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USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS John S. McCain (DDG 56). 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 150 crew members registered for the USS John S. McCain (DDG 56).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1993 | 1994 – 1997 | 1998 – 2002 | 2003 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Smith, EdwardFTG3Jun 1972 – Apr 1975G DivStarted as Boatswain Mate then worked as cook, ended as Fire control technician Guns.
Knight, DaveSTG21992 – 1996CAPRECOM, did the Maiden Cruise, got frocked to First Class at the Luau and transfer 3 days later. Aloha!
Houseweart, JameyMSSNMay 1992 – May 1996Mess SpecialistI had a great experience aboard the destroyer.
Paul, AndrewCDRDec 1992 – Oct 1996WEPS / CSOPlankowner. Great Department. Awesome Ship.
McCabe, PhilipIC2(SW)1993 – 1996CEPLANKOWNER - good times, good times...
Van Bellinger, ChadET21993 – 1996CE
Purdy, GarryFC3 SW1993 – 1998COPlankowner!
Roberts, DuaneET31993 – 1996CEPLANKOWNER
Long, DaveET2 (SW)1993 – 1997CEPLANKOWNER
Davis, MichaelMS31993 – 1997Supply
Dalle, KenRM11993 – 1997OCPlankowner. Great Ship and crew. OC Division was awesome. Everyone was fun and hard working. I will never forget it. God bless.
Saiter, Jason "Little Doc"HM31993 – Dec 1995NAV/ADMIN (Medical) Plankowner - Fun times and lots of friends.
Carter, JerryE5/RM21993 – Nov 1995OCPLANKOWNER...Best Radio Shack in PAC FLEET...BEST CREW..."GOOD ON YOU!" as CDR ROSS would say.
Ross, JakeCdr1993 – 1996Commanding OfficerI had the wonderful opportunity to be the first captain and deploy with as fine as a crew that ever sailed a US Navy ship! Jake
Burell, ChrisFC31993 – 1997Combat SystemsPLANKOWNER-- Originally attached to PCU in San Diego, then transitioned to PCU in Bath for final prep and commissioning of ship.
Durrstein, ChadEw31993 – 1997OT
Arrington, RichardGSMFN at the time /GSM1 RETIRED1993 –ENGINEERING
Bachand, PeteENS THEN LCDR NOWJan 1993 – Oct 1996CSI was commissioning STO, first person reporting to PCU JOHN S MCCAIN in Bath, ME. I'll always remember the BIG BAD JOHN/PACIFIC SLEW and her great crew.
Bachand, PeteENS/LTJG (now CDR)Jan 1993 – Oct 1996CS I was commissioning STO, first report to PCU in MaineFirst tour as an LDO, LTjg Brian Kelly MPA (Mustang) and I were the first to qualify SWO on Pacific Slew. Maiden deployment went very well, lot's of friends and many commissioning crew were selected LDO or CWO.
Rabideau, Douglas/stamp LickerPC3Feb 1993 – Jan 1997supplyPLANK OWNER
Cedergren, Brad (Gunner)E-5/GMG2(SW)Mar 1993 – Sep 1997
Porter, JasonGM 2Mar 14, 1993 – Jan 15, 1998CFBest ship I have ever been on. Great time and great crew. Where you at Phil
Breakey, GregFC2Apr 1993 – Jul 1997CFGreat Times on the Johnny Mac. Made many friends I still hang out with today. Thanks to all those that made those years so damn fun! Anybody ever around Detroit area, drop me a line.
Jones, Leonard M. IIIIC2(SW)Apr 10, 1993 – Oct 15, 1998CEPLANKOWNER
Schatzka, DaveEN3Jun 10, 1993 – Jun 10, 1995Aux1Precom- Good memories
Stephanson, JonETCSJul 1993 – Jul 1996CE
Brooks, JohnDC2Jul 9, 1993 – Jul 10, 1996GREAT SHIP HAD LOTS OF FUN
Saiter, Jason (Little Doc)HM3Jul 14, 1993 – Nov 15, 1995NAV/ADMINPlankowner - Drop me a line
Gaitonde, BryanMS3Jul 30, 1993 – Aug 5, 1997SupplyPlankowner - Good memories, Good times.
Dean, RobertFC3/FC2Aug 2, 1993 – May 16, 1996CFGreat first Boat! Lots of polywogs!
Sowers, JonathanMS3Aug 31, 1993 – Aug 31, 19971st & Supply
Lide, JohnFC2Sep 1993 – Jun 1997CF
Lide, JohnFC 2Sep 1993 – Jul 1997
Lunsford, AndrewSM2Oct 1993 – Mar 1996OC02PlankOwner
Thomas, DarylYN2 NOW PN1Oct 1993 – Mar 1997AdminPLANKOWNER, was YN, got out after shore duty, now a PN1 stationed in Charleston after a tour on the GEORGE WASHINGTON.
Epperson, Ian (Cavey)EW2Oct 1993 – Jan 1997Ops
Tarter, KeithGSM2(SW) THEN SK1(SW) NOWNov 1993 – May 1998MPIt was a great experience being a part of the commissioning crew of the Johnny Mac. Lots of great friends were made during that time, many of which I am still in contact with.
Olszewski, Geoff/ O!E-4/OS3Nov 1993 – Apr 1997OISo many reebs, so little time. Still laugh about the experience with some of the crew in and around The Detroit area
Muru, MardiSTGSN-STG2 THEN, STGC(SW) NOWNov 1993 – Feb 1997CA
Redmon, JamesE5/GMG2Nov 1993 – May 1997COPlankowner. Great ship. Great friends. Best of times!!!!!
Hedman, James (Rich)QM1Nov 16, 1993 – Oct 31, 1996Nav/AdminPlankowner
Burton, SamuelGSM1Nov 21, 1993 – Jan 7, 1999MPPLANKOWNER, I loved it there, the crew was great, command was great, nothing but good things to say. I wish I was with her NOW.
Weeks, SlwdeEM3Dec 26, 1993 – Jul 21, 1997E

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