Cook, Kenneth, GMC

Gunner's Mate
 
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Current Service Status
USN Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Chief Petty Officer
Current/Last Primary NEC
GM-0878-Oto MeLara 76 MM/62 Caliber Gun Mount MK 75 MODS 0/1 Maint. Man
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Gunner's Mate
Primary Unit
1981-1983, GM-0878, NAVSTA Long Beach, CA
Previously Held NEC
GMG-0000-Gunner's Mate Guns
GM-0000-Gunner's Mate
GM-0873-5in/54 Mk 42 Mods 7&8 Gun Mount Maintenance Technician
Service Years
1964 - 1993
Foreign Language(s)
Chinese-Mandarin
German
Japanese
Vietnamese
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Cold War
Decommissioning
Gulf of Tonkin Yacht Club
Neptune Subpoena
Order of the Shellback
Order of the Golden Dragon
Plank Owner
GM-Gunner's Mate
Five Hash Marks

 Official Badges 

U.S. Navy Corrections U.S. Navy Police (enlisted) U.S. Navy Chief Master-at-Arms Career Counselor

Gun Captain (pre-1969) US Navy Retired 30


 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback Navy Chief Initiated Navy Chief 100 Yrs 1893-1993 Order of the Golden Dragon

Gulf of Tonkin Yacht Club


 Military Association Memberships
Association of Gunner's MatesUnited States Naval InstituteChapter 201USS Enterprise (CVAN/CVN-65) Association
USS Benjamin Stoddert DDG-22 AssociationPost 3982, Mission Santa Clara PostGame Wardens of VietnamBlue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Association
Patrol Boat River Forces Veteran's AssociationUSS Midway Veterans Association
  205, Association of Gunner's Mates [Verified]
  1986, United States Naval Institute [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1988, Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA), Chapter 201 (Member) (San Jose, California) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2001, International Chief Petty Officers Association
  2006, USS Enterprise (CVAN/CVN-65) Association [Verified]
  2006, Adams Class Veterans Association, USS Benjamin Stoddert DDG-22 Association (Treasurer) [Verified]
  2007, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 3982, Mission Santa Clara Post (Member) (Santa Clara, California) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2008, Game Wardens of Vietnam [Verified]
  2009, Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Association [Verified]
  2009, Patrol Boat River Forces Veteran's Association [Verified]
  2010, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 4103, South San Francisco Post (Member) (Lodi, California) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2010, USS Midway Veterans Association [Verified]


 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
I am currently retired, having had a very good career in the United States Navy, followed by another 25 years in the high-tech computer industry doing systems and network administration.
   
Other Comments:
My son, Gregory John Cook, is currently retired from the US Army as a Master Seargent, and is living and working in Alaska. My wife of 18 wonderful years, Geraldine Diane Whitlach-Cook, passed away on July 8th, 2013 as a result of breast cancer metastesizing to her brain and skeletal system. 
   
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 2006, Adams Class Veterans Association, USS Benjamin Stoddert DDG-22 Association (Treasurer)
 
Title
Treasurer

Join Year
2006
   

Last Updated: Nov 6, 2013
   
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  2 Also There at This Association:
 
  • Jacob, Marc, CPO, (1974-1994)
  • Leapley, Steven, PO2, (1990-2001)
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