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Captain James A Kirk, Commander of the USS USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000)
Americas Navy ^ | 6/13/2013 | Americas Navy

Posted on 06/13/2013 7:41:26 PM PDT by Dallas59



Captain Kirk is a native of Bethesda, Maryland and raised in Hershey, Pennsylvania. He was commissioned at the U.S. Naval Academy in 1990 and has served in a variety of afloat and ashore billets as a Surface Warfare Officer. He has served afloat on destroyers, cruisers, frigates and staffs including USS Fife (DD 991), USS The Sullivans (DDG 68), USS Hue City (CG 66), USS John S. McCain (DDG 56), and as a Gas Turbine Inspector on the staff of Commander, Pacific Fleet. His most recent sea duty includes command of USS De Wert (FFG 45) and Operations Officer for Carrier Strike Group Seven, Ronald Reagan Strike Group. Ashore, Captain Kirk has served as Executive Assistant to the Navy’s Chief of Legislative Affairs and as an Action Officer on the Joint Staff. He has attended both the U.S. Naval War College and U. S. Army War College graduating with Masters Degrees in National Security Studies. He is currently serving as the Executive Assistant to the Director of Surface Warfare and is the prospective commanding officer of USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000).


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1 posted on 06/13/2013 7:41:26 PM PDT by Dallas59
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To: Dallas59
someone needs to steer his career towards:

CVN-65 USS Enterprise

2 posted on 06/13/2013 7:44:40 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Dallas59

Too bad he couldn’t have been the last captain of the USS Enterprise.


3 posted on 06/13/2013 7:45:44 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal and WOD defender is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
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To: Dallas59

4 posted on 06/13/2013 7:46:00 PM PDT by Dallas59 (Q: The worst president in US history?)
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To: Dallas59

If I was in his shoes I’d change my middle name to something more appropriate!


5 posted on 06/13/2013 7:47:24 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: sten

She’s dead Jim. Retired 1Dec12.


6 posted on 06/13/2013 7:47:31 PM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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how long will it be before someone under his command says something bad about gays and he’s sent into retirement.


7 posted on 06/13/2013 7:48:35 PM PDT by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: Cvengr

nuts


8 posted on 06/13/2013 7:48:44 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Dallas59

Hmmm, direct fire weapons hitting the reverse slopes of their targets. Must be the ammo.


9 posted on 06/13/2013 7:48:58 PM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: Dallas59

10 posted on 06/13/2013 7:50:09 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: Cvengr

and despite the efforts of the SWO community, CVN captains are still aviators.


11 posted on 06/13/2013 7:50:15 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: Dallas59

Make that one USS.


12 posted on 06/13/2013 7:51:13 PM PDT by Dallas59 (Q: The worst president in US history?)
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To: Dallas59
PUH-leeeeze don't call your quick internal memos "Z-grams"....

tvymm Cap'n...

13 posted on 06/13/2013 7:51:31 PM PDT by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: sten

good call


14 posted on 06/13/2013 7:51:32 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Cvengr

Missiles. I don’t know what the 5” set is doing, though.


15 posted on 06/13/2013 7:53:03 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: Cvengr

That’s right, no more Mobile Chernobyl.


16 posted on 06/13/2013 7:55:13 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: Dallas59

just think, in the mirror universe there’s an evil Capt. Kirk.


17 posted on 06/13/2013 7:55:48 PM PDT by isom35
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To: Dallas59

Perhaps an ancestor of another Captain James Kirk?


18 posted on 06/13/2013 7:56:30 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: Dallas59

He looks exactly like I’d expect a naval officer who spent his entire career withstanding jokes and snickers about his name. You know it was brought up at promotion boards, among office staff, with his kids, pretty much everywhere, probably at least once a week for well over twenty years. That is a lifetime of balled up fury composed into a single photograph. I would not want to be standing in front of him for his first captain’s mast.


19 posted on 06/13/2013 7:56:51 PM PDT by jz638
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To: USNBandit

but with UAVs, more and more aviation platforms are being flown by....SWOs,..hehehehe


20 posted on 06/13/2013 7:57:12 PM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
If I was in his shoes I’d change my middle name to something more appropriate!

Well, James T. Kirk is a native of Iowa, not Maryland...if that's what you meant.

21 posted on 06/13/2013 7:58:07 PM PDT by stormhill (Guns Save Lives!)
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To: DBrow

those are 6” (155mm)


22 posted on 06/13/2013 7:58:41 PM PDT by redlegplanner ( No Representation without Taxation)
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To: redlegplanner

Thanks! I like the little stealth hideaways for them.


23 posted on 06/13/2013 8:00:58 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: stormhill
But LCDR Benjamin SPOCK is now dead Jim,


24 posted on 06/13/2013 8:01:09 PM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: Dallas59
DDG-1000??? Man, do I feel old. I was on the USS Hoel - DDG-13 a lifetime ago. :=)
25 posted on 06/13/2013 8:06:05 PM PDT by Bob
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To: Dallas59
There's... someone on the wing.

Some thing.

26 posted on 06/13/2013 8:06:48 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: stormhill

‘Zackly!

He could always forge a new BC with Iowa as his birth place!


27 posted on 06/13/2013 8:09:30 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Like Tiberius


28 posted on 06/13/2013 8:11:45 PM PDT by Freestate316 (Know what you believe and why you believe it.)
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To: Cvengr

He didn’t run into any green women by any chance, did he?


29 posted on 06/13/2013 8:14:21 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Freestate316

Or he could change his surname to Michener.


30 posted on 06/13/2013 8:15:05 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: Dallas59

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xl6HoJOqnKw


31 posted on 06/13/2013 8:19:05 PM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: Dallas59

Did he pass the Kobayashi Maru test?


32 posted on 06/13/2013 8:34:51 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Dallas59

Prospective commander of prospective USS Zumwalt.

Does that mean they’re actually going to build it someday?


33 posted on 06/13/2013 8:51:15 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama equals Osama))
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To: Dallas59

My son shares his first and last name and middle initial!

Hopefully he grows up to be a patriot like this man.


34 posted on 06/13/2013 8:51:44 PM PDT by freemama
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To: sten

Brilliant!... I’m sure he’s NEVER hear that one before! lol


35 posted on 06/13/2013 8:53:54 PM PDT by Safrguns (PM me if you like to play Minecraft!)
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To: Bob
DDG-1000??? Man, do I feel old. I was on the USS Hoel - DDG-13 a lifetime ago. :=)

But not that old. These ships are in the destroyer series.

Long time ago in the Last World War there was a cruiser series, a destroyer series, abs a destroyer escort series.

Late 40s they added a Destroyer leader (DL) series, in the 50s a Missile Cruiser series, and the 60s saw a missile destroyer series, and a missile destroyer escort series.

In the 70s the DL series was eliminated, the lowest numbered shipd being renumbered into the Missile Destroyer DDG series, the others going into the top of Missile Cruiser CG series with their original numbers.

By this tome the CG series is up top CG-45, the DDG series is up to DDG-46, the original destroyer seres is up to DD-997, the nissile destroyer escort series is not the missile frigate series FFG-61, the destroyer escort/frigate series is at FF-1097.

Now the Ticoderogras DDG-47 up are reclassified into the CG series, and because the first 4 already had numbers assigned, the DDG series goes on from DDG-51.

But because the Zummwaldts aren't really missile destroyers (ie area AAW defence ships) they follow from the destroyer USS-997 Hayler


36 posted on 06/13/2013 9:12:42 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy ("New Yorks Finest" are now "The Untouchables")
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To: Oztrich Boy

Yeah, I know that they didn’t use all of the hull numbers through 999. I also was on the Yarnell when it was DLG-17 before being redesignated as CG-17.


37 posted on 06/13/2013 9:45:42 PM PDT by Bob
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To: Dallas59
Just for fun they should invite Chris Pine and Bill Shatner to the Zumwalts commissioning ceremony.

CC

38 posted on 06/13/2013 9:48:19 PM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: freemama

Wow! Cool...


39 posted on 06/13/2013 9:52:42 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (John Boehner and the Republican Party: A wholly-owned subsidiary of Democrats, Inc.)
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To: Cvengr
Hmmm, direct fire weapons hitting the reverse slopes of their targets. Must be the ammo.

You can reach the other side of a hill with a ballistic trajectory from just about any deck gun, but the Zumwalt will have some extra reach:

"The Advanced Gun System is a 155 mm naval gun, two of which would be installed in each ship. This system consists of an advanced 155 mm gun and the Long Range Land Attack Projectile. This projectile is in fact a rocket with a warhead fired from the AGS gun; the warhead weighs 11 kg / 24 lb and has a circular error of probability of 50 meters. This weapon system will have a range of 83 nautical miles (154 km) and the fully automated storage system will have room for up to 750 rounds."

40 posted on 06/13/2013 9:59:00 PM PDT by Gunslingr3
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To: Kirkwood

No one ever passes that test.


41 posted on 06/13/2013 10:49:57 PM PDT by AlmaKing
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To: isom35
just think, in the mirror universe there’s an evil Capt. Kirk.

And then there's this guy:


42 posted on 06/13/2013 11:21:53 PM PDT by FredZarguna ("John has a long moustache!" [Putting on helmet.] "John has a long moustache!")
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To: Gunslingr3

Naval gunfire is known for it’s flat trajectory.


43 posted on 06/14/2013 2:11:54 AM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: Cvengr

At high enough angles of elevation, a 5-inch gun can be fired as it were a mortar. The fire control computers can handle reverse-slope fire. (Worst case, the chief can crank in some ACTH.)


44 posted on 06/14/2013 2:26:31 AM PDT by Bob
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To: Bob

Sorry -

ACTH = Arbitrary Correction To Hit

Also known as a ‘fudge factor’.


45 posted on 06/14/2013 2:30:18 AM PDT by Bob
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To: Cvengr

SecNav said that CVN-80 will be Enterprise (the 9th), but as someone pointed out, you gotta be a brown shoe to command a carrier. I miss my boat (Enterprise the 8th)


46 posted on 06/14/2013 3:23:34 AM PDT by class8601_nuke (don't just be critical, be prompt critical.)
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To: Bob

The unit of measurement for an ACTH is the RCH.


47 posted on 06/14/2013 4:08:01 AM PDT by X Fretensis
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To: X Fretensis

Yes, it’s got to be red for the greatest accuracy.


48 posted on 06/14/2013 4:28:20 AM PDT by Bob
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To: Dallas59

Bet he prefers this name to Michael Bolton.


49 posted on 06/14/2013 4:35:19 AM PDT by catfish1957 (Hey NSA Goon watching FR... Suck this - > |=====>)
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To: class8601_nuke

What’s a brown shoe?


50 posted on 06/14/2013 4:37:55 AM PDT by FourtySeven (47)
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