Ankrom, Dave, LT

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Current Service Status
USN Retired
Current/Last Rank
Current/Last Primary Designator/NEC
628X-Limited Duty Officer - Electronics - Submarine
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1985-1987, 9562, Deep Submergence Unit (DSU)/DSV-3 TURTLE
Previously Held Designator/NEC
HM-8404-Medical Field Service Technician/FMF Combat Corpsman
ET-0000-Electronics Technician
ET-3325-Ships Inertial Navigation System (SINS) Technician Mk-2 Universal
9563-Deep Submergence Vehicle Crewmember
9562-Deep Submergence Vehicle Operator
Service Years
1958 - 1987
Foreign Language(s)
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Cold War
Deep Dive Diploma
Order of the Golden Dragon
Lieutenant Lieutenant

 Official Badges 

US Navy Retired 20

 Unofficial Badges 

US Navy Honorable Discharge Navy Chief 100 Yrs 1893-1993 Navy Chief Initiated Order of the Golden Dragon

Gulf of Tonkin Yacht Club Airborne Tab Maritime Warfare Excellence Award

 Military Association Memberships
United States Naval InstituteMilitary Officers Association of America (MOAA)Post 293
  1979, United States Naval Institute [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1980, Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2009, American Legion, Post 293 (Member) (Cloverdale, California) [Verified] - Chap. Page

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
Upon retirement from the Navy, worked for Science Application International Corp (SAIC) in the Applied Marine Technology Sector. Fully retired in Dec 1999.


Other Comments:

I started my Military Career in 1958 when the United States actually had a conscription (AKA DRAFT or, the VERY Selective Service System).
. The Texas NG Pilot who flys on faith aloneJump Wings OvalSpec 4   GO DUCKS

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Last Updated: Sep 3, 2017
Memories For This Unit

Best Friends
CWO4 Bert Tharp MMCS(SS) Corky Palmer LCDR Ray Swanson (EOD) LCDR Raleigh "RD" Baker LT Tom Christensen (CEC) LT Gary Houston (SC) LT Rick Barnes LT Brian Kissel LT Ron "Rotten Ronny" Renner

Best Moment
The time LCDR Jerry Collins (N-4) ORDERED the chop, LT Houston (who was single), to bring a date to a social function because all the wives would be in attendance. So Gary brought an exotic dancer.


Chain of Command

Other Memories
Worked with Canadian Dr. Joe MacInnis who was the medical director of the American Man-in-Sea program. In the 80s he led the teams that made the first scientific dives under the North Pole and discovered the world's northernmost known shipwreck - HMS Breadalbane - under the ice of the Northwest Passage. Was privileged to be VADM(Ret)"Yogi" Kaufman's Horse-Holder while he was doing research work for his book "Sharks of Steel". What a totally super guy from the Old School.. (deceased 2006) Also, in a frantic LDO shuffle (to keep from getting caught out by BUPERS), I got pulled out of the 5-Shop (Spec Ops) and stashed in Det Bravo, and later to the 4-Shop (Material).

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Operation Breadalbane
108 Members Also There at Same Time

Adkisson, Gregory, CAPT, (1970-2001) OFF 210X Commander
Walts, Larry, CWO4, (1966-1996) OFF 000X Chief Warrant Officer 3
Zbaeren, William, CDR, (1967-2002) OFF 621X Lieutenant
Cole, Allen, MCPO, (1962-1984) SK SK-2815 Master Chief Petty Officer (E-9)
GRIEB, Thomas, CMC, (1970-1992) HM HM-8402 Senior Chief Petty Officer (E-8)
Vogel, Michael, SCPO, (1968-1994) SK SK-2815 Senior Chief Petty Officer (E-8)
Blackmore, Dennis, LCDR, (1971-1995) Chief Petty Officer (E-7)
Chapman, Chester, MCPO, (1973-1997) EN EN-5342 Chief Petty Officer (E-7)
Rodriguez, Lorenzo, LCDR, (1969-1994) EM EM-5342 Chief Petty Officer (E-7)
Davis, Barbara, LCDR, (1971-1998) Petty Officer First Class (E-6)
Hall, Don, PO1, (1966-1989) Petty Officer First Class (E-6)
Jones, Tracy, PO1, (1973-1984) MM MM-0000 Petty Officer First Class (E-6)
Chapman, Dave, CPO, (1979-2004) PN PN-0000 Petty Officer Second Class (E-5)
Ford, Barry, PO2, (1982-1988) YN YN-0000 Petty Officer Third Class (E-4)

Baker, Robert, CAPT, (1952-1993) OFF 629X Captain
Raper, Albert, CDR, (1954-1974) OFF 112X Lieutenant Commander
CLASS, JOHN, LT, (1968-1988) OFF 651X Lieutenant
Cress, Wiley, CDR, (1964-1996) OFF 629X Lieutenant
Keough, Paul, LCDR, (1973-1995) OFF 250X Lieutenant
Jones, Jeffrey, CWO4, (1983-2013) OFF 728X Chief Warrant Officer 4
Walts, Larry, CWO4, (1966-1996) OFF 000X Chief Warrant Officer 2
Tarquin, Don, CAPT, (1954-1984) Captain
McArthur, Robert, LCDR, (1965-1994) Lieutenant
Nicholas, Jeff, CAPT, (1975-2006) Lieutenant
Rittinger, Thomas, LCDR, (1977-1998) Lieutenant
Wright, Eric, CAPT, (1973-2006) Lieutenant
Moloney, Tim, LCDR, (1967-1991) Lieutenant Junior Grade
Newhouse, Dion, LCDR, (1963-1994) Chief Warrant Officer 3
Holland, Karl, MCPO, (1961-1987) HM HM-8402 Master Chief Petty Officer (E-9)
HOLMES, Frederick, MCPO, (1960-1989) MM MM-0000 Master Chief Petty Officer (E-9)
Afflerbach, Ronald, SCPO, (1960-1989) FT FT-0000 Senior Chief Petty Officer (E-8)
Dalby, David, MCPO, (1968-1999) QM QM-0000 Senior Chief Petty Officer (E-8)
Daugherty, James, CPO, (1970-1990) YN YN-0000 Chief Petty Officer (E-7)
Griggs, Donald, CPO, (1968-1988) HT HT-9502 Chief Petty Officer (E-7)
Hansen Sr., Donald, SCPO, (1967-1988) EM EM-0000 Chief Petty Officer (E-7)
Holloway, George R, CPO, (1955-1986) Chief Petty Officer (E-7)
Johnson, Gary, CMC, (1971-2002) Chief Petty Officer (E-7)
Ross, Larry, SCPO, (1967-1991) Chief Petty Officer (E-7)
Duggins, Ken, CPO, (1969-1993) YN YN-0000 Petty Officer First Class (E-6)
Hawkins, Tammy, PO1, (1979-1997) Petty Officer First Class (E-6)
Schipp, Patti, CPO, (1979-2001) Petty Officer First Class (E-6)
Thomas, Bruce, PO1, (1975-1984) RM RM-2333 Petty Officer First Class (E-6)
Young, Richard, CWO2, (1977-1999) DP DP-2755 Petty Officer First Class (E-6)
Bowers, Patsy, CPO, (1976-1998) YN YN-0000 Petty Officer Second Class (E-5)
DeMag, Frederick, CMC, (1978-2008) ND ND-5345 Petty Officer Second Class (E-5)
Galbreath, Jayne, SCPO, (1978-2004) RM RM-2318 Petty Officer Second Class (E-5)
Gann, Jr, Willie Jiles, CPO, (1964-1994) CTO CTO-0000 Petty Officer Second Class (E-5)
Nielsen, Edward, SCPO, (1975-2002) Petty Officer Second Class (E-5)
Slason, Tena, CPO, (1978-1999) Petty Officer Second Class (E-5)
SULLIVAN, DENNIS, PO2, (1965-1969) TM TM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class (E-5)
Vazquez, Denise, PO1, (1979-1999) Petty Officer Second Class (E-5)
Williams (Maxies), Zena, CPO, (1990-2000) Petty Officer Second Class (E-5)
Bailey, Warren, PO2, (1981-1985) OS OS-0000 Petty Officer Third Class (E-4)
Busby, Russell, CMC, (1978-2007) RM RM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class (E-4)
Duvea, Artelia, CPO, (1981-2004) Seaman (E-3)

Cress, Wiley, CDR, (1964-1996) OFF 629X Lieutenant
Keough, Paul, LCDR, (1973-1995) OFF 250X Lieutenant
Medhurst, Walter, MCPO, (1959-1982) MM MM-3359 Master Chief Petty Officer (E-9)
Wells, Ron, MCPO, (1963-1993) CMC 9580 Master Chief Petty Officer (E-9)

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