Brooks, Roger, PNCS

Personnelman
 
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Life Member
 
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Current Service Status
USN Retired
Current/Last Rank
Senior Chief Petty Officer
Current/Last Primary NEC
PN-2612-Classification Interviewer
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Personnelman
Primary Unit
1991-1991, PN-2612, Chief of Naval Personnel (CHNAVPERS)
Previously Held NEC
SR-0000-Seaman Recruit
RM-0000-Radioman
PN-0000-Personnelman
PN-2526-Personnel Administration
PN-9585-Navy Recruiter Canvasser
Service Years
1962 - 1991
Foreign Language(s)
Vietnamese
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Cold War
Neptune Subpoena
Order of the Shellback
Order of the Golden Dragon
Plank Owner
Voice Edition
PN-Personnelman
Seven Hash Marks

 Official Badges 

Career Counselor US Navy Retired 20 US Navy Retired 30 Recruiter

Recruiting Command of Excellence Navy Recruiting Gold Wreath Award (10th)


 Unofficial Badges 

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

Cold War Medal Order of the Golden Dragon Cold War Veteran Cold War Veteran

SERE Vietnam Veteran 50th Commemoration Vietnam 50th Anniversary Maritime Warfare Excellence Award

Commander, Naval Surface Forces (CNSF) Ship Safety Award Efficiency Excellence Award


 Military Association Memberships
Branch 5Branch 97Tri-State Navy Chiefs Association  TSCPOANavy League of the United States
Post 318Chapter 29USS South Dakota (BB-57) AssociationPost 4726, Three Rivers Post
United States Navy Cruiser Sailors AssociationUSS Wainwright AssociationChapter 959Mobile Riverine Force Association
Swift Boat Sailors Association (SBSA)United States Navy Memorial National Chief Petty Officers AssociationUnited States Naval Institute
Chapter 1NTWS Unit Historian
  1965, Fleet Reserve Association (FRA), Branch 5 (Member) (Norfolk, Virginia) [Verified]1 - Chap. Page
  1965, Fleet Reserve Association (FRA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1966, Fleet Reserve Association (FRA), Branch 97 (Member) (Whidbey Island, Washington) [Verified]2 - Chap. Page
  1972, Fleet Reserve Association (FRA), Branch 86 (Member) (Millington, Tennessee) [Verified]4 - Chap. Page
  1976, Fleet Reserve Association (FRA), Branch 276 (Member) (Omaha, Nebraska) [Verified]3 - Chap. Page
  1988, Tri-State Navy Chiefs Association TSCPOA [Verified]135 - Assoc. Page
  1990, Navy League of the United States [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1995, American Legion, Post 318 (Life Member) (Brandon, South Dakota) [Verified]5 - Chap. Page
  1995, The Retired Enlisted Association (TREA), Chapter 29 (Vice President) (Rapid City, South Dakota) [Verified]1
  1995, USS South Dakota (BB-57) Association [Verified]55 - Assoc. Page
  1998, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 4726, Three Rivers Post (Member) (Brandon, South Dakota) [Verified]9 - Chap. Page
  2002, United States Navy Cruiser Sailors Association [Verified]
  2002, USS Wainwright Association [Verified]3 - Assoc. Page
  2004, Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA), Chapter 959 (Member) (Sioux Falls, South Dakota) [Verified]50 - Chap. Page
  2004, Mobile Riverine Force Association [Verified]
  2006, Swift Boat Sailors Association (SBSA) [Verified]
  2007, United States Navy Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2008, Fleet Reserve Association (FRA), Branch 276 (Member) (Omaha, Nebraska) [Verified]3 - Chap. Page
  2008, National Chief Petty Officers Association [Verified]
  2012, United States Naval Institute [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2012, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Chapter 1 (Member) (Sioux Falls, South Dakota) [Verified]1 - Chap. Page
  2013, NTWS Unit Historian [Verified]

 Countries Deployed To or Visited

TWENTY-ONE YEARS OF SHIPS AND SHORE ASSIGNMENTS

Svalbard Spain United States of America Antarctica South Georgia Falkland Islands Bolivia Peru Ecuador Colombia Venezuela Guyana Suriname French Guiana Brazil Paraguay Uruguay Argentina Chile Greenland Canada United States of America United States of America Israel Jordan Cyprus Qatar United Arab Emirates Oman Yemen Saudia Arabia Iraq Afghanistan Turkmenistan Iran Syria Singapore China Mongolia Papua New Guinea Brunei Indonesia Malaysia Malaysia Tiawan Philippines Vietnam Cambodia Laos Thailand Burma Bangladesh Sri Lanka India Bhutan Nepal Pakistan Afghanistan Turkmenistan Tajikistan Kyrgyzstan Uzbekistan Japan North Korea South Korea Russia Kazakhstan Russia Montenegro Portugal Azerbaijan Armenia Georgia Ukraine Moldova Belarus Romania Bulgaria Macedonia Serbia Bosonia & Herzegovina Turkey Greece Albania Croatia Hungary Slovakia Slovenia Malta Spain Portugal Spain France Italy Italy Austria Switzerland Belgium France Ireland United Kingdom Norway Sweden Finland Estonia Latvia Lithuania Russia Poland Czech Republic Germany Denmark The Netherlands Iceland El Salvador Guatemala Panama Costa Rica Nicaragua Honduras Belize Mexico Trinidad & Tobago Puerto Rico Dominican Republic Haiti Jamaica The Bahamas Cuba Vanuatu Australia Solomon Islands Fiji New Caledonia New Zealand Eritrea Ethiopia Djibouti Somalia Kenya Uganda Tanzania Rwanda Burundi Madagascar Namibia Botswana South Africa Lesotho Swaziland Zimbabwe Mozambique Malawi Zambia Angola Democratic Repbulic of Congo Republic of Congo Gabon Equatorial Guinea Central African Republic Cameroon Nigeria Togo Ghana Burkina Fassu Cote d'Ivoire Liberia Sierra Leone Guinea Guinea Bissau The Gambia Senegal Mali Mauritania Niger Western Sahara Sudan Chad Egypt Libya Tunisia Morocco Algeria


ArubaArgentinaBermudaBahamas, TheBrazilCubaDominican RepublicFranceGreeceItalyJapanJamaicaMidway IslandsNetherlands AntillesPuerto RicoSpainTrinidad and TobagoTurkeyTaiwanUnited StatesUruguayBritish Virgin IslandsVietnamVirgin Islands

TWENTY-ONE YEARS OF SHIPS AND LAND ASSIGNMENT

 Remembrance Profiles -  17 Sailors Remembered
  • Propst, Floyd Dean, PO1

 Tributes from Members  
Tribute posted by White, Charles (Randy), EM2 254
 Photo Album   (More...


 Ribbon Bar

Surface Warfare Enlisted Badge
Petty Officer in Charge (Small Craft) Badge

 
 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1962, Recruit Training (San Diego, CA), 031
 Duty Stations
HQ, United States Military Entrance Processing Command (USMEPCOM)/Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS)RTC (Cadre/Faculty Staff) San Diego, CAProfessional Schools and CoursesUSS Amphion (AR-13)
USS Georgetown (AG-165)School Assignments - StaffUSS Georgetown (AGTR-2)USS Towhee (AGS-28)
Naval Air Station Whidbey IslandSERE SchoolDefense Language Institute (Faculty Staff) West CoastUSS Gallup (PG-85)
Coastal Surveillance Force (TF-115)Mobile Advanced Tactical Support Base SEA FLOAT (MATSB)VP-19 Big RedCenter for Naval Aviation Technical Training (Faculty Staff)/Naval Air Technical Training Command (Faculty Staff)
USS Wainwright (CG-28)Recruiter Training Orientation CourseNRD Omaha, NENaval Reserve Forces Command
US Navy
  1962-1962, HQ, United States Military Entrance Processing Command (USMEPCOM)/Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS)
  1962-1962, SR-0000, RTC (Cadre/Faculty Staff) San Diego, CA
  1962-1962, RM-0000, (RM) Radioman A School
  1962-1963, PN-0000, USS Amphion (AR-13)
  1962-1963, PN-0000, USS Georgetown (AG-165)
  1963-1963, PN-0000, General Shipboard Fire Fighting Course
  1963-1964, PN-0000, USS Georgetown (AGTR-2)
  1965-1966, PN-0000, USS Towhee (AGS-28)
  1966-1969, PN-0000, Naval Air Station Whidbey Island
  1969-1969, PN-2612, (PN) Personnelman C School
  1969-1969, PN-0000, SERE School
  1969-1969, PN-2612, Small Unit Leaders Support Arms Orientation Course
  1969-1969, PN-0000, Defense Language Institute (Faculty Staff) West Coast/Defense Language Institute Vietnamese Course
  1969-1969, PN-2526, USS Gallup (PG-85)
  1969-1970, PN-2612, Coastal Surveillance Force (TF-115)
  1969-1970, PN-2612, Mobile Advanced Tactical Support Base SEA FLOAT (MATSB)
  1970-1971, PN-2612, VP-19 Big Red
  1971-1971, PN-2612, Career Counselor School
  1971-1972, PN-2612, (PN) Personnelman C School
  1972-1976, PN-2612, Naval Air Technical Training Command (Faculty Staff)/NATTC (Faculty Staff) Millington, TN
  1973-1973, PN-2612, Corrections Counselor School
  1976-1976, PN-2612, Military Customs Inspector Training Course
  1976-1979, PN-2612, USS Wainwright (CG-28)
  1979-1979, PN-9585, Recruiter Training Orientation Course
  1979-1983, PN-0000, HQ, United States Military Entrance Processing Command (USMEPCOM)/Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS)
  1979-1983, PN-2612, NRD Omaha, NE
  1983-1991, PN-2612, HQs - Chief Naval Reserve Force/Chief of Naval Reserve New Orleans (CNAVRES)
  1991-1991, PN-2612, Chief of Naval Personnel (CHNAVPERS)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1962-1962 Cold War Event - Cuban Blockade4
  1962-1962 Cold War Event - Cuban Blockade5
  1969-1969 Operation Stable Door4
  1969-1970 Operation Game Warden5
  1969-1970 Operation Market Time4
  1969-1970 Vietnam War/Vietnam Winter-Spring 1970 Campaign4
 Reflections on Service
Roger
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? What do you miss most about your time in the service?
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.
 Colleges Attended 
United States Armed Forces Institute (1 year)University of Memphis
  1964-1964, United States Armed Forces Institute (1 year)1
  1973-1975, University of Memphis6
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  May 22, 1961, ALLIANCE HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 19615
  May 29, 1975, NATTC Sailors Place Flags On Veterans Graves1
  Aug 14, 1978, GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN SCOTTISH HIGHLAND GAMES7
  Feb 28, 1983, Retired (TRF to FLTRES)3
  Aug 01, 1991, WAS RETIRED FROM THE UNITED STATES NAVY1
  Jan 23, 1992, It was very important for me to get to Washington DC and to see the Vietnam War memorial1
  Nov 02, 1992, ELECTED TO THE SOUTH DAKOTA STATE LEGISLATURE AS THE REPRESENTATIVE FOR DISTRICT TEN24
  Nov 11, 1998, VETERAN OF THE YEAR 1
  May 30, 2000, MEMORIAL DAY SERVICE VA HOSPITAL GROUNDS SIOUX FALLS, SD7
  Sep 16, 2006, SOUTH DAKOTA'S VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL DEDICATION25
  Jul 01, 2007, DEMOLITION OF KODAC BUILDING IN ROCHESTER NEW YORK
  Oct 17, 2007, TRIP TO BLACK HILLS, BAD LANDS AND CRAZY HORSE131
  May 05, 2008, CAMPAIGN FOR AND ELECTION TO BRANDON, SD CITY COUNCIL 7
  Jul 27, 2008, SUMMER VACATION HILL CITY, SOUTH DAKOTA19
  May 25, 2009, DEDICATION OF SIOUX FALLS VETERANS MEMORIAL PARK15
  Feb 14, 2010, WINTER 2009-2010 BRANDON SOUTH DAKOTA18
  Jun 26, 2010, SALUTE TO THE TROOPS JUNE 25 to JUNE 28, 201056
  Aug 25, 2010, HOME TOWN HERO AWARD7
  Sep 17, 2010, ROGER AND MARY VISIT THE GRAND CANYON ON 44TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY 4
  Nov 27, 2010, VIET NAM VET MUSEUM ADDED2
  Mar 12, 2011, APPLE PIE1
  Jul 21, 2011, MY GRAND CHILDREN'S SCHOOL PICTURES22
  Sep 22, 2011, BY PASS SURGERY COMPLIMENTS OF AGENT ORANGE!!!4
  May 10, 2012, SWARING IN FOR SECOND TERM ON CITY COUNCIL1
  Jul 11, 2012, DECISION ON MY VA CLAIM APPRVOED1
  Jul 31, 2012, Forum Photos2
  Aug 10, 2012, Purchase 2003 Ford Explorer SportTrc1
  Sep 08, 2012, SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT FOR FRA TO USS LA SALLE SHIP REUNION1
  May 06, 2013, BRANDON SD LOYALTY DAY 9
  May 27, 2013, GRANDSON AND DAUGHTER HONOR FATHER AND GRANDFATHER4
  Jul 23, 2013, BROOKS, MICHEY3
  Aug 24, 2013, FREEDOM BIRD 2013 AUGUST 24TH AND 25TH 201330
  Sep 11, 2013, BENCH DEDICATED1
  May 28, 2014, BRANDON SD HEROES 2
  Sep 17, 2014, Married to my wife Mary for 48 years1
  May 31, 2015, Granddaughter wins essay contest of FRA Branch 276 Omaha, NE1
  Mar 24, 2016, Mary's 50 year reunion of nursing school
  Apr 22, 2016, Why I am Proud to be an American
  Oct 15, 2016, NAVY BALL1
  Jun 08, 2017, General Photos
 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
I have completely retired and enjoy spending time with my Wife and our grand children.  I have been busy in politics, kind of my thing,  having been elected to and serving eight years in the South Dakota State Legislature and currently elected to and serving on the City Council where I live. I continue to be involved with the Veterans Organization that I belong to.  My Wife and I are active in our Church with both of us serving on different committees.  The Navy has been a part of my life for all my life.  I find this wedsite to be one of the best for finding old shipmates and friends.
 
 
   
Other Comments:
I Was Elected to the South Dakota House of Representatives in 1993 and won re-election four time serving a total of eight years through 2000.  While serving in the House of Representatives I served as a member of the House Education Committee  (6yrs), and Vice Chairman (2yrs).  I Served on the  House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee as a member (6yrs), and Chairman (2yrs). I was a member of the National conference of state legislatures (NCSL) serving as a member of the legislative study group on chemical weapons. Served as a member of  Editorial Board for   "State Line Midwest"  Which was published monthly by the mid-western legislative conference of the council of state governments.  Outside of the Legislature I Served as a member of the Executive Board of Directors (SECOG) 'Southeastern Council of Governments.  I became a member of Toastmasters International Club 210. Was vice president of membership 2005-2006, sergeant of arms (2003-2004),  vice president of membership (2000-2001).  Vice president of public relations (1996-1997), (2000-2001), President (1997-1998), (2001-2002), attained Competent Toastmaster (Mar 1997),  attained Advanced Toastmaster (Bronze)  (Sep 1998), attained Advanced Toastmaster (Silver)  (Jun 2001),   attained Advanced Toastmaster (Gold) (June 2002),  attained competent leader (May 2005), Life Member Fleet Reserve Association (FRA) since December 1965 (member of branch 276, Omaha, Nebraska).  Member Tri State Navy Chief Petty Officers Association. Held the offices of  Treasurer, President,  Vice-president, Recorder. I was honored with veteran of the year award in 1998.  Former member Sioux Falls Veterans council.   Member American Legion Post 0318, Brandon, SD   serve as Chaplin and Service Officer.   Life member Veteran of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 4726, Brandon, SD,  served as post commander 1999 to 2001. Selected to all-state commander�??s team 2001.  Member Retire Enlisted man�??s Association joined 6/13/1995 (member at large), life member Viet Nam Veterans of America Chapter 959, Sioux Falls, SD. Brandon volunteer fire department (fire fighter i) ten years (1983-1993), Past recorder   past board of director.  Brandon high school band parents association, past president and past vice president.  South Dakota State Fraternal Congress, past president,  past 1st vice president, past 2nd vice president   past 3rd vice president   past secretary/treasurer.  Past member of  South Dakota life underwriters association   past member board of directors, past chairman of federal legislation committee, past chairman of state legislation committee.  Brandon valley youth softball association   organizer and past  president.  Brandon valley softball umpires association   organizer and past president.   Southeast South Dakota Vietnam war memorial dedication   chairman 2006.  City of Brandon, SD.  I was elected to city council for two year term 2002 and the terms were changed to four year terms when I was elected in 2004 and I was reelected in 2008. I was reelected to city council for four more years 2012-2016. Have just been reelected to another four year term 2016-2020.

Vice President of council 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
President of council 2011, 2012  
water/sewer commissioner 2008
administration commissioner 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015,2016, 2017
planning and zoning 2009, 2010, 201, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, chairman 2017
committee for employee's health plan 2011,2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Chairman of the committee to design a flag for the City of Brandon, SD
 

 

   
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