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USS Defender (MCM 2) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Defender (MCM 2). 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 98 crew members registered for the USS Defender (MCM 2).

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

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Williamson, MarkHMC(SW) IDCJan 1995 – Nov 1998MH01 MedicalParticipated in the last Med Cruise; Blue Harrier '95. It really was the best shipboard duty an IDC could ever have. Small crew made for a very tight-knit family.
Garcia, WoodyRM3Nov 24, 1995 – Dec 13, 1998OC01I remember when this ship was a TAR ship out of Ingleside. How times have changed. Be safe out there and remember. It's mind over matter you don't mind it don't matter. That should help sea sickness!
Moore, EricIT2May 1996 – Dec 1999OperationsI join the Navy to see the world and get stationed 3 hours from my house. SELPH!!! shoot me an email judicator2007@gmail.com
Selph, AndySKSR - SK2Nov 1996 – Oct 2000SUPPLY/DECKSome of the best times in my life.
Surrette, JamesIT31997 – 1999RadioHi freaks. Find me...
Hager, MichaelE3Jan 9, 1997 – Dec 6, 1999EngineeringWell, it was amazing when I first arrived. Can't say I loved every moment. We made friends, had wild times, like the time me and the guys went to mexico. But you don't need a uniform to have honor, comes fr the heart.
Moses, KeithMS3 NOW MS2Jan 16, 1997 – Aug 3, 2000SupplyThe Great Lake Cruse was one of best deployment i've been on ( S2 to the rescue !!!! )
Meyer, LeviHT2Jul 1997 – Jun 2000It was an experience I will never forget. Great Lakes Cruise was one of the best times of my life. First and only US Navy ship I ever served on. I will forever be a squid ,however, I now sail in the US Coast Gaurd.
Blanchette, ThomasDC-3Aug 23, 1997 – Jun 23, 2000Loads of work and lots of fun
Young, DavidENFN EN3 ENFR ENFASep 7, 1997 – Jul 27, 1999engineeringhey crossman or gordan or baumaun or harter get a hold of me or any of you other jerks see ya 541-441-8072
Kimbro, JamesSTG3-STG2 (SHIP\'S TOUR GUIDE)Feb 1998 – May 2001OA01(2)Hated to leave her. The ship and "Peaches" I mean. Best tour of my career. Bolton lives a few doors down from me in Norfolk. I don't know where the hell the rest of you went. To any MNV techs onboard now, take care of my baby. Yo An
Ferguson, Kenneth (Ferg)YN3 NOW YN2Mar 1998 – Mar 2001DECK/ADMINONE TOUR I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER......GREATLAKES DEPLOYMENT ONE
Bolton, MuskratGM1 (SW/SCW)Sep 8, 1998 – May 2, 2002DG01KICKIN HERE AT EOD GROUP TWO LITTLE CREEK VA. BEST TIME OF MY CAREER ON DEFENDER. HOPE EVERYONE IS DOING GOOD. MUSKRAT LOVE FOR THOSE WHO DON'T KNOW...... R.I.P. ET3 MACMILLIEN, YOU WILL BE MISSED
Thompson, AlSM2 (sw) / SM1 (sw) / PN1 (sw) / = PS1 (sw) RetiredNov 10, 1998 – Dec 10, 2001Nav / AdminAwesome Crew, Some very good memories. Great-lakes Cruise 2000 what a deployment! Gaddis! I have a Quarter for you.....Its a Georgia peach!!!!!
Gaddis, JoeDC2Dec 1998 – Jun 2002To many good times and laughs. Got out and Joined the Air Force. 9 years now and so far MCM2 was the best. hope yall are doing good. "look out for bubble gum on the seat:)"
Daniels, GregE-5 / SK/LSDec 31, 1998 – Jun 15, 2001SupplyLooking for crew members during this time frame. I'm on FB. look me up. The Great Lakes cruse was a blast !!!
Handcock, WayneSK3Feb 12, 1999 – Mar 7, 2003supply I still hate Randy.
Fenton, HenryE3Feb 16, 1999 – Mar 24, 2000DeckServed in the deck division with a great crew. I remember the great times onboard, out to sea and standing watches. Steering the ship the girls at port,etc..
Franklin, Ianem1Mar 1, 1999 – Mar 14, 2000061i remeber we had lots of fun in Cozumel was looking for some old shipmates. my buddy Harvin from New York and Francis from Jamaica. some other guys too i cant remember there names lol
Lara, Jac ObEN2Apr 12, 1999 – Dec 12, 2002MMR ( DA REAL MEN)WUZ UP EVERYBODY SEEN A COUPLE OF NAMES I REMEMBER GOOD SHIP ALOT OF WORK BUT NOT 2 BAD ( ENGINEERING BEAT DECKS ASS ALL DAY EVERY DAY) REMEMBER THAT WOODY, AND CORBIT? WUZ UP WAYNE
Dillard, AdamSKMay 1, 1999 – Aug 14, 2001SupplyHad a great time on the Great Lakes Cruise....miss the crew though.
Gyoker, PaulENC(EXW/SW)May 2, 1999 – Jun 15, 2002ENGTough Ship. Tougher Crew! Take what you can and give nuttin back.
Steve, WoodburyEN2May 3, 1999 – Jul 7, 2003MachineryA lot of hard work, but very rewarding in the end. With a great crew, and a solid boat, I had a good time.
Kelley, RobertSKCSAug 13, 1999 – Nov 12, 2001SupplyGreat Ship, CDR Jacobs best Captain in the Navy. Engineering was the best I've ever served with - work hard! Loved the Great Lakes Cruise!
Fortolis, Andres/fortPS2(SW)Oct 25, 1999 – Feb 8, 2003Exec.GOOD TIMES, GREAT CREW !!! AND ALL THOSE CRAZY SONGS!! HA HA HA!!!
Corbitt, MichaelBM2Oct 26, 1999 – Jun 26, 2004DeckIt was my first ship and I really enjoyed being on her. I will always remember the time I spent there
Quinn, SeanIT2/IT1(SW/PJ)Jan 29, 2000 – Aug 15, 2003OPSGreat crew! Great lakes Cruise 2000! "Beer and Pinotcha for EVERYONE!" Inserve?!?! That sucked! CCOA... Riding around in that box for days on end.The "Mayport Cruise" of 2002. "Turn two, gentelmen." Eder. The straits of Vermo
Hancock, WayneLS2Feb 2000 – Mar 2003supplyOne of the best ships I have served on.
Carter, Joseph (Bama)YNC(SW)Feb 5, 2000 – Sep 5, 2002XO1I have to say this is one of the best ships I have ever had the pleasure of serving on. The crew that was onboard during the Great Lakes Cruise 2000 we had fun. For anyone asking Commander Jacobs is the best CO. He is now the CO of the KLAKRING.
McMillian, Steven J.MN1(SW) / E6Feb 15, 2000 – May 2, 2001OA01Great ship!! Served with A.C. Jacobs, the best Captain in the Navy. Whats going on CMDCM Carlisle?
Chapman, ChappyEMC(SW)Jul 10, 2000 – Mar 1, 2002EE01 The that could kick anyones Butt!!!!I miss you all, but hated the ship. Best group of guys I ever been stationed with. Living large as the SEA at NOSC Pearl Harbor, HI. Yes, Hawaii. If anyone has info on IC2 Goetting please let me know. Take care and be well. "Go Irish!!!"
Brickner, Robert / ColtET2Mar 17, 2001 – May 27, 2003OPSHad fun. Loved Mayport,FL. Had a great crew to serve with.
Rogers, BuckEM,ENFN/GM,BMSNApr 29, 2001 – Oct 12, 2004ALLDAWW HELL.AND AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!SHUT UP.
Lee, Nelsonbmsr-bm3-bmsrJun 2001 – Oct 21, 2006DECK/ADMIN/RADIO/SUPPLYMIGHTY MIGHTY D BLOCK!!!!!!
Martinez, Peter (Jap)DC2 (SW)Aug 1, 2001 – Feb 28, 2005RThe places I went, the people I met, the speeds we went, I enjoyed my tour of duty while serving on this mighty Naval warship.
Berry, MatthewEM2Aug 15, 2001 – Sep 9, 2004EEO1My first ship and the one that I will remember the most. The crew worked great together and had lost of fun.
Whitmore, JustinMN3Sep 18, 2001 – Aug 10, 2003OpsThe best part of my tour on the Defender was the Crew (E-6 and below)
Aul, MatthewMSC/CSC2002 – 2004Supply
Mason, JohnMN2Apr 4, 2002 – Sep 6, 2003Deck/opsWho ate all my hog chili?
Zamorano, Sean (Dirty Jerz)MNSNApr 29, 2002 – Feb 24, 2004Chief Filfty's DeckMwahahahahahahahah! Grimey!
Raesner, Eric A.IC3May 1, 2002 – Jul 20, 2005EE01 (Engineering Electrical 01)This is my first ship. I have learned alot being on Defender, in rate as well as lifestyle. The crew is like a huge family.
Cervantes, LenynOS2 (SW)Jul 2002 – Aug 2005OPSGood experiences, Good memories, Long live the Defender war dogs...
Lightbody, BrandonENSNJul 9, 2002 – Jan 20, 2004mgood ship
Carroll, CurtE-3Oct 16, 2002 – Jul 31, 2003ops
Primak, David PreITSNMar 22, 2003 – Jun 6, 2006RadioWhats up fools? Mac,Castro, Zambo,Bucky boyyy???
Jackson, FreddieEN1Aug 25, 2003 – Sep 11, 2006M
Smith, RobertPNC(AW)Jun 4, 2004 – Jun 23, 2005ADMINLast PN1 To Serve Onboard DEFENDER Due To PAPA (Pay and Personnel Ashore Initiative). Onboard 91 Days During Deployment.
Castro, JorgeIC1(SW)Jun 29, 2004 – Jun 24, 2007EEO1Great Ship!!! Good Crew
Hindley, SeanMN2(SW)Sep 3, 2004 – May 10, 2005deck
Chubb, DrewHM1 - HMCJun 10, 2005 – Oct 10, 2008MH01Looking back, it was a great time!
R, AndreyEN1 (SW)Dec 2007 – Apr 2008EA01Good Ship! Good Crew! F!@# Liberty! Turn TWO!!!
Quinteros, Eddie QDC2Dec 2007 – Dec 2009R- DivU guys had it good, this ship was in terrible condition when I got here and now its finally able to get underway after 2 yrs. Still havent hit any ports though.
Levangie, RichardQM1 S/W/ E-6Aug 2008 – Jan 31, 2011ON01the most arduous tour i've had in my 20 years !

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