Wabash (AOR 5) - Naval Cruise Book

 - Class of 1990

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C PTAIN GILMAN E. R .. ' I X wil 1 - - sinks? fa. A f O . I D X r 1 T wr r 1 1 at "W, 4 5913 A L sg... ftgfjl. I Ig' l 7 e A elf' ' L13 1. uf" I NAV by ' J Captain Gilman E. Rud is a native of Portland, North Dakota. Graduating from North Dakota State University with a Bache- lor of Science, he received his commission in May 1967 and earned his Wings of Gold in Dec. 1968 at Beeville, Tx. His first assignment was flying the A-4 with the "Black Dia- monds" of VA-216 at NAS Alameda, California. Completing his tour with Va-216, Captain Rud transitioned to the A-7 and reported to the Va-215 "Barn Owls" for a combat deployment to Southeast Asia on board USS ORISKANY QCV-343. In January 1972, Captain Rud reported to VA-122 as an In- structor and LSO. He then joined CVW-14 as the Wing LSO for the first deployment of the F-14 in November 1974. He was also named Assistant Operations Officer for VA-97 and partici- pated in the evacuation of Saigon. In February 1977, Captain Rud reported to the Navy Recruiting District San Antonio, Tx as the Officer Program Director for the South Texas area. Following this tour, Captain Rud attend- ed the Armed Forces Staff College. In November 1985, Captain Rud became the Commanding Offi- cer and Flight Leader of the Navy Flight Demonstration Squad- ron. As Blue Angel Number One, he was responsible for transi- tioning the squadron from the A-4 Skyhawk to the FfA 18 Hornet. Captain Rud has accumulated more than 5600 flight hours and 775 carrier landings. His decorations include the Legion of Merit, two Meritorious Service Medals, five StrikefFlight Air Medals, and the Navy Commendation Medal and numerous other unit and service awards. Captain Rud is married to the former Barbara Carroll of Mont- gomery, Louisiana. They have three childreng Valerie, a 21 year old senior attending Virginia Tech University, Ryan 17 and Sally 12.

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lzx1acl'rlvlz oFrlt,lsl1 Lcnn if 1: mum ANI: LCDR William C Kirkland Jr. is a 1976 graduate of tl: United States Naval Academy. In October l977,.after axttenif ing Surface Warfare Officer School in San Diego. f 21- Nr: reported for his first shipboard tour on USS GALLA. QMSO-4891, which served as Engineer Officer and Acting Executive Officer. Earning his designation HS H Sllffiiff' Warfare Officer in 1979. His next served on USS FOX CCG-335 homeport in Salt Diego, Ca. Being Missile Fire Control Officer and later as Navigator. Leaving the USS FOX, LCDR KIRKLAND was assigned as a combat System Instructor and Surface Warfare Training Officer at Fleet Training Group, in San Diego. He conducted underway training for over seventy U.S. Navy Coast Guard and foreign navy ships. Following this tour, he attended Surface Warfare Depart- ment Head School in Newport Rhode Island. Graduating with distinction in May 1984. In July 1984, he reported to USS RAMSEY in San Diego for his first Department Head tour as Weapons Officer. LCDR Kirkland left USS RAMSEY in 1986 and reported to USS TUSCALOSSA CLST-11871, where he served as First Lieutenant until May 1987. Then Engineer Officer until November 1988 during this tour earned the designation Qualified for Command at Sea. I In December 1988 LCDR Kirkland reported to USS CARI YINSON QCVN-705 in Alameda, California. Serving as As: srstant Combat Direction Center Officer until his selection to Executive Officer School in September 1989. ln Dece b m er 1989, he reported aboard USS WABASH QAOR-59 as FXQCU- tive Officer. O ' In his 14 years of commissioned service, LCDR Kirkland ha., accumulated 10 years of sea duty surface ships including four Western Pacific and Indian Ocean Deployments lim-ora- 29:5 Include? the Navy Commendation Medal, 3 Navy mcaieigement Medals and numerous other unit and service LDCR Kirkland was born i M' h' - . . fornia his home state Marrld tdctlfgafn, but considers C ah- New Providence, New Jersey. Ormer Gail Madsen of

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