Musings, leadership tidbits and quotes posted by a retired Navy Captain (really just a high performing 2nd Class Petty Officer) who hung up his uniform a bit too early. He still wears his Navy service on his sleeve. He needs to get over that. "ADVANCE WARNING - NO ORIGINAL THOUGHT!" A "self-appointed" lead EVANGELIST for the "cryptologic community". Keeping CRYPTOLOGY alive-one day and Sailor at a time. 2015 is 80th Anniversary of the Naval Security Group.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Navy to name a ship after Cesar Chavez
Ray Mabus, Secretary of the Navy, will be naming a Navy cargo ship after U.S. Medal of Freedom winner, Cesar Chavez. Cesario Estrada "Cesar" Chavez was a Navy veteran who served in the Navy for two years. It is reported that Cesar said those were the worst two years of his life. Many an ordinary seaman would not argue with him. The Navy Log lists his duty stations as NTC San Diego, NOB Saipan and NOB Guam. He was awarded the World War II Victory Medal.
The Lewis and Clark class of cargo ships are being built in the facilities of General Dynamic NASSCO near the Hispanic neighborhood - Barrio Logan in San Diego, California. General Dynamics has said that more than 60% of their employees at that facility are of Hispanic descent.
NASSCO's other 13 Navy cargo ships - which shuttle provisions to combat ships supporting military or humanitarian missions - have been named after such notable Americans as explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, and famed aviator Amelia Earhart. Chavez would be the first Mexican-American in that group. Located in San Diego, California, NASSCO employs about 3,600 people and is the only major ship construction yard on the West Coast of the United States.