Richards, Mack, PNCS

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Current Service Status
USN Retired
Current/Last Rank
Senior Chief Petty Officer (E-8)
Current/Last Primary Designator/NEC
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Primary Unit
1985-1987, PN-0000, USS Texas (CGN-39)
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 

US Navy Retired 20

 Unofficial Badges 

Sea Bees Badge Order of the Shellback Navy Chief Initiated Gulf of Tonkin Yacht Club

Order of the Golden Dragon Vietnam Veteran 50th Commemoration

 Additional Information

What are you doing now:
Transferred to Fleet Reserve on 31 Jan 1988 with 19 yrs, 8 mos, 19 days active, day for day service.

Placed on the Retired List of the U. S. Navy effective 1 Sep 1997.

Fully retired December 2012.


Other Comments:

--PADI Divemaster and OWSI  #18403 (Emeritus)

--Amateur Radio Operator, Callsign WA6ATF


 Countries Deployed To or Visited
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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
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  1968, Recruit Training (RTC San Diego, CA), 3289
 Duty Stations
USS Hancock (CV/CVA/CV-19)VA-55Commander Naval Forces Japan/Commander Fleet Activities YokosukaUSS Mars (AFS-1)
USS White Plains (AFS-4)COMLATWINGPACNavy Manpower  Material Analysis Cen PAC (NAVMMACPAC)Naval Construction Force (NCF)
NSF Diego GarciaNAF KadenaCommander Naval Forces Japan/Commander Fleet Activities OkinawaUSS Albert David (FF-1050)
USS Texas (CGN-39)
  1968-1971, PN-0000, USS Hancock (CV/CVA/CV-19)
  1968-1971, PN-0000, VA-55
  1971-1973, PN-0000, Commander Naval Forces Japan/Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka
  1973-1975, PN-0000, USS Mars (AFS-1)
  1975-1976, PN-0000, USS White Plains (AFS-4)
  1976-1980, PN-0000, COMLATWINGPAC
  1979-1980, PN-0000, COMLATWINGPAC/F/A-18 Fleet Introduction Team
  1980-1980, PN-0000, Navy Manpower Material Analysis Cen PAC (NAVMMACPAC)
  1980-1981, PN-0000, Commander Construction Battalions Pacific (COMCBPAC)
  1980-1981, PN-0000, NSF Diego Garcia
  1980-1981, PN-0000, Navy Overseas Air Cargo Terminal (NOACT),
  1981-1983, PN-0000, Okinawa/Personnel Support Detachment Okinawa
  1981-1983, PN-0000, NAF Kadena
  1981-1983, PN-0000, Commander Naval Forces Japan/Commander Fleet Activities Okinawa
  1984-1985, PN-0000, PSA West/PSD Bangor
  1985-1985, PN-0000, USS Albert David (FF-1050)
  1985-1987, PN-0000, USS Texas (CGN-39)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1968 Deployment - Western Pacific (WESTPAC) Cruise '68
  1968-1969 Yankee Station, North Vietnam
  1968-1969 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VI Campaign (68-69)
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Vietnam Summer-Fall 1969 Campaign
  1969-1969 Deployment - Western Pacific (WESTPAC) Cruise '69
  1969-1970 Yankee Station, North Vietnam
  1969-1970 Vietnam War/Vietnam Winter-Spring 1970 Campaign
  1970-1970 Deployment - Western Pacific (WESTPAC) Cruise '70
  1970-1971 Yankee Station, North Vietnam
  1970-1971 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VII Campaign (70-71)
  1971-1971 Deployment - Western Pacific (WESTPAC) Cruise '71
  1973-1973 Yankee Station, North Vietnam
  1975-1975 NEO - Operation Frequent Wind (Vietnam)
  1976-1976 Typhoon Pamela Relief (Guam)
  1980-1981 Iran Hostage Crisis
 Colleges Attended 
University of UtahUniversity of Maryland Far East DivisionOlympic College, Bremerton WA
  1966-1966, EL Camino College, Torrance, CA
  1967-1967, University of Utah
  1972-1972, University of Maryland Far East Division
  1978-1979, West Hills Community College
  1979-1980, Mohegan Community College
  1982-1982, University of Maryland Far East Division
  1988-1989, Olympic College, Bremerton WA
  1989-1993, Olympic College, Bremerton WA
 Military Association Memberships
-National Rifle Association (NRA)Branch 261Post 5869, Nisei Liberty PostPost 100
Skyhawk AssociationTWS Profile Integrity
  1966, -National Rifle Association (NRA) [Verified]
  1988, Fleet Reserve Association (FRA), Branch 261 (Member) (Lemoore, California) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2012, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 5869, Nisei Liberty Post (Life Member) (Hanford, California) - Chap. Page
  2016, American Legion, Post 100 (Member) (Lemoore, California) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2016, Skyhawk Association
  2017, TWS Profile Integrity
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