Fletcher (DD 992) - Naval Cruise Book

 - Class of 1992

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CAPT. MCDONUGH 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 . . . . . . . . , , , . Q D 0 0 Q u U 0 0 M . . . . . . . 9 . , . . . . . - 9 9 9 . . . . . . 9 9 9 9 0 . U . I 9 9 9 9 . . . . 9 - 9 . . . . . . 9 9 ' . . . . . . . ' 9 . . . 7 7 ' 3 . . . . . , . . . . . . . . . 9 9 - . . . . . . , , . 9 9 - q

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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 information. 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 EDWARDS 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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