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USS Oscar Austin (DDG 79) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Oscar Austin (DDG 79). Please keep in mind that this list does only include records of people who submitted their information for publication on this website. If you also served aboard and you remember one of the people below you can click on the name to send an email to the respective sailor. Would you like to have such a crew list on your website?

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There are 144 crew members registered for the USS Oscar Austin (DDG 79).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1999 | 2000 – 2002 | 2003 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Gregoire, KerryFC2(SW)Jan 4, 1998 – Jul 17, 2002CS01PLANKOWNER!!
Hicks, Gilbert (Hicks)OS1 (SW/SS/AW)Feb 6, 1998 – Jun 10, 1999OIPreComm Crew Left just after CSSQT and before PSA
Bolton, MichaelETC(SW)Aug 1998 – Oct 2001CE
Robert E. Peterson, PeteCWO2Oct 1998 – Jul 2001CSPlankowner, "The STO", first officer to report to the PCU at BIW; Christening to PSA, was fun mostly, some bad apples and tough command; saw a lot of good folks have their careers ended; did manage to get OOD and SWO qual'd (not easy to do)
Nixon, IssacOS1(SW) Oct 27, 1998 – Feb 1, 2002OIBeing a Plank owner for such a historic ship was great. I will always cherish the memories and great shipmates.
Emilus, YvesGSEC(SW)Dec 31, 1998 – Jan 22, 2002MPGo Engineering!!!!!!! My first ship, which I will never forget. I would not make it where I am right now in my career ( CPO in 8 years ) without some great leaders I met on board the USS Oscar Austin. See you in the fleet.
Cramer, JohnCS11999 – 2000supplyHello shipmates, if ya wonna chat. email me @: jcramer2k@hotmail.com
Wrobel, DonnaIT2(SW)1999 – 2002OpsSome of the best people I ever had the oppurtunity to work with in my naval career were on board that ship
Kimbrough, TameraE-6/GSE11999 – 2002MPLoved my time on this ship. The commissioning crew was a tight bunch. I miss the comradeship the whole crew had. To those I served with, take care shipmates!!
Davis, PatiMSC/E71999 – 2001S2 / Food ServiceI had the best team on the ship and I am very proud of each and everyone of them. MS1 English was the best LPO I ever worked with and was very proud when she made MSC.
Watts, KellyIT2 (SW)Jan 1, 1999 – Sep 2001OCHi everyone, I had a great time on board. I miss you all! I've just been reminiscing, mostly grieving over loss of our fellow shipmate Steve Daugherty. Update: I am now a registered nurse. My beautiful daughter is now 5. Proud plankowner.
Nix, RockyIT1Jan 4, 1999 – Jul 19, 2003CS/CCThe best times i have had were on this ship...great ship and great crew...
Fouss, AndyOS1 (SW)Jan 15, 1999 – Feb 7, 2002OIYO
Knecht, JoeOS2 SWFeb 1, 1999 – Feb 1, 2002oiupdated email joeydknecht@hotmail.com
Knecht, Joeos2 swFeb 1, 1999 – Oct 1, 2002oiHows it Going OI div, Hey im looking for the ships shoulder rocker patch, if anyone has one please get intouch with me. joeydknecht@hotmail.com
Baugher, JohnCTR1(SW)Feb 17, 1999 – Feb 7, 2002OTIt was great being part of Naval History in the making. I learned more in those three years than I have anywhere else in my Navy carreer. We were the best at what we did!
Hirsch, LarryFCCMar 1999 – Mar 2002WMI miss the hell out of this ship and crew !!! Best tour in my Navy career !!!
Larsen, DaleFCC(SW)Mar 1, 1999 – Oct 15, 2002WGThanks to all plankowners! I learned more on that ship than the entire rest of the time I've been in the Navy. Thank-you and Good Luck in all you do!
Hammons, CharlesMAC(SW)Mar 20, 1999 – Dec 3, 2002WeaponsIt was a nice experience to be a part of a pre-commissioning ship. I learned alot!
Ivie, BillGM2Apr 1999 – Jul 2002WOGreat ship. Great Crew. Would serve with those guys again.
Lee, BrannonGM2Apr 1999 – Jul 2002WGAwesome crew!!! Would do it again everytime!!!
McCrary, RCTR2(SW)May 1999 – Jun 2003OTI was lucky enough to have a great division led by two excellent Chiefs and a couple of fine LTs.
Wright, Kenneth KtCTR1(SW)Jun 1, 1999 – Jun 6, 2002OperationWe had a outstanding ship and crew. It felt good to be known as a Oscar Austin sailor.
Martinez, JoseGSM3Jun 1, 1999 – Aug 31, 2001Can't rememberAwesome ship. Loved the watches. Got to think about all the stupidity I did throughout the day.
Augustine, JohnOS1(SW)Jun 4, 1999 – Dec 7, 2001OIBest tour/Best people in 21 years in the Navy. I Will always have good memories and take pride in "Plankowner" status. Recently retired as CWO2.
Mirenda, Gregory L. Jr.FC1(SW)Jun 8, 1999 – Sep 15, 2003CF CF03 WCSIt was great serving with her and her crew.
Mirenda, GregFCC(SW)Jun 10, 1999 – Sep 15, 2003CF03Plankowner!
Jones, JerryGMCS(SW/AW)Jun 18, 1999 – Feb 7, 2003WG WFBusted our tails onboard, Best and the brightest crew to ever steam with, I am honored to have served with you all. I think we made history onboard. Stay on the Front Sight.
Bartley, David (Bdb)FC3 (SW)Jun 20, 1999 – Jul 21, 2003Combat Systems CF02 FCSHello Everyone Drop me a line and let me know what is going on in your world
Chrisp, JamesCWO3Jun 30, 1999 – Oct 22, 2002Main PropulsionThe first MPA of a FLIGHT IIA. There only one ORGINAL.
Williams, CraigGMCS(SW)Jul 1999 – Oct 2001WEAPONS DEPGlad to be a part of the commissioning crew, OA was the perfect end to a fun career. There is nothing like retiring on the flight deck of a destroyer with your shipmates and family with you!
Bridges, KevinE-7/ICCJul 1999 – Aug 8, 2004CETo the Baddest Ship in the Fleet! Love you all and will never forget any of you! Call me anytime! Silk
Levangie, RichardQM2/E-5Jul 14, 1999 – Jul 20, 2004Nav Adminactually miss this boat ! Schroder, you were one of a kind ! (nutcase kind, but...) miss you.
Haley, JohnSTG3Jul 18, 1999 – Aug 20, 2001WAI really enjoyed my only shipboard experience in my brief stay in the navy. I wish I could have stayed longer but things happen. Now im a firefighter/paramedic in Houston, Texas but I still look back on my time on DDG79 *plankowner*
Cummings, LindaSTG1 (SW)Jul 20, 1999 – Aug 18, 2002WAMy first, my best and the only one I miss. (PLANKOWNER)
Orejel, AnthonyFC2Aug 1, 1999 – Oct 1, 2001CMGreat serving with this crew....like family.
Brant, MarnaOS2Aug 13, 1999 – Apr 1, 2002OPS/OI
Riddell, MikeETCsSep 1999 – Aug 2003CE
Taylor, JasonCTM2(SW/AW)Sep 15, 1999 – Jul 20, 2004OT
Gilmartin, KevinCTRC(SW)Oct 1999 – Feb 2002OTGreat Ship, Great Crew! ****PLANKOWNER***
Martinez, Luis (Tino)STG1Oct 15, 1999 – Aug 15, 2003WAGreat crew...Great division, take care "WA" and all you guys still on board that met me...take care...
Torosyan, AlvinFC2 (SW/AW)Oct 24, 1999 – Mar 3, 2004CF02Cell Block 2 Plankowner. I "commissioned" Aft 400HZ, Radar 3, and DER 2 always remember that hahaha.
Messler, MichaelEM2(SW)Oct 27, 1999 – Oct 30, 2003ENG/EI had a lot of experiences on Oscar Austin. From precom days to a med cruise. Great Crew! For the EM's still on there, check the shop...this plankowner left his mark! Like to thank everybody who helped me get my EOOW letter as an E5 before I left.
Diaz, JohnLTJGNov 1999 – Nov 2002DECKIt was a fun tour being DECK Divisions LPO.
Victor, PrudenceYN2Nov 1, 1999 – Feb 1, 2001Admin
Knecht, Joe "Piper"OS2 SWNov 1, 1999 – Jan 4, 2002OPS OIGREAT GUYS WHO KNOW HOW TO PARTY TO THE AICS WILSON AND KELBY HEY GUYS COME OVER AND VISIT ME JOEYDKNECHT@YAHOO.CO.UK AIR CONTROL ROCKS
Darling, Daniel "Shakey Jake"DC1(SW)Nov 1, 1999 – Aug 31, 2002RepairBest FAMILY EVER!!! Best SHIP EVER!!! Miss everyone of ya. Plankowner.
Hoops, RobQM1Nov 2, 1999 – Oct 7, 2004XNY'ALL BETTER KEEP MY GIRL OFF THE ROCKS.
Sanders, JamieDC2Nov 15, 1999 – May 5, 2004ENG / ERO2
Brown, Jeff J.b.LS1Nov 25, 1999 – Oct 3, 2002S-1There never be another crew like the commissioning crew of the O.A. Proud to be a part of it.
Coburn, JamesDK2(SW)Dec 9, 1999 – Jul 1, 2003Whats happening friends? I thought I might update everyone, I'm stationed in San Diego and I married my lovely wife Savann Tong and we had a daughter named Sofia. You know Tong as SH3 Tong who I would not have met if it wasn't for the OA... T

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