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Page 9 text:
THE CAPTAIN IN SOME OF HIS MANY ROLES: OPPOSITE PAGE:
DOCKING SANTA BARBARA WITH STYLE DURING A MESSINA
DOWNPOURg TOP: GIVING THE CREW HIS VIEW AT A CAPTAINIS
SHOWING OFF SANTA BARBARAg HOSTING VISITING AD-
Page 8 text:
SANTA BARBARA IS COMMANDED BY COMMANDER KEVIN P. CUMMINGS, A NATIVE OF NORTH ADAMS, MASSACIEIUSETTS-
HE IS A GRADUATE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME WITH A B.A. IN INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS, JUNE 196 .
FOLLOWING HIS COMMISSIONING AT OFFICER'S CANDIDATE SCHOOL, NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND IN FEBRUARgUlg5gg:3i
COMMANDER CUMMINGS WAS ASSIGNED TO THE PRE-COMMISSIONING CREW OF THE USS SUMTER CLST-11815 AND
QUENTLY SERVED AS GUNNERY ASSISTANT AND FIRST LIEUTENANT.
AFTER COMPLETING NAVAL DESTROYER SCHOOL ON AUGUST 1973, COMMANDER CUMMINGS SERVED SUCCESSIVE
AS WEAPONS OFFICER IN USS DAVIDSON CFF-10455 AND ENGINEERING OFFICER IN USS SAN BERNADINO CLST-11891. D
HIS TOUR ON THE DAVIDSON, THE SHIP WAS AWARDED THE FIRST ANNUAL FLATLEY LAMPS SAFETY AWARD.
FROM DECEMBER 1980 TO FEBRUARY 1983, COMMANDER CUMMINGS WAS THE DAMAGE CONTROL ASSISTANT IN USS KITTY
HAWK LCV-633, BEFORE BEING ASSIGNED AS EXECUTIVE OFFICER, USS ROANOKE QAOR-73, IN MAY 1983. WHILE SERVING A
THIS BILLET, THE ROANOKE EARNED THE BATTLE EFFICIENCY "E", THE CNO SURFACE SHIP SAFETY AWARD AND
MERITORIOUS UNIT CITATION.
ASHORE, COMMANDER CUMMINGS HAS BEEN ASSIGNED TO THE ARMISTICE AFFAIRS DIVISION OF THE UNITED NATIOEE
COMMAND, SEOUL, KOREA WHERE HE WAS INVOLVED IN NEGOTIATIONS WITH THE NORTH KOREANS AT PANMUNJON-
ALSO HOLDS AN M.A. IN NATIONAL SECURITY AFFAIRS FROM THE NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL, MONTEREY CALIFOR-
NIA AND IS A 1986 GRADUATE OF THE U.S. ARMY WAR COLLEGE, CARLISLE BARRACKS, PENNSYLVANIA.
COMMANDER CUMMINGS' PERSONAL AWARDS INCLUDE THE DEFENSE MERITORIOUS SERVICE MEDAL, THE MERITORI-
OUS SERVICE MEDAL AND THE NAVY COMMENDATION MEDAL.
HE AND HIS WIFE, JAN, HAVE A FOUR-YEAR OLD SON, DOUGLAS, AND A ONE-YEAR OLD DAUGHTER, KATHERINE. THEY
RESIDE IN CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA.
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The 88-89 Mediterranean cruise saw LCDR Cecil D. Bradley become SANTA
BARBARA's new Executive Officer, relieving LCDR Edgar Jones. Above: LCDR
Bradley surveys the scene from the quarterdeckg right: XO greets another visitor
from Rijeka. Opposite Page: LCDR J onesg the final handshakeg the last trip down
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