Retirements…. Nov/DEC 2013 Issue

 emblem                                                                          Capt. Kenneth Bowman

 Capt. Kenneth Bowman, SC, USN, completed 30 years of active service and retired Dec. 7, 2013 after serving at Headquarters, Commander U.S. Naval Forces Korea, Port Hueneme, Calif.  He received his Bachelor’s degree from San Diego State University.  His previous duty stations include Commander Pacific Fleet Logistics Readiness Center HQ 120, Commander Naval Air Forces Supply 0294, Logistics Task Force Pacific HQ 120, Commander Naval Air Forces Supply 0189, Surface Deployment and Distribution Command 320, Cargo Handling Battalion Three, Mobile Inshore Undersea Warfare Unit 104, Fuel Operating Unit J-120, Naval Air Station Alameda, Calif., USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), U.S. Navy Supply Corps School, USS Birmingham (SSN 695), and Commander-in-Chief, Allied Forces Southern Europe / Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Naval Forces Europe.

 Capt. Bruce Breth

 Capt. Bruce Breth, SC, USN, completed 26 years of active service and retired Sept. 1, 2013 after serving at U. S. African Command, Stuttgart, Germany.  He received his bachelor’s degree at The University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Minneapolis, Minn., and his master’s degree at U. S. Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, Calif., and an addition master’s at National Defense University, Washington, D.C.  His previous duty stations include Commander, Northern Europe and Commander, 6th Fleet, Naples, Italy; Headquarters, Allied Joint Forces Command, Naples, Italy; USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6); Fleet and Industrial Supply Center, San Diego; Navy Personnel Command, Millington, Tenn.; Air Anti-Submarine Warfare, Assault and Special Mission Program, Patuxent River, Md.; USS Nassau (LHA 4); Commander, Submarine Forces, U. S. Pacific Fleet, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, and USS Sam Houston (SSN 609).

 Capt. Michael Hansen

 Capt. Michael Hansen, SC, USN, completed 26 years of active service and retired Oct. 1, 2013 after serving at Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia.  He received his bachelor’s degree at Washburn University, Topeka, Kan., and his master’s degree at Navy War College, Newport, R.I.  His previous duty stations include Defense Distribution Center, New Cumberland, Pa.; Commander, Logistics Forces, U. S. Naval Forces Central Command and Commander, Task Force 53, Bahrain, Manama; Navy Food Service, Mechanicsburg, Pa.; Defense Supply Center Columbus, Columbus, Ohio; Submarine Logistics Support Center, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; USS Underwood (FFG 36); Ships Parts Control Center, Washington, D.C., and USS Rathburne (FF 1057).

 Capt. Craig Herrick

 Capt. Craig Herrick, SC, USN, completed 28 years of active service and retired Sept. 1, 2013 after serving at Defense Enterprise Computing Center, Mechanicsburg, Pa.  He received his bachelor’s degree at Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Va., and his master’s degree at U. S. Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, Calif.  His previous duty stations include Naval Inventory Control Point, Mechanicsburg, Pa.; Fleet and Industrial Supply Center, San Diego; USS Peleliu (LHA 5); Commander, U. S. Pacific Fleet, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; Chief of Naval Operations, Arlington, Va.; USS Arcadia (AD 42); Naval Aviation Supply Office, Philadelphia; USS Sumter (LST 1181) and USS Coontz (DDG 40).

 Capt. Frank Hruska

 Capt. Frank Hruska, SC, USN, completed 26 years of active service and retired Sept. 1, 2013 after serving at Joint Enabling Capabilities Command, Norfolk, Va.  He received his bachelor’s degree at Hofstra University, Hempstead, N.Y., and his master’s degree at National Defense University, Washington, D.C. with an additional master’s degree at Ohio State University, Athens, Ohio.  His previous duty stations include U. S. Joint Forces Command, Norfolk, Va.; Commander, U. S. Fleet Forces Command and Commander, U. S. Fifth Fleet, Norfolk, Va.; USS Bataan (LHD 5); Commander, U. S. Fleet Forces Command, Norfolk, Va.; USS Chosin (CG 65); Naval Inventory Control Point, Philadelphia; USS Saipan (LHA 2); Ships Parts Control Center, Washington, D.C., and USS Mendel Rivers (SSN 686).

 Capt. Michael Lucas

 Capt. Michael Lucas, SC, USN, completed 28 years of active service and retired Sept. 1, 2013 after serving at European Command Headquarters, Stuttgart, Germany.  He received his bachelor’s degree at Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Va., and his master’s degree at The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich.  His previous duty stations include Naval Inventory Control Point, Philadelphia; Commander, U. S. Naval Forces Northern Europe and Commander, 6th Fleet, Naples, Italy; USS Essex (LHD 2); Commander, Naval Surface Force, U. S. Pacific Fleet, Coronado, Calif.; USS Lasalle (AGF 3); Naval Administrative Unit, White House Military Office, The White House, Washington, D.C.; Commander, Naval Supply Systems Command, Arlington, Va.; USS Georgia (SSBN 729)GOLD, and USS Shreveport (LPD 12).

  Capt. Michael Patten

 Capt. Michael Patten, SC, USN, completed 29 years of active and retired Oct. 1, 2013 after serving at Trident Refit Facility, Kings Bay, Ga.  He received his bachelor’s degree at U. S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md., and his master’s degree at U. S. Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, Calif.  His previous duty stations include Commander, Naval Supply Systems Command Headquarters, Millington, Tenn.; USS Frank Cable (AS 40); Naval Inventory Control Point, Agana, Guam; Navy Supply Corps School, Athens, Ga.; Naval Inventory Control Point, Philadelphia; USS Supply (AOE 6); Ships Parts Control Center, Washington, D.C., and USS Casimir Pulaski (SSBN 633) GOLD.

 Capt. Clifford Scott

 Capt. Clifford Scott, SC, USN, completed 25 years of active service and retired Oct. 1, 2013 after serving at NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center, Washington, D.C.  He received his bachelor’s degree at Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, and his master’s degree at U. S. Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, Calif.  His previous duty stations include Fleet and Industrial Supply Center, Washington, D.C.; Defense Supply Center, Columbus, Ohio; Naval Base Ventura County, Point Magu, Calif.; USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72); Naval Air Station Bahrain; USS Stump (DD 978); Naval Station Guam, and USS Cowpens (CG 63).

 Capt. John Spicer

 Capt. John Spicer, SC, USN, completed 30 years of active service and retired Oct. 1, 2013 after serving at Defense Logistics Agency, Fort Belvoir, Va.  He received his bachelor’s degree at Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa, and his master’s degree at National Defense University, Washington, D.C., with an additional master’s degree at U. S. Navy Postgraduate School, Monterey, Calif.  His previous duty stations include Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md.; USS Enterprise (CVN 65); Chief of Naval Operations, Arlington, Va.; Naval Inventory Control Point, Philadelphia; Commander, Naval Air Pacific, North Island, Calif.; USS Independence (CV 62); Navy Supply Corps School, Athens, Ga., and USS Gurnard (SSN 662).

 Capt. Patrick Whitsell

 Capt. Patrick Whitsell, SC, USN completed 27 years of active service and retired Sept. 1, 2013 after serving at Commander, U. S. Naval Forces Korea, Seoul, Korea.  He received his bachelor’s degree at The University of London, United Kingdom and his master’s degree at The University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Ark., with an additional master’s degree at New Mexico Highlands University, Las Vegas, N.M.  His previous duty stations include Commander, Naval Reserve Forces Command, Norfolk, Va.; Commander, Navy Reserve Readiness Command Southwest, San Diego; Navy Supply Corps School, Athens, Ga.; U. S. Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 40, Point Hueneme, Calif.; Supply Corps Personnel, Millington, Tenn.; Naval Reserve Readiness Command Region 9, Millington, Tenn.; USS Trenton (LPD 14); Naval Air Station South Weymouth, Weymouth, Mass.; USS Portland (LSD 37); Center for Career Development, Navy Personnel Command, Millington, Tenn., and Navy Cargo Handling Battalion 12, Bessemer, Ala.

 Cmdr. Robin Allen

 Cmdr. Robin Allen, SC, USN, completed 30 years of active service and retired Oct. 1, 2013 after serving at NAVSUP Weapons Systems Support, Mechanicsburg, Pa.  She received her bachelor’s degree at The University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Fla., and her master’s degree at The University of Oklahoma, Norman, Okla.  Her previous duty stations include Commander, Navy Supply Systems Command, Mechanicsburg, Pa.; USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72); Commander, Northern Europe and Commander, 6th Fleet, Naples, Italy; USS Lassen (DDG 82), and Submarine Base New London, Groton, Conn.

 Cmdr. Tab Austin

 Cmdr. Tab Austin, SC, USN, completed 27 years of active service and retired Sept. 1, 2013 after serving at 1st Marine Aircraft Wing III, Marine Expeditionary Force, Iwakuni, Japan.  He received his bachelor’s degree at The University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, Texas.  His previous duty stations include Fleet and Industrial Supply Center Detachment Singapore, Singapore, Japan; Fleet and Industrial Supply Center, Yokosuka, Japan; USS Thach (FFG 43); USS Midway (CV 41); USNS Spica (T-AFS 9) and Naval Personnel Support Activity, Philippines.

 Cmdr. Elizabeth Beaty

 Cmdr. Elizabeth Beaty, SC, USN, completed 23 years of active service and retired Sept. 1, 2013 after serving at Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Center, Scott AFB, Ill.  She received her bachelor’s degree at Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, and her master’s degree at Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colo.  Her previous duty stations include Fleet and Industrial Support Center Jacksonville Detachment, Naval Air Station Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, Texas; Center for Service Support, Athens, Ga.; Defense Distribution Depot Susquehanna, Susquehanna, Pa.; USS Oakhill (LSD 51); Commander, Fleet Air Western Pacific, Atsugi, Japan; Trident Refit Facility, Bangor, Wash., and USS Sylvania (AFS 2).

 Cmdr. Duane Childress

 Cmdr. Duane Childress, SC, USN, completed 28 years of active service and retired Sept. 1, 2013 after serving at Joint Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Va.  He received his bachelor’s degree at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va., and his master’s degree at U. S. Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, Calif.  His previous duty stations include Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Center, Fort Eustis, Va.; Headquarters Supreme Allied Commander Transformation, Norfolk, Va.; Commander, U. S. Fleet Forces Command, Norfolk, Va.; Naval Ammunition Logistics Center, Mechanicsburg, Pa.; Naval Ordnance Center, Mechanicsburg, Pa.; Commander, Iceland Defense Force, Keflavik, Iceland; USS Donald B Berry (FFT 1085); Naval Security Group Activity Northwest, Chesapeake, Va., and USS South Carolina (CGN 37).

 Cmdr. Lawrence Coleman

 Cmdr. Lawrence Coleman, SC, USN, completed 28 years of active service and retired Oct. 1, 2013 after serving at U. S. Military Training Mission, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.  He received his bachelor’s degree at The University of Central Florida, Orlando, Fla.  His previous duty stations include USNS Comfort (T-AH 20); Defense Supply Center Philadelphia; Fleet and Industrial Supply Center, Sigonella, Italy; Naval Regional Contracting Detachment Bahrain, Manama; Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Conversion and Repair, Pascagoula, Miss.; Naval Support Activity Headquarters, Naples, Italy; Defense Contract Management Area Operations Atlanta, Marietta, Ga.; USS Midway (CV 41); Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Jacksonville, Fla.; Fighter Squadron 102 Atlantic, Oceana, Va., and Navy Regional Contracting Center, Naples, Italy.

 Cmdr. James Cooney

 Cmdr. James Cooney, SC, USN, completed 24 years of active service and retired Sept. 1, 2013 after serving at Commander, U. S. Africa Command Headquarters, Stuttgart, Germany.  He received his bachelor’s degree at U. S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md., and his master’s degree at U. S. Army War College, Carlisle, Pa., with an additional master’s degree at The University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kan.  His previous duty stations include Commander, Navy Region Europe, Africa, Southwest Asia, Naples, Italy; 1st Marine Aircraft Wing III, Marine Expeditionary Force, U. S. Marine Forces Pacific, Futenma, Japan; Commander, Fleet Air Mediterranean and Commander, Task Force 63, Naples, Italy; USS Dubuque (LPD 8); Naval Air Station Rota, Rota, Spain; Navy Special Warfare Center, Coronado, Calif., and USS Ranger (CV 61).

  Cmdr. Thomas Dailey

 Cmdr. Thomas Dailey, SC, USN, completed 33 years of active service and retired Sept. 1, 2013 after serving at NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Jacksonville, Jacksonville, Fla.  He received his bachelor’s degree at Excelsior College, Albany, N.Y., and his master’s degree at The University of Oklahoma, Norman, Okla.  His previous duty stations include Naval Supply Systems Command, Mechanicsburg, Pa.; Commander, U. S. Pacific Fleet, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; Navy Personnel Command, Millington, Tenn.; USS Port Royal (CG 73); U. S Fleet and Industrial Supply Center, Yokosuka, Japan; Navy Food Management Team, San Diego, Calif., and USS Independence (CV 62).

 Cmdr. Steven Hemmrich

 Cmdr. Steven Hemmrich, SC, USN, completed 29 years of active service and retired Sept. 1, 2013, after serving at Space and Warfare Systems Center Atlantic, Norfolk, Va.  He received his bachelor’s degree at Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas, and his master’s degree at National Defense University, Washington, D.C. with an additional master’s degree at Webster University, St. Louis, Mo.  His previous duty stations include Joint Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Va.; Headquarters, Supreme Allied Commander, Norfolk, Va.; Program Executive Office Submarines, Washington, D.C.; Defense Contract Management Command Raytheon-Tucson, Tucson, Ariz.; USS Scott (DDG 995); USS Tennessee (SSBN 734) BLUE; Trident Refit Facility, Kings Bay, Ga.; Naval Air Station Keflavik, Iceland, and USS W. S. Sims (FF 1059).

 Cmdr. Curtis Irby

 Cmdr. Curtis Irby, SC, USN, completed 25 years of active service and retired Sept. 1, 2013 after serving at Defense Logistics Agency Aviation, Richmond, Va.  He received his bachelor’s degree at U. S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md., and his master’s degree at National Defense University, Washington, D.C. with an additional master’s degree at The University of Redlands, Redlands, Calif.  His previous duty stations include Naval Undersea Warfare Center Detachment, Washington, D.C.; Navy Munitions Command CONUS, East Division Detachment, Yorktown, Va.; Commander, Logistics Forces, U. S. Naval Forces Central Command, Manama, Bahrain; USS Enterprise (CVN 65); Shore Intermediate Maintenance Activity, San Diego; USS Topeka (SSN 754) and U. S. Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 3, Port Hueneme, Calif.

 Cmdr. Andrea Lemon

 Cmdr. Andrea Lemon, SC, USN, completed 22 years of active service and retired Oct. 1, 2013 after serving at Defense Energy Support Center Pacific, Guam.  She received her bachelor’s degree at U. S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md., and her master’s degree at The University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kan.  Her previous duty stations include Naval Inventory Control Point, Philadelphia; Defense Energy Support Center Mediterranean, Livorno, Italy; Navy Supply Corps School, Athens, Ga.; USS Obrien (DD 975); Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Oak Harbor, Wash.; USS Sacramento (AOE 1), and USS Yosemite (AD 19).

 Cmdr. Geoffrey Lyster

 Cmdr. Geoffrey Lyster, SC, USN, completed 20 years of active service and retired Oct. 1, 2013 after serving at Program Executive Officer, Air Assault and Special Weapons, Patuxent River, Md.  He received his bachelor’s degree at The University of the State of New York, Albany, N.Y., and his master’s degree at The University of Maryland University College, College Park, Md.  His previous duty stations include Chief of Naval Operations, Arlington, Va.; USS Enterprise (CVN 65); Joint Chiefs of Staff, Washington, D.C.; Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C.; USS Georgia (SSBN 729) GOLD and USS Fife (DD 991).

 Cmdr. Mark Reyes

 Cmdr. Mark Reyes, SC, USN, completed 21 years of active service and retired Sept. 1, 2013 after serving at NAVSUP Business Systems Center, Mechanicsburg, Pa.  He received two bachelor’s degrees at Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, and his master’s degree at U. S. Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, Calif.  His previous duty stations include Fleet and Industrial Supply Center, Naples, Italy; Naval Inventory Supply Center, Mechanicsburg, Pa.; USS Underwood (FFG 36); Navy Supply Corps School, Athens, Ga., and USS Rainier (AOE 7).

 Cmdr. John Ryan

 Cmdr. John Ryan, SC, USN, completed 22 years of active service and retired Sept. 1, 2013 after serving at Naval Air Warfare Center Training System Division, Orlando, Fla.  He received his bachelor’s degree at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, and his master’s degree at The University of Oklahoma, Norman, Okla.  His previous duty stations include NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center, Manama, Bahrain; Mobile Construction Battalion Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii; Expeditionary Combat Readiness Center, San Diego; Fleet and Industrial Supply Center Sigonella Detachment London, United Kingdom; Defense Logistics Agency, Fort Belvoir, Va.; Logistics Directorate, Iceland Defense Force, Keflavik, Iceland; USS Fife (DD 991); Commander, Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md.; U. S. Naval Air Facility, Atsugi, Japan and USS Emory S. Land (AS 39).

 Cmdr. Thomas Verry

 Cmdr. Thomas Verry, SC, USN, completed 22 years of active service and retired Oct. 1, 2013 after serving at Defense contract Management Area Operations, Fort Monroe, Va.  He received his bachelor’s degree at Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa and his master’s degree at U. S. Navy Postgraduate School, Monterey, Calif.  His previous duty stations include Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Conversion and Repair, Newport News, Va.; U. S. Marine Corps Forces Atlantic, Norfolk, Va.; Commander Military Sealift Command Europe, Naples, Italy; USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71); Naval Inventory Control Point, Washington, D.C.; USS Wyoming (SSBN 742); Naval Inventory Control Point, Washington, D.C., and USS Silverside (SSN 679).

 Lt. Cmdr. Timothy Bartha

 Lt. Cmdr. Timothy Bartha, SC, USN, completed 23 years of active service and retired Sept. 1, 2013 after serving at Integrated Warfare Systems, Washington, D.C.  He received his bachelor’s degree at New School University, New York, N.Y.  His previous duty stations include Fleet and Industrial Supply Center, Washington, D.C.; Naval Submarine School, Groton, Conn., and USS Virginia (SSN 774).

 Lt. Cmdr. Jason Bartholomew

 Lt. Cmdr. Jason Bartholomew, SC, USN, completed 21 years of active service and retired Oct. 1, 2013 after serving at Naval Surface Force Atlantic, Norfolk, Va.  He received his bachelor’s degree at New School for Social Research, New York, N.Y., and his master’s degree at Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Va.  His previous duty stations include US Mahan (DDG 72); Southeast Maintenance Center, Mayport, Fla.; Joint Chiefs of Staff, Washington, D.C.; Navy Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., and USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72).

 Lt. Cmdr. Akil King, III

 Lt. Cmdr. Akil King, III, SC, USN, completed 20 years of active service and retired Sept. 1, 2013 after serving at U. S. Fleet Logistics Center Yokosuka, Yokosuka, Japan.  He received his bachelor’s degree at Hampton University, Hampton, Va., and his master’s degree at The University of Phoenix, Phoenix, Ariz.  His previous duty stations include Navy Cargo Handling Battalion 7, Great Lakes, Ill.; Navy Operational Support Center Fort McHenry, Baltimore, Md.; Defense Contract Management San Francisco, Sun Valley, Calif.; Naval Support Activity, Bahrain, Manama; Naval Station Mayport, Mayport, Fla., and USS Bridge (AOE 10).

 Lt. Cmdr. Eric Melo

 Lt. Cmdr. Eric Melo, SC, USN, completed 20 years of active service and retired Sept. 1, 2013 after serving at Naval Reactors Pittsburg Office, Pittsburg, Pa.  He received both bachelor and master’s degrees at Charleston Southern University, Charleston, S.C.  His previous duty stations include Director, Division of Naval Reactors, Department of Energy, Arlington, Va., and USS Helena (SSN 728).

 Lt. Cmdr. Michael Osorio

 Lt. Cmdr. Michael Osorio, SC, USN, completed 22 years of active service and retired Oct. 1, 2013 after serving at Defense Distribution Depot San Joaquin, Stockton, Calif.  He received his bachelor’s degree at Columbia College, Columbia, Mo.  His previous duty stations include USS Jarrette (FFG 33); Commander, Strike Fighter Wing Pacific, Lemoore, Calif.; USS Nimitz (CVN 68); Fleet and Industrial Supply Center San Diego Region, San Diego; and USS Peleliu (LHA 5).

 Lt. Cmdr. Samuel Robinson

 Lt. Cmdr. Samuel Robinson, SC, USN, completed 22 years of active service and retired Sept. 1, 2013 after serving at Defense Logistics Agency Aviation, Richmond, Va.  He received his bachelor’s degree at The University of Mississippi, Oxford, Miss.  His previous duty stations include USS Simpson (FFG 56); Defense Contract Management, Orlando, Fla., and USS Essex (LHD 2).

  Lt. Shawn Smith

 Lt. Shawn Smith, SC, USN, completed 21 years of active service and retired Sept. 1, 2013 after serving at Expeditionary Support Unit 2, Norfolk, Va.  His previous duty stations include Navy Expeditionary Medical Support Command, Williamsburg, Va., and USS Carr (FFG 52).

 Lt. William Whyde

 Lt. William Whyde, SC, USN, completed 22 years of active service and retired Sept. 1, 2013 after serving onboard USS Mobile Bay (CG 53).  He received his bachelor’s degree at The University of Phoenix, Phoenix, Ariz.  His previous duty stations include Program Executive Office, Strike Weapons and Unmanned Aviation, Patuxent River, Md., and Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 3, Port Hueneme, Calif.

 CWO Andrew Pickens

 CWO Andrew Pickens, SC, USN, completed 30 years of active service and retired Oct. 1, 2013 after serving at NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center, San Diego.  He received his bachelor’s degree at Brenau University, Gainesville, Ga.  His previous duty stations include Trident Refit Facility Kings Bay, Kings Bay, Ga.; USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71); USS Nassau (LHA 4); Submarine Base Kings Bay, Kings Bay, Ga., and USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74).