Dubus, Denis, STGC

Sonar Technician Surface
 
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Current Service Status
USN Retired
Current/Last Rank
Chief Petty Officer
Current/Last Primary NEC
ST-0450-Advanced Acoustic Analyst
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Sonar Technician Surface
Primary Unit
2001-2004, ST-0450, USS Robert G. Bradley (FFG-49)
Previously Held NEC
ST-0438-MK-116 MOD 1 Underwater Fire Control System Level II Technician
NC-9585-Navy Recruiter Canvasser
ST-0415-AN/SQQ-89(V) Integrat Towed Array & Sonobuoy Sensors Level II Tech
Service Years
1983 - 2004
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Cold War
Order of the Rock
Order of the Magellan
Panama Canal
Persian Excursion
Realm of the Czars
Suez Canal
STG-Sonar Technician Surface
Five Hash Marks


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Surface Warfare Enlisted Badge

 

 Official Badges 

U.S. Navy Chief Master-at-Arms Career Counselor Afloat Training Specialist Recruiting Command of Excellence




 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback Navy Chief Initiated Navy Chief 100 Yrs 1893-1993 Order of the Arctic Circle (Bluenose)




 Military Association Memberships
American LegionNational Association of Destroyer Veterans (Tin Can Sailors)National Sonar Association
  2001, American Legion [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2004, National Association of Destroyer Veterans (Tin Can Sailors) [Verified]1 - Assoc. Page
  2004, National Sonar Association [Verified] - Assoc. Page


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Eternal Father, bless Thy Chiefs
Who guide and lead with firm beliefs
In Courage, Commitment and Honor bright.
Strengthen with Thy holy might
Those who wear the anchors of the CPO.
O, guard them, Lord, where're they go."

 

Chief Petty Officer Erik E. Lindebak of Great Lakes, IL

 

 "It is also not irrational for Congress to decide that, even though it will not subsidize substantial lobbying by charities generally, it will subsidize lobbying by veterans' organizations. Veterans have "been obliged to drop their own affairs and take up the burdens of the nation," �?�, "subjecting themselves to the mental and physical hazards as well as the economic and family detriments which are peculiar to military service and which do not exist in normal civil life." �?�. Our country has a long standing policy of compensating veterans for their past contributions by providing them with numerous advantages. This policy has "always been deemed to be legitimate." �?�U.S. Supreme Court Regan v. Taxation with Representation, 461 U.S. 540 (1983)

 

"A government big enough to give you everything you want, is big enough to take away everything you have". - Thomas Jefferson

   

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1983, Recruit Training (San Diego, CA), 113
 Duty Stations
RTC (Cadre/Faculty Staff) San Diego, CAAdvancement Schools and CoursesTransient Personnel Unit (TPU) NTC Great LakesUSS Kidd (DDG-993)
Combat Systems Technical Schools Command (Faculty Staff)Search & Rescue Swimmer School (Faculty Staff)NRD Raleigh NCFleet Anti Submarine Warfare Training Center Pacific (FLEASWTRACENPAC)
USS O'Bannon (DD-987)NAVSTA Mayport, FLUSS Gettysburg (CG-64)Afloat Training Group Atlantic (Faculty Staff)/ATG Mayport FL (Faculty Staff)
USS Robert G. Bradley (FFG-49)
  1983-1983, RTC (Cadre/Faculty Staff) San Diego, CA
  1983-1984, Basic Electronics and Electricity School (BE&E)
  1984-1984, (ET) Electronics Technician A School
  1984-1984, Transient Personnel Unit (TPU) NTC Great Lakes
  1984-1988, ST-0438, USS Kidd (DDG-993)
  1986-1987, ST-0438, Combat Systems Technical Schools Command (Faculty Staff)
  1987-1987, Search & Rescue Swimmer School (Faculty Staff)
  1988-1988, NC-9585, Enlisted Navy Recruiting Orientation Course
  1988-1991, NC-9585, NRD Raleigh NC
  1991-1992, ST-0415, Fleet Anti Submarine Warfare Training Center Pacific (FLEASWTRACENPAC)
  1992-1995, ST-0415, USS O'Bannon (DD-987)
  1995-1995, NAVSTA Mayport, FL/NLSO Detachment
  1995-1997, ST-0415, USS Gettysburg (CG-64)
  1997-2000, Afloat Training Group Atlantic (Faculty Staff)/ATG Mayport FL (Faculty Staff)
  2000-2001, ST-0450, Fleet Anti Submarine Warfare Training Center Pacific (FLEASWTRACENPAC)
  2001-2004, ST-0450, USS Robert G. Bradley (FFG-49)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1980-2020 Counter Drug Operations2
  1985-1985 TWA 847 Hijack Incident (Lebanon)
  1987-1987 Operation Nimble Archer (Iran)
  1987-1987 Operation Earnest Will (Iran)11
  1987-1988 Operation Earnest Will (Iran)6
  1996-1998 Operation Joint Guard (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
  2002-2003 Pacific 2002-2003
 Military Association Memberships
American LegionNational Association of Destroyer Veterans (Tin Can Sailors)National Sonar Association
  2001, American Legion [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2004, National Association of Destroyer Veterans (Tin Can Sailors) [Verified]1 - Assoc. Page
  2004, National Sonar Association [Verified] - Assoc. Page


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Reflections on CPO Dubus's US Navy Service
 
 Reflections On My Service
 
PLEASE DESCRIBE WHO OR WHAT INFLUENCED YOUR DECISION TO JOIN THE NAVY?
I remember folks around the house asking me what I was going to be a when I grew up - a fireman, police officer... My Mom saying that I said once or so I wanted to be a garbage man lol. Sometime later I remember the same question only this time my Dad said I was going to be a Sailor. Tha was it, end of the discussion.
Although my Dad, was not a fan of President John F. Kennedy he did admire him for two things - (1) He served his country in time of war and (2) "...ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country. " My Dad told me that is what it's about, about being an American; that you have a debt ot your country and it is an obligation that needs to be served.

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?
Boot Camp in San Diego, just around the corner from my Father's barracks. The BE/E at NTC San Diego - 34 Mods and FRED WHoooHOOO!
Took a train to NTC Great Lakes for ET "A" school and found Wisconsin too soon and expelled. Pleaded with the OIC, wrangled with the SN detailer (EPMAC) down in New Orleans and got sent as an undesignated Seaman to the USS Kidd DDG-993.
Spent about 9/10 months in deck, throughly enjoying myself until STGC Mathews found out that I had been through BE/E school; Chief Hessell carrried me through my detox from deck ape to Sonarman.
At the EOT of the Kidd I was sent to recruiter school and landed in podunk North Carolina; Waynesville to be exact. I had a very difficult time in recruiting and DCC Ronnie Everhart had grave doubts as to my survivability. I can't remember the Zone Sup's name, but at a command function he gave me a bit of advice that I still use today - It's not about selling the Navy, it's about selling yourself. You're not going to make 100% sales, but you will sell yourself, if you believe in yourself.
From a 38 month tour I went back to school in San Diego and landed back with Chief Hessell in Charleston on the USS O'Bannon and then to yport Florida. where I stayed until retirement.
OF ALL YOUR DUTY STATIONS OR ASSIGNMENTS, WHICH ONE DO YOU HAVE FONDEST MEMORIES OF AND WHY? WHICH ONE WAS YOUR LEAST FAVORITE?
All of my duty stations carry some fond memories by to put them in order -
USS Kidd DDG 993, where I grew up in the Navy and learned the core value of the Navy "We take care of our own."
USS Robert G Bradley FFG 49, I was selected for Chief and it was my last command.
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?
Probably my second Navy Achievement Medal; the O'Bannon was in drydock, I was a newly divorced 1st Class, had no life, no money and jsut threw myself into the work. My guys probably hated me lol. The sonar dome was behind scheduled and hte yard was closing, but for some reason they weren't as enthusastic about getting it right as I was. Going by the book, I kept he yard workers at it till, 1) I was out of coffee and smokes and 2) they got it right. It made the ship fall two weeks behind schdeule (I think), but when she floated the sonar dome didn't leak. Chief Hessell kept the command off my butt and let me have my way.
WHICH INDIVIDUAL(S) FROM YOUR TIME IN THE MILITARY STAND OUT AS HAVING THE MOST POSITIVE IMPACT ON YOU AND WHY?
Chief Greg Hessell, I served with him twice and everything I learned about being a Sonarman and a great deal about leadership I learned from him.

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