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USS California (CGN 36) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS California (CGN 36). 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 603 crew members registered for the USS California (CGN 36).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1973 | 1974 – 1976 | 1977 – 1978 | 1979 – 1980 | 1981 – 1983 | 1984 – 1985 | 1986 – 1987 | 1988 – 1989 | 1990 – 1991 | 1992 – 1993 | 1994 – 1995 | 1996 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Boesiger, DonEMC(SW)1996 – 1999REDon't know how I did 20yrs! Glad to be out but miss the good people. Got my degree and PE. Designing locomotives in beautiful Boise. Great officers and great crew. Hope the brown-nosers are flipping burgers.
Moore, ChristopherOS31996 – 1999Operations SpecialistServed on the Cali for 3 yrs and went to the Abe Lincoln for my last year of enlistment. Graduated from SHSU with a BS in Criminal Justice. I kinda miss it.
Thomas, DonMM21996 – 1999RMHad a blast. Loved seeing all of the great cultural sites like the "compound". Now working as Electric Mechanic for Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. Livin in Hermosa Beach.
Pharaoh, WilDC31996 – 1998Engineering
Hall, JefferySN/E-31996 – 19971stLoved the yellow brick road! And dogging down the doors after a late night party in town!
Turner, D. Jonathan profile iconRM41996 – 1996RM
Flamand, RyanET2Jan 1996 – Jul 1999RCGreat bunch of guys to work with. Still recovering from the RC/RE berthing wars whenever there was 'straits fever'! Now work as a control room operator at Palisades Nuc. plant in southwest Michigan. Married - 3 kids.
Pina, MarcosE4/ IC3Jan 1996 – Oct 19981ST EIVE BEEN IN THE NAVY THIRTEEN YEARS AND I STILL TALK ABOUT THE GREAT TIMES I HAD ON THE CALIFORNIA TO ALL MY JUNIOR FOLKS. I STILL TALK TO A FEW OF THEM FROM TIME TO TIME.
Stone, BillyCTOC(SW)Jan 6, 1996 – Jun 7, 1998OTCush duty compared to CTO shore duty. I miss the camaraderie of most of the crew.
Boesiger, DonEMC(SW)Jan 15, 1996 – Jun 10, 1999RE & NGreat ship! Great CO,XO and goat locker. Excellent division with talented guys. Last NUC cruzer in the Navy and the best.
Powell, EdwinOS2Feb 1996 – Feb 1998OII was the lead SYS 2 Operator and qualified in all the CIC Air side watch stations. Worked with the windows based link 11 and proto-type link 16 and learned alot from Mac and Coop.
Lewis, JamesCTAC(SW/NAO)Mar 15, 1996 – Aug 15, 1998OTHey shipmates I had no Idea this was out there. I had a hell of a time with you all, I hope you are all doing well.
Moore, AdamDC3Apr 21, 1996 – Mar 4, 1998Auxiliarygood times
Burgess, Greg "Burgie"BM3May 1996 – Dec 19981stThe best thing about it were the friends. Especially 1st Div...Still talk to a few to this day. Feel free to email...
Haare, SteveETC(SW)Jul 7, 1996 – Jul 7, 1999RCLCPO,CGN-36 -Best damn Chief's mess that I ever served with!! Best CO - Capt Johnson. Very tight crew. Decom was the best duty ever! Retired in 04. Now a Field Engineer for Alstom Power. "Hey it only took me a decade of wearing Kahki to make ETCS
Robinson, JoshuaCTRSN CTR3Nov 1996 – Dec 1998OTGREAT SHIP AND A GREAT CREW MISS THE GUYS I WORKED WITH
Littleton, BarryFC21997 – 1998CBSMk86 GFCS tech
Stovall, Robert profile iconGMG1Jan 1997 – Nov 1998GMHeres to the most underway ship in the Navy at that time! Decom was the best I retired from California so she will always be in my Heart!
McKillop, DavidCTOC(SW)Jan 7, 1997 – Dec 20, 1998OT
Crain, RobbieEM2Feb 1, 1997 – Jun 9, 1999RErobertmcrain@yahoo.com
Moeller, DanET3 THEN ET2 THEN ET3Mar 15, 1997 – Jun 30, 1999RCI thought the Cali was bad until I went to the Vinson. "Work" at Fermi with Cross, Russ Ward, Shayne Bryant. I don't have many good memories....I miss the smell of mens feet when I wake up though...anyone else?
Hill, QuinnPO2/GMMar 25, 1997 – Mar 20, 1999CGI MET THE GREATEST PEOPLE ON "CALI" AND I MISS ALL THE FUN WE HAD EVERYDAY, FROM CHASING THAT "GO-FAST" ACROSS THE WATER WITH THE DRUGS ON IT FIRING THOSE 5" ROUNDS OUT OF MY BABY MT.52 a.k.a" MATILDA" TO THE STEE
Pezza, JeremySK3Apr 4, 1997 – Aug 21, 1999S-1 DivisionThere was nothing better than walking off the ship in Ecuador and seeing a bar named Cheers.
Privett, Kevin "Adam Sandler"MM1Jun 1997 – Jul 9, 1999M-2 AKA The PitWord to your bad selves! I escaped at decom and am now a Control Room Operator for a hydro plant in Colorado. All who knew me shoot an email. If you didn't like me, kiss my butt! Remember "piece of Sh*T Car" during crossing the line?
Black, JohnCWO3Jul 17, 1997 – Jul 28, 1999OTRetire in May 2005. It's been a great ride!
Manarang, JessSKC (SW)Aug 15, 1997 – Mar 1, 1999S5
Hendricks, Gregg,(Jimi)ET2Sep 10, 1997 – Jul 9, 1999RCGlad to of served. Currently work as an engineer supplying parts to Nuke plants. Still married with 3 kids.
Cook, MikeMM1Oct 1997 – Jul 1999MGot an MBA in Cyber Security, Worked for USDA, Treasury, State Department Foreign Service, tours in Switzerland, WashDC, and Turkmenistan, and now with Dept of ED in DC.
Page, DioneSNOct 6, 1997 – Sep 1999DECKGreat times on the Cali! She was my 1st duty station and one of the best. I meant some very cool people there and built life long friendships. The work ethic & values I recieved there carries on till this day.
Holiman, WilliamLTDec 2, 1997 – Dec 2, 1998ChaplainA great ship to begin in the Navy. Still active duty.
Russell, EdwardOSSADec 10, 1997 – Feb 15, 1999OI
Blankenship, BillMM11998 – Jul 1999M2/Crew "B"Great last command, no regrets. Still working for PG&E, thanks Mike.
Huddleston, EvertMS11998 – 1999S-2Wow served 20 years in the Navy. I think this was my favorite command. Enjoyed going to South America and seeing someplace I had never been to before. By the way where are all the MS's from the decommissioning crew.
Burke, JimET21998 –Reactor Controls
Rohwer, JamesSK2Jan 16, 1998 – Apr 1, 1999S-1 DivisionDon't think SKCM liked me much, get 6" away & tell me to wipe the smile off my face. After several more times, I volunteered to do taxes with VITA, where I received my 4th NAM & was a natural at it. Had no duty either.
Ray, DaleET1Apr 1998 – Jul 1999RC
Lane, RandyMMC(SW)Jul 1998 – Jan 1999M-1/M-2

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