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USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51). 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 171 crew members registered for the USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1990 | 1991 – 1994 | 1995 – 2000 | 2001 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Lapeyre, KellyGSM1Feb 15, 1989 – Oct 15, 1991EngineeringCommissioning Crew. Joined the ship in Bath and through commissioning. Finally transferred sometime in 91 I believe to shore duty.
Morris, RickET1Mar 9, 1989 – Sep 10, 1993CEPlankowner and crew was the best I ever worked with.
Paul, AndrewCDRJun 1989 – Feb 1992NavigatorPlankowner with Tom Morgan and the boys. Remember the RR Yacht Club and the Cat 21 sails to Green Beach. Distance = Speed x Time Great tour!
Von Berner, ScottE-6 SM1(SW)Jun 15, 1989 – Sep 24, 1993SCBeing a PLankowner was an honor and a privilage. Knowing ADM Burke and his wife Bobbie was a historic moment that will last for a lifetime. I am very proud of this ship and would return to serve aboard her in a heartbeat
Vaught, AlbertGSE 1 (SW)Jun 15, 1989 – Mar 13, 1993EM04
Beatty, KevinENC(SW)Jun 16, 1989 – Jan 6, 1994APlankowner - It was a challenge, but we had a great crew and a lot of great times. Proud to have served with the best of the best.
Creasy, JackEM2Aug 23, 1989 – Mar 7, 1993EE01I'M PROUD TO HAVE SERVED ON WHAT I CONSIDER THE BEST SHIP IN THE NAVY!!
Broccardo, LouisSKCSep 1989 – Apr 1992Supply S-1Plankowner Best ship in the fleet, best crew in the fleet... Best duty, and memories for my Naval career... Initiated to CPO and pinned ESWS the same day... HISTORY!!!!! Miss everyone....
Blevins, GlenIC2/SWSep 10, 1989 – Sep 1, 1992Combat ElectronicsPlankowner. Incredible experience. Could not ask for a better ship or crew. Destroyermen, the real navy
Trask, DavidNCC (SW)Sep 10, 1989 – Sep 20, 1993AdminWe were the "Work Hard, Play Hard" crew, taught from day one, this crew is special! I arrive at PRECOMDET in Norfolk, about the 15th crewman, saw our crew expand and become a great group of guys! "We believed, We Were Built to Fight!
Menard, GregSKC(SW)Sep 10, 1989 – Oct 1, 1993S1Such great memories of this ship and the fantastic crew. I am stationed at INSURV now and we inspected the MOMSEN (DDG 92) this week. I had such a great time telling people that I was a 51 plankowner. Write if you can
Brionez, GregoryET2Oct 1989 – Nov 1991ElectronicsPlankowner I am now working as a Design engineer in the Aerospace Field.
Jobrack, RobertLieutenantOct 1989 – Dec 31, 2002Combat SystemsCommissioning Weapons Officer
Kuligowski, DavidFC2 (SW)Nov 1989 – Feb 1993Combat SystemsPlankowner and proud of it. The best time of my Military Career. Starting with the precom picnics and parties straight through to the Carribbean Cruises and many swim calls. I will always enjoy talking about all the memories.
Marin, Marco MarinMSCSNov 1989 – Nov 2003S2-S5During my navy career I was on 5 different ships 2 of them were Precoms last one of the 2 being DDG51 I considered Arleigh Burke as being the best command and crew ever. We worked & played hard, sure miss those days. Retired on Nov 2003
Frear, Maurice "Doc"HMCS(SW)Nov 1989 – Feb 1993NAV/ADMINProud Plankowner. My best sea tour during my 30 year career. Seeing all of the names brings back a lot of great memories.
Haskell, MikeFC2Nov 1, 1989 – Feb 27, 1993CF CF04
Williams, CraigGMCDec 1989 – Jul 1994
Muncy, LonnieOS1Dec 15, 1989 – Mar 10, 1995OIGreat to see some of the plankowners listed.
Morgan, TomQMC(SW)Dec 29, 1989 – Jun 15, 1994NXWhat a great time! Miss the ship and crew, retired 2 years ago and of all the ships I was on DDG-51 was the best! Taught Smitty everything he knows, how bout them sox! All the best QMCS(SW), USN, ret.
Simonson, TomBM31990 – 1993DECKI MISS DOING FLIGHT QUARTERS.BEING FROCKED ON THE FLIGHT DECK AND GETTING MY ESWS PIN,WHERE EVERYONE KNEW YOUR NAME AND THERE WAS NO WHERE TO HIDE.THE BEST SHIP AND CREW FAR. REMEMBER ST.THOMAS AND PUERTO RICO.
Stone, Stephen/stonyGMG21990 – Jun 1992GMI came aboard while ship was still in Bath. I believe it was late summer/early fall in 1990. What a great bunch of guys. My division petty officers Williams and Mathis I thank them for their leadership.
Grover, ChrisYN2(SW)Jan 1990 – May 1993NAV/ADMIN
Miller, DarinGMM2 (SW)Jan 1990 – Mar 1995CS/CFProud Plankowner- great memories- the maiden voyage March 93 bad storm endured whilst crossing the Atlantic. We had to go to a shipyard in Toulon, France for 3 wks to repair damages.
Stephenson, Richard J.EN1(SW)Mar 2, 1990 – Mar 21, 1993EA01Plankowner, also remembering the original Med crossing. "Storm of the Century" it was called. Devastated the whole East Coast and made for a rough ride for us. But "The Burke" did just fine.
Johnson, Phillip StacyYN3(SW)Mar 9, 1990 – Mar 1993Nav Admin
Sadalge, UmeshGSM2 (SW)Jun 1990 – Jul 1993Plankowner. Proud to have served the best "DESTROYER" in the fleet.
Miller, ScottGMM2(SW)Jun 10, 1990 – Apr 11, 1993CS/CF-06Plankowner/MK 41 VLS
Sisson, BobRM3 (SW)Jun 10, 1990 – Aug 23, 1993OC
Stephanson, JonETCJul 1990 – Jul 1993CE
Ortiz, JoseSK1(SW/AW/SCW/CC) RETIREDJul 1990 – Mar 1994SUPPLY(S-1)Being a Plankowner to this ship was one of my favorite time in the Navy. I had the pleasure to have served alongside with the finest sailors in the Navy.
Holcomb, DonMSCMAug 1990 – Jul 1994SupplyBest for last
Holcomb, DonMSCMAug 1990 – Jul 1994Supply
Edwards, DavidDC2(SW)Aug 1, 1990 – Oct 1, 1993RepairIt was a pleasure to serve as a Plankowner onboard the Arleigh Burke. The Pre-Commissioning unit was outstanding learning the ship inside and out. Now a DCC(SW) Retired.
Werth, EdwardEn3Aug 4, 1990 – Aug 4, 1994A divisionGreat times,great memories.
Taylor, DelmikoSN(SW)Aug 15, 1990 – Dec 27, 1993OperationsPlankowner. I really enjoyed my time on the Burke. I made plenty of friends and went on countless adventures that I will always remember.
Stanley, DavidOS2 (SW)Sep 10, 1990 – May 5, 1995OIMan we had some good times. I'm very proud to be a Plankowner. Good to see some familiar names.
Ragnar, TimLCDRSep 30, 1990 – Mar 1, 1995REPAIRI LOVE THAT SHIP! BEST MOVE I MADE
Gaston, JimBM3(SW)Oct 1990 – Jul 1992OperationsBeing a plankowner on my first command was real cool. I made alot of friends there and wish that I could've served my whole enlistment on the Burke instead being 'involutarily transferred.'
Custis, ErickMSSNOct 1990 – Jun 1993SupplyPlankowner of the finest Destroyer built in the 20th century.
Danicke, BrentHM3Oct 1990 – Dec 1992XBrent loved his time in the USN, and especially with the Burke. He had lots of good stories to tell. He passed away from cancer in July 2012. He would want you all to know. Feel free to contact me for more info. Beth
Aguilar, T. LeeBM3(SW)Oct 1990 –deck division
Smith, JimQM2(SW)Oct 1, 1990 – Jul 4, 1994Nav/AdminPlankowner - Great times, great crew. Crossing the Atlantic during the storm of the century is without a doubt the most lasting memory, that and swabbing up the water on the bridge wings.
Calderon, GuadalupePC1(SW)Oct 4, 1990 – Oct 4, 1996AdminPlankowner, it was an honor serving onboard. I was reenlisted by Adm Burke on July 4 1991 and attended his funeral. A great ship, A great man.
Jimenez, David "jimmy"MRFN(SW)Oct 5, 1990 – Jun 19, 1994Engineering/Maintenace I was a plank owner on the Arleigh Burke; I will never forget all the great people that I worked with and dedicated crew that was. I served with some of the most talented individual in the Navy, DC2 Mark Colligan,GSM3 Molina, DC2 Cardona.
Johnson, Phillip StacyYN3 (SW)Oct 9, 1990 – Mar 3, 1993Nav-AdminI was so excited to see this site. I hope that you all are doing well. Gosh, it has been so long since being on board this great ship. Being a plank owner of the USS Arleigh Burke will be something that will be very special to me.
Jimenez, David "jimmy"MRFN(SW)Oct 10, 1990 – Jun 5, 1994
Rodriguez, LuisOct 18, 1990 – Apr 7, 1993OPERATIONSBY FAR THE BEST SHIP CAPTAIN AND CREW. JOHN G.MORGAN, BMCM LOVETT, BM1 ROSE,PORTEL,BM1 DREW,EVERETT,(CUCHIMAN)NELSON,HALL,GASTON,SMITH,BM2 KAEL, MAMOLO.SUCH GREAT MEMORIES AT THE BOUNTY!!! AND SLIDING PADEYE SCHOOL. WHAT A RIDE!!!
Heilmann, Bret (Hooch)FNNov 1990 – Jan 1994main propulsionHad a good time espicaly the first trip across the atlantic. what a ride that was in that storm.
Lay, AlvinSH3Nov 1990 – Sep 2, 1994Ship's ServicemenI am proud to be a Plank Owner of the Arleigh Burke. I have learned and experienced so much that continues to be apart of my guide me to this day.
Moreland, ZackeryE-5/RM2(SW)Nov 8, 1990 – Apr 20, 1995OC/01Proud Plankowner and last RM from the commissioning crew to get bonged off before she set sail on her second deployment to the MED. Met ADM Arleigh Burke and Bobbie Burke during my CAP at his quarters in Washington, DC.
Custis, ErickMSSN(SW)Nov 10, 1990 – Jun 15, 1993SUPPLYWhat a wonderful ship, to bring into the Navy! Great group of people. Built to Fight!
Hudson, DonSH2 (SW)Dec 1990 – Jul 1993S3Plank-Owner; great experiences, good memories, and great people. I am an electrical designer now of all things, finishing a Bachelor Degree, then a Masters, live near Chattanooga, TN, email me.
Zelinsky, AndrewNCO/E4Dec 1990 – Jun 1994ER/Damage Control Plankowner. The Navy gave him skills that he used everyday. He continued to work for the DoD as a civilian QA for DCMA NSEP. Andrew passed away 9.3.2017 and we miss him everyday.
Ladewig, ShannonBM3(SW)Dec 12, 1990 – Nov 15, 1994ODI had a great time back then , even though there were tough days there were a lot of good ones too. I'm greatful that I was able to serve on the Arleigh Burke with such a top notch crew. I hope to see you all again someday.

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