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cr: m 1 d3i ■ ■ ■ ? - ■ V -v.- ■ i V ■• ■■ N. - . ■ ■ ■ t ' , ■ - ' .- - ' -J • % s j 1 Y £ %m m fs® KV ;4 jr iF-iA. Wilhai monolith N ' ato Sea Launch S ingAnti-! The er reductior Ai (It ' +■4 .Q trike Destrove R USS Arthur W. Radford With an overall length of 563 feet, beam of 55 feet and displacing 9000 tons. USS ARTHUR W. RADFORD is a monolith next to her tiny " tin can " predecessors. This formidable warship features two 5 " 54 caliber gun mounts. Nato Seasparrow and Harpoon missiles, Phalanx Close-in Weapons System, Mark 46 Torpedoes, and the Vertical Launch System, capable of storing and launching 61 Tomahawk cruise missiles against land or sea targets, combin- ing Anti-Submarine and Strike Warfare on a single surface platform. The engineering plant uses four LM-2500 Gas Turbine Engines on two shafts. Channeled through enormous reduction gears, the 20,000 horsepower of each engine can propel the ship from dead stop to 30+ knots in a very short distance; reversible-pitch propellers allow her to stop in less than one shiplength. Admiral Arthur W. Radford Admiral Arthur W. Radford was bom in Chicago, Illinois on February 27, H H , and served in three wars. He was onboard USS SOUTH CAROLINA, a battleship in the Ail. mm Fleet, and was Aide and First lieutenant to Commander, battleship Division ONE during World War I. He served in the Navy Department ' s Bureau of Aeronautics and Naval Personnel and in the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations early in World War II; as Commander, Aircraft Pacific, during the latter part of that war. At the outbreak of the Korean hostilities, he was serving as ( lommander in Chief, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, later being given the responsibility of the Marianas Bonin area and the Philippines Formosa area. In December 1945, he became Deputy Commander of Naval Operations (Air) and after a year in command of SECOND TASK FLEET, returned to the Navy Department as Vice Chief of Naval Operations. In June 1953 he was appointed Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He retired on 01 August 1957. Commanding Officer William R. Williams Commander William R. Williams is .1 native ol North Syracuse, New York and graduated from the U.S. Naval Vcaderrt) in 197 1 . I lis sc.i assignments include Gunner) Office] in USS BASILONE (DD-824). First Lieutenani and Missile Fire Com,,,! Office] in USS DALE (CG-19), Engineei Officer in USS TALBOT (FFG-4). Executive Officei aboard USS AUBREY FITCH (FFG-34). and Commanding Office] in USS CONYNGHAM (DDG-17). Mis service ashore includes instructoi .11 the U.S. Naval Academy, Militan Personnel Policy Coordinator in the )II ' k • " I the Chiel ol Naval Operations (OP-13), .iihI as the Intelligence Plannei to the Directorate l n Operations J3), he [oinl Staff, while assigned to the Defense Intelligence Agency. He is a graduate l the Nadonal Wai College, Wash- ington, DC, and taincd a Master ol General Administra- tion Degree from the Universit) ol Maryland. Comman- dei Williams ' awards include tin Defense Superioi Ser- vice Medal. Meritorious Service Medal (with t w Gold Stars), Navj Commendation Medal (with Gold Star), and various seme e medals. I he son nl Mr. and Mis. Edward Williams oi North S i a use. ( lommander Williams is married to the formei Karen mi Halse) ol Syracuse. I he) reside in Virginia Beach, Virginia w 1 1 li then children Rebecca, Sarah, and Matthew. Commanding Officer om December 19, 1991 James E. Pledger Commander James E. Pledger, from Hattiesburg, Mississippi, graduated from the U.S. Naval Acadeim in 1972. His sea assignments include Electrical Officer, Navigator and Anti-Submarine Warfare Officer in USS STRIBLING (DD-867); Weapons Officer in USS DUPONT (DD-941); and as commissioning Executive Officer aboard USS HALYBURTON (FFG-40) which was constructed at Todd Pacific Shipyard in Seattle. Washington and subsequently homeported in Charleston. South Carolina. His service ashore includes a tour as Combat Systems officer on the staff of Commander Destroyer Squadron TWO; Deputv Plans and Programs Manager lor the AEGIS Shipbuilding Project (PMS 400) at the Naval Sea Systems Command; and Head Sea Control Analyst in the General Plans and Programs Division of the Chief of Naval Operations Staff (OP-80). Commander Pledger served for short periods on the staff of the Assistant Chief of Naval Operations for Surface Warfare (OP-0. ' . He is a graduate 1 Destroyer School in Newport. Rhode Island, and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Financial Management from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, and is a graduate of the Industrial College of the Armed Forces where he specialized in the shipbuilding industry. Commander Pledger has been selected for promotion to the rank of Captain. His awards include the Meritorious Service Medal and three N.iw Commendation Medals. Commander Pledger and his wife Donna have three children. Ted, Edward and Donna. Executive Officer Raymond L. Snell A native of Mill Valley, California, he graduated hum the U.S. Naval Academy in 1979. His sea assignments include Electronics Material Officer, Electronic Warfare Officer and CIC Officer in USS OLDENDORF (DD- 972): and Operations Officer in USS STEIN (FF-1065) and USS CHAN- DLER (DDG-996). He has sailed around the world on five deployments and has served in the (lull of Arabia during hostilities in 1987. 1988 and during Operation Desert Storm in 1991. lieutenant Commander Snell ' s service ashore include a tour as Naval Tac- tical Data Systems Instructor and Anti-Ail Warfare Instructor at Fleet Com- bat Training Center Pacific, where he was selected .is Instrucloi of the Year lor 1984. He is a Distinguished Graduate ol the U.S. Naval Academy and holds a Bacheloi ■! Science degree in European History. He also holds a Master of Science degree in Systems Technology (joint Command. Control, and Com- munications) from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. Lieutenant Commandei Snell ' s decorations include two Navj Commen- dation Medals and three Navy Achievemenl Medals, lie is married to the fbrmei Pauline Su anne Rolens ol Anna) mils, Man land I lie have two chil- rh eii. Elizabeth and Donald LT Com! Department Heads • «», LT William C. Latham Chief Engineer LT Charles R. Hill Operations Officer ww LT McKinley J. Davis Combat Systems Officer k LTJohn F. Lynn Supply Officer Commander Destroyer Squadron 20 Robert D. Moser Captain Roberl 1). Mosei ol Cincinnati, Ohio, graduated with a li.H helm ol Science Degree from the Universit) »i Cincinnati in 1966 and was commissioned .is Ensign in April 1967 upon comple tion " i Officei Candidate School lie attended Submarine School and w.is designated qualified foi submarines in 1969. Aftei comple- tion ol Surface Warfare Officer Departmenl Head School, he u.is designated Surface Wai fare Qualified in 1976. 1 lis sea service includes Weapons and Operations Officer, Com- mandei Submarine ( p EIGHT; Weapons Officer, USS THOMAS C. HART (FF-1092J; and Executive Officei in USS LEAHY (CG-16). Captain Mose imanded USS BOWEN (FF-1079) from |une 1985 to Ma) 1987, completing .i Mediterranean deployment and s .n n hi-. fleel ' ipci .ii ii ins His service ashore includes a tout as Special Projen is Officei m mandei VSW Finns. U.S. Sixih Fleet; Fleel Scheduler, Commanl in Chief, U.S. Idantii Fleet; Surface VAW Branch Head, Director Naval Warfare (OP-95); Executive Officei and Head, Surfaci Vl Tactical Division, ASU In lining (iriuip i l.nitic . Captain Mosei is .i graduate ol the Armed Forces Stafl I olUfl and has earned a Master ol Science degree in Administration l mi George Washington I iniversity. Personal awards include foui Meritorious Service Medals, iw Navj ( Commendation Medals and various unil and campaign awafl llr is in. lined in the formei 1 ms I Eggerding ol Cincinnati, ( )lii I ln reside with then daughtei Kelli and smi Robb) in Charli si.u Siniili ( .ii olina. fhoughts often ilnli with the currents CDS-20 offloads unexpected!) in Dubai RADFORD ' S LT Allen F. Roper V " " J 1 V k W LT David C. Porcaro The Officers of RADFORDs Wardroom are the commandi im control and communications lines that make the ship ready to fight. Just as companies have their management, the Navy| Officers are the Key Leadership that provide the vision, drii Btncai tab lead IT Douglas M. Kurth LTJames P. l.acey LT Robert B. Longvell 1 S|,,l,,ls V Fuchs F.NS David D Heberl ENSAImm A. Plexico, |. SWARDROOM r lif commai i and determination to keep USS ARTHUR W. RADFORD America ' s Finest Strike Destroyer. A RADFORD Officer is truly a leader among men. LT James E. Hag LT Daniel T. Bangs ENS Kale J. Moberg , Radford ' s Chief Petty Officers The pinnacle of enlisted leadership, the Chief Petty Officer pavgrade was created in 1893 when the Navy recognized the nee for a level of expertise above the pavgrade of E-6. A Chief must not onlv know his own job, but must have the vision to recogna the " big picture " and be able to take actions appropriately. The ( Ihief Petty Officers of USS ARTHUR W. RADFORD take pride in km .wing that it takes a special group of Chiefs to m a special ship run well. They are: I llwihm (Standing, L-R) ETCM(SW)Jack F.Worden 1S( Thomas S. Shukas MSC(SVV) Ronald A. Woodall AXC(AW) Benton L. Meyer (Air Det) RMC(SW) Irving S. Dam. GSMC(SW) rheodoreA. Mobley.Jr. GSCS(SW) Marvin J. Brown STGC Kevin A. Guy DS( isw i MarkC. Plowman ( I RCJimmie 1). Rittei BMC(SW) Nathaniel 1). Perry DCC(S V) Ronald |. Bracket! FCC(SW)Jefl E. McCartne) ENC(SW) Kenneth L. Beck ( . K l(SW) Keith A. Brenneman FCCS(SW) Richard A Huttenbrauck OSCS(SW) Melvin | Dvorak FCC(SW) Ralph J. Schutz ENCM(SW) James M. Kelle) 12 (Kneeling, L-R) SKC(SW) Enrico lannace STGC(SW) MarkT. Hess CTTCJefferey M. Reid EW ! Frederick A. Redden EMCS(SW) Jesus C. Gallardo GSMC Robert J. Allen STGC Stephen F. Dontignev GMC(SW) Harry J. Kantrovich I I ln i ( .u tries to su .iilu.ti in IV 1. 1 1 1 i ism m I he Mastei Fisherman lands anothei whoppei Ensign " Flex " doin ' the ulture thing Commodore and XO waiting foi thai ( hristmas turke) :-.-wftO tor Boss performing another rigorous preflight check Touching Bahrain ' s Tree of Life means never returning ... we hope 15 Med Suez Transit The Atlantic crossing passed quickly as we conducted the man) drills and tactical exercises that keep us at peak perform- ance. The deployment began like any other cruise until we transited the Sue Canal. " Doing the Ditch " had a profound effect on us; the mosques, war ruins, language and customs made us realize that we had entered a whole new world that called upon our sense of adventure ... and our sense of caution. I The Suez Canal laid before us a world we had only heard and read about. We were suddenly faced with the reality thai Radford had arrived. I SS hiseuhowei dwarfs the us! ol die Battle (.mpii|i .is we transit single-file through the Sue . 16 II ■4 ad ltd Operations in the Gulf of Arabia were various and always on the dangerous side; from the many underway replenish- ments to Anti-Mine Warfare. When our lookout noticed a mine-like object floating close aboard, the ship was taken to a safe distance and the Demolition Team was flown in. We all stood topside, watch- ing with admiration as the SEALS dove in, attached explo- sives and got out of the area before destroying the threat in a plume of smoke and sea water. Gulf Operations 17 USS Arthur W. Radford (DD-968)! PROPULSION Rated at 20, 000 shaft horsepower each, RADFORD ' s four main engines are similar to those found in modern jet aircraft and allow the ship to reach speeds in excess of " 30 knots. The main engines are computer controlled from the Pilot House or Central Control Station. With two engines per shaft, RADFORD has two shafts each driven by locked train, double reduction, double helical reduction gears which turn controllable, reversible-pitch propellers. COMBAT SYSTEMS USS ARTHUR W. RADFORD ' s upgraded, highly integrated combat systems are the most versatile and capable in the fleet. Able to simultaneously conduct Air, Surface, Subsurface and Strike Warfare, RADFORD is truly a multi-mission destroyer. Through the Command and Decision System, or CDS, RADFORD ' s well-trained and dedicated Combat Systems Team is able to detect, evaluate, and engage threats in all watfare areas. Anti-Submarine Warfare: With the world ' s most advanced underwater sonar system, RADFORD is able to detect and target even the most modern submarines. The SQQ-89 tactical sonar suite is composed of a hull-mounted sonar (SQS-53B) and Tactical Towed Array Sonar (TACT AS), and is fully integrated with the ship ' s Light Airborne Multi-Purpose System (LAMPS Mk III) Helicopter. Strike Warfare: Able to carry 61 Tomahawk Missiles in her vertical launcher on the foc ' sle, RADFORD can attack a wide variety of land targets. Her capability to deliver stand-off, highly accurate surgical strikes makes ARTHUR W. RADFORD truly a national asset. Anti-Air Warfare: RADFORD ' s upgraded NATO Seasparrow system, along with two live-inch guns and two Close-In Weapons Systems (CIWS) provide her with the ability to defend herself from planes and anti-ship missiles. 1H Ship ' s Characteristics Amphibious Warfare: With the Mk 86 Gunfire Control System in the Naval Gunfire Support mode, RADFORD is able to provide deadly accurate shore bombardment with her two five-inch gun mounts. Electronic Warfare: In addition to the Outboard II Signals Exploitation System, RAD- FORD has an SLQ-32 Electronic Warfare sensor which provides tactical detection and analysis of enemy electronic emissions. RADFORD also has four Super Rapid Blooming Offboard Chaff (SRBOC) Launchers and four SLQ-49 decoy launchers to confuse and decoy enemy homing missiles. Communications: Able to communicate world-wide on a moment ' s notice through a variety of hard-copy, voice, and computer-to-computer communications, ARTHUR W. RADFORD is able to transmit and receive tactical, operational, and administrative mes- sages twenty-four hours a day. DD-968 Characteristics Length 563 Feet Beam 55 Feet Speed 30+ Knots Draft (keel) 22.5 Feet Draft (navigation) 32.6 Feet Displacement 9600 Tons Accommodations 36 Officers 27 Chief Petty Officers 354 Enlisted PROPULSION 4- LM 2500 Gas Turbine Engines: 80,000 Shaft Horsepower 2- Controllable Reversible Pitch Propellers ELECTRICITY 3- Allison 501 Kl 7 Gas Turbine Generators (2 Million Watts Each) 19 COMBAT SYSTEMS Department The reason the ship goes anywhere at all: Combat Systems is responsible for the tactical and technical operation of all the weapons systems; search and fire control radar; electronic naviga- tion and communications; sonar systems and underwater warfare; the ship ' s internal communi- cations; and the Combat Direction System that ties it all together. These men and their Leaders make up the highly trained Security Force, Combat Systems Training Team, and run the Combat Systems Operational Sequencing System that ensures a smooth transition from peace-time, pierside conditions to the he.tt of battle with absolute effi- ciency. 20 CSA Division The Sonar Gang is responsible for the Sonar, Underwater Communications, and Torpedo Sys- tems. MK 46 Torpedoes are launched from the port and starboard tubes or dropped from our embarked helicopter. Beyond the normal routine, CSA personnel also stood watches in the Intelligence Center, Bridge Wing .50 caliber guns and visual targeting for the 5 " 54 caliber guns. COMNAVSURFLANT recognized RADFORD ' s Sonarmen as 1 Acoustics Analysts out of 92 competitors, typifying the versatility, talent, and professionalism that makes RADFORD the Finest ASW Strike Destroyer. ' ' .iti : v- STG2 Ron Audie pTG3Jim Wooder STG3 Edward Puleu STG3 Ed Mozdzer STG3 Robert Coleman STG3 Brian Hatch 21 sli. " , Mam Ki . i TM3 Mike Howard STGSN Mike Nulf ST(;SN Eddie Williams STGSN Tobv Thibert »Thibi " Paint what? M V U Such a busy life a TM leads! 2s Fun at the enormous Bowling Center in Bahrain Cheers ... to Rahn ' s last Navy Beer! 23 IC ' .l Everett S. Holstein CSE D The 29 Data Systems Technicians, Electronics Techniciai and Interior Communications Electricians that make up CS Division are RADFORD ' s main pool of technical expertis From radios to radars; satellite communication to inertial na gation; from the ship ' s telephones to the Combat Directio System that integrates the weapons into a single warfare emit these men are the elite specialists who work behind the seem and " make it all happen. " ET31 indell D I d " Edwards E fS Aaron ( • " - m ip " Skilbrcd . ' I SE Division ET3 Troy E. " I.il ' John " Stansel IC3 Steven J. " Mickey " Spillane Everyone pitched in to change oul the SPS-40 Antenna in Bahrain ▲ I In l Ks operators patched 637 ship-to-shore calls back to famil) ail h iends in il»- States dui ing the ( i uise. CSG DIVISION The Gunners Mates and Fire Controlmen of CSG Division are dedicated to the maintenance and operation of the ship ' s 5-inch, 54-caliber guns and the Mark 86 Gunfire Control System that points them. The sensors track and designate targets with deadly accuracy; the guns lock on and fire 50 pound projectiles as far as 13 miles at a rate of 20 rounds per minute. Be it anti-ship, anti-air or Naval Gun Fire Support for beach assaults, RADFORD is ready. j rj •O afX Va, s 27 GMG1 Robert Simpson GMC(SW) Keith Brenneman ( . I( .2 James Robinson GMG2 Jack Wagner lAK.U.li-Ti lluikli.iliei s K.111 Miles GMGSN Kevin Shaw (. K,s Gaetano IMi lia 28 it FCC(SW) Ralph Schutz FC ' .l (S V) Timothy Auclair FC.2 Louis Vadala GMGS Thomas Houck FCSJohn Watson FC3 David Broughton 29 CSM Division CSM means versatility. NATO Seasparrow Surface-to-Air Mis- sile System; 50 rounds sec Close-In Weapons System; Harpoon Anti-Ship Missile System; and the Target Acquisition System. What this means is simple: if it moves, it ' s tracked; if it ' s bad, it ' s eliminated. NATO Seaspamni I FC1 Herman ( ' .. Lockwood III " 1 villi I IS |MSl fine. K.inl.1 in tin- m.tn high « OlUltT) III II CSV Division The 17 FC ' s and GMM ' s that make up CSV are the heart of RADFORD ' s Strike Warfare capability. From load-out to launch, we ensure superior quality. So when you care enough to send the very best, call CSV. ' ' ftk% % FC1 Greg " Grif Griffith FC2 Drew " Feaster " Cole I 2 Hn.ui " Quimby l.ips " Purdy FCSJohn " Bob " Wig gins y FC3 David " Freakv Freedv " Freed FC3 Rick " Genius™ Silver FC3 David " Barbarosa " Harper FC3 Dave " Opie Cunningham " Shook 31 ■ • (. l( iSU ' i Harry " Zing " Kantrovich GMMl(SW) Mark Hannenkrat GMM2 Shane " Bean Dip " Highsmith GMM2Jim " Guido " Valdesalicd irEVy ( (MMS Brian Bever GMM3 Steve " Cheesehead " Kelsev GMMSJeff " Rumble " Thomas GMMSN Gary " Garth " GranthaiJ = ; " The Admiral ' s coming; hide the i hi) ken " r ( loleman and his date? " -ii ' i I he I Stoogei 32 s I ' T The Gang at the Desert Dome E " N ■ U r ' Technu ians??? Gunners chillin ' . Walt: " Hev, that looks good; what is it? " Vendor: " Meat. " Walt: " Okav, well ... what kind of meal is it? Vendor: " Meat! " Walt: " Yeah, but what kind of meat? " Vendor: " MEAT!!! " Walt: " Okav then, give me some meal. " " Sin ling USN " or flying high on painl fumes? Silver and Zog disi us global issues dui ing a smoke break. 33 DSC(SW) Plowman and CMC visit the CSE Division Supply Center " All 1 warn to ! in ]usi kill something anything! 11 First Division limls theii messages on the Valentines Da) bannei from lior 34 ENGINEERING Department 968 How the ship gets where she ' s going: Engineering is responsible for the maintenance and repair of the ship ' s main propulsion plant; power generation and distribution; fresh water evaporators and auxiliary systems; hull repair and Damage Control. These men and their Leaders make up the Fire Party, Rescue Assistance Teams, Repair Locker Teams, and run the Engineering Operational Sequencing System which enables them to run the plant in any engineering configuration, bypassing any critical damage and allowing the ship to complete her mission. 35 i |»ri iin Tfl ;il sc;i H l!t |itiiiiH ' ' P.tini Srmrr - " V sunn while im | 1.i r . i 1 1 - i ] in 1 ' iijin lint - li.iinlliii ' 4 I " Break rime " Man 1 Auxiliaries Division I ' rz ■ - _ i ? rt ,T rf L - » K .tp%» • V ARTHUR ft Aorono E Division We replace breakers; troubleshoot lighting systems; chase grounds; isolate and repair electrical casualties. We work, hardly noticed, until your lights don ' t light, ventilation doesn ' t blow, and heaters don ' t heat. That ' s our job. We ' re Electricians. EMI Paul Jacks,, ti EM2(SW) Dak- Kuril KM ' . ' liki- Martin l ' l:l Florencio Zamora.Jr. I 1I Shawn Wright EMFN 1mu Webb EMFN R..1. I 1 Ml Ml.llr.il Fl 12 MP Snipes at Work Slick Willv What do you mean. " PEB is onboard " 43 CHANGE of A ship at sea is an island, far separated from the comforts of the mainland and the aid of others. It can be perilous, tedious, and richly rewarding. One man alone stands responsible for his ship, for his crew, tasked with earning out his missions and bringing everyone home safely; he is the Captain. Command of a ship at sea carries with it a tremendous amount of responsibility. There is no one he can turn to, yet all eyes look, to him in time of need. It is the most demanding assignment in the Navy, an assignment to which few others could be compared; requiring vision, knowledge, wisdom, and leadership of the highest caliber. On 19 December 1991, Commander James E. Pledger became the tenth Commanding Officer of USS ARTHUR W. RADFORD, assuming the duties from Commander William R. Williams as the ship sailed on station in the Arabian Gulf. Guests of Honor included Rear Admiral John Scott Redd, Commander, Cruiser-Destroyer Group TWELAT; Commodore Robert 1). Moser, Commander, Destroyer Squadron TWENTY; and the Staff of Destroyer Squadron TWENTY. The entire crew was on hand, in formation, to witness the solemn ceremony. Supply Department sponsored a wonderful reception following the Benediction. I lw Coloi Guard |n sis for ih - ceremony. 1 I COMMAND Outstanding performance In Food Service Personnel who, due to operational commitments, set up the enure ceremonial area in only three minutes. After a Radford-Sat reception, the entire ensemble was dismantled in li e minutes in ordei to receive helii opters The Dignitaries (L-R): Commodore Moser ( ll)r SR( ) ' _ )); Rear Admir.il Redd (COMCRUDESGRU 12); Commander Williams; Commander Pledger. I. " . MP Division 35 Deep within RADFORD, Main Propulsion Division turns the shafts to take us to faraway lands; we make the electricity ' to keep the lights burning and the soda machines humming; steam and fresh water to wash our clothes and cook the Brussel sprouts. Gas Turbine Systems Technicians, both Electrical and Mechanical, maintain four LM-2500 engines, three Allison 501-K17 Generators, and all the support systems to keep these jet engines screaming. From the unsung heros of the underworld, remember - there is no luxury without engineering! GSM2 Huston awarded Sailor of the Quartei ( .mi siii| I ' M gas so »i uri ii i mi the go IS Repair Division The Hull Technicians, Damage Controlmen and Machinery Repairmen of R Division act together as an under- way maintenance repair facility; repairing, producing and performing tasks normally accomplished by a major repair depot. We maintain the hull integrity and the miles of pipe. We ensure the firefighting and casualty control equipment are fully operational, and that the crew knows how to use it. We manufacture critical repair parts that are otherwise unobtainable, enabling us to complete our mission. R Division makes sure that RADFORD is ready to steam into harm ' s way with the utmost confidence. DC3 Ronald " Eddie " Edwards HTFN Luke " Lurch " Garverii k MR1 (SW)SAR Steve " Gonzo " ( .on . ilc 1CFA Christian " R.J. " Hendrix MR3 George " Bear " Kimmell FN Richard " Whiner " Marshall 49 1 1- iw i .in you i«ll I ' ve been on deploy ment? " " 1 always wanted i« be a pirate . 50 OPERATIONS Department What the ship does when she gets there: Operations is responsible for tactical operations in every threat environment; tracking contacts (friend and foe) from a thousand miles away; deter- mining courses of action from detection to engagement; operating the communications system, Naval Tactical Data System; Countermeasures and Decoys; ship ' s boats; and ensuring the ship herself presents a smart appearance at all times. These men and their Leaders make up the core team of professional warriors who will ulti- mately fight the ship, defend the sea lanes and protect our allies. Through constant exercises and threat scenarios, these men keep their professional skills honed to perfection. 51 OI Division For these Operation Specialists, a tour in the Arabian Gulf is no small undertaking. As the backbone of CIC, the OS ' s play a part in virtually every shipboard evolution; from missile shoots to helo ops, underway replenishments to Anti-Submarine Warfare. Every OS put forth a great deal of time and effort keeping RADFORD running safely and smoothly. All in all this deployment was a great accom- plishment for everyone. Though many of the days were long and hard, we in OI Division trusted only in God ... all others we tracked and reported. ■ , , ,,i.b 7i , WS K L .a. v - V 4 4 I 52 } OSSA Shane Simpson OS3 Donald Berry OSSN Clifton I.ockliarl OS3 Joeseph Leonard OS1 Ted Muncv 53 OSl(SVV) Thomas Unci nig OS3 Brian Filkn OSSN Vii-Ril |cmus OS2 ( ' .rain ( ' .oik h ! n 54 OC Division OC Division is comprised of Radiomen and Signalmen who are responsible for providing and maintaining reliable, secure, and rapid communications. Our mission is to communicate with any station ordered by the Commanding Officer on short notice, at any time, and by whatever means available. We are the experts at external communication and take pride in our abilities. In short: you can talk about us. but you can ' t talk without us! RM1 William I. Fillingim RM ' _ Dwayne E. Ca avne r.. l.allinun RM3(SW) Andrew W. Carter, Jr. 55 SM2 Brian L. Verrette Y SMS Glenn E. Robinson Demonstrating State-of-the-Art lagging techniques SMSVictoi | Gurlq I do trying to gel weapons qualified in man 56 Strikin ' a pose on the Signal Bridge " P-Dog " : Pil Bull on the Seven Seas RM;( Sams having a smoke break at Steel Beach " Not so drunk that I can ' t count to five ' 57 BM3 Hughey showing oil his macho physique IS1 Sharp helps OS1 (SW) Nichols auction care packages Captain ' s ( iall on the loi sit- with DR Williams 58 First Division Ijoatswain ' s Mate: the oldest rate in the Navy. These Rad- r T " ' l-» -» T n -iiriT7A T7 ' -» -i-l- vv ■kmen promote pride, dedication and tradition throughout i- Alt- J — ' CV.151VC X Cl _LvJl seven seas, keeping the ship well-preserved and in good tearance while accomplishing dangerous evolutions safely. |rom underway replenishments to helm and lookout watch- JFirst Division is the decisive factor in making RADFORD t she is today: the Navy ' s 1 Strike Destroyer. BMC(SW) Nathaniel Pen) BMl(SW)Jefl " Brother Stan " Knig BM2(SW) Johnny L, Walton BM3 Gerling C. Hughey BM3 Martin G.Jimenez 59 sk M.ii k C. Stake sk Willi. mi P. Calcaterra s Shawn I Slaughter SR Jeffrey I . Spencer k do -!£ul " Take in all lines! " Unreps are all-hands evolutions 61 2nd Division Radford Boat Lines, Inc. Melting Pot of the " Strike Destroyer ' Boat Division, founded in June 1991, is responsible for the maintenance of RADFORD ' s small boats. The Motor Whaleboat is used for recoveries and general small boat evolutions, while the Captain ' s Gig is used for the transport of MP ' s and special evolutions. Brought together from throughout the ship, these men of diversified fields represent the ultimate in small boat maintenance and operation. BMSN David L. Rull BMSN Rommir Addison BMSN Glenn Moore SKSN Brian T. Murphj i cs mm « BM as EM f ■■■- 11 Id g ■ ' • S ' v mm m % 1{ 1)1 OMAN Sultan Qaboos has changed Oman tremendously. 20 years ago there were no highways, hospitals or post offices. Today. Oman is a marriage of modern technology and the old way of life. Main still live in date palm groves called " wadis " that are unchanged after a thousand years. Water flows from the mountains via an ancient Persian lelage aqueduct svstem. It was one of the most culturally engaging port visits we made. 65 OT Division " Sony, no comment. We could tell you what we do but then we ' d have to kill you. " OT Division is comprised of Electronic Warfare and Cryptologic Techni- cians. We are the eyes and ears, from anti-missile defense to over-the-horizon tar- geting to intelligence. Passive is massive; go ahead and make our day! (Ill |ames( Howell EltiUu fih EW2 James Fink CTA2 Shyrone T. Goss CTM2 David Lopez CTT2 Andrew Nix CTR2 Raymond J. Trendle I r fi y EW3 Charles B. Gilkey CTR.3 James A. Harding EW3 Michael D. McFeelv CITS Jon W. Oshorne GTM3 |eflre K. Pokornv CTT3 JefTerey M. Riplev CTR3 Maithew C. Sharp ESWN Lawrence T. Davis CTOSN Marc J. Poulos CTOSA Brooke A. Pablo h m « « i © a @9 67 In formation, conducting joint operations with the Saudi Naw. The Baltlegroup heads on, keep close quarters and maintainin defense guard spanning thousand miles. Boats gets some on the 50 cal fiH -tihoijs CTM] (SS) Allensworth savs " just for the lun of u . OS1 (SW) Nichols conducts an auction for the Family Support Group. 69 AMH2 I.ennv Chandler AMH2 Rickv Mattern Air Det AW3 Sean Matthew AW3 James Dinsmore The " Six Shooters " of HSL-46 Det 6 (Jacksonville, Florida) flew Cutlass 460, their SH-60B helicopter, almost 700 hours during the deployment. In the air almost even ' underway day, they participated in surface surveillance, vertical replenishment, search rescue, and medical evacuation missions. They acted as a fully integrated department while embarked and completed all assigned tasking in a professional manner, playing a critical role in this most successful deployment. I tela ATC(AW) Ben Meyers AD1 Rich Campitelli AW1 Kenneth Tuten AE1 James Davidson ATI Ken Troxell 1(10 ' , sum ' VM Si iisii riim IBM. Swill. An iii.ii -. DimiIK. 1 missile sliooi draws " ool A 5T 74 SUPPLY Department Maintaining the ship and supporting her mission: this is the demanding task that Supply Department accomplishes every day. From maintenance materials to critical repair parts; from the food we eat to the clean clothes we wear; from our haircuts and paychecks to the ship ' s store, candy and soda machines. It ' s not easy to provide basic comforts to 400 seafarers around the clock; especially when the ship is underway and far from home. These men and their Leaders, however, demonstrate the initiative and resourcefulness it takes to make RADFORD ' s Supply Department 1 on the water- front. 75 Tours The crew opened the ship up and showed their stuff in Abu Dhabi and Gibraltar. The tours were informative, excit- ing, and afforded hundreds of people a rare chance to see the intricate workings of a warship. 76 Abroad Our guests- students, technicians and officials- were amazed at the complexity of the sys- tems and our level of knowledge; it was like nothing thev had imag- ined! Our pride showed from stem to stern and all had a splendid time. 77 b =■! SK2 Stephen P. Levorse SK3 Alexander I. Pineda SK3 James C McDermott Supply Support SK 5H DK Ship ' s Services SK3 John C. Pago SKC(SW) Enrico Iannace HSCiSI ' IH SHSN Frank [..Smith 111 SHSA Datvl I) Bonnet slls Bii.in Mit.luc l ks Iliomas D. Freshour 78 %r» MSI ThomasJ. Hubert f MSC(SW) Thomas S. Shukas MSI Regis K. MacDonald MS2 Walter E. Lambert MS2 David Davis MS MS( : Ronald A. Wooelall Food Service S N Thaddeus A. Daniels ABU DHABI Christmas in the United Arab Emirates? No snow in the forecast, that ' s for sure. From bargain carpets to expensive camels, there was something for everyone. Rad- fordmen were happy to help the underprivileged and set examples of excellence for the entire battle group. DKSN Fresh (coat of paint) (.,, No! Anothei load; " aomebod) .ill Supply " Nah, Chiefs not proposing .. anothei training lee turc on the fantail 82 Executive Department A ship like RADFORD couldn ' t run smoothly without proper administration, and it takes talent to conduct day-to-day warship business efficiently. These are the people-orient- ed people who maintain the records, perform the ceremonies, maintain standards, deliver the mail, and make us better when we ' re sick. And between Operations and Executive Department, the Navigation Team makes sure we get where we ' re going and back home again. y , PNl(SW) Fred A. Jordan. Jr. o y NCI Richard Becker IS1 Richard Sharp HM1 Keith Paul Barth 83 Gibraltar Our last liberty port before going home, the British Crown Colony of Gibraltar was a well-deserved liberty port for a bunch of weary Radfordmen. Tours of the mountain and local sights kept many occupied, while others chose to indulge in some of the many food and drink establishments available. Radford got a piece of the Rock; and we couldn ' t think of a better way to top off a great cruise. tJ 84 Casual Moments 85 PC2(S V) Kenneth R. Brown YN3 Chad M. Birch YNSN Marcus J. Lamberl ' HM2 Steven L. SarfT QMS Darrick E. Pi ati QMS Floyd K. Wells QMS Roosevelt D. Pena PNSN Rajeev Bakrania V QMSN Vaughn Mantack YNSA Calvin M. Edmonds SA Timothy J. Fabela Hit or stand? YNl(SW) Rectum I.. Williams VN3 Birch hone their paperwork skills to perfection in .m exi iting jiame ol .S ionliny Inl .Sodas. 86 SWO Qualifications The Surface Warfare Officer designation separates the Career Officers from the " Boot Ensigns " and requires months of study and experience to achieve. Once SWO-designated, an Officer may begin his or her climb toward that pinnacle of naval responsibility: C ommand of a warship at sea. The following Officers achieved this goal during the deployment: LT Kurth LTJG Magrisi LTJC Carroll ESWS Qualifications The most involved Qualification Standard for Surface Enlisted Personnel, achieving the title Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist is a career milestone that sets one above the rest. ESWS requires a working knowledge of virtually every system aboard ship. The following Rad- fordmen have studied hard and earned the privilege of adding (SW) to their rates: DSC(SW) Plowman MCS(SW) Woodall CTTl(SW) Howell HT1 (SW) Skeete ET2(SW) Crawford GSE3(SW) Mickey GSMC(SW) Allen CTTC(SW) Reid TMl(SW) Leiataua STG2(SW) Audie DS2(SW) Ochoa STGC(SW) Dontigney DSl(SW) Dozier ET1 (SW) Bellomy DS2(SW) Poplin BM2(SW) Brown 87 HOMECOMING m i; Finally! March 26, 1992, six months to the day after leaving, Radford returned tri- umphant from her first deployment in 5 years to the most wonderful band of supporters in the Navy. Wives, children, even parents had traveled hundreds of miles to see their special Radfordman come back from a job well done. This was neither the time nor the place for dry eyes and the chill in the weather only made us appreciate more the warm welcome we received. T Relaxing momenl al sea; tin- crew awaits the Family Sup- |jnrl ( .imi|) .mi lion. y i » Onur mm li- explains the intricacies of his culture i » captivated Radfordmen. ►Al Bustan ' s backyard; the Sultan ' s own hotel is an oasis of wonder and beaut) ACHIEVEMENTS Radfordmen art- loval, dedicated and motivated toward excellence. What other crew could accomplish the significant achievements that these men have in such short time? The following list is only a sample of the Radfordmen who were recog- nized for exceptional achievement: BM3 Howell MSI Hubert EN3 Thornton GSM2 Pritchett GSMC (SW) Allen OS1 Muncv GSM3 Smith OS1 (SW) Hoernig SH2 Golden EN2 Jones HM1 Bartli FC3 (SW) Watson BM3Jiminez LTJG Magrisi BM2 Swaney GSMC (SW) Mohlev GTT1 Fondren MSCS (SW) Shukas RM2 Teal GSM1 Williams SKC (SW) Iannace BM2 Brown GSCS (SW) Brown SK3 Pineda RM3 Kinnell STG3 Kizer MSSN Evans FC1 Griffith MR1 (SW) Gonzalez HT1 (SW) Skeete CTT1 (SW) Howell DCC Bracket! CTT1 (SS) Allensworth EMCS (SW) Gallardo EM2 (SW) Kuntz CTTC (SW) Reid E 92 There were some unfamiliar faces waiting to greet the returning heroes; faces that, for the very ' first time, saw Daddy. Join us in cele- brating the following deployment births: Timothy Paul Abbott III February 4th, 1992 Jeffery Paul Gilmore November 15th, 1991 Matthew Louis Vadala November 25th, 1991 93 NOTES 94 NOTES 95 Cruise Book Staff Each division on the ship contributed to their own pages; we all cooperated in the creation of this book. Three people, how- ever, stand out as the core leadership. This publication is the result of their dedication, determination and vision. ::::::::::::: Ensign Alvin A. Plexico.Jr. Cruise Book. Advisor ET1 (S V) G. Lamar Wilkie Editor I-avouts, Photography, Copy, Art, Continuity ETCM (S V) |ack F. Worden Business Manager Advertising Manager m Ml, Vfbbworttt ftoHWMg Company Mirctline. Musoun 64658 USA Birry Brown. Juuf Office. Suite 201 Norfolk. 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