[QUOTE=Jolly Tar;88571]A cursory glance at CAPT Dunlap’s chest candy reveals she was once ENLISTED. Got yerselves a HAWSEPIPER over there! She is NOT dripping with metal. She sports a Command at Sea pin, indicators of at least 4 deployments of at least 6 months in duration and was involved in DESERT SHIELD/DESERT STORM among other decorations. She ain’t no slug. And regardless of yer rancor of the community is a Surface Warfare Officer. I’m still trying to find an accurate bio - NOT that it would matter…
Found it - she’s earned her keep in my opinion
CAPTAIN (Ret) SUSAN “SUE” L. DUNLAP UNITED STATES NAVY
Captain Dunlap is a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She attendedNorthwestern University on an NROTC scholarship and earned a Bachelor of Artsdegree in English Literature in 1984. She was a distinguished graduate of the Surface Warfare Officers School BasicCourse, and her initial assignment was to USS CANOPUS (AS 34), where she served asNavigator and Auxiliaries Officer. She subsequently attended the Naval PostgraduateSchool in Monterey, California, from January 1988 to December 1989 and was awardeda Master’s degree in Computer Science.
A Distinguished Graduate of the Surface Warfare Officers Department Head Course,she was assigned as Chief Engineer of USS JASON (AR-8), and deployed in support ofOperations DESERT SHIELD and DESERT STORM in 1990 and 1991. From JASON, CaptainDunlap transferred to Commander in Chief, Pacific Fleet Propulsion Examining Board,where she served as a steam propulsion examiner.
In March 1994, Captain Dunlap was reassigned to the Bureau of Naval Personnelin Washington, D. C. For six months she served as the Surface Warfare Initial Accessions Detailer before becoming a placement officer, where her constituents included ships and commands of the Combat Logistics Force, Military Sealift Command,Mine Warfare Command, Afloat Training Group and Surface Warfare Officers School.
Following repeal of the Combat Exclusion Law, Captain Dunlap requested andreceived orders to the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS BOXER (LHD-4),where she served as Navigator. She participated in BOXER’s maiden deployment to thePersian Gulf and Red Sea from March to September 1997. She was subsequently detailed as Executive Officer of USS RUSHMORE (LSD-47), the Pacific Fleet’s “SmartShip” platform.
In June 1999, Captain Dunlap became Chief Staff Officer of Amphibious SquadronTHREE, embarked onboard USS BONHOMME RICHARD (LHD-6). During the maiden deployment of the BONHOMME RICHARD Amphibious Ready Group (ARG), the squadron staff and Marines of the FIFTEENTH Marine Expeditionary Unit participated in OperationSTABILIZE, providing humanitarian assistance to the people of East Timor.
Captain Dunlap served as Commanding Officer of Assault Craft Unit ONE from August 2001 to February 2003. Her follow-on assignment was to Commander, Naval AirForce, Pacific Fleet, in the Carrier Training Department. Captain Dunlap took command of Military Sealift Command's Sealift Logistics Command, Far East (SEALOGFE) on 30 June 2006. After more than 50 years in Yokohama,Japan, the command relocated to Singapore and became officially established on 31July 2006. As SEALOGFE’s first Commander, Captain Dunlap supervised over 52 million square miles of ocean with responsibility for approximately 49 ships and 2400military and civilian mariners on any given day. Her follow on major command wasat Training Support Center, San Diego.
In July 2010 Captain Dunlap reported to Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe/U.S.Naval Forces Africa/SIXTH Fleet as Director, Africa Engagement. She retired fromthe Navy in July 2012 after 28 years of service.
Captain Dunlap’s personal awards include the Legion of Merit (three gold stars),the Meritorious Service Medal (three gold stars), the Navy and Marine CorpsCommendation Medal (three gold stars), the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medaland various other campaign and service ribbons. She is a graduate of the Naval WarCollege, where she earned her Master’s Degree in National Security and StrategicStudies with a single area focus on Africa. [/QUOTE]
Wanna know something about Medals? I got some, shoot, I’ll post them:
(1) The “Gee Dunk Medal” (which is worthless, back in Nam we thought it was a Medal awarded to those who didn’t do shit so they at least could show some salad on their uniform),
(2) The “Viet Nam Campaign Medal” (ditto to my last comment, the difference you had to be in Nam, if only for a day),
(3) The “Viet Nam Service Medal” (never could figure out this one),
(4) The “Presidential Unit Citation Medal.” Now THIS one counts, especially when the government doesn’t want any body to know EXACTLY what you did.
Tell me, what the hell does this Lady know about starting-up a United States Maritime Shipping Company?
For that matter, what does her boss know?
NOW, tell me, is King Point needed, and why call KP a United States Merchant Marine Academy?