Hensley, Ralph, III, YNCS

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Current Service Status
USNR Retired
Current/Last Rank
Senior Chief Petty Officer
Current/Last Primary NEC
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Primary Unit
2009-2010, US Forces-Afghanistan (USFOR-A)
Service Years
1985 - 2011
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Operation Desert Storm
Cold War
Operation Enduring Freedom
Six Hash Marks

 Official Badges 

US European Command US Pacific Command Senior Chief Petty Officer of the Command

 Unofficial Badges 

US Navy Honorable Discharge US Naval Reserve Honorable Discharge Cold War Medal Navy Chief 100 Yrs 1893-1993

Navy Chief Initiated Blue Star Cold War Veteran Cold War Veteran

 Military Association Memberships
American LegionNational Chief Petty Officers AssociationVeterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW)Naval Reserve Association
Branch 60Uniformed Service Disabled Retirees (USDR)Post 18Naval Enlisted Reserve Association (NERA)
Association of the United States Navy (AUSN)Chapter 9
  2001, American Legion [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2003, National Chief Petty Officers Association [Verified]
  2003, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2004, Naval Reserve Association [Verified]
  2005, Fleet Reserve Association (FRA), Branch 60 (Member) (Ocean View, Virginia) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2005, American Legion, Post 21 (Life Member) (Winchester, Virginia) - Chap. Page
  2006, Uniformed Service Disabled Retirees (USDR)
  2006, International Chief Petty Officers Association
  2007, American Veterans (AMVETS), Post 18 (Life Member) (Winchester, Virginia) [Verified]1 - Chap. Page
  2007, Naval Enlisted Reserve Association (NERA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2008, Association of the United States Navy (AUSN) [Verified]
  2017, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Chapter 9 (Life Member) (Winchester, Virginia) - Chap. Page

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:

Serving as Chief of Life Support at USACE MED/TAM (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Middle East District) located in Winchester, VA. 

Retired August 2011 as Senior Enlisted Leader, NR CNIC HQ (Commander Navy Installations Command Headquarters and Shore Support Center) at Washington Navy Yard.  

Current Member of Board of Directors, Godfrey Miller Home in Winchester, VA. Trustee of AMVETS Post 18, Winchester, VA (2016-present). Previously served as Vice Moderator and Deacon at Shenandoah Valley Metropolitan Community Church, Winchester, VA  (2015-2017), Public Affairs Officer (2014-2015) and 2nd VP, AMVETS Post 18 (2012-2013) and VP Enlisted Programs, Association of the U.S. Navy (AUSN) (Plankowner)/Navy Reserve Association, Board Secretary, Board of Directors, Habitat for Humanity Winchester/Frederick County (VA) Affiliate, and 2nd VP and Public Relations Chair, NARFE Chapter 180, Winchester (2103-2014).

Other Comments:

If you're from boot camp C203 RTC Orlando, then we have a lot of catching up to do. If we served together, then we have some catching up to do. If you need my assistance, just ask. I'll help in any way I can.

God bless, Ralph
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  1985, Recruit Training (Orlando, FL), 203
Recruit Training (Orlando, FL)

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Start Date 
Oct, 1985

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Last Updated:Jan 30, 2017
Personal Memories

Best Friends
Alfred J. Volner, John T. Coleman, David Folk (Deceased), Gregory A. Nypaver, Thomas F. Romeo, and Martin P. Westergard

Best Moment
Leaving Boot Camp


Worst Moment
Almost falling out at Pass-in-Review

MMC(SS) Keith DeRung, PH1 Annette Smith


Other Memories
I remember the smell of sewage water when we ran or PT'd on the grinder early in the morning. A company RCPO was struck by lightening. We saw the spot where he stood and knew by the hole in the sidewalk. Near Parents Day, the CCs found red underwear in Beverly's locker, our entire compartment was torn apart and all items were stowed in the smoke shack. We spent hours putting everything back together!

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  550 Also There at This Training:
Name Co Ptn Start Date
Beech Jr, Robert, MCPO, (1985-2010) 203 Oct, 1985
Beverly, Everette, CPO, (1985-2007) 203 Oct, 1985
Biando, Keith, LCDR, (1985-2008) 203 Oct, 1985
Musgrave, David, PO1, (1985-1994) 203 Oct, 1985
Knopp, Donnis, PO3, (1985-1989) 203 Aug, 1985
Lackey, Richard, CN, (1985-1989) 203 Aug, 1985
Aboy, Matilde, SR, (1985-1987) K001 Oct, 1985
Adams, Jerry, SCPO, (1985-2005) 006 Oct, 1985
Allen, Lisa, PO1, (1985-2006) K005 Oct, 1985
Anderson, Julia, PO2, (1985-2005) K007 Oct, 1985
Baggett, Susan, PO3, (1985-1993) K013 Oct, 1985
Baker, Michael, PO1, (1985-2005) 008 Oct, 1985
Baker, Tracy, PO1, (1985-2005) 14 Oct, 1985
Barla, Brian, PO3, (1985-1989) 035 Oct, 1985
Barnes, William, SN, (1985-1988) 10 Oct, 1985
Bathurst, James, LT, (1985-2005) 012 Oct, 1985
Bedard, Mark, SCPO, (1985-2007) 012 Oct, 1985
BELLAMY, GERALD, PO1, (1985-2000) 013 Oct, 1985
Bishop, Tim, SCPO, (1985-2008) 002 Oct, 1985
Bocanegra, Alma, PO3, (1985-1987) K001 Oct, 1985
Boyd, Armand, PO1, (1985-2008) 009 Oct, 1985
Bradley, Karissa, CPO, (1985-2006) K008 Oct, 1985
Brady, Shawn, PO1, (1985-2005) 009 Oct, 1985
Brown (Leonhardt), Peg, PO3, (1985-1989) 035 Oct, 1985
BROWN JR, JAMES, PO1, (1985-2005) Oct, 1985
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