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Captaln Edward C McDonough was born 1n Buffalo New York and grew up 1n C1nc1nnat1 Oh1o He graduated from
the Ohlo State Unrversrty and later earned h1S MBA from Southem Ill1no1s UHIVCISIIY He IS a 1989 graduate of the Naval
War College where he was awarded an MA 1n Natronal Secunty and Strateglc Stud1es
Commrssloned 111 1968 from the NJ ROTC Program at Oh1o State Captarn McDonough served 1n the Weapons
Departmnt of USS TOPEKA CCL85 and on the staff of Destroyer D1v1s1on 82 Followm g the ASW Officers Course at Fleet
Sonar School Key West, he reported as ASW Officer and 1aterWeapons Officer aboard USS ROBERT K HUNNINGTON
CDD 7815 After graduatmg from the Naval Destroyer School Newport, Rhode Island 1n 1972 he served rn the fOuOW1Ilg
afloat b1llets Weapons Officer and later Operatlons Officer USS REASONER CFP 10635 Frrst Lleutenant USS
CAYUGA CLST 11865 Operauons Officer USS CLEVELAND CLPD 75 Execuuve Officer USS FIFE CDD 9915 and
COIIlIIl2lIldlI1g Officer USS CUSHING CDD 9855 CF1agsh1p for the PACFLT ASWRON5 Dunng these tours Capta1n
McDonough deployed with the THIRD SIXTH and SEVENTH Fleets and partrcrpated 1n a vanety of ASW orrented
operauons and exercrses
Captam McDonough has served ashore as A1de and Flag Lleutenant to the Commandant of the Eleventh Naval Drstnct
rn San D1ego from 1975 1977 and as the ASW mstructor at the Surface Prospecuve Commandrng Officer Course m
Newport Rhode Island from 1979 through 1981 Pnor to assummg command of USS CUSHING Captam McDonough
served as Navy A1de to the Commandant of the Marlne Corps 1n Washmgton D C He most recently served as Ch1ef of
Staff Commander Naval Surface Group Westem Pacrfic rn Subrc Bay Republ1c of the Phrhppmes
Captarn McDonough 1S mamed to the former Martha Loulse Hleatt of Dayton Oh1o The McDonough s have two
daughters Katherme Ann and Margaret Mary away at college
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USS FLETCHER DD-992
USS FLETCHER CDD 9925 is the last of the original thirty Spruance Class Destroyers built by Ingalls
Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Mississippi. Home ported in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, FLETCHER is cmrently assigned
to Destroyer Squadron THIRTY-ONE.
FLETCHER is a versatile multi-mission ship fully able to operate alone or with large carrier task forces. The
ship was designed primarily for Antisubmarine Warfare and has some of the most advanced underwater detection
and tire control systems developed. FLETCHER's armament includes two 5 "!54 lightweight guns, two Phalanx
Close In Weapon Systems, Haipoon and Nato Seasparrow Missiles, an antisubmarine rocket CASROCJ launcher,
antisubmaiine torpedo tubes and provisions for carrying the Light Airborne Multi-Purpose Sensor CLAMPSJ
helicopter for long range weapons delivery. In further support of her ASW role, FLETCHER carries the AN IS QS -
53 Sonar, which is linked directly to digital computers, thus ensuring swift, accurate processing of target
FLETCHER is powered by marine gas turbine engines. The four gas turbines produce more than 20,000
horsepower each to drive the ship at speeds in excess of 30 knots. Twin controllable, reversible pitch propellers
give the ship an exceptional degree of maneuverability. A
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Commander Mark Edwards was commrssroned through the NJ ROTC program at the Unrversrty of North
Carolrna, Chapel H111 rn May 1972 He reported to USS DAMATO CDD 8713 for hrs rnrtral sea assrgnment and
served rn both engrneenng and operatrons departments
In 1975 Commander Edwards was assrgned to the Surface Warfare Officers School Command as an rn str uctor
for the Drvrsron Officer course Followrn g graduatron from Department Head School and Gas Turbrne En grncerrn g
School Great Lakes Commander Edwards reported to USS ELLIOT CDD 9675 rn January 1979 as Engrneerrng
Officer From ELLIOT Commander Edwards worked as the DD 963 Type Desk Officer on the staff of Commander
Naval Surface Force Pacrfic Fleet
August 1985 Upon completron of that tour he reported to Destroyer Squadron Seventeen where he served as the
Chref of St rff Officer from September 1985 through July 1987 Followrng the Destroyer Squadron Staff tour
Commander Edv wrds was assrgned as an mstructor for the Senror Officer Shrp Materral Readrness Course based
rn Newport Rhode Island
Commander Edwards awards rnclude the Merrtorrous Servrce Medal Navy Commendation Medal wrth Gold Star
rn lreu of second award and varrous servrce and campargn medals He rs mamed to the former Elarne Whrte of
Newport Rhode Island They have two daughters Stephanre and Rachel and a son Nathan
Commander Edwards was assigned as Executive Officer, USS FLETCHER CDD 9925 from August 1983 to
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