Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) - Naval Cruise Book

 - Class of 2003

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LT Anthony Ray Gonzalez Weapons Officer LIEUTENANT K. F. TRAORE UNITED STATES NAVY n ' LT Anthony Ray Gonzalez, USN a native of Houston, Texas, earned a B.S. in History from the U.S. Naval Academy and was commissioned an Ensign on May 31, 1995. LT Gonzalez reported to Surface Warfare Officer course in the summer of 1995 and completed the course in December of that year. His first sea tour was on USS DEFENDER (MCM 2) in Ingleside, TX from January 1996 until March 1998. He performed initially as the P ' Lieutenant onboard, then served as the Electrical Division Officer and Damage Control Assistant. Later, he became the Main Propulsion Assistant. On DEFENDER, he qualified Officer of the Deck, Engineering Officer of the Watch, Command Duty Officer, and completed Surface Warfare Officer qualification. Upon completion of his tour, he reported to Norfolk, VA for Senior QM Celestial Navigation training. Upon completion of his training in Norfolk, LT Gonzalez went to the Mediterranean Sea where USS SIMPSON (FFG 56) was deployed as a STANAVFORMED ship. He reported onboard as the Navigator Admin Officer from April 1998 until October 1999. After a successful tour, LT Gonzalez reported to Newport, Rl for Department Head school. After completing the AEGIS Pipeline, LT Gonzalez reported onboard PCU MASON (DDG 87) as the Weapons Officer from August 2000 until March 2002. He also sen ed as the Anti-Terrorism Force Protection officer while serving onboard MASON. In March 2002, he was transferred to USS ARLEIGH BURKE (DDG 51) to again assume the duties as Weapons Officer. LT Gonzalez is single, and resides in Virginia Beach. His personal awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (2 awards) . ' ยป " . Lieutenant Kodiatou F. iTraore was born and raised in Bamako, Republic of Mali, West Africa. Lieutenant Traore attended Moscow Institute of Economics and Statistics (MIES) from 1988 to 1994 and received a Masters of Science in Statistics. She is qualified to teach Russian as a foreign language, and is also fluent in French, and Bombara. After moving to the United States, Lieutenant Traore received her commission through Officer Candidate School (OCS) in January 1997. In October 1998, Lieutenant [Traore graduated with distinction from the Navy Supply Corps School (NSCS), Athens, Georgia. She reported to the USS MCKEE (AS-41) in November 1998 where she served as the Disbursing officer and the Sales and Postal officer. During this tour, Lieutenant Traore earned her Service Warfare Supply Corps Officer Insignia. Following the decommissioning of the USS McKee, Lieutenant Traore reported to the United States Naval Academy where she served as a master instructor. She developed numerous innovative methods to convey the difficult concepts of Economic Statistics to her students, created a new travel study course, " Economies in transition: the Russian Economy " . Lieutenant Traore is married to Salif Traore of Mali. They have an eleven year old daughter, Aissata and reside in Virginia.

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CS " f - LT Andrew G. Chicoine Chief Engineer jwj - J LT Andrew G. Chicoine, y ?? USN, a native of Colchester Vermont, enlisted in the Navy in 1983 as a Nuclear Electronics Technician. Following completion of the nuclear training pipeline he reported onboard the USS FLORIDA (SSBN 728) where he qualified as Reactor Operator and Engineering Watch Supervisor. Following selection to the Enlisted Commissioning Program and completion of a B.S. in Physics at The University of Idaho, LT Chicoine was commissioned on the 20 of May 1995. LT Chicoine ' s initial sea tour was spent onboard USS TAYLOR (FFG-50) as First Lieutenant. While onboard TAYLOR, LT Chicoine completed a Mediterranean deployment as part of SNFM, taking part in extensive NATO operations in the Adriatic and Black Seas. LT Chicoine ' s second Division Officer tour was onboard USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV-67) in the Engineering Department as The Aft Propulsion Officer. USS JOHN F. KENNEDY ' S operations included a Mediterranean Arabian Gulf deployment. LT Chicoine ' s next assignment was as a student at The Naval Post Graduate School in Monterey California where he completed his M.S. in Applied Physics. Following Department Head School and the AEGIS training pipeline LT Chicoine reported onboard USS ARLEIGH BURKE (DDG-51) on 18 November 02. LT Chicoine ' s personal awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal and the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal. LT Christopher F. Cigna Combat Systems Officer LT Christopher F. Cigna, USN, a native of Long Island, NY, received a B.S. in Aeronautical Engineering from Clarkson University in 1995. Following graduation, he reported to Officer Candidate School in Pensacola, Fl and was commissioned an Ensign on 1 Sep 1995. LT Cigna ' s initial sea tour was spent as part of the Forward Deployed Naval Forces aboard USS MOBILE BAY (CG 53) homeported in Yokosuka, Japan from July 1 997 to September 1 999. He served primarily as Communications Officer and Main Propulsion Assistant through such exercises as COBRA GOLD, TANDEM THRUST, IMDEX 99, FOAL EAGLE, ANNUALEX and others. Following his Division Officer tour and graduation from Department Head School in Newport, Rl, LT Cigna reported aboard USS JOHN YOUNG (DD 973) as Combat Systems Officer in June 2000. Significant operational highlights of this tour included Counter-Narcotics Operations in which JOHN YOUNG seized over nine tons of illegal cocaine as well as a deployment to FIFTH and SEVENTH FLEET areas of responsibility in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. LT Cigna has been Combat Systems Officer aboard USS ARLEIGH BURKE (DDG 51) since May 2002. LT Cigna is married to the former LT Suzanna G. Brugler, a Navy Public Affairs Officer from Defiance, Ohio. His personal awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (2 awards) and the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (2 awards) .

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' m ENSIGN STERLING RAY WOOLRIDGE UNITED STATES NAVY Ensign Woolridge, a native of Independence, Louisiana enlisted in the United States Navy in September 1987. Following Recruit Training, he connpleted Operation Specialist " A " School at Dam Neck, Virginia v as subsequently assigned to the USS TRIPPE FF 1075 OS on Anti-Submorine Air Controller. After serving a five-year tour onboard USS TRIPPE and after her de-commissioning he transferred to the Naval War College, Newport Rl. War Gaming Department in 1992. After completion of his one-year obligation he volunteered for a Recruiting assignment. In November 1992, he reported to Enlisted Naval Recruiting Orientation Pensocola, Florida. Upon completion of ENRO he was assigned to NRD Houston as a canvassing Recruiter. In October 1993 he was named North Zone Recruiter Of the Year and followed up in 1 994 as NRD Houston Recruiter of the Year and was advanced to Petty Officer First Class. In January 1997, he returned to sea aboard USS TAYLOR FFG 50 Moyporf, Florida completing two MEF deployments as leading Petty Officer. In 1997 He was named USS TAYLOR ' S Sailor of the Year. During his tour aboard TAYLOR he was selected and initiated to Chief Petty Officer in 1997. Following his sea tour, he volunteered for overseas duty at Atlantic Fleet Weapons training Facility, Puerto Rico. Shortly after reporting in 2000 he received his qualification as a Range Control Officer and supervisor of a FACSFAC. Ensign Woolridge was commissioned as a Limited Duty Officer Ensign on 1 October 2001. Following his indoctrination at LDO CWO School, Pensocola, Florida, he reported as the Electronic Warfare Officer aboard USS ARLEIGH BURKE DDG 51, Norfork, Virginia. Ensign Woolridge is married to the former Mrs. Denise White from New Orleans Louisiana, they have three children and reside in Suffolk, VA. Ensign Woolridge decorations include the Navy and Marine Corp Commendation Medal with two gold stars. Navy and Marine Corp Achievement Medal with four gold stars, and various other campaign and unit citations. Carlus A. Greathouse Lieutenant Junior Grade, U.S. Naval Reserve Training and EW Officer LTJG Greathouse , a native of Camp Hill, Alabama, graduated with honors from Dadeville High School in 1994. At Dadeviile High, LTJG Greathouse was Treasurer of the Beta Club, President of the Key, and Voted Most Likely to Succeed by his Senior Class. LTJG Greathouse was commissioned in 1999 through the Reserve Officer Training Corps program at University of Memphis. A Manufacturing Engineering Technology major, LTJG Greathouse was Vice President of the National Society of Block Engineers, Member of the Campus chapter NAACP and Resident Assistant. As a midshipman, LTJG Greathouse participated in summer cruises in USS CALIFORNIA and USS MONTEREY. He was also selected to serve as Midshipman Battalion Executive Officer at University of Memphis ' Naval ROTO Unit during his senior year. LTJG Greathouse reported aboard ARLEIGH BURKE in May 2002 and earned Command Duty Officer Qualification in June 2002. While serving as Training Officer and Electronic Warfare, LTJG Greathouse completed a deployment in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. His awards include the Navy- Marine Corps Achievement Medal and the Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (2). He is single and resides in Virginia Beach, VA.

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