Outland, Brooks, YNCS

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Current Service Status
USN Retired
Current/Last Rank
Senior Chief Petty Officer
Current/Last Primary NEC
YN-2514-Flag Officer Writer
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Primary Unit
1972-1973, YN-2514, Chief of Naval Education and Training (CNET)
Previously Held NEC
Service Years
1950 - 1973
Foreign Language(s)
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Great Lakes
Order of the Golden Dragon
Voice Edition
Five Hash Marks

 Official Badges 

Allied Command Atlantic US Navy Retired 20 NATO Standing Naval Forces Atlantic

 Unofficial Badges 

US Navy Honorable Discharge Navy Chief Initiated Order of the Golden Dragon

 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
National Association of Uniformed Services (NAUS)Disabled American Veterans (DAV)Post 8207, South Seminole County PostUniformed Service Disabled Retirees (USDR)
Post 1
  1975, National Association of Uniformed Services (NAUS) [Verified]2 - Assoc. Page
  1985, Disabled American Veterans (DAV) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1992, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 8207, South Seminole County Post (Member) (Longwood, Florida) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  1992, Uniformed Service Disabled Retirees (USDR)
  2013, American Veterans (AMVETS), Post 1 (Service Officer) (Johnston Island, Hawaii) [Verified] - Chap. Page

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:

My wife, Cathy, and I are volunteers aboard my old battleship, USS Missouri (BB-63).  I am one of the Volunteer Supervisors. During 2008, I had the privilege of working with "Wounded Warriors" (Marines) back from Afghanistan/Iraq.   A group of those warriors volunteered to come aboard and help in the repair and preservation of the ship. 

I am frequently called upon to speak to groups visiting the Mighty Mo.  I spoke to 57 newly appointed CPO's at the third CPO Legacy Academy held aboard the ship (2008).   On 30 Aug 2011, I was guest speaker for the CPO Legacy Academy Class of 43 new CPO's.  Command Master Chief  of the Naval Surface Group, Middle Pacific, Patricia  M. Roebuck and 7 Senior Chiefs from local commands were also in attendance.  I was asked to speak during the CPO Legacy Classes of 2010, 2011,  two classes in 2012, and will be speaking with the two classes of 2013. 

I was asked to be the Keynote Speaker at the Veterans Day Sunset Ceremony held aboard the battleship USS Missouri on 11/11/11.  More than 250 people attended; including a dozen or so active duty Flag & General Officers.  I heard one of the best renditions of our National Anthem, sung by a TSgt Laura Murdzia, USAF.  I was completely surprised when, at the conclusion of the Flag ceremony performed by the Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Old Glory Detail, the ceremonial Flag was presented to me.  It was, to say the least, an awesome experience!  Please see "Family New" section for some photos.

As a result of an article I submitted to AMVETS Magazine, the Commander of Post #1 in Honolulu, Hawaii contacted me.  After a rather lengthy discussion, I was offered the position of Post Legislative Director and Editor of the Post's Newsletter.  I agreed, with one proviso;  I would be a volunteer.

Other Comments:

In 1970, I was personally selected by RADM Dean L. Axene to be his Writer and Administrative Assistant.  I was later officially assigned the duties as his Enlisted Flag Officer Personal Aide.  I was, at that time, the first and only Enlisted Flag Officer Personal Aide in the U.S. Navy and I was issued shoulder Aiguillettes signifying that I was a Personal Aide to a Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy.

I also served  aboard the USS Forrestal (CVA-59)  in the Operations Office (1957/59), a couple shore duty assignments, 10 years with NATO Commands (including NATO HQ Paris, France and Brussels, Belgium) and a tour of duty as a Naval Advisor in Vietnam (1966/67) with MACV/SOG.

I am a member of The Battleship Missouri Association and am a Plank Owner/Crewmember of the "Friends of the Mighty Mo."  I am also a member of the USS Missouri Association Legacy Society.   I am a member of the USS Forrestal (CVA-59) Association .


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 Ribbon Bar
Surface Warfare Enlisted Badge

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
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  1950, Recruit Training (Great Lakes, IL), 1073
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
USS Missouri (BB-63)Formal Schools and Training CoursesUS NavyNaval Control of Shipping Office (NCSO)
USS Forrestal (CV-59)Commander, US Fleet Forces Command (COMUSFLTFORCOM)COMSTRIKFLTLANTHQ SACT (Formerly SACLANT)
SERE Training Unit (Cadre), FASOTRAGRULANT (Staff)MACV Studies and Observations Group (MACV-SOG)
  1950-1952, USS Missouri (BB-63)
  1952-1952, YN-0000, (YN) Yeoman A School
  1952-1953, YN-0000, Commander, Service Forces, Atlantic Fleet (COMSERVLANT)
  1953-1954, YN-0000, Naval Control of Shipping Office (NCSO)
  1957-1959, YN-0000, USS Forrestal (CV-59)
  1959-1959, YN-0000, Underwater Demolition Teams (UDT) 5
  1959-1962, YN-0000, Enlisted Personnel Distribution Office US Atlantic Fleet (EPDOLANT)
  1961-1961, YN-0000, (YN) Yeoman B School
  1962-1964, YN-0000, COMSTRIKFLTLANT
  1964-1966, YN-0000, HQ SACT (Formerly SACLANT)
  1966-1966, YN-0000, SERE Training Unit (Cadre), FASOTRAGRULANT (Staff)
  1966-1966, YN-0000, Defense Language Institute Vietnamese Course
  1966-1967, YN-0000, MACV Studies and Observations Group (MACV-SOG)
  1967-1970, YN-0000, SACTREPEUR, HQ SACT (Formerly SACLANT)
  1970-1972, YN-0000, HQ SACT (Formerly SACLANT)
  1972-1973, YN-2514, Chief of Naval Education and Training (CNET)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Offensive (1950)/Inchon Landing/Operation Chromite16
  1950-1950 Korean War/CCF Intervention (1950-51)/Chosin Reservoir (Battle of Changjin)17
  1950-1950 Korean War/CCF Intervention (1950-51)/Chosin Reservoir (Battle of Changjin)
  1966-1965 Vietnam War/Advisory Campaign (62-65)2
 Reflections on Service
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 made a lasting impact on you and, if life-changing, in what way?
Of all your duty stations or assignments, which one do you have fondest memories of and why? Which was your least favorite?
From your entire military service, describe any memories you still reflect back on to this day.
Of all the medals, awards, formal presentations and qualification badges you received, or other memorabilia, which one is 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?
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?
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 
College of William and Mary
  1960-1960, College of William and Mary
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Vacation in Europe 20084
  Getting married onboard the battleship USS Missouri (BB-63)16
  Korean War Veterans Re-Visit to Korea1
  Jan 01, 2008, Creating a personal Challange Coin20
  Sep 03, 2010, Meeting the Secretary of the Department of Veterans' Affairs4
  Sep 04, 2010, USS Missouri Memorial Association Legacy Society Breakfast2
  Dec 25, 2010, My three wonderful great-grandchildren1
  Jan 19, 2011, Opening Day at Hawaii State Capitol5
  May 09, 2011, A Moving Tribute to Astronauts14
  Aug 30, 2011, CPO Legacy Academy Class - 20114
  Nov 07, 2011, Filming the movie 3
  Nov 11, 2011, Hawaii Senator Maile Shimabukuro's Blog Posting About Veterans Day Ceremony Aboard the Mighty Mo 10
  Nov 11, 2011, Sunset Veterans Day Ceremony aboard USS Missouri (BB-63)21
  Mar 30, 2012, Marine Aviation Squadron 24 (MALS-24)6
  Apr 15, 2012, Forum Photos59
  Apr 27, 2012, Advance Screening of the movie 1
  Apr 28, 2012, Filming for movie Battleship DVD Special Features6
  May 16, 2012, 2nd private screening for the movie "Battleship"3
  May 20, 2012, Honolulu Star Advertiser Interview on Movie "Battleship"1
  Jun 26, 2012, General Photos2
  Aug 31, 2012, Award of the Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist Badge1
  Aug 31, 2012, CPO Legacy Academy Class 20125
  Nov 01, 2012, Mighty Mo Legacy Society Challenge Coin
  Sep 12, 2013, Re-Visit Korea Tour, September 201333
  Oct 08, 2013, Guest Speaker - Asia Pacific Center For Security Studies, Honolulu, Hawaii13
  Nov 05, 2013, USS Arizona Memorial3
  Nov 23, 2013, Wounded Warrior Project2
  Feb 01, 2014, Living History Day5
  Jun 26, 2014, Military Biography
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