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Mess Management Specialist

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Veterans: 21
Latest Activity: Nov 12, 2017

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Name change of the mess Management Specialist rating to Culinary Specialist

Started by Deanna Little. Last reply by Elizabeth Abustan (St.Amour) Jan 8, 2016. 1 Reply

Since the concept of rates, ratings and occupational entities to describe naval careers was first used in 1775, the rating structure has undergone considerable change while maintaining long and…Continue

white house

Started by Donald Krein. Last reply by Deanna Little Feb 1, 2010. 1 Reply

Deana, I had the oppurtunity to cook in the white house back around 92-93 and I explained to them that I had no interest and I don't regret one minute of it.

Dinner at 1600 - naval Mess Management Specialists on duty in White House

Started by Deanna Little Jan 20, 2010. 0 Replies

THINK YOUR JOB IS EXCITING?Try being one of the 50 mess management specialists working at one the most famous addresses in the world. While you might expect to see a more senior Sailor working in…Continue

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Comment by Ricky L Covic on November 12, 2017 at 11:17pm
I entered MS A school at NTC San Diego in Nov of 1975 and finished in Jan of 1976. I was 7th out of a class of 35 and was Stationed after school at the Officer's Club and BOQ on Midway Island from Feb 76 to Apr. 77
Comment by Eddie L Muller on May 5, 2016 at 12:01am

I started  cooking at NTC, San Diego in 1958 and ended my career at EM Galley Subic Bay, P.I. in1968 as an E5

Comment by Elizabeth Abustan (St.Amour) on January 8, 2016 at 9:04pm

I was the first female Steward,I went to CS/SD CLASS A NTC San Diego March/April 1973.

Comment by Brad Bartz on July 12, 2013 at 2:28pm



Comment by Brad Bartz on July 12, 2013 at 2:27pm

Hey all. I wasn't your average stew burner.I love the rating.Even learned advanced food art(flowers out of everything,swans,you name it I carve it).Worked in the wardroom on 5 destroyers,and the USS Kitty Hawk main crew's mess. I've got some hilarious stories for my shipmates.I salute the cooks.

Comment by John W. Souder on July 27, 2011 at 1:48pm
I was a mess management specialist on 4 ships...USS Exploit, USS Affray, USS Adroit (Mine Sweepers) and USS Nimitz...On the Mine Sweepers I cooked for a crew of 80 and on Nimitz I cooked for the Officers in one of the Wardrooms and I also had the pleasure of being the XO's cook on Nimitz also...before I was stationed on the carrier I went to MS "A" School in San Diego...
Comment by William R Batten on June 8, 2011 at 10:49am

My name is Russell Batten and I was an MS3 on board the USS John Hancock

(DD-981),Uss Leader(MSO-490),and the USS South Carolina.I wasn't on board

the SoCar very long till I had an accident and was on med hold,then medically


Comment by Deanna Little on June 12, 2010 at 5:25pm
i agree we got our grubb onnn!!!
Comment by Donald Krein on June 5, 2010 at 12:31am
Cooking for the Navy we the cooks always had the best grub and how we can make deals for gear.
Comment by William David Krieger on May 25, 2010 at 11:13am
MS or a few names NOT as desirable. No matter the title, we still got the job done. Bill

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