John Young (DD 973) - Naval Cruise Book

 - Class of 1998

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EXECUTIVE OFFICER Norman W. Galer, Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy Lieutenant Commander Norman Wayne Galer, a native of Enid, Oklahoma, became a graduate of Oklahoma State University in 1983. He entered the navy through Officer Candidate School into the Nuclear Power Training Program. Following Nuclear Power School « Prototype Training, and Division Officer Basic Ti-aining, his first tour was onboard USS CARL VINSON CVN-70 as the Chemistry and Radiological Controls Assistant where he qualified as Engineering Officer of the Watch, Sur- face Warfare Officer, and earned his Nuclear Engineer Certification. His sub- sequent tour was in USS GRIDLEY CG-21 as Combat Information Center Officer, where he completed his Tactical Action Officer Qualifications. His shore assignment was as an instructor for the Nuclear Power School in Orlando, FL in the Officers Department. Upon completing Department Head School he returned to sea aboard USS MERRILL DD-976 as the Operations Officer. He then returned for a second tour in USS CARL VINSON CVN 70 as the Reactor Electrical Assistant. Af- ter completing the Executive Officers Course he assumed the duties as XO for USS JOHN YOUNG, during this tour he has completed the requirements for his Command at Sea Qualification. LCDR Galer s awards include the Navy Commendation Medal with two Gold Stars and the Navy Achievement Medal, in addition he wears vari ous campaign and sei-vice medals. He has deployed to the Western Pacific, Indian Ocean, Eastern Pacific and the Ai-abian Gulf LCDR Galer is married to the former Joyce Senkle of San Diego, they have three sons, one age seven and five year old twins. Thomas E. Punda, EMCM (SW SS) Master Chief Petty Officer Thomas E. Punda, from Riverhead, New York enlisted in the navy on June 28 1971. After Recruit Training at Great Lakes, Illinois, he first served aboard AE-26, the USS KILAUEA, then in USS JOHN ADAMS SSBN 620, USS JAMES MONROE SSBN 622, USS BONEFISH SS 582 all home-ported in Pearl Harbor HI. In 1977 MCPO Punda returned to Great Lakes for ' C-7 ' school, and then remained as a Gyrocompass Instructor at the training center. Master Chief Punda re- turned to sea aboard USS ANDREW JACKSON SSBN 619 in Groton, CT and also onboard USS GREENLING SSN 614 during an overhaul in the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, he then sei-ved as Chief of the Boat aboard USS LOUISVILLE SSN 724. In 1990 he returned to Electric Boat Shipyard, Groton, CT and was assigned as the first Chief of the Boat for the initial manning, construction, and commissioning of Pre-Com Unit, USS ANNAPOLIS SSN 760. Master Chief Punda then served ashore as the Command Master Chief Naval Submarine Support Facility Groton, CT. Master Chief Punda completed the Senior Enlisted Academy and reported as USS JOHN YOUNG ' s ' CMC in October of 1997. MCPO Punda ' s award ' s include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal with Gold Star and the Navy Achievement Medal with two Gold Stars, in addition to various campaign and service medals. He is married to the former Laurie Benjamin of Riverhead New York, they have two daughter ' s, Jennifer, seventeen, and Michelle, fourteen. COMMAND MASTER CHIEF

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COMMANDING OFFICER Douglas W. Harris Commander U.S. Navy Commander Douglas Wayne Harris, a native of Silver City New Mexico, entered the Naval Re- serve Officer Training Corps at the University of New Mexico in August of 1974. He was commis- sioned and awarded a bachelor of Arts degree on May 16, 1978. Following his commissioning Commander Harris served as Damage Control Assistant in USS HENDERSON DD-785 and later as Fire Control Officer aboard USS HORNE CG-30. His first shore tour came at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California where he was awarded a Master of Science degree in Administration in December 1984. Commander Harris then served as Combat Systems Of- ficer aboard USS SPRUANCE DD-963 then served on the Commander in Chief, Allied Forces Northern Europe staff, in Oslo Norway as the Maritime Exercise Communications Officer. In 1991 he returned to sea as Executive Officer aboard USS RENTZ FFG-46. Prior to assuming command of USS JOHN YOUNG Commander Harris served on the Chief of Naval Personnel staff in the Officer Plans and Career Management Division as Head, Officer Professional Devel- opment Branch, where he was designated a proven subspecialist in manpower and personnel analysis. Commander Harris has been awarded the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Merito- rious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, and the Navy Achievement Medal, in addition to various campaign and service medals. He has deployed to the Western Pacific, South America, and the Arabian Gulf Commander Harris is married to the former Judy Lynn Cramond of Albu- querque New Mexico. They have one son, Wes, who is 16 years old.



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