Thomas S. Clower Class of 1969 Initial orders were to USS Mauna kea [AE-22] deployed in Westpac. The USS MAUNA KEA (AE-22) was a Suribachi-class ammunition ship
Tom Dolan2020-04-25T12:10:36-05:00Wayne E. Cowen – Instructor 1967-69Tom Dolan2020-04-25T12:10:36-05:00
Wayne E Cowen [Staff Instructor 1967-1969] Lt. Cowen, hails from Parsons, Kansas, and is a graduate of Kansas State College with a B.S in Education. After graduation in 1960 he entered the Naval Aviation Officer Candidate School at Pensacola, Florida, and after about 11 months of training was designated Naval Flight Off1cer His first tour of duty was with patrol squadron out of NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. His last tour of duty was spent as an Airborne Navigator with patrol squadron four (ASW) stationed at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. While serving in this capacity, LT. COWEN was deployed to Vietnam, [...]
Tom Dolan2020-04-25T12:34:52-05:00John C. Ruff – Staff 1968-69Tom Dolan2020-04-25T12:34:52-05:00
Lt Tuff, from Mobile Alabama, graduated from USNA in 1962, receiving his commission in unrestricted line. His first ship was the USS Stribling (DD-867). After destroyer school he reported to the USS Meredith (DD-890) to assume duties as Operations Officer. From May 1967-68 Lt Ruff served as River Patrol Operations Officer on the staff of the Commander, USN Forces, Vietnam. Foe his meritorious service in that capacity he was awarded the Navy Commendation Medal.
Tom Dolan2020-04-25T12:38:25-05:00Michael O. Tackney – Staff 1969Tom Dolan2020-04-25T12:38:25-05:00
A native of Falls Church, Va., Lt. Tackney graduated USNA in 1964. He served as ASW Officer aboard the USS Cromwell (DE-1014) and USS Voge (DE-1047). Following Voge, he joined Coastal Division 12 in the Danang-Chu Lai area of Vietnam where he commanded a Swift Boat engaged in coastal and riverine patrols.
Tom Dolan2019-11-18T17:18:46-06:00NFO: Electronic Counter MeasuresTom Dolan2019-11-18T17:18:46-06:00
Captain Robert E Ryan III After I was commissioned on the Quarter Deck at the NROTC Unit I headed to Quantico for TBS. TBS was only 5 months back then due to the war. Was selected for NFO (Naval Flight Officer) training and headed to Pensacola for Flight School. In Flight School was second in my NFO class and was able to be assigned to training as an Airborne Electronic Countermeasures Officer (ECMO). Training was by the Air Force at Mather Air Force Base where all Air Force and Marine Electronic Warfare Officers were trained. From [...]