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


  1988-1991, 9580, USS Sampson (DDG-10)

From Month/Year
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USS Sampson (DDG-10) Unit Page

CNO Directed Command Master Chief Petty Officer

9580-Command Master Chief

Base, Station or City

 USS Sampson (DDG-10) Details

USS Sampson (DDG-10)
Hull number DDG-10

Surface Vessel

Parent Unit
Charles F. Adams-class

Destroyer Guided Missile

Created/Owned By
SM Ricketts, Kenneth, Jr., SMSN 5

Last Updated: Mar 12, 2011
Memories For This Unit

Best Friends
Randy Hartley
Greg Couture
Sam Smith (Brother)
Joe Stratton
Tom Jesse
Entire CPO Mess

Best Moment
UNITAS Cruise in 1988. Download Cruise Book at:

Operation Desert Storm Homecoming - 1991. Download Final Cruise Book at:


Worst Moment
Boiler blowing up during underway operations. Decommissioning a great ship.

Chain of Command
CDR Bill Sullivan - Commanding Officer (Now VADM Bill Sullivan - U.S. Military Rep to NATO)


Other Memories
Liberty Ports and Parties. Closeness of the crew. Pristine condition of ship.

My Photos For This Unit
Inside Sampson CPO Mess
Dan and Yumi - Christmas 1989
CMC On The Bridge
Sampson CPO Mess Leather Work
91 Members Also There at Same Time
USS Sampson (DDG-10)

Myers, Albert, CAPT, (1970-2000) OFF 111X Commander
Krawczyk, S. Greg, CAPT, (1980-2005) OFF 111X Lieutenant Commander
Gerry, Gerry, LT, (1983-1996) OFF 110X Lieutenant
Paul, Andrew, CAPT, (1984-2010) OFF 111X Lieutenant
Barker, Glenn, LCDR, (1989-2009) OFF 116X Lieutenant Junior Grade
Coles, Reginald, LT, (1978-1998) OFF 111X Lieutenant Junior Grade
Steinberger, John, CAPT, (1987-Present) OFF 111X Lieutenant Junior Grade
Mack, Terrence, CDR, (1989-2007) OFF 111X Ensign
Pindell, Michael, SCPO, (1972-1994) DC DC-4805 Senior Chief Petty Officer
Smith, Gary, MCPO, (1969-2000) 00 9512 Senior Chief Petty Officer
Bannon, Eugene, CPO, (1976-2000) EW EW-1781 Chief Petty Officer
Covington, George, CPO, (1974-1995) YN YN-2516 Chief Petty Officer
DeLuna, Arthur, CPO, (1977-2001) ST ST-0417 Chief Petty Officer
Hartley, Randall, SCPO, (1973-1995) EM EM-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Maynor, Mike, CPO, (1970-1993) BT BT-4533 Chief Petty Officer
WATKINS, Dave, CPO, (1977-1996) BT BT-4505 Chief Petty Officer
White, John R., CPO, (1970-1994) RM RM-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Belland, Paul, PO1, (1983-1989) FC FC-1113 Petty Officer First Class
Coles, Bill, PO1, (1982-2003) ST ST-0459 Petty Officer First Class
Ewing, Jon, CPO, (1983-2003) FC FC-1169 Petty Officer First Class
Shelley, James, CPO, (1978-1998) OS OS-0319 Petty Officer First Class
SMITH, JACOB, PO1, (1981-2002) GM GM-0876 Petty Officer First Class
Stroupe, Robert, PO1, (1985-1993) FC FC-1188 Petty Officer First Class
Agee, Tony, CPO, (1986-2010) BT BT-4512 Petty Officer Second Class
Albert, Sacco, PO1, (1984-1990) ST ST-0451 Petty Officer Second Class
Anderson, Bill, PO1, (1982-2002) QM QM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Booker, Thomas, PO1, (1986-1997) MM MM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Brown, Roderick, PO2, (1984-1990) SK SK-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Brown, Roderick, PO2, (1984-1990) SK SK-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
DAVIS, JAMES, PO2, (1985-1993) ET ET-1444 Petty Officer Second Class
Davis, Jim, PO2, (1985-1993) ET ET-1444 Petty Officer Second Class
Easton, Peter, (1973-1994) RM RM-2304 Petty Officer Second Class
Evans, Robert, CPO, (1983-2007) MR MR-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Johnston, Dave, CWO4, (1983-Present) BT BT-4513 Petty Officer Second Class
Lang, Kyle, PO1, (1985-1997) FC FC-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Lloyd, Paul, PO1, (1985-1998) BT BT-4513 Petty Officer Second Class
Martin, Chris, CPO, (1983-2006) BM BM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Martin, Michael, LCDR, (1984-2013) GM GM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Monteleone, J, CPO, (1983-2009) MM MM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Moses, Dexter, CPO, (1984-2004) RM RM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Plemons, Bax, PO2, (1985-1991) ST ST-0454 Petty Officer Second Class
Retacco, Daniel, SCPO, (1986-2007) QM QM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Taylor, James, CWO4, (1987-Present) HT HT-4954 Petty Officer Second Class
Zimmer, Patrick, PO2, (1987-1997) SM SM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Echevarria, Jose, PO3, (1983-1989) GMM GMM-0997 Petty Officer Third Class
Eddy, Michael, PO3, (1986-1994) BT BT-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Elkins, Lewis, CPO, (1986-2009) MM MM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Ellis, Louis, PO3, (1986-1990) EM EM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Galvez, Rene, PO3, (1985-1992) MM MM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Harris, Robert, PO3, (1986-1990) MM MM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Howard, Alton, PO1, (1986-2006) PC PC-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
LaBelle, Paul, PO1, (1987-2007) FC FC-1160 Petty Officer Third Class
Leavitt, Richard, PO3, (1986-1989) GM GMM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Lilly, Cecil, CPO, (1987-2007) BT BT-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Miller, Eric, CPO, (1989-2009) EW EW-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Mills, Patrick, CPO, (1985-2009) STG STG-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Montgomery, Benjamin, PO3, (1988-1992) MS MS-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Schelling, Pete, PO3, (1987-1991) EN EN-4310 Petty Officer Third Class
Seeker, Tom, PO1, (1987-1997) EW EW-1733 Petty Officer Third Class

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