Summers, Stanley, GMCM

Gunner's Mate
 
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Current Service Status
USN Retired
Current/Last Rank
Master Chief Petty Officer
Current/Last Primary Designator/NEC
GM-9502-Instructor
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Gunner's Mate
Primary Unit
1980-1982, GM-9502, Standby Reserve - Inactive
Previously Held Designator/NEC
9510-Basic Swimming and Water Survival Instructor
GM-0812-Small Arms Marksmanship Instructor
GM-0000-Gunner's Mate
GM-0871-3 inch/50 Rapid Fire Gun Maintenance Technician
GMM-0997-GMLS TALOS MK 7
GMM-0998-GMLS TALOS MK 12
Service Years
1952 - 1982
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Cannon Cockers Card
Cold War
Gulf of Tonkin Yacht Club
Neptune Subpoena
Newfoundland Skreech
Order of the Arctic Circle (Bluenose)
Order of the Rock
Order of the Shellback
Order of the Golden Dragon
Panama Canal
Plank Owner
Voice Edition
GM-Gunner's Mate
Seven Hash Marks

 Official Badges 

U.S. Navy Master-at-Arms U.S. Navy Chief Master-at-Arms Gun Captain (pre-1969) US Navy Retired 20




 Unofficial Badges 

US Navy Honorable Discharge Order of the Shellback US Naval Reserve Honorable Discharge Navy Chief Initiated

Navy Chief 100 Yrs 1893-1993 Order of the Arctic Circle (Bluenose) Cold War Medal Gulf of Tonkin Yacht Club

Order of the Golden Dragon


 Military Association Memberships
Post 2780, Cherryland PostBranch 53Post 859Chapter 68
United States Navy Memorial -National Rifle Association (NRA)USS Long Beach (CGN-9) AssociationUnited States Navy Cruiser Sailors Association
Association of Gunner's MatesNavy Nuclear Weapons Association  (NNWA)United States Naval InstituteVeterans of Underage Military Service
Marine Corps Heritage FoundationNational Chief Petty Officers Association
  1961, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 2780, Cherryland Post (Member) (Traverse City, Michigan) [Verified]96 - Chap. Page
  1963, Fleet Reserve Association (FRA), Branch 53 (Member) (Gurnee, Illinois) [Verified]6 - Chap. Page
  1970, American Legion, Post 859 (Member) (Suffern, New York) [Verified]36 - Chap. Page
  1984, Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA), Chapter 68 (Member) (Petroskey, Michigan) [Verified]62 - Chap. Page
  1989, United States Navy Memorial [Verified]72 - Assoc. Page
  1991, -National Rifle Association (NRA) [Verified]
  1997, USS Long Beach (CGN-9) Association [Verified]
  1998, United States Navy Cruiser Sailors Association [Verified]9
  1998, Association of Gunner's Mates [Verified]7
  2000, Navy Nuclear Weapons Association (NNWA) [Verified]6 - Assoc. Page
  2009, United States Naval Institute [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2010, Veterans of Underage Military Service [Verified]1
  2010, Marine Corps Heritage Foundation [Verified]11 - Assoc. Page
  2011, USS Boston Association [Verified]
  2011, National Chief Petty Officers Association [Verified]1


 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
Amatuer Radio Operator:  (W8SKS)

 BATTLE STREAMER:VIET-NAM SERVICE

Employed by Shell Oil Co.from 13 Oct, 1980 to 1 July 1998. Retired on points. Old system 80 Pts, years plus age. Exploration & Production, Well Head Inspector, OCTG, NDT Inspector and Quality Control. Purchasing. Senior Inspector, Michigan Operations, OCTG and Wellhead Equipment. HAZMAT Coordinator

Weapons Systems History.

In Rating:
#1. 1952 to1956 - small arms/Light machine guns, 1911A1, M1 Garand, M1 Carbine, Winchester Mod. 12 Pump, Thompson M4, M3 Grease Gun, Browning Bar .30 Cal.,Browning .30 Cal. .50 Cal.Machine Guns. Anti Aircraft Machine Guns, 20MM Twin, 40 MM Twin & Quad. Surface to Surface, Surface to Air Gun Mount 5" 38 Cal. Single open Gun Mount, GE Drive.  5" 38 Cal. Twin Gun Mount, Northern Ord. Drive

#2.1956 to 1958 - same as #1. with the addition of the 3" 50 single, 20 MM single, and 40MM Amplidyne Dr.

#3. 1958 to 1959, 5"38 Twin enclosed, Ford Drives, MT 55.

#4. 1960 to 1961, 3" 50 Cal. RFTwin, Amplidyne Dr., open MT

#5. 1965 TO 1965 GMLS MK. 7, TWIN TALOS LAUNCHING SYSTEM

ï#6. 1966 TO 1968, GMLS MK 12 MOD 0, TWIN TALOS LAUNCHING SYSTEM

#7. 1971 TO 1974, GMLS MK 12 MOD. 1, TWIN TALOS LAUNCHING SYSTEMS.

#8 1974 TO 1977, SENIOR INSTRUCTOR 3-M COORDINATOR TRAINING PAC FLEET.

#9 1977 TO 1980 SSC GLKS, GM SCH. DIVISION OFFICER / SENIOR ENLISTED ADVISOR

MASON - WAUKEGAN LODGE No. 78 AF&AM, LIFE MEMBER
32ND DEGREE, VALLEY OF TRAVERSE CITY, F&AM
SALADIN SHRINERS - A.A.O.N.M.S. GRAND RAPIDS, MI, F&AM
   
Other Comments:

U.S. STATES VISITED OR LIVED IN:All 50 States and Territories.

FOR COUNTRIES VISITED: REFER TO THE DUTY ASSIGNMENT LISTINGS.

OUT OF RATING DUTIES:

"DIVISION SUPPLY PETTY OFFICER"
"DIVISION DAMAGE CONTROL PETTY OFFICER"
"MESSENGER OF THE WATCH"
"WATCH STANDER AFTER STEERING
BRIDGE HELMSMAN OF THE WATCH"
"SHIPS LANDING FORCE SQUAD LEADER"
"RESCUE SWIMMER, AMPHIBS SHIP"
"DIVISION LEADING SEAMAN-DECK"
"MASTER AT ARMS"
"CHIEF MASTER AT ARMS"
"RECRUIT TRAINING SWIMMING INSTRUCTOR"
"INSTRUCTOR GM A-SCHOOL"
"INSTRUCTOR GM B-SCHOOL"
"INSTRUCTOR C-SCHOOL, EE&H, MISSILE LAUNCHING SYSTEMS'
"CURRICULUMS DIVISION OFFICER, GM-SCHOOL"
"C-SCHOOL DIVISION OFFICER" GM-SCHOOL"
"COMMAND DUTY OFFICER-SSC, GLKS"
"INSTRUCTOR ELECTRONICS ELECTRICITY & HYDRAULICS. GM-SCHOOL"
"NUCLEAR WEAPONS HANDLING OFFICER, CG-11"
"NUCLEAR WEAPONS HANDLING OBSERVER, CGN-9, CG-11"
"INSTRUCTOR 3-M COORDINATORS, PACIFIC FLEET SHIPS/SHORE INSTALLATIONS"
"GM-SCHOOL COMMAND SENIOR ENLISTED ADVISOR"
"COMMAND INVESTIGATIVE OFFICER, SSC GLKS"
"BEQ OFFICER, SSC GLKS"
"MESSENGER OF THE WATCH, LSD-1"
"DIVISION LEADING PETTY OFFICER, AKA-100, CGN-9"
"DIVISION LEADING CHIEF PETTY OFFICER, CG-11"
"PETTY OFFICER OF THE WATCH, LSD-1. AKA-100, CAG-1, AO-145, CLG-4, CGN-9"
"OFFICER OF THE DECK, CGN-9, CG-11"
"JUNIOR OFFICER OF THE DECK, CGN-9, CG-11"

ORDER OF THE BOSTON TERRIER
WORLDS FIRST GUIDED MISSILE CRUSIER
USS BOSTON CAG-1. 1958/1959

MEMBER UNITED STATES NAVY MEMORIAL
QUARTERDECK CLUB


MARINE CORPS HERITAGE FOUNDATION
DEVIL DOG CLUB

   

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1953, Recruit Training (Great Lakes, IL), 113
 Duty Stations
Commander Navy Reserve Forces Command (COMNAVRESFORCOM)RTC Great Lakes, IL (Company Commander/Staff)USS Ashland (LSD-1)US Navy
Naval Hospital Portsmouth, VAUSS Boston (CAG-1)USS Sierra (AD-18)Service Schools Command (Faculty Staff)/SSC (Cadre/Faculty Staff) Great Lakes, ILL
NAVSTA Treasure IslandUSS Hassayampa (AO-145)USS Maury (AGS-16)Naval Station, Great Lakes, IL/US Naval Gunnery School  (ships company only)
USS Little Rock (CLG-4)USS Long Beach (CGN-9)Naval Regional Medical Center,  Long Beach, CAUSS Chicago (CG-11)
 Professional Schools and CoursesNMC San Diego (Balboa Naval Hospital)NAVSTA San DiegoNavy Manpower  Material Analysis Cen PAC (NAVMMACPAC)
NAVSTA Pearl HarborUSS Enterprise (CVAN-65)NAVFAC GuamNAVSTA Yokosuka
NAVSTA Subic Bay, PINAVSTA Bremerton
  1952-1953, NRC Duluth MN
  1953-1954, 9510, RTC Great Lakes, IL (Company Commander/Staff)
  1954-1956, GM-0812, USS Ashland (LSD-1)
  1955-1955, USS Glynn (LPA-239)
  1956-1956, GM-0000, USS Kleinsmith (APD-134)
  1956-1957, GM-0000, USS OGLETHORPE (AKA-100)
  1957-1958, GM-0000, Naval Hospital Portsmouth, VA
  1958-1959, GM-0000, USS Boston (CAG-1)
  1959-1959, GM-0000, USS Sierra (AD-18)
  1959-1960, GM-0871, Service Schools Command (Faculty Staff)/SSC (Cadre/Faculty Staff) Great Lakes, ILL
  1959-1960, GM-0000, Service Schools Command (Faculty Staff)/SSC (Cadre/Faculty Staff) Great Lakes, ILL
  1960-1960, GM-0871, NAVSTA Treasure Island/Transient Personnel Unit (TPU) Treasure Island
  1960-1961, GM-0871, USS Hassayampa (AO-145)
  1961-1961, GM-0871, USS Maury (AGS-16)
  1961-1965, GM-9502, Naval Station, Great Lakes, IL/US Naval Gunnery School (ships company only)
  1965-1966, GMM-0997, USS Little Rock (CLG-4)
  1966-1968, GMM-0998, USS Long Beach (CGN-9)
  1967-1968, GMM-0998, Naval Regional Medical Center, Long Beach, CA
  1969-1971, GM-9502, Naval Station, Great Lakes, IL/US Naval Gunnery School (ships company only)
  1971-1974, GMM-0998, USS Chicago (CG-11)
  1972-1972, GMM-0998, Nuclear safety/nuclear weapons administration-csnp Course
  1974-1974, GMM-0998, NMC San Diego (Balboa Naval Hospital)
  1974-1974, GMM-0998, NAVSTA San Diego
  1974-1974, GMM-0998, Navy Manpower Material Analysis Cen LANT (NAVMMACLANT)
  1974-1977, GMM-0998, Navy Manpower Material Analysis Cen PAC (NAVMMACPAC)
  1975-1975, GMM-0998, NAVSTA Pearl Harbor
  1975-1975, GMM-0998, USS Enterprise (CVAN-65)
  1976-1976, GMM-0998, NAVFAC Guam
  1976-1976, GMM-0998, NAVSTA Yokosuka
  1976-1976, GMM-0998, NAVSTA - NAVBASE - NAVFAC- NAB -NOB - NOS
  1976-1976, GMM-0998, NAVSTA Subic Bay, PI
  1977-1977, GMM-0998, NAVSTA Bremerton
  1977-1980, GM-9502, Naval Station, Great Lakes, IL/US Naval Gunnery School (ships company only)
  1980-1982, GM-9502, Standby Reserve - Inactive
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1958-1958 Operation Bluebat (Lebanon)
  1960-1960 Cold War Incident - Taiwan Straits (China)
  1960-1973 Vietnam War1
  1964-1973 Yankee Station, North Vietnam
  1965-1968 PIRAZ Station SAR, North Vietnam2
  1966-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (66-67)2
  1967-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (67-68)1
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase IV Campaign (68)2
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase V Campaign (68)
  1972-1973 Vietnam War1
  1972-1973 Vietnam War/Vietnam Cease-fire Campaign (72-73)
 Reflections on Service
Stanley
Please describe who or what influenced your decision to join the Navy?
Whether you were in the service for several years or as a career, please describe the direction or path you took. What was your reason for leaving?
If you participated in any military operations, including combat, humanitarian and peacekeeping operations, please describe those which were the most significant to you and, if life-changing, in what way.
Was there a particular incident during your service when you believed you were in a situation you might not survive? Please describe what happened and what was the outcome.
Of all your duty stations or assignments, which one do you have fondest memories of and why? Which one was your least favorite?
From your entire service, including combat, describe the personal memories which have impacted you most?
What achievement(s) are you most proud of from your military career? If you received any medals, awards, formal presentations or qualification badges for significant achievement or valor, please describe how these were earned.
Of all the medals, awards, formal presentations and qualification badges you received, or any other memorabilia, please describe those which are the most meaningful to you and why?
Which individual(s) from your time in the military stand out as having the most positive impact on you and why?
Please recount the names of friends you served with, at which location, and what you remember most about them. Indicate those you are already in touch with and those you would like to make contact with.
Can you recount a particular incident from your service which may or may not have been funny at the time, but still makes you laugh?
What profession did you follow after your military service and what are you doing now? If you are currently serving, what is your present occupational specialty?
What military associations are you a member of, if any? What specific benefits do you derive from your memberships?
In what ways has serving in the military influenced the way you have approached your life and your career?
Based on your own experiences, what advice would you give to those who have recently joined the Navy?
In what ways has TogetherWeServed.com helped you remember your military service and the friends you served with.
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