Maria Cantwell Washington ISlCnit $ i ai ez Senate WASHINGTON, D. C. 20510 June 28, 2001 Commander Collins, Officers, and Crew of the USS Fitzgerald (DDG-62): It is an honor to join the people of Spokane, the Spokane Council of the United States Navy League, the Chamber of Commerce, and the citizens of Washington state in commending you on being named the recipient of the 2000 Spokane Trophy Award. This award comes with the respect and admiration of the citizens of Spokane, Washington who in 1908 decided to commemorate the loss of one of its native sons who served in the United States Navy. The award ' s significance was recognized by President Theodore Roosevelt who designated that the award would symbolize excellence in battleship and heavy cruiser marksmanship and in modern times overall battle readiness capabilities. Today, the Spokane Trophy is a symbol of dedication, leadership, and patriotism. It evokes a sense of pride among the citizens of Spokane, and a sense of accomplishment for the ship awarded and United States Navy. As this year ' s recipient, the USS Fitzgerald (DDG-62), is recognized as one of best ships in the Pacific Fleet, for this award honors the dedication, professionalism, and commitment the crew of the Fitzgerald has shown while carrying out its vital role in our nation ' s defense. We should not only recognize the hard work of the men and women in the United States Navy but we should also recognize and thank the families here today who make sacrifices which allow our service members to perform their duties in an exemplary manner. The important role our Navy plays in our national defense and global presence cannot be underestimated. It is because of the outstanding achievements and efforts made by our Naval servicemen and women that we can enjoy the freedom American ' s hold so dear. I applaud the outstanding efforts of the crew of the USS Fitzgerald and her commanding officer, Alfred Collins. You should take great pride in this accomplishment, and know we are all grateful for the outstanding duty your crew and the entire United States Navy performs on a daily basis. Bravo Zulu to you and congratulations on winning this prestigious award. Sincerely, 7%£ Maria Cantwell United States Senator :»w — - The Chief of Naval Operations takes pleasure in presenting the Surface Ship Safety Award (Destroyer) to USS FITZGERALD (DDG 62) for excellence in the pursuit of a consistently aggressive safety program and innovative methods in the critical area of mishap prevention for the period of 1 January 2000 to 31 December 2000 The outstanding seamanship and superior performance of the extraordinary crew of USS FITZGERALD reflected great credit upon themselves and upheld the highest standards of the United States Navy in the areas of safety afloat and mishap prevention. V. E. CLARK Admiral, United States Navy Chief of Naval Operations ■7«J ' A FITZGERALD year 2000 history The Officers and crew of USS FITZGERALD started the new millennium (CY-2000) with a vision to master every aspect of Surface Naval Operations at Sea. That vision led to record setting achievements throughout the year. A year that included: all phases of the Inter- Deployment Training Cycle (IDTC), participation in the largest and most complex naval exercise in the Pacific Fleet (RIMPAC 2000), Inservice Procurement Board (INSURV) material inspection, live torpedo, Harpoon, 57 54 and SM-2 missile firings and culminated with a deployment to the troubled Middle East. All along the way, the Officers and Men of FITZGERALD persistent pursuit of excellence resulted in a spate of successes unprecedented in the ship ' s four-year history. In every aspect of Surface Warfare, USS FITZGERALD performed with the utmost poise, professionalism and style. Performances during the Inter-Deployment Training Cycle received noteworthy acclaim. The Final Evaluation Problem (FEP) was completed in a single day with outstanding results. A Missile Firing exercise (FIREX I) and Torpedo Firing Exercise (TORPEX) were immensely successful. Moving on to advanced training; FITZGERALD sailed West for Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2000. Through the course of this challenging and highly successful exercise, FITZGERALD: performed duties as Surface Attack Unit Commander for Anti-Submarine Warfare Exercise 00-2, engaged two high speed targets during a Stream Raid exercise and a low-flying (50ft) SupersonicTarget with spectacular results, provided emergent astern refueling relief for USS SALVOR as it towed two hulks to the Pacific Missile Range Facility, successfully engaged one of the hulks during a HARPOONEX, participated in the complex Theater Ballistic Missile Defense (TBMD) exercise, PACIFIC BUTZ.and performed Officer in Tactical Command duties during Exercise TEAMWORK NORTH 00. The crew ' s finely honed skills were manifested again during Mid-East Force Deployment Exercise (MEFEX) Phases I, II and III, which culminated in Texas Thunder,a 2-day Tomahawk exercise in which FITZGERALD performed duties asTSC and LAC simultaneously. FITZGERALD hosted numerous inspections and visits during the year and received superlative marks in the Medical and Dental Readiness Inspections, Explosive Safety Inspection, and COMN AVSAFECE Safety Survey. FITZGERALD ' S excellent material condition was validated during a Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV) visit in August. High marks were attained in cleanliness and preservation, while FITZGERALD ' S quality of shipboard life was evaluated as being " above fleet average " All other evaluations and assessments remained current through the competitive cycle. In the way of innovation, FITZGERALD introduced many new procedures and Systems designed to improve overall quality of life. FITZGERALD was chosen to receive a Textile ducting system that decreases the amount of ambient noise in ventilation system flow. FITZGERALD greatly enhanced its operational capabilities, as well as crew morale, with the completion of the IT-21 Increment Five install. FITZGERALD ' S inventive use of the Battle Force TeamTrainer (BFTT) continued to pave the way for the fleet-wide implementation of this important training system. As the " show ship " on the San Diego waterfront, FITZGERALD continued to represent the Surface Warfare community in the most positive light. The crew was very active in community service activities, including: a Maui beach clean up project, the Meade Elementary School mentoring program and a vigorous Personnel Exchange Program (PEP) with foreign sailors during RIMPAC 2000. FITZGERALD ' S Navy and Marine Corps Relief effort was first among all Commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet destroyers. In USS FITZGERALD, combat readiness and mission accomplishment created a cause and effect attitude that drove the crew to generate exemplary results in every endeavor, but not at all costs. Quality of life was preserved through careful planning and personnel management. The ship sustained a twelve- section duty rotation that provided every Sailor quality time off while retaining ample time for mission planning and execution. Our commitmentto Safety, Mission Excellenceand Warrior Spirit have manifested itself in a warship ready to execute any tasking, at any time, and in any place. As a result of the hard work and dedication of her crew, FITZGERALD was recognized as the most combat ready ship in the entire Pacific Fleet, and was awarded the coveted Spokane Trophyforthe 2000calandar year. c " o u ■o Commander Alfred (Al) Collins was born in Warner Robins, GA. He enlisted in the Navy in 1972 and advanced through the rank of Operations Specialist Chief Petty Officer. He achieved his education during off duty hours at the University of South Alabama, National University and the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). While enlisted, his assignments included USS LEXINGTON (CVT 1 6), USS SAN BERNARDINO (LST1189),NavalTraining Center, Orlando, FL and USS PEGASUS (PHM 1 ). In August of 1983 Chief Collins was commissioned as an Ensign in theLimited Duty Officer program. His first commissioned tour was in USS PEGASUS (PHM 1) as combat system division officer.ln January 1 984 he was transferred to USSTRUXTUN (CGN 35) in San Diego, CA. He was assigned duties as Systems Test Officer (STO) and Assistant Operations Officer. His first shore assignment came in February 1 987, where he was assigned to the Navy Tactical Interoperability Support Activity as Test Director for Navy ' s Tactical Digital Information Links. After serving in the Limited Duty Officer programfor four years, Lieutenant Collins laterally transferred to the Surface Warfare unrestricted line. He completed the Surface Warfare Officer curriculum in Newport, Rhode 2 Island and was assigned as Operations Officer in USS ENGLAND (CG 22) in San Diego, CA. During ENGLAND ' S 1 990 deployment to the Arabian Gulf, Lieutenant Commander Collins play a key role in Commander Middle East Force ' s immediate reaction to Iraq ' s invasion ofKuwaitonAugust2ND. In October 1992, he was transferred to the Bureau of Naval Personnel Washington, D.C. to serve as Branch Head for Enlisted Bonus Programs in theCompensation and Policy Coordination Division. Upon completion of his assignment in Washington, D.C. Lieutenant Commander Collins attended eight-month curricula in tactics, doctrine and marine engineering in preparation for Command at Sea. OnJuly 7, 1995 Lieutenant Commander CollinstookcommandofUSS GLADIATOR (MCM 12) while the ship was deployed to the Mediterranean Sea operating with NATO Mine Warfare forces. The change of com- mand occurred during a port visit to Lisbon, Portugal. After his deployment to the Med- iterranean and in response to the potential mine threat in the Arabian Gulf,theNavy permanently assigned two Mine Counter- Measure ships to the region. In November 1997 Lieutenant Commander Collins and his crew was ordered to the Arabian Gulf to command USS ARDENT (MCM 11). Upon completion of his command tour on USS ARDENT in March 1998, CommanderCollins was transferred to shore duty and assigned to the staff of Commander, Naval Surface Forces, U.S. Pacific Fleet. There he served asthe Force Personnel Officerand Program Manager for the Women-at-Sea Program. After serving on the staff for one year Com- mander Collins was selected to serve as Executive Assistant (EA) to the Commander. Commander Collins ' personal decorations include theMeritorious Service Medal with gold star,Navy Commendation Medal with three gold stars. Navy Achievement Medal with three gold stars, and Navy Good Cond- uct Medal with two bronzestars. He has been awarded the Navy Unit Commendation, Navy Meritorious UnitCommendation, Navy Expeditionary Medal, National Defense Service Medal with bronze star, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal with bronze star, Southwest Asia Service Medal with bronze star, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon with silver star, Expert Pistol Ribbon, and Kuwait Liberation Medal (KUWAIT). ■ Mark W.Harris Lieutenant Commander Mark Harris is a native of Huntington, New York. He at- tended Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana and graduated in 1986, earning a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Technology. ■ Lieutenant Commander Harris began his naval career with the NROTC program at Purdue University and was commissioned an Ensign in December 1 986. His initial sea tour followed as a member of the commissioning crew in USS SAN JACINTO (CG 56) serving as Anti-Surface Strike Warfare Officer and Navigator. As a Department Head he served as commissioning Weapons Officer in USS MITSCHER (DDG 57) and completed a follow on tour as Combat Systems Officer. Lieutenant Commander Harris is presently serving as the Executive Officer onboard USS FITZGERALD (DDG 62). Lieutenant Commander Mark Harris ' tours ashore include duty as Strike Leader Attack Training Syllabus (SLATS) Instructor and Tomahawk Strike Planner at the U.S. Naval Strike Warfare Center, Fallon, Nevada; and on the staff of the Chief of Naval Operations in the Surface Warfare Directorate (N86), Land Attack Warfare branch. ■ Lieutenant Commander Harris ' personal awards include the Navy Marine Corps Commendation Medal, the Navy Marine Corps Achievement Medal as well as various service and campaign awards. . _2 a a ' E O A native of eastern Pennsylvania, Master Chief David Knipple was born in York in 1960. Hejoined the Navy in February 1978 under the Delayed Entry Program, and reported to RecruitTraining Command, Great Lakes, Illinois for Basic Training in July 1978. Master Chief Knipple ' s first tour of duty was at Naval RadioTransmitting Facility,Capas, Tarlac, Republic of the Philippines, followed bya touraboard USS COCHRANE (DDG 21) homeported in Pearl Harbor.Hawaii and then laterYokosuka, Japan. AfterdepartingtheUSS COCHRANE, he returned to the Philippines and was stationed at Naval Communication Station Philippines, San Miguel. His duties included Calibration Laboratory and Communications Maintenance Division Leading Petty Officer, and assistant CommandTraining Officer. In 1988 Master Chief Knipplereturned to sea dutyaboardUSS CROMMELIN (FFG 37) homeported in Long Beach, California and then later Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. His duties included Leading Chief Petty Officer of two divisions and a myriad of collateral duties. In 1992 Master Chief Knipple was stationed at Fleet Tactical Deception Group Pacific, operating out of Naval Amphibious Base, Coronado. His duties included Systems Department Leading Chief Petty Officer and assistant Command Master Chief. He received an Associate of Arts degree in General Studies from Central Texas College in 1993. Returning to sea once again in 1995, Master Chief David Knipple reported aboard USS CARL VINSON (CVN 70) homeported in Alameda, California and then later based in Bremerton. ' Washington. He served as the Operations Department Master Chief and Assistant Command MasterChief. In 1 997, Master Chief Knipple attended the Senior Enlisted Academy in route to assume responsibilties as USS FITZGERALD (DDG 62) Command MasterChief. MasterChief Knipple ' s decorations include the Navy Commendation Medal (with three gold stars), Navy Achievement Medal (with one gold star), Joint Service Unit Citation, Navy Unit Citation, Meritorious Unit Citation (with two stars), and a GoodConduct Medal (with five stars). 55 n r i K m ,11 ft UB TV 1 ■ V J » . i4 s •A ' i —q - I; y ■ 1K l k 73F-i fife » - 1 : i Jr J Ite ■ ifl L Ndk - g s ' i - CO 14 .3 PHYSICAL DIMENSIONS Length (Overall Waterline) 5057466 ' Beam (Max Waterline) 66759 ' Draft 31 ' Height- Above Waterline 148 ' Visual Horizon From Bridge 10NM Displacement 831 5 tons WEAPONS 1 - MK 45 MOD 1 5754 CAL Gun Mount 2 -MK 41 MOD 2 Vertical Launching Systems (90 CellsTotal Capacity for Standard Missile TOMAHAWK Cruise Missile,or Vertical Launch ASROC Torpedoes) 2 - MK 1 41 HARPOON Anti-Shipping Missile Launchers (4 Missile Capacity Each) 2 - MK 1 5 MOD 1 2 PHALANX Close-in Weapons Systems 2 - MK 32 MOD 1 4Triple Over-The-Side Torpedo Tube Mount FIRE CONTROL SYSTEM AN SPY-ID Radar (4 Array Faces) MK 99 MOD 3 FCS Illuminators (3 Antennas) MK 1 1 6 MOD 7 Underwater FCS AN SWG- 1 A HARPOON Control System AN SWG-3ATOMAHAWKWeapon Control System SENSORS AN SPY- 1 D Radar AN SPY-67(V)2 Surface Search Radar AN SPY-64(V)9 Surface Search Radar AN SQS-53C(V) 1 Sonar Array AN SQR- 1 9 (V) 1 Tactical Towed Sonar Array LAMPS Mark III Helicopter AN SQQ-28(V)2 LAMPS III Shipboard System ELECTRONIC SUPPORT COUNTERMEASURES AN SLQ-32 (V) 2 Electronic Warfare System AN SLQ-25 NIXIETorpedo Countermeasures MK 36 MOD 1 2 Decoy Launching System COMMAND, CONTROL, COMMUNICATIONS MK 2 MOD Command Decision System MK8 MOD1 Weapons Control System MK 2 MOD AEGIS Display System MK7 MOD Operational ReadinessTest System AN SQQ-89 (V) 6 ASW Combat System AN UQN-4 Fathometer ANAA QC-2A UnderwaterTelephone AN WQC-6 PROBE ALERT AN URN-25TACAN AN WRN-6 AN WSN-5 Inertial Satellite Navigation System AN SRN- 1 7A OMEGA Navigation System AN UPX-29 IFF System LINK 11 4A Tactical Data Links MF HFA HF UHF SATCOM INFRARED ExternalCommunications AN SRQ-4 LAMPS II Data Link AN SKR-4B LAMPS I Data Link AN ARR-75 Sonobuoy Receiver AN SYQ-7 (V) 5A NAVMACS Message Processing System ENGINEERING 4-General Electric LM2500GasTurbine Propulsion Engines (100,000 SHP) = 30+ knots 3 - Allison 501 -K34 2500 KW GasTurbine Electrical Generators 2 - 1 7 ft. DiameterControllable-Reversible Pitch Propellers 2 - 1 2,000 Gallon Per Day Reverse Osmosis Potable Water Distillers ■ a .. 16 The mission of USS FITZGERALD (DDG 62) is to conduct prompt, sustained combat operations at sea, in support of U. S. national policy. She is equipped to operate in a high-density, multi-threat envi- ronment as an integral member of a carrier battle group, surface action group or underway replenishment group. In addition to her own self defense capabilities in anti-air warfare (AAW), anti-submarine warfare (ASW), anti-surface warfare (ASUW), FITZGERALD can effectively provide local area protection to the battle group, surface action group, and other ships. FITZGERALD is equipped with the world ' s most sophisticated weaponry systems. She employs the AN SPY- 1 D phased array radar, which incorporates significant advances in the detection capabilities of the AEGIS Weapons System, particularly in its resistance to enemy electronic countermeasures (ECM). Using SPY- ID and her MARK 99 fire Control System, FITZGERALD can guide her vertically launched Standard Missiles to intercept hostile aircraft and missiles at ex- tended ranges.To provide point defense against hostile air targets, FITZGERALD is equipped with the Block 1 upgrade to the Phalanx Close In Weapons System (CIWS). FITZGERALD is also equipped with the Navy ' s latest ASUW Combat Systems. Land attack cruise missile strike capability is provided by Tomahawk missiles, which are launched from her Mark41 Vertical Launching System (VLS).Her shorter range Harpoon anti-shipping cruise missiles have a range in excess of 65 nautical miles.The 51 1 54 caliber gun, in conjunction with the Mark 34 Gun Weapons System, is an anti-surface weapon which can also be used for close-in air contacts or to sup port forces ashore with Naval Gunfire Support (NGFS). Finally, FITZGERALD ' S AN SQQ-89 integrated ASW suite is the most advanced anti-submarine warfare system in the world today. The AN SQR-1 9 Tactical Array Sonar (TACTAS) provides extremely long range passive detection of enemy submarines and the AN SQS-53C hull-mounted sonar is used to actively and passively detect and localize submarine contacts. FITZGERALD also has the capability to support the SH-60B LAMPS Mark III helicopter which can use a tactical data link to the ship for sup- port in anti-submarine operations, as well as conducting over-the-horizon targeting missions. Six MARK 32 surface vessel torpedo tubes round out the anti-submarine package of FITZGERALD.These systems are supple- mented by the SLQ-32V(2) Electronic Warfare Suite, which provides for passive detection and permits the launching of decoy countermeasures. Propelled by four quick-response General Electric LM-2500 Gas Turbine Engines coupled to two controllable, reverse pitch (CRP) propellers, FITZGERALD has tremendous maneuverability and a top speed in excess on 30 knots. Her expert engineers also provide the ship with electricity, fresh water, heating and air conditioning facilities. FITZGERALD matches maximum survivability with her potent offensive capability.ln the ARLEIGH BURKE Class.all- steel construction is used. Extensive top-side armor is placed around vital combat systems and machinery spaces, and a new large-waterplane area hull from significantly improves seakeeping ability. Acoustic, infrared and radar signatures have been reduced, and vital shipboard systems are hardened against electromagnetic pulse and over-pressure damage. A compre- hensive Collective Protection System guards against nuclear,chemical or biological agents. State-of-the-art propulsion and damage control systems are managed by an all new data multiplexing transmission system. Home to a crew of over 270, FITZGERALD has most services associated with a small town at sea, including dining, banking, ATM, laundry, Post Office and shopping facilities, over 1 0,000 line items of spare parts and a barber shop. A marvel ofmodern technology and engineering, FITZGERALD is a powerful instrument of state in the service of her nation, capable of sustaining herself at sea for months at a time. FITZGERALD is the premier warship designed to carry out the U.S. Navy ' s missions today and well into the 21 st Century. 17 Timothy T. Earl 18 Originally from Detroit, Ml, Lieutenant Earl is a 1996 graduate of The University of Michigan with a BSE in Computer Engineering. LT Earl ' s first assignment was First Leutenant and later Main Propulsion Assistant aboard U S S John A. Moore (FFG 19). During his 2-yeartour he completed two 4-month counter-narcotics deployments to both the Eastern Pacific and Caribbean. He then transferred to USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) as Auxiliaries Officer. After completing a 7- month overhaul and Light-Off Assessment, he became Chief Engineer for his remaining three months on board to fill an unplanned gap in that billet. LT Earl is married to the former Georgina Hirschler of Argentina. They reside in Chula Vista. CW04 Ted W. Thompson [(•g San Diego, CA LTJG Kenneth P. Daplas Hft l San Diego, CA ■pj LTJG Daniel Y. Wang Germantown, MD ENS Matthew C. Poiner ■7 1 San Diego, CA b ENS Bradley S. Lewis i Fort Worth, TX DCOSW AW) Daniel E. Curtis Sterling Heights. Ml EMC(SW) Jerry L. Kessler Frankford, DE ENC(SW) Terry G. Vaughn Pflu enille, TX Officers + Chiefs GSCS(SW) Celester Cooper Newark, NJ GSEC(SW) Ralph F. Chaffee Lincoln, NE GSMC(SW) Cristopher T. Wheeler Canton. Ml GSMC(SW) Michael D. Siegnst Racine, Wl 19 ENKSW) Edward A. Hams Houston, TX EN2(SW) Bobby D. Solsbery Fort Worth. YX EN2 Eric Deigado San Marcos. TX EN3 Jacob R. Blake McPherson. KS EN3 Jeffrey L. Dewing Westglover, VT EN3 Carlos A. Hinojosa McAllen. TX EN 3 Bhola Page Walla Walla. WA EN3 Luvance L. McAfee Houston, TX ENFA Gabriel R Castro Clmla Vista CA FN Luis A. Marias Salt Lake City. UT FA Robert R. Stroupe Hattiesbure, MS 20 HTKSW) Ronald G. Battaglia Oklahoma City, OK HT2 Stanley Estridge Venice, CA HT3ISW) Jeffrey A. Hanke Esparto. CA FN Joseph Hart Islip, NY MRKSW) Mark Green Carson City, NV DCKSW) G. Travis Monn San Diego, CA DC2(SW) Michael Miller Oceanside, CA DC3 Marcos A. Hernandez El Paso. TX DC3 Luis Lopez-sarti San Fransisco, CA DC3 Jeffrey Kushiner Torrence, CA DC3 Shawn Love Carmichel, CA DC3 Nicholas Tollefson Sioux Falls. SD DCFN Mat! Hayes Flagstaff, AZ 22 EMKSW) Raymond F Silverdale, WA EMKSW) Robert S. Villena Baguio City, RP EM3 Shea E. Meeks Tuft, CA EM3 Olakekan P. Oyawale San Diego, CA EMFN Roberto C. Salvador Brroklyn, NY EMFA Adam T. Blair Tuscon, AZ EMFA David P. Repsch Philadelphia, PA FN Deandre E. Hatch Milwaukee, WI Abernathy 23 GSEKSW) Jerry A. Lle a Benguet, RP GSE2ISW) Marco A. Perez Milpitas, CA GSE3 Ricardo R. Morales Chula Vista, CA GSE3(SW) Syvret O. Warner Brooklyn, NY GSMKSW) Vincent L. Miner Chicago, II. GSM1 Darrell A. Lavelle San Diego, CA GSMKSW i Thomas E. Norris Richmond, TX GSMKSW) Mario L. Padin San Diego. CA GSM2(SW) James Wissenback San Diego. CA GSM2 Timothy E. Brown Damascus Early, GA GSM2ISW) Nathaniel M. Simeon Artesia, CA GSM2(SW) Eliseo Vedar. Jr. San Diego. CA GSM2ISWI Tuyven K. Vu Cincinnati. OH GSM3ISW) Johns Rogers-Alvarez San Diego. CA GSM3(SW) Jose Valles-Bermudez 77k Dalles, OR GSMFN Nicholas S. Pollack San Bernardino. CA 24 w l GSMFN Brian D. Shook Charolette, NC GSMFA Raymond E. Sargent Redding, CA FN Chad Hefner Kapolei, HI FN Cherron T. Wade Guntown, MS GSEFN Cuauhlemoe Aguilar San Diego, CA GSEFN Monteris Dean Huntsville, AL FA Jose J. Alvarez Apple Valley. CA FR David R. Laduca Scottsville, NY 25 Joseph P. Naman 26 Lieutenant Commander Naman is a native of Maryville,Tennessee and is a 1 989 graduate of Auburn University. After attending Surface Warfare Officer School Division Officer Course in San Diego, California, he reported aboard USS WADDELL (DDG 24) in San Diego, California as Communications Officer, Combat Information Center Officer, and Operations Officer. While serving in WADDELL, LCDR Naman augmented Commander Destroyer Squadron 21 Staff during Operation Desert Storm. Upon detachment from WADDELL in 1 992, LCDR Naman was assigned to Precommissioning Unit CURTIS WILBUR (DDG 54) as Fire Control Officer. After three years in CURTIS WILBUR, he was assigned to Surface Warfare Development Group Detachment West in San Diego, California as Assistant Officer in Charge. Following Surface Warfare Officer School Department Head Course in Newport, Rhode Island and various AEGIS training courses, he reported to USS FITZGERALD (DDG 62) as Weapons Officer. Subsequently, he has assumed duty as Combat Systems Officer. LCDR Naman ' s awards include the Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal (with two gold stars), and various campaign and unit awards. LCDR Naman is married to the former Mary Elizabeth Homen of Laguna Beach, California. They are proud parents of Ryan and Ross. The family currently resides in Lakeside, California. W. Scott Switzer Lieutenant Switzer was born 21 November 1 969 in Klamath Falls.Oregon. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1 992 with a bachelor ' s degree in Computer Science. Following graduation, Lieutenant Switzer attended Nuclear Power School in Orlando, Florida from September 92 to February 93, Nuclear Prototype in Balston Spa, New York from March 93 to August 93 and SWOS in Newport, Rhode Island from September 93 to February 94. He was then assigned to USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) from March 94 to April 97 as Reactor Laboratory Officer and later as Chemistry and Radiological Controls Assistant. He also completed his Nuclear Engineering certification during this period of time. After LINCOLN, Lieutenant Switzer was assigned to COMN AVAIRPAC asTraining Officer on the Nuclear Propulsion Mobile Training Team from May 97 to June 99. During his two years on the MobileTraining Team, Lieutenant Switzer visited 1 1 different countries while performing approximately 20 ship visits. He also attended Southern Methodist University via a distance learning program during this period, earning a master ' s degree in Engineering Management. Lieutenant Switzer is married to the former Alicia Maria Lynch of Cerritos,California. They ave two children, Matthew, age 5, and Ryan age 2. The Switzer ' s currently reside in Chula Vista, California. 27 Officers + Chiefs 5u LT Benjamin L. Bryant San Diego, CA LT Daniel L. Lidster Hopkinson, MN LTJG Daryl J. Lotempio Buffalo, NY LTJG David R. Pfaff San Die fio. CA ENS Jason W DeBlnck New Hampton, NY LTJG Dean A Ro San Diego, CA ENS Carlton J. Jams San Diego, CA ENS Nathan C. Russo III San Antonio, TX ENS Stephen M. Vossler San Diego. CA ETC(SW) Kevin M. Costello Yuba Can Sutter. CA FCCS(SW) Jerry L. Martin Gallatin. TX FCCS(SW) Joseph T. Shreves San Diego. CA FCCS(SW) R. L. Taylor San Diego. CA FCC(SW) William J. Rvers Foster dry: CA GMC(SW) William G. Huster San Diego, CA GMC(SW) John D. Labik San Diego. CA STGC(SW) Lee A. Pohkoff Plantation. FL 28 ffm FC2(SW) Jason P. Hale Owensbror, KY FC2(SW) Jeffrey S. Hoban Marysville, OH FC2(SW) Wesley Kerr Tallahassee, FL FC2(SW) Michael J. Lords San Diego. CA FC2(SW) Mark D. McMahan San Diego. CA FC2 John J. Schwab Evans City, PA FC3 Dean Chennault San Antonio, TX FC3(SW) Ismael Delacruz San Antonio, TX FC3(SW) Joe M. Gamboa Las Vegas, NV FC3(SW) Donald Goldsworthy Ishpeming, MI FC3 Jeremy R. Guin Winfield, AL FC3(SW) Anthony A. Hughes Roseville, MI FC3 James M. Masopust Hebbronville, TX FC3 Jarred R. Richardson San Diego. CA FC3 Joshua S. Slaydon San Diego, CA hM k FC3 Brian Loux San Diego. CA FC3 Kyle A. Weiss Sandoval, IL FC3(SW) Joseph 0. Young Beaumont. CA FC3 Antonio Birch 5 . Helena, SC FCSA Christopher W. Parker Claypool, AZ 29 ETKSW) Bnan Gelb 5u i Diego. CA ET1 Kendall Griffiths San Diego, CA ET2 Jeffrey N. Click San diego, CA ET2(SW) James F. Edington Harrisonville. MO ET2 Stephen M. Gosnell Indianapolis, IN ET2 William A. Mapp Lakewood, CA ET2(SW) Jeremy M. Williams Melbourne, FL ET3 Gary M. Bingham Paris, France ET3 John A. Bruzzo Jr. Oceanside, CA ET3 Joshua L. Folker Tyler, Texas ET3 Matthew C. Williams Mira Loma, CA ICKSW) Jonathan L. Richardson Richmond. MA IC2 Anthony T. Boards Smiths Grove, KY IC3 Travis J. Andolsek Monmouth, IL IC3 Jason Jones San Diego, CA IC3 Justin Kealiinohomoku Palo Alto, CA IC3 James T. Reid Nashville. TN BM2 Andy Le Garden Grove, CA 30 STGKSW) Taeao Filemoni American Samoa STGKSW) Lyn D. Paxton Boise, ID STG2(SW) Michael A. Bohn Newburgh, IN STG2 Sean C. Curry San Diego. CA STG2(SW) James D. Fontenot Eunice, LA STG2(SW) Robert D. Mayhan Guvmon. OK STG2(SW) Jose Ortiz rownsville, TX STG2 Aspen A. Yonge Lone Pine, CA STG3 D. Overby San Diego, CA STG3 Eric D. Chimela Kissimee, S FL STG3(SW) Jole D. Long Nampa, ID STG3 Adrian A. Parada Los Angeles, CA STGSN Chad W. Harris Dublin, CA STGSN Andrew R. Sickinger Chicago. IL STGSR Scott A. Germscheid Stillwater. MN TMKSW) Lynwood R. Barton San Manuel, AZ TM3 Paul J. Chinn Tillamoor, OR TMSR Jaime A. Fisher Pasadena. CA 31 04 FCKSW) Kenneth W. Herrod Porterville, CA FC2iSW) Manuel Arriaga Laredo, TX FC2 Michael B. Laws San Diego, CA FC2ISW) Sean M. McKinney Simi Vallex. CA FC2(SW| Steven T. Miller Houston, TX FC2 Douglas A. Morgan Richland, OR FC2 David M. Schoolcraft Tuscon, AZ FC2 Louis E. Sterle Buena Vista. CA FC3 William T. Benton Nov,, Ml FC3 Benjamin J- Broun Hartland, U FC3 Michael L. Do ier Texarkana, TX FC3 Bryan A. Gaa Winterpark, CA FC3 Thomas J. Good Mansford, OK FC3ISW) Joel D. Grubbs Jefferson. TX FC3(SW) Douglas M. Sheppard San Diego. CA FC3 Joseph Grompone Milford, PA 32 HHjjHHHj GMKSW) Robert P. Charboneau Warren. MN GMKSW) Eric A. O ' Neal Highland Ranch, CO GMKSW) Charles D. Streetman Wenatchee, WA GM2 William P. Donovan Chandler, AZ GM2 Eric Jaeger Anchorage, AK GM2 Kevin Savoy Lake Shores, LA GM2ISW) William M. McDonald San Diego, CA GM2(SW) Arturo Villa San Diego, CA GM3 Nathan K. Anderson East Grandforks, MN GM3 David C. Busby Washington. KS GM3 Benjamin N. Maglaughlin Haysville, KS GM3 Cameron J. Nelson Atlanta, GA GM3 Norman D. Banks Carson, CA GMSN Dennis F. Hiller Pennshuken, NJ GMSN Jacob J. Malda McHenn. IL GMSN Ryan M. Mosher Helena, MT 33 Daniel J. Senesky 34 LT Senesky received his commission from the Pennsylvania State University NROTC program in 1991 after earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Broadcasting. Upon graduation, he attended Surface Warfare Officers School in Coronado, CA, He initially reported to USS PYRO (AE 24) in October 1 992 as the Auxiliaries Officer, but later assumed duties as the Boilers and Machinery Division Officer. Following PYRO ' S decommissioning in May 1994, he reported to USS CARL VINSON (CVN 70) as the 01 Division Officer. Following a 36 month tour on CARL VINSON, LT Senesky reported to Surface Warfare Officers School in Newport, Rl where he served as a member of the Department Head Training staff. During this tour, he earned a Master of Arts degree in International Relations from Salve Regina University as well as Joint Professional Military Education Phase I credit from the Naval War College. Upon completion of Department Head School and the AEGIS training pipeline, he reported to his current assignment in USS FITZGERALD (DDG 62) as Operations Officer. His decorations include the Navy Commendation Medal (Second award), National Defense Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal and Sea Service Deployment Ribbon. LT Senesky is married to the former Lorraine A. Narvett of Beaver, PA. They currently reside in Chula Vista, CA with their son, John. L i Si w r. LT Brian J. Deters Teutopolis. IL LT Thomas A. Post Sun Diego. CA LTJG Justin L. Harts Scm Diego. CA LTJG Eduardo E. Nunez Sun Diego. CA LTJG Ted Johnson Raleigh, NC LTJG Brian Young Sun Diego, CA ENS Adam D. Alverson Mobile, AL ENS Kevin F. Barber Los Angeles. CA ENS Patrick G. Wakins Murrieta, CA officers + Chiefs BMC(SW AW) Gary A. Moore Summerville, OR EWC(SW) Danny Mejia San Diego. CA ITC(SW) Gregory Le Page Fall River Bristul OSCM(SW) Kent Haywood Sun Diego. CA OSCS Robert J. Young Eust Northport. NY 35 -5 [Tl(SW) Herben R. Allen Montgomery, 1L ITI1SW1 Kewn D. Bowser Tyler, TX ITI1SW1 James M. Daniel Salem. OH IT2(SW) Michael A. Berry Paris, CA IT2iS Vi James Selusi San Diego. CA IT2iS V David G Black San Diego, CA IT2(SW) Edward L. Jordan San Diego. CA IT2iS Yi Ryan D. Morris Rexburg. ID [T3 David Porter San Diego. CA IT3 Antonio Valdez San Diego. CA ITSN Edd Jones Manchester. AT ITSN Brian P. Provenzano Evergreen Park. IL ITSN Jamaal A. Webb Washington. DC FC2 Sean C. O ' Brien San Diego, CA FC2(S Vi Ja on A. Phipps San Diego ( I 36 BMl(SW) Bruce Billouin Norfolk, MA BM2(SW) John C. Carlson San Diego. CA BM2IAW) Robert S. Foster Castroville, CA BM2(SW) David P. Goeden, Silvi.s. IL BM2(SW) Jason Kinyon Lawndale. CA SN Shannon Carr Houston, TX SN Derek X. Cohen Norcross, GA SN Christopher R. Roberts Houston, TX SN Juan J. Rodriguez Los Angeles, CA m SN John P. Sullivan Stockton. CA SN Robert M. Valencia Hesperia, CA SN Derek W. Wetherington Bartlesville, OK SA Justin G. Balius Portland. OR SN Allen Adams Anaheim. CA SA Jason P. Duque Clutla Vista, CA SR Terik A. Crawford Ft. Washington. MD SR Edwin D. Kopp San Diego. CA SR Ryan W. Thompson Glendale, AZ SR Joseph M. Wildenmann Friedens, PA 37 EWKSW) Scott M. Aldridge Minneapolis. MN EW2(SW) Nadiya S. Dasa San Diego. CA EW2(SW) Jared A Koch Greensboro. NC EW3 Brendan B Banks Arlington. TX ISKSW) Marcus E. Dunn Fori Worth. TX CTOl Steven Newsom Nashville. T CTO2 Michael Rohner New Orleans. LA CTR2 Baron Buck New York. NY CTM2 Rick Noble Athens, GA CTO3 Kevin Bultman Diluth. MN CTR2 Sammy Velez-Vanderbeke China Hills. CA CTR2 William Blevins Fort Knox, A) 38 OSl(SW) David J. Hogg Levittovm, NY OSKSW) Shayne M. Isaac Weir Iberia, LA OSKSW) Timothy I. Richmond Denver, MO OS2(SW) Dante O. Amador Houston, TX OS 2 Oscar Casas Houston, TX OS2 Robin-Benjamin K. Cohn Cobb, CA OS2(SW) Gabriel J. Dorsey New Iberia, LA OS2(SW) Jaime R. Heath Oklahoma City; OK OS2(SW) Jeremy D. Lyle Dallas, TX OS2 Kirk H. Maskalick San Diego, CA OS2(SW) Romeo Salazar San Diego, CA OS2 Dwayne Stoumbaugh San Diego, CA OS2(SW) Tarius J. Williams Pensacola, FL OS3 Kevin T. Kopplin Orlando, FL OS3 Fernando J. Tarango Albuquerque. NM OSSA Brandon Cates San Diego, CA OSSA Zach A. Hull San Diego, CA OSSA Aaron R. Speltz San Diego, CA OSSR Milton T. Grimes San Diego, CA OSSA Preston Thompson San Diego, CA 39 Matthew J. Jacobs Lieutenant Jacobs is a 1994 graduate of University of Colorado, Boulder, with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. He earned his commission in 1994 through participation in the Navy Reserve Officer Training Corps program. LT Jacobs ' first assignment was Assistant Supply Officer aboard Pre-commissioning Unit COLE (DDG 67) and USS COLE (DDG 67). During a 39-month tour he participated in shipyard planning during the construction phase, Post Delivery Test and Trials (PDT T), and COLE ' s maiden voyage to the Arabian Gulf. He then transferred to Naval Sea Systems Command in Arlington, VA. During an eighteen- month tour, LT Jacobs served as a budget analyst in the Amphibious Ships Program Office (PMS377) while participating in the Business and Financial Management intern program and earning his sub-specialty title of Naval Acquisition Business and Financial Manager. LT Jacobs is currently serving as Supply Officer aboard USS FITZGERALD (DDG 62). His personal decorations include Navy Achievement Medal (Third Award), National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, and Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (Second Award). LT Jacobs is formerly from Somers Point, NJ. He currently resides in Pacific Beach, CA. 40 1 LTJG James H. Murphy Son Diego. CA DKCIAW SW) Nilo S. Nunez r Son Diego, CA SKC(AW SW) Alan S. Carpio Manila, RP MSC(SW) Emmanuel N. Frage San Diego, CA Officers + Chiefs 41 MS3 Esau Cuevas Guerrero, MX MS3 Erving Delgado, Jr. Brooklyn, NY MS3 Greg Hollis. Jr. Philly, PA SN Artemio D. Worth San Diego, CA MSSN Bucky D. Thrash Lubbock, TX MSKSW) Rolando V. Baun San Diego, CA MSKSW) Raymond Casey San Antonio, TX MSKSW) William C. Nourse Oelwein, IA MS2 James Dallas Slireveporl, LA MS3 Zoilo L. Hizon Balaan, PI MS2 Joseph Mikulsky Waxhan, NC MS2(SW) Israel Santos Manila. PI MS3 Restitute B. Carpio Bataan, PI 42 SK3(SW) Manuel G. Pua Laguna, PI SK3 Melchor B. Ranay PasayCity, PI SKSN Marcos A. Correa Aguas Buenas, PR PC3 Jesse A. Bulger Columbus, OH 43 SHKSW) Harry J. White Victoria. TX SH2ISW) Reynaldo F. Alvarez Cavile, PI SH2 Sofronio T. Lambino San Diego, CA SH3 Antonio C. Baloy San Diego, CA SH3 James A. Dymond Chicago, IL SH3 Gregory G. Norton Price. UT SHSN Lamar C. Spain Youngstown, OH DK3 Eric S. Bonnes Chicago, IL DKSN Matthew T. Smith Lake Elsinore, CA 44 45 Brian R. Gustavson LT Brian R. Gustavson was born and raised in Los Angeles, California and is a 1 996 graduate of the U. S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry. LT Gustavson has served in one previous sea tour aboard USS GUARDIAN (MCM 5), homeported in Sasebo, Japan. He was billeted as Auxiliaries Officer, Electrical Officer, and Damage Control Assistant. Upon returning from overseas, he reported for duty to USS FITZGERALD (DDG 62) as Navigator. LT Gustavson is not married and resides in San Diego, California. 46 PNC(AW) Mario A. Salim Sacramento, CA PNKSW) Kron A. Lovins Hickory; NC YNKAW) Albert L. Bedgood Montgomery, AL NCI Shedrick Ingram Chicago. IL YN2ISW) G. Michael Wooten Dayton. OH PN2(SW) Jesus D. Pedron Los Angeles. CA PN3 Nilbert N. Ng Corona. CA YNSN William " Chauncy " Parker Wilmington. NC YNSR Benito 1. Orozco San Diego, CA 47 QMC(SW) Glenn H. Tillet Larkspur, CA QM2(SW7SS) James F. Witts Ocean Springs, MS QM3 David M. Walton St. Unas. MO QM3 Bernard G. Morris Richmond. CA QMSN Robert M. Cromer Coloma, CA QMSN Rogelio Lozano. Jr. Harlingen. TX HMllSW FMF DV) Nathan G Palmer Fort Walton Beach. FL HM2(SW) Shawnley H. 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