty Officer First Class
Kilgore, Cheryl, CPO, (1971-1998) YN YN-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Lyons, Barbara, MCPO, (1979-2003) YN YN-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Rutz, Cheryl, CPO, (1971-1998) Petty Officer 1st Class
Diaz, Richard, PO1, (1980-2005) Petty Officer Second Class
Elbel, Chuck, PO1, (1982-1993) IS IS-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Ransom, Gwendolyn, PO2, (1979-1992) YN YN-2505 Petty Officer 2nd Class
Blevins, Kim, PO2, (1982-1996) YN CYN-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
McKie, Hilary, PO1, (1981-2004) YN YN-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Stokes, T, CPO, (1987-2007) Petty Officer Third Class
BROWN, CHARLES, PO1, (1986-2006) YN YN-0000 Seaman

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