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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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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) . ' » " . 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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n y Chad M. Lamb Lieutenant Junior Grade, U.S. Naval Reserve Combat Intormatlon Center Officer Chad Lamb, a native of Rapid City, SD, graduated salutatorian of his Belle Fourche High School class in 1995. At Belle Fourche High, he lettered in band, theatre, and Knowledge Bowl; sang with his church choir; and wrote for the yearbook staff. Lieutenant Junior Grade Lamb was commissioned in 1999 through the Reserve Officer Training Corps program at Iowa State University of Science and Technology. A Computer Science major, he was an actor in five Iowa State Theatre productions and social chairman of the Alpha Lam bda Delta Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society. As a midshipman, he participated in summer cruises in USS ARKANSAS (CGN 56) and USS ARLEIGH BURKE (DDG 51). He was also selected to serve as Information Systems Officer, Academics Officer, Squad Leader, and Platoon Commander at Iowa State University ' s Naval ROTC Unit. LTJG Lamb reported aboard USS FORD (FFG 54), home-ported in Everett, WA, in November 1999 and earned his Surface Warfare Qualification in March 2001. While serving as Communications Officer, he completed a PACMEF deployment of MIO VBSS operations in support of UN sanctions on Iraq. LTJG Lamb reported aboard ARLEIGH BURKE in March 2002 as the Combat Information Center Officer. He completed a deployment in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM, serving both with the ARLEIGH BURKE and with the DESRON TWO staff embarked on USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71). His awards include the Battle Efficiency " E, " National Defense Medal, Armed Expeditionary Service Medal, and the Sea Service Deployment Ribbon. Walter Johnson Lieutenant Junior Grade, U.S. Naval Reserve Direct Support Officer NSGA Medina, Texas Walter Johnson, a native of Pensacola, Florida, graduated from Pensacola High School in 1 986. At Pensacola High School, Lieutenant Junior Grade Johnson lettered in football and was elected Deputy Group Commander in AFJROTC. Lieutenant Junior Grade Johnson was commissioned in September 2000 through the Officer Candidate School program at Pensacola, Florida. A Computer Information Systems Management major. Lieutenant Junior Grade Johnson was also a thirteen- year prior enlisted Staff Sergeant in the United States Air Force. As a Cryptologic Officer, Lieutenant Junior Grade Johnson participated in a prior deployment with the USNS INDOMITABLE (TAGOS-7). He was also selected to serve as Watch Floor Operations Officer at NSGA Medina, Texas. Lieutenant Junior Grade Johnson reported aboard USS ARLEIGH BURKE (DDG 51 ) in February 2003 and worked on his Surface Warfare Qualification. While serving as Direct Support Officer, Lieutenant Junior Grade Johnson completed a deployment in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. His awards include the Air Force Achievement Medal and the Sea Service Deployment Ribbon. He is married to the former Roberta Anderson, a native of Pensacola, Florida. The Johnson ' s reside in San Antonio, Texas.
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