NM: Eric Coleman: 202.380.0727 / 737.2300
BARRY: EM2 Morehead: 202.433.3377 / 3091
NY Security: 202.433.3017 [fax: 3395]
Transportation: Mr. Brinkley: 202.433.9464
Caterer: Chris & Artemis Skenteris: 202.225.2238
Music: MUCM Jerry Ascione
Colors: YN2 Marlo Wade
1300-1315: Arrive at the Navy Memorial
1300: Prep handouts
1300 & 1315: Haggard & Dad: Microphone
1315: Prep stage, 1 Podium, 2 Chairs, 1
1315: Haggard: Colors QA w/
Please enjoy yourself–We will start at
1330: Guests enter theatre.
Hand-Out Programs and
Guests seated. Family enters, seated.
Haggard & CDR Roegge
to Podium, CDR Seated.
1st Welcome; Dad to
Podium. Intro, thank.
Parade the Colors.
National Anthem (No Music).
Retire the Colors,
Dad Seated, Please be seated
Let us pray.
Eternal Father, strong to save,
Whose arm hath bound the restless wave,
Who bid'st the mighty ocean deep
Its own appointed limits keep;
Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee,
For those in peril on the sea!
Lord God, our power evermore,
Whose arm doth reach the ocean floor,
Dive with our men beneath the sea;
Traverse the depths protectively.
O hear us when we pray, and keep
Them safe from peril in the deep.
God, Who dost still the restless foam,
Protect the ones we love at home.
Provide that they should always be
By thine own grace both safe and free.
O Father, hear us when we pray
For those we love so far away.
Welcome Family (by name), Friends and
Shipmates. I would also like to thank the staff of the Navy Memorial and
Introduce CAPT (Sel.) Fritz Roegge. Thank CAPT Bird for volunteering his
neighbor’s time and talents for today’s service…
[Roegge finishes, takes seat]
When someone retires from the service,
they typically receive several letters of appreciation. I would like to share several of them with
From: The Fleet Reserve of the United
States Navy. This is to certify that
ETCM(SS) CURTIS D. Haggard was transferred from active duty to the Fleet
Reserve of the United States Navy on the 30th day of September 2002
after over 24 years of service.
This certificate is awarded as a
Testimonial of Faithful and Honorable Service.
Signed–N.R. Ryan, Jr., VADM, USN, Chief of Naval Personnel.
Curt, as Master Chief Petty Officer of the
Navy, I join all Chief Petty Officers in expressing sincere appreciation and
boundless gratitude for your sacrifices and dedication given to guard our
Your shipmates and I are indebted to you
for your unselfish leadership, unfailing loyalty and perseverance all these
As you leave our Navy, the shipmates you
leave behind owe you a great deal of gratitude for the lasting impact you made
and for the thousands of young Sailors trained by you to carry us into the
I thank you and bid you, Fair winds and
Sincerely, Terry D. Scott, MCPON
Certificate of Appreciation for service in
the armed forces of the
I extend to you my personal thanks and the
sincere appreciation of a grateful nation for your contribution of honorable
service to our country.
You have helped maintain the security of
the nation during a critical time in its history with a devotion to duty and a
spirit of sacrifice in keeping with the proud traditions of military service.
All Americans join me today in saluting
you for a job extremely well done.
My best wishes to you for happiness and
success in the future,
Signed, George W. Bush, Commander in
Dear Master Chief Haggard,
On the occasion of your retirement from
active naval service, let me thank you on behalf of the members of the Naval
Institute for your dedication and insight over the past three years.
Your keen perception and analysis helped
us to forge a path ahead during rigorous and demanding times. You did not shy away from the difficult.
As a member of the editorial board, you
read countless manuscripts, never shirking from the responsibility of giving us
your most considered opinion. Your courage
in debate was unquestioned. In addition,
you lent us your expertise in information systems, serving on the Web Committee
and advising us on the newest developments in IT systems.
As you enter a new phase of your life's
voyage, please know that the best wishes and the good will of all of us here at
the staff of the U.S. Naval Institute go with you and your family.
F. Marfiak (RADM, Ret),
Let me convey best wishes and
congratulations from your colleagues on the Board of Directors of the National
Capital Area Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration.
As you transition to a new phase of your
personal and professional life, you can move on proudly. After September 11th,
none of us will ever again take for granted or fail to honor the loyalty,
commitment and dedication of the men and women of our military services.
As the largest ASPA chapter in the
country, we face a unique challenge to foster communications and facilitate the
engagement of our nearly 700 chapter members.
In large part, that challenge has been met successfully by the highly
effective chapter website which, as web master, you have single-handedly
For your tireless efforts and dedication
to public service, we offer our sincerest appreciation and we salute you.
Sincerely, Carol A. Hayashida, President
Navy Personnel Command and BUPERS CPOA
sent me a beautiful plaque. Dan was my
“last detailer” in the Navy…and so I have asked him to read the inscription for
Chief Petty Officers–Attention on Deck.
[WHYBARK] You have on this day,
experienced that which comes to all of us who serve on active duty in "OUR
NAVY." I say "OUR NAVY," because your departure from active duty
in no way terminates your relationship.
By law and tradition,
Do not view your retirement as an end of an
era but rather as orders to a new and challenging assignment, to a form of
Remember well that you have been, and will
always be, an accepted member of the most exclusive of all fraternities - that
I wish you the
traditional: "Fair Winds and
[Boyer to Podium: AACPOA] [BOYER READ
Plaque Brass & Present]
[Roegge Rise, Haggard escort Joni to
Certificate of Appreciation from the
[Roegge:] Guests Please Rise:
Attention to Award;
In conclusion I would like to thank some
very special guests…
Would all the WW 2 veterans please rise? Please remain
standing for a bit, would you?
Would those who served during the Korean
War please stand and join them?
We salute you! We salute your service. [Hand salute]
And, finally, would all those who served
during the Gulf War please rise.
Ladies and Gentlemen, join me in thanking
Please Be Seated.
President Kennedy was speaking to and
about us when he said, Let every nation
know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any
burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, and oppose any foe to assure the
survival and the success of Liberty.
Thank You All For Coming. I hope that I’ve left my Navy a little
cleaner than I found it… May God Bless
our Nation and our Leaders.
The traditional watch relief and my final
going ashore will take place on the USS BARRY, so stay tuned for that.
This afternoon’s Benediction in on the
back cover of your program. You may read
along or aloud with me now–Please join me in Prayer.
The Lord is my pilot–I shall not drift.
He lights my passage
He steers me through the deep waters;
He keeps my log.
He guides me by the North Star
Yes, though I sail mid the thunders
tempests of life,
I will fear no peril.
For Thou art with me;
Thy stars and Thy heavens,
They comfort me.
Surely fair winds and calm seas
All the days of my life;
And I will rest my oar in a
We will leave for the BARRY at 1415
The Bus will depart for the Navy Yard
where we debarked on
The bus driver will sound five short
blasts when it’s time to board the bus.
Thanks again for coming, see you on deck.
[Introduce Vini] [Grosso]
Enjoy the Ship & the Food, in a little
more than an hour from now, at 1545, the Closing Ceremonies will Begin.
I would like to thank the Crew of the USS
Barry for their warm hospitality and I would like to thank the Skenteris Family
for their outstanding Catering, we have Chris and Artemis joining us today.
Also, from our Navy Band, Master Chief
Jerry Ascione will be helping us celebrate…Please help me thank them all.
Please enjoy yourselves…
 Military Guests, Please Cover.
Master Chief Boyer, Muster the Chiefs
Pass out the song sheets.
Although JFK said the following at “Canoe
U” nearly 40 years ago, and although it was said for a different century, the
following is as true today as it ever was.
Speaking for himself and his naval legacy,
he said… I cannot imagine a more rewarding career. I think that any man who may be asked in this
century what he did to make his life worthwhile, can respond with a good deal
of pride and satisfaction: I served in the United States Navy.
I Shall Now Read My Orders:
From: Navy Personnel Command,
To: Deputy Chief of Naval Operations
(Manpower & Personnel)
Subject: BuPers ORDERS Serial 2552 7168
2002 for Master Chief Curtis D. Haggard.
When directed, detach in June 2002 and
report to home of record. Member is
authorized to transfer to the Fleet Reserve of the
Signed // N.R. Ryan, Jr., VADM, USN, Chief
of Naval Personnel.
[Haggard to CDR Palisin:] CDR, Request Permission
to Conduct Watch Relief… [Given]
[Introduce Jeff DeMerchant]
Remember through the many years when you
put to sea amid the tears of loved ones left behind, and worried and hoped
they’d be OK?
For 24 years, Master Chief Haggard has
stood the watch.
While some of us lay in our bunks at night... this man stood the watch. While others of us were attending school... this Sailor stood the watch.
And yes, even before some of us were born... he stood the watch.
As our families watched the storm clouds of war building on the horizons of history... this Master Chief stood the watch. Though he saw his family ashore, often needing his guidance... he still stood his watch.
For 24 years he has had the courage to honor his commitment... so that we and our fellow countrymen could sleep soundly, in safety, each night.
Today, we are here to say... Shipmate,
Master Chief, You Stand Relieved... We
Have the Watch!
Ascione: Stand by for 3 versus of Our Song.
I would like the Chiefs to sing the first
verse and then all of us can join for verses 2 and 3…Master Chief…
Stand Navy out to sea, fight our battle cry;
We'll never change our course, so vicious foe steer shy-y-y-y.
Roll out the TNT, [BOOM!] Anchors Aweigh! Sail on to victory
And sink their bones to Davy Jones, hooray!
Anchors Aweigh, my boys, anchors Aweigh.
Farewell to foreign shores, we sail at break of day-ay-ay-ay.
Through our last night ashore, drink to the foam,
Until we meet once more. Here's wishing you a happy voyage home.
Blue of the mighty deep, gold of God's great
Let these our colors be till all of time be done, done, done, done.
On the seven seas we learn Navy's stern call:
Faith, courage, service true, with honor, over honor, over all.
CPOs take station, MCPO Whybark, take
Charge [GO TOPSIDE]
Guests: Ready your cameras. A receiving line will form on the pier and
then we will board the bus for return to the Navy Annex (Pack & Go Joe)
Boatswain... Stand by to Pipe the Side...
All hands on deck was passed, speeches
were made about great victories, battles fought upon the sea, raging storms
weathered, and voyages to distant and strange lands with ports-of-call others
only dream about.
The Boatswain would stand tall the sideboys, the retiree would request permission to go ashore - step to the platform and the sideboys would lower away. As the jolly boat pulled away, the gunner would fire a salute from the ship's main battery, the retiree sat in the stern sheets... going ashore.
We still stop all engines, lay about
smartly, and drop anchor to pay homage to one of our shipmates going ashore. To
honor the years served, the guidance, the leadership, the friendship and the
expertise that this shipmate has freely given these 24 years.
The Bos’ns pipe will sound–as we send a
shipmate to the shore, there to remain forever more.
[Haggard to CDR ROEGGE: CDR, Request
Permission to Go Ashore… [Given]
[Stage the Family: Joni & I side by
side, then boys]
ROEGGE: Bos’n: Sound 4 Bells, Shipmate
Bos’n: (Ding Ding…Ding Ding) Master
Chief Haggard, Departing
[Pipe the side, Side boys Salute]
[Sound one bell].
[Receiving line as group comes off
[Load up the Bus and Return.]