Goat Locker Plank Owner

DPCS Daniel (Dan) Smith, USNR (ret).


2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008 Plank Owner

NTC San Diego RTC 61-148 (1961)

USS Lowe DER-325, San Francisco (1961-62)

Radarman "A" School, San Francisco (1962)

USS Courtney DE-1021, Newport, RI (1963-64)

USS Assurance MSO-521, Panama City, FL (1964-65)

NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (1966)

Point Mugu NAS, Oxnard, CA (1967-68)

College in Chattanooga, Tennessee (Broken Service 1969-70)

Data Processing "A" School, SSC San Diego, CA (1971)

Naval Support Activity, Saigon, Vietnam (1971-72)

DPSCPAC, North Island, San Diego, CA (1972-1976)

Data Processing "C" School, COBOL Programming, SSC San Diego (1972)

USS Jason AR-8, San Diego, CA (1976)

Released from active duty December 1976

Joined the Naval Reserve in January 1977, drilled at N&MCRC Chattanooga, Tennessee

USS Yosemite AD-19, Mayport, FL (reserve unit)(1977-1984)

SIMA, Mayport, FL (reserve unit)(1984-1988)

Appointed Command Senior Chief N&MCRC Chattanooga (2nd drill weekend) (1986)

Individual Ready Reserve (IRR) (1988-1991)

Filed retirement papers in March 1991 (26 ret. years)

I enjoyed every minute of my naval service. During this time I finished my associate's degree, my undergraduate degree and my postgraduate work in history (not completed) all in night school (the hard way.) I'm a retired software development manager from the Tennessee Valley Authority, living in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

From 1997-2000 I was the curator and director of the National Medal of Honor Museum of Military History in Chattanooga, TN. The museum lost it's City of Chattanooga supplied building in 2002 and is in the process of rebuilding and reopening.