Cayuga (LST 1186) - Naval Cruise Book

 - Class of 1985

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EXECUTIVE OFFICER LIEUTENANT COMMANDER ROBERT BOE JAMES EN- TERED THE U.S. NAVAL ACADEMY FROM TUCSON, ARI- ZONA. FOLLOWING GRADUATION AND COMMISSIONING AS AN ENSIGN IN 1972, HE REPORTED ABOARD USS HALSEY (DLG-23) IN JULY OF THAT YEAR, AND SERVED FIRST AS ASSISTANT COMBAT INFORMATION CENTER (CIC) OFFICER, THEN AS CIC OFFICER, AND LATER AS THE ANTI SUBMARINE WARFARE OFFICER. WHILE ON- BOARD HALSEY HE QUALIFIED AS A SURFACE WAR- FARE OFFICER (SWO). IN JUNE 1976 THEN LT JAMES TRANSFERRED TO USS FORT FISHER WHERE HE SERVED FIRST AS THE NAVIGATION OFFICER, AND AS PERSON- NEL AND ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT, THEN AS OPER- ATIONS OFFICER. HE LATER ATTENDED THE SURFACE WARFARE OFFICER DEPARTMENT HEAD COURSE FROM MAY 1978 UNTIL DECEMBER 1978. IN JANUARY 1979, HE REPORTED TO USS SOUTHERLAND (DD-743) FOR DUTY AS OPERATIONS OFFICER. IN JANUARY 1981, LCDR JAMES REPORTED TO USS BRISTOL COUNTY (LST-1 198) AS ENGINEER OFFICER AFTER HAVING COMPLETED EN- GINEERING TRAINING AT GREAT LAKES NAVAL TRAIN- ING CENTER. IN SEPTEMBER 1982, LCDR JAMES WAS ASSIGNED DUTIES WITH THE ROYAL NAVY UNDER THE PERSONNEL EXCHANGE PROGRAM. WHILE ATTACHED TO THE ROYAL NAVY, HE SERVED ON THE STAFF OF THE COMMODORE AMPHIBIOUS WARFARE AND THE STAFF OF THE COMMANDER UNITED KINGDOM AND NETHER- LANDS AMPHIBIOUS FORCE AS SUCH HE WAS ON THE STAFF OF THE FLAG OFFICER THIRD FLOTILLA. HIS DU- TIES INCLUDED FORMULATION OF AMPHIBIOUS PLANS AND PLANNING FOR AMPHIBIOUS EXERCISES WITH THE UNITED KINGDOM ALLIES. LCDR JAMES ASSUMED HIS PRESENT DUTIES AS CAYUGA ' S EXECUTIVE OFFICER IN MAY 1985.

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COMMANDING OFFICER COMMANDER THEODORE 0. W. WITT WAS BORN IN WAUKESHA, WIS- CONSIN, ON 15 FEBRUARY 1945. AFTER GRADUATION FROM THE NA- VAL ACADEMY IN 1967, HE WAS ASSIGNED TO USS FEARLESS (MSO- 442) WHERE HE SERVED AS OPERATIONS OFFICER UNTIL SEPTEMBER 1968. FROM OCTOBER 1968 UNTIL OCTOBER 1969, COMMANDER WITT SERVED AS OPERATIONS OFFICER ON USS MADERA COUNTY (LST-905) WITH ADDITIONAL DUTY AS CHIEF ENGINEER. FOLLOWING ATTEN- DANCE AT U.S. NAVAL DESTROYER SCHOOL, HE ASSUMED DUTIES AS CHIEF ENGINEER OF USS CHARLES H. ROAN (DD-853) UNTIL OCTOBER 1973 WHEN HE WAS ASSIGNED AS CHIEF ENGINEER OF USS SPARTAN- BURG COUNTY (LST-1192), REMAINING UNTIL AUGUST, 1975. COM- MANDER WITT ' S NEXT SEA DUTY WAS AS EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF USS KILAUEA (AE-26) FROM APRIL TO OCTOBER 1980. AFTER DECOMMIS- SIONING KILAUEA, HE WAS ASSIGNED AS EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF USS PYRO (AE-24) UNTIL OCTOBER 1981. ASHORE TOURS HAVE INCLUDED SERVICE SCHOOL COMMAND, BAIN- BRIDGE, MD, NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL, MONTEREY, CA AND NAVAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMAND, WASHINGTON, D.C. PRIOR TO ASSIGNMENT TO CAYUGA, COMMANDER WITT WAS ASSIGNED TO THE OFFICE OF THE CNO (OP-942), WASHINGTON, D.C. COMMANDER WITT WEARS THE JOINT SERVICE COMMENDATION MED- AL AND THE NAVY ACHIEVEMENT MEDAL WITH COMBAT " V " AND GOLD STAR IN LIEU OF SECOND AWARD, AS WELL AS VARIOUS OTHER THEATER AND CAMPAIGN RIBBONS. COMMANDER WITT IS MARRIED TO THE FORMER MARLENE FOLLAK OF KENOSHA, Wl. THEY HAVE THREE DAUGHTERS LISA, JENNI, AND ANNIE. J .t



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COMMANDER MARK D. WESSMAN Lieutenant Comnnander Mark D. Wessman, is a native of Salt Lake City, Utah, winere he lived until graduation from the University of Utah vi ith a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering in 1971. Following commissioning in the Regular Navy via the NROTC program in June of 1971, he reported onboard the USS Vancouver (LPD 2) in July of that year and served first as Second Division Officer and then as Gunnery Officer. He transferred to USS Prairie (AD 15) in August of 1974. While onboard Prairie, then LT Wessman served as First Lieutenant and as Weapons Logistics Officer, completing that tour in September of 1976. He attended the Surface Warfare Officers ' Department Head course from October of 1976 until May 1977 and reported after enroute training to USS Albert David (FF 1050) in September of 1977 for duty as Engineer Officer. LCDR Wessman served in that capacity until April of 1979 when he reported to USS Pyro (AE 24) for duty as Operations Officer and, later, as the Engineering Officer. In October of 1980, LCDR Wessman reported to the Naval Postgraduate School for duty under instruction. While there, he earned a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Weapons Engineering subspecialty code, graduating in June of 1983. LCDR Wess- man assumed duties as Cayuga ' s Executive Officer in September 1983. He was promoted to Commander in April 1985 and in May transfered to Washington D.C. for duty in the office of the Chief of Naval Operations.

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