Dubus, Denis, STGC

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Current Service Status
USN Retired
Current/Last Rank
Chief Petty Officer
Current/Last Primary NEC
ST-0450-Advanced Acoustic Analyst
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Sonar Technician Surface
Primary Unit
2001-2004, ST-0450, USS Robert G. Bradley (FFG-49)
Previously Held NEC
ST-0438-MK-116 MOD 1 Underwater Fire Control System Level II Technician
NC-9585-Navy Recruiter Canvasser
ST-0415-AN/SQQ-89(V) Integrat Towed Array & Sonobuoy Sensors Level II Tech
Service Years
1983 - 2004
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Cold War
Order of the Rock
Order of the Magellan
Panama Canal
Persian Excursion
Realm of the Czars
Suez Canal
STG-Sonar Technician Surface
Five Hash Marks

 Official Badges 

Recruiting Command of Excellence Career Counselor U.S. Navy Chief Master-at-Arms Afloat Training Specialist

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback Navy Chief Initiated Navy Chief 100 Yrs 1893-1993 Order of the Arctic Circle (Bluenose)

 Military Association Memberships
American LegionNational Association of Destroyer Veterans (Tin Can Sailors)National Sonar Association
  2001, American Legion [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2004, National Association of Destroyer Veterans (Tin Can Sailors) [Verified]1 - Assoc. Page
  2004, National Sonar Association [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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Eternal Father, bless Thy Chiefs
Who guide and lead with firm beliefs
In Courage, Commitment and Honor bright.
Strengthen with Thy holy might
Those who wear the anchors of the CPO.
O, guard them, Lord, where're they go."


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Operation Nimble Archer (Iran)
From Month/Year
October / 1987
To Month/Year
October / 1987

On 16 October, Sea Isle City was in Kuwaiti waters, waiting to be loaded. It had been escorted there by U.S. warships, but was not under their protection at the time. An Iranian Silkworm missile launched from the Iranian-occupied Al-Faw Peninsula hit the ship's wheel house and crew quarters, blinding its master, a U.S. citizen and wounding 18 crew members. The damage to the ship would take four months to repair.

In retaliation, U.S. officials decided to attack two platforms in the Rashadat oil field (named Rostam oil field before 1979). Having been damaged by Iraq a year earlier, the platforms were not producing oil, but had been used by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps for military purposes.

Twenty minutes before the surface action group opened fire, USS Thach radioed the platforms, telling the crews to abandon them. At 2 pm, four U.S. destroyers opened fire: USS Hoel, USS Leftwich, USS Kidd, and USS John Young. One platform was boarded by U.S. special forces, who recovered teletype messages and other documents, then planted explosives to destroy the platform. Air cover was provided by the cruisers USS Long Beach and USS William H. Standley, two F-14 Tomcat fighters and an E-2 Hawkeye from USS Ranger. The high-explosive shells did negligible blast damage to the steel-lattice platforms, but eventually set them ablaze.

U.S. officials said the platforms were being used by Iranian forces as command-and-control posts with radars to track shipping in the area and communications gear to relay messages between the mainland and Iranian forces operating near the platforms. U.S. Defense Secretary Caspar W. Weinberger said Iran used the facility to "launch small boat attacks against nonbelligerent shipping." U.S. President Ronald Reagan called the operation "an appropriate and proportionate response" to the Silkworm strike. When asked by reporters if the situation constituted a state of war, Reagan replied: "No, we're not going to have a war with Iran: they're not that stupid."
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Month/Year
October / 1987
To Month/Year
October / 1987
Last Updated:
Mar 16, 2020
Personal Memories
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
No Available Photos

  91 Also There at This Battle:
  • Arthur, Laurence, SCPO, (1975-1997)
  • Baird, John, SCPO, (1985-2009)
  • Banks, Mark, CWO4, (1985-Present)
  • Barlow, Carl, CPO, (1979-2003)
  • Brown, John, PO2, (1985-1991)
  • Brown, Larry, PO2, (1984-1990)
  • Butchino, Albert, PO1, (1982-1995)
  • Cantleberry, Brian, CPO, (1986-2010)
  • Cantlon, Michael, PO3, (1986-1989)
  • Carbaugh, Andrew, PO1, (1984-2004)
  • Carpenter, Steve, PO2, (1983-1988)
  • Caston, Raymond, CPO, (1982-2003)
  • Cogbill, Thomas, PO3, (1983-1988)
  • Cooper, Andrew, LT, (1984-1989)
  • Costello, Paul, CAPT, (1986-2016)
  • Cunningham, Jeffrey, PO1, (1983-1991)
  • [Name Withheld], (1982-Present)
  • Darenkamp, James, CAPT, (1978-2015)
  • Davis, Richard, CPO, (1982-2007)
  • Decker, Dave, LCDR, (1986-2007)
  • Dismore, James, PO3, (1987-1994)
  • Dunham, Jeff, CPO, (1983-2010)
  • Eastman, Jim, FN, (1985-1988)
  • Ellis, Don, PO2, (1984-1988)
  • Estrada, Edmund, PO2, (1982-1991)
  • Evans, Tom, PO3, (1986-1990)
  • Fisher, John, SCPO, (1985-2011)
  • Fox, Michael, PO3, (1985-1989)
  • Francisco, Michael, PO2, (1985-1991)
  • Froehle, Bill, PO2, (1985-1993)
  • Gibbs, William, PO1, (1980-1992)
  • Gorman, Frank, CPO, (1983-1998)
  • Guettermann, Darryl, SN, (1985-1988)
  • Henson, Tim, CPO, (1979-2007)
  • Hoenig, Steve, CPO, (1986-2012)
  • Homan, John, MCPO, (1969-1994)
  • Huey, Steve, LCDR, (1982-1998)
  • Jacobs, Jeffrey, MCPO, (1979-1999)
  • Judge, Douglas, SCPO, (1983-2008)
  • Karlsson, John, SN, (1984-1988)
  • Krentz, James, PO1, (1983-1988)
  • LEROY, SHAWN, CPO, (1982-2005)
  • Lewis, Robert, PO1, (1984-1992)
  • Lindenmier, Gary, PO1, (1985-Present)
  • Madden, Darin, PO2, (1985-1997)
  • Mills, Matt, PO2, (1986-1990)
  • Morgan, Rob, PO2, (1986-1990)
  • Morse, John, PO1, (1983-1990)
  • Navalta, Tom, PO2, (1978-1996)
  • Nemmer, Joe, MCPO, (1974-1994)
  • Nesselrode, Mark, CAPT, (1976-2006)
  • Newhall, Neil, PO1, (1983-2019)
  • Onstott, Phillip, PO1, (1982-1994)
  • Perdun, Michael, MCPO, (1976-2008)
  • Perry, James, CPO, (1972-1998)
  • Powers, Dan, PO1, (1981-1992)
  • Raub, Walter, PO2, (1979-1992)
  • Rumery, Ed, PO2, (1986-1990)
  • Runkle, Jim, CPO, (1986-2010)
  • RUSSELL, Michael P, PO1, (1977-1993)
  • Schaan, Garrett, PO2, (1985-1989)
  • Seman, Eric, PO2, (1985-1994)
  • Snoddy, Kevin, CPO, (1985-2006)
  • Spaulding, Scott, PO1, (1979-2004)
  • Stegmaier, Earl, PO1, (1983-2003)
  • Stoll, Arthur, PO3, (1985-1989)
  • Tabery, Jeff, PO1, (1985-2006)
  • Taylor, Jeff, PO2, (1985-1991)
  • Torsak, Kurt, PO2, (1984-1992)
  • Tranquilli, Matthew, PO1, (1982-2002)
  • Wakelee, Kent, PO1, (1986-2006)
  • Walter, Richard, PO3, (1986-1990)
  • Westgate, Darrell, PO1, (1986-2006)
  • White, Dennis, CWO2, (1975-1998)
  • Whyte, John, LCDR, (1979-2008)
  • Yostpille, William, PO3, (1986-1990)
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