July and August 2014 Retirements

emblemCapt. Steven W. Kinskie

    Capt. Steven W. Kinskie, SC, USN, completed 26 years of active service and retired on July 1, 2014, after serving at Defense Logistics Agency Aviation, Richmond, Virginia. He received his bachelor’s degree at The University of Washington and his master’s degree at National Defense University with an additional master’s at U. S. Naval Postgraduate School. His previous duty stations include USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70); Fleet and Industrial Supply Center, Norfolk, Virginia; Chief of Naval Operations, Arlington, Virginia; USS Harry Truman (CVN 75); Naval Inventory Control Point, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; USS Robert G Bradley (FFG 49); Fleet Material Support Office, Washington, D.C.; and Commander Officer, Strike Fighter Squadron One Thirty Seven, Cecil Field, Jacksonville, Florida.

Capt. Andrew B. Mueck

    Capt. Andrew B. Mueck, SC, USN, completed 26 years of active service and retired on July 1, 2014, after serving at Defense Security Cooperation Agency, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Washington, D.C. He received his bachelor’s degree at U.S. Naval Academy and his master’s degree at National Defense University with an additional master’s at The University of Washington. His previous duty stations include Defense Logistics Agency, Fort Belvoir, Virginia; USS John C Stennis (CVN 74); Commander Naval Air Force, U. S. Pacific Fleet, North Island, California; Commander, Navy Personnel Command, Millington, Tennessee; Naval Inventory Control Point, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; USS Independence (CV 62); Naval Supply Systems Command, Arlington, Virginia; Fleet and Industrial Supply Center, San Diego, California; and USS Norfolk (SSN 714).

Capt. James J. Weiser

    Capt. James J. Weiser, SC, USN, completed 26 years of active service and retired on August 1, 2014, after serving at Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Research, Development and Acquisition, Washington, D.C. He received his bachelor’s degree at The University of Pittsburgh and his master’s degree at National Defense University with an additional master’s degree at George Mason University. His previous duty stations include Deputy Chief of Naval Operations, Integration Capabilities and Resources, Washington, D.C; USS Enterprise (CVN 65); Regional Supply Office, Naval Air Station Oceana, Virginia Beach, Virginia; Naval Inventory Control Point, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Program Executive Office Submarines, Arlington, Virginia; USS L.Y. Spear (AS 36); Navy Ships Parts Control Center, Washington, D.C.; and USS Daniel Webster (SSBN 626).

Cmdr. Thomas J. Gorman, JR.

    Cmdr. Thomas J. Gorman, Jr., SC, USN, completed 24 years of active service and retired on July 1, 2014, after serving at Navy International Programs Office, Washington Navy Yard, Washington, D.C. He received his bachelor’s degree at The Citadel and his master’s degree at The University of Kansas. His previous duty stations include DLA Aviation Cherry Point, North Carolina; Naval Inventory Control Point, Washington, D.C.; Fleet and Industrial Supply Center, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; Naval Inventory Control Point, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; USS Kentucky (SSBN 737) BLUE; Commander, Naval Air Force, U. S. Pacific Fleet, North Island, California; and USS Constellation (CV 64).

Cmdr. Christopher M. Stevens

    Cmdr. Christopher M. Stevens, SC, USN, completed 21 years of active service and retired on July 1, 2014, after serving at Afghanistan/Pakistan Hands, Washington, D.C. He received his bachelor’s degree at Boston University and his master’s degree at Norwich University. His previous duty station include Navy Region Northwest, Reserve Component Command, Seattle, Washington; Commander, Naval Reserve Forces Command, New Orleans, Louisianna; Navy and Marine Corps Battalion One Three Three, Gulfport, Mississippi; Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron One, Whidby Island, Washington; and USS Bunker Hill (CG 52).

Cmdr. Walter C. Degrange

    Cmdr. Walter C. Degrange, SC, USN, completed 22 years of active service and retired on August 1, 2014, after serving at Naval Postgraduate School. He received his bachelor’s degree at Vanderbilt University and his master’s degree at U. S. Naval Postgraduate School. His previous duty stations include NAVSUP Weapon Systems Support, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania; Naval Operational Logistics Support Center, Norfolk, Virginia; Commander, Logistics Forces, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, Manama, Bahrain; Commander, Naval Surface Force, U. S. Pacific Fleet, Coronado, California; USS Dubuque (LPD 8); USS John A. Moore (FFG 19); Commander, Navy Supply Systems Command, Arlington, Virginia; Naval Inventory Control Point, Washington, D.C.; and USS America (CV 66).

Cmdr. Linda M. Spangler

    Cmdr. Linda M. Spangler, SC, USN, completed 21 years of active service and retired on August 1, 2014, after serving at Commander, Fleet Forces Command, Norfolk, Virginia. She received her bachelor’s degree at U.S. Naval Academy and her master’s degree at U. S. Naval Postgraduate School with an additional master’s degree at The College of William and Mary. Her previous duty stations include U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland; Defense Distribution Depot, Norfolk, Virginia; USS Bataan (LHD 5); Commander, Naval Surface Force, U. S. Atlantic Fleet, Norfolk, Virginia; USS Porter (DDG 78); Naval Inventory Control Point, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania; USS Holland (AS 32); and USS White Plains (AFS 4).

Lt. Cmdr. John B. Brickner

    Lt. Cmdr. John B. Brickner, SC, USN, completed 30 years of active service and retired on August 1, 2014, after serving at NAVSUP Weapon Systems Support, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. His previous duty stations include; USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71); Supreme Allied Command Transformation, Norfolk, Virginia; USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70); USS Michigan (SSBN 727) BLUE; and USS Nassau (LHA 4).

Lt. Cmdr. Noel A. Fontanilla

    Lt. Cmdr. Noel Aguilar Fontanilla, SC, USN, completed 28 years of active service and retired on August 1, 2014, after serving at Commanding Officer, Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron ONE, Whidbey Island, Washington. He received his bachelor’s degree at East Carolina University. His previous duty stations include Commander, U. S. Pacific Fleet, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; USS Emory S. Land (AS 39); Priority Material Office Headquarters, Bremerton, Washington; and USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70).

Lt. Cmdr. Shane H. Derby

    Lt. Cmdr. Shane Henry Derby, SC, USN, completed 20 years of active service and retired on July 1, 2014, after serving at Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, San Diego, California. He received his bachelor’s degree at Mount Senario College and his master’s degree at U. S. Naval Postgraduate School. His previous duty stations include USS Cleveland (LPH 7); Defense Contract Management Area Orlando, Orlando, Florida; Navy Supply Corps School, Athens, Georgia; and USS Paul Hamilton (DDG 60).

Lt. Cmdr. Benjamin Offutt

    Lt. Cmdr. Benjamin Scott Offutt, SC, USN, completed 20 years of active service and retired on June 1, 2014 after serving at Office of Special Projects, Washington, D.C. He received his bachelor’s degree at the University of West Florida, Pensacola, Florida, and his master’s degree at U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California. His previous duty stations include Naval Sea Systems Command, Undersea Warfare (SEA 07), Washington, D.C.; USS Makin Island (LHD 8); USS Pascagoula (LHA 8); Navy Center for Tactical Systems Interoperability, San Diego, California; USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74); and USS Nimitz (CVN 68).

Lt. Cmdr. John Montemurno

    Lt. Cmdr. John Montemurno, SC, USN, completed 26 years of active service and retired on August 1, 2014, after serving at Defense Finance and Accounting Service, Cleveland, Ohio. He received his bachelor’s degree at Norfolk State University. His previous duty stations include Fleet and Industrial Supply Center, Brunswick, Maine; USS Eisenhower (CVN 69); USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70); and USS Seattle (AOE 3).

Lt. Victor P. Cabali, Jr.

    Lt. Victor Paraiso Cabali, Jr., SC, USN, completed 25 years of active service and retired on August 1, 2014, after serving at Navy Beach Unit Seven, Sasebo, Japan. His previous duty stations include Mine Countermeasure Squadron Five and Task Force Five, Manama, Bahrain; USS Peleliu (LHA 5); and Commander, Fleet Air Western Pacific, Manama, Bahrain.

Lt. Christopher J. Gomez

    Lt. Christopher J. Gomez, SC, USN, completed 21 years of active service and retired on August 1, 2014, after serving at Defense Contract Management Agency-Lockheed Martin Dallas, Texas. He received his bachelor’s degree at National University of California. His previous duty stations include Undersea Weapons Program, Program Executive Officer Submarines, Washington D.C.; and USS Makin Island (LHD 8).

Lt. Reynaldo G. Cruz

    Lt. Reynaldo G. Cruz, SC, USN, completed 25 years of active service and retired on March 1, 2014, after serving onboard USS Essex (LHD 2). He received his bachelor’s degree at Far Eastern University and his master’s degree at University of the Redlands. His previous duty stations include Fleet Imaging Command Pacific Detachment, San Diego, California; USS Nimitz (CVN 68); Commander, Helicopter Maritime Strike Wing, U.S. Pacific Fleet, North Island, California; and USNS San Jose (T-AFS 7).

Lt. Jose Degorostiza

    Lt. Jose N. Degorostiza, SC, USN, completed 20 years of active service and retired on July 1, 2014, after serving at Naval Supply Systems Command Fleet Logistics Center Norfolk, Virginia. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Texas A&M University. His previous duty stations include Assistant Secretary of Defense, Oceana, Virginia; USS Ramage (DDG 61); Naval Consolidated Brig, Charleston, South Carolina; and USS Klakring (FFG 42).

Lt. Daniel C. Larsen

    Lt. Daniel C. Larsen, SC, USN, completed 26 years of active service and retired on March 1, 2014, after serving onboard USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). He received his bachelor’s degree at State University of New York. His previous duty stations include Commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, North Island, California; Expeditionary Combat Readiness Center, Iraq; Marine Corps Air Station, Miramar, California; and USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6).

Lt. Robert R. Mooney

    Lt. Robert R. Mooney, SC, USN, completed 20 years of active service and retired on July 1, 2014, after serving at NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center, Mayport, Florida. He received his bachelor’s degree at Hawaii Pacific University and his master’s degree at Webster University. His previous duty stations include Helicopter Sea Combat Wing, U.S. Atlantic Fleet Detachment, Jacksonville, Florida; and USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19).