Richards, E. Mack, PNCS

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Current Service Status
USN Retired
Current/Last Rank
Senior Chief Petty Officer
Current/Last Primary NEC
9513-Senior Manpower Analyst
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Primary Unit
1980-1981, PN-0000, Navy Overseas Air Cargo Terminal (NOACT),
Previously Held NEC
8351-A-4 Maintenance Technician
00-0000-Unknown NEC Rating
PN-9614-Job Analyst
Service Years
1968 - 1988
Foreign Language(s)
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Gulf of Tonkin Yacht Club
Order of the Shellback
Order of the Golden Dragon
Four Hash Marks

 Official Badges 

Career Counselor US Navy Retired 20

 Unofficial Badges 

Sea Bees Badge Order of the Shellback Cold War Medal Navy Chief Initiated

Gulf of Tonkin Yacht Club Order of the Golden Dragon Cold War Veteran Global War on Terrorism Civilian Support Medal

Vietnam Veteran 50th Commemoration Blue Water Navy

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Deployment - Western Pacific (WESTPAC) Cruise '71
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A Western Pacific Cruise is a ship's deployment from her home port, usually lasting between 5 and 8 months. Ships visit different ports such as Phuket, Thailand; Salalah, Oman; Darwin, Australia, Bali, Jebel Ali, Singapore, United Arab Emirates and Hong Kong. The ships hosted foreign militaries, performed numerous underway replenishments-at-sea and conducted general quarters drills, fire drills and maritime patrols.
US Navy provides during these deployments provocative "freedom of navigation" operations, known as FONOPS, that send warships into the disputed areas around the world on any given year.
Any cruise is hazardous with sailors injured or killed during flight, refueling, ordnance, operations or weather; day or night. Foriegn military vessels threatening by fast approach to ramming. Often at times ships are endangered by low fly overs from hostile aircraft.

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Aug 23, 2017
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  8 Also There at This Battle:
  • Biddinger, Bruce, PO1, (1969-1974)
  • Bowerman, Donald, PO3, (1969-1978)
  • Dwyer, Rick, PO2, (1968-1972)
  • Lindstrom, Edward, CPO, (1970-2011)
  • Rakow, Lance, PO2, (1969-1975)
  • Rego, Dennis, PO2, (1971-1979)
  • Smith, Don, PO3, (1969-1973)
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