At sea, LT Menezes served as Main Propulsion Assistant aboard USS Ponce (LPD 15), Repair Officer aboard USS Nimitz (CVN 68), Main Propulsion Assistant aboard USS Tortuga (LSD 46), and as a Boiler Technician aboard USS Flint (AE 32), USS Shasta (AE 33), USS Mount Hood (AE 29), USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) and USS Frank Cable (AS 40).
Ashore, LT Menezes served as Recruiter-in-Charge at Navy Recruiting Station Chico, California, and Steam Generating Plant Inspector (SGPI) at Southwest Regional Maintenance Center (SWRMC) in San Diego, California.
LT Menezes’ decorations and awards include the Navy Commendation Medal (5 awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (5 awards) and various unit awards and service ribbons.
Senior Chief Hull Technician (SW/EW) Patrick F. O'Donnell, USN
Dynamic (AFDL 6) Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Regional Maintenance Center DET
Senior Chief Petty Officer Patrick O’Donnell is a native of Miners Mills, Pennsylvania, and a 1988 graduate of James M. Coughlin High School. He enlisted in the United States Navy through the Delayed Entry Program and completed his basic training at Recruit Training Center Great Lakes, Illinois, in June 1992.
Following basic training, Senior Chief O’Donnell reported to Hull Technician “A” School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with a follow on “C” School in San Diego, California. His first assignment was to USS Crommelin (FFG 37) in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, from 1993 to 1998.
HTCS O’Donnell then reported to Naval Submarine Base New London, Connecticut, where he qualified in the level one sub-safe welding process. He received numerous awards during his five-year tour and a promotion to Second Class Petty Officer.
In November 2002, HTCS O’Donnell selected orders to USS Porter (DDG 78) where he served as the Repair Division Leading Petty Officer, Engineering Officer of the Watch, Engineering Duty Officer and was selected to join the ranks of the Chief Petty Officers.
After this rewarding tour, HTCS O’Donnell reported to Naval Recruiting District Seattle, Washington, as Recruiter in Charge of Naval Recruiting Station Juneau, Alaska. He was responsible for officer and enlisted recruiting in the largest area of operation for any recruiting command in the country, encompassing 35,138 square miles.
In January 2010, HTCS O’Donnell volunteered to support the Global War on Terrorism and received orders for Detainee Operations in Bagram, Afghanistan. He qualified Sargeant of the Guard and Guard Force Commander and received numerous joint service commendations during his tour. Following that tour, HTCS O’Donnell reported to Riverine Squadron Two where he served as Senior Enlisted Leader and the Deputy Training Officer.
HTCS O’Donnell reported to Dynamic (AFDL 6) in April 2016, where he currently serves as the Executive Officer.
Senior Chief O’Donnell’s' personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal and numerous other campaign and unit awards. He is qualified as Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist and Expeditionary Warfare.
DYNAMIC (AFDL-6) was built by the Chicago Bridge and Iron Company, Eureka, California.
- Keel Laid: 03 Sep 1943
- Launched: 22 Feb 1944
- Completed: 11 Mar 1944
Upon commissioning, DYNAMIC was assigned to Commander Destroyer Squadron EIGHT as USS AFDL-6 in San Diego, CA. In April 1962, DYNAMIC was deactivated, and in August 1962, reactivated for transfer to Little Creek, VA. On 5 September 1962, DYNAMIC was towed by USS CHICSAW (ATF-83) to the Panama Canal for further transfer to Little Creek by USS SHAKOR (ATF-162) on 23 September 1962. DYNAMIC arrived at Little Creek on 01 October 1962, and presently operates under Naval Surface Force Atlantic, Readiness Support Group, Norfolk, Virginia.
The dock was intended primarily for advanced base operations in areas which may be remotely separated from any permanently established shore-based installation.
In part it is self-sufficient in that it carries its own source of power, supplies and provisions as well as providing for ship repair services. Personnel, repair barges and other floating equipment are often permanently assigned to the dock and becomes an integral part of it as an operating unit.
DYNAMIC is suitable for docking vessels of the mine countermeasure (MCM) and (MHC), patrol craft (PC), yard tug (YTB) and other vessels of a similar size. Obviously, smaller vessels can be docked in this dock, sometimes in multiple docking arrangements.
Presently DYNAMIC operates as a shore dependent dock, providing regular and emergency docking availability, and sandblasting services for Commander, Naval Surface Force Atlantic operating units and various support craft.