CDR Mike Kovack

CDR Mike Kovack

Dates of Service: Nov 1984 - May 2013
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  • ENS Oct 04
  • LTJG
  • LT
  • LCDR
  • CDR Oct 04
Commissioning Source:  OCS, Mar 1985

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Surface Line officer. Four years active duty aboard USS Lynde McCormick (DDG-8) & USS Enhance (MSO-437). Did three tours of duty in Persian Gulf. Four years active reserve duty at Akron Reserve Center with US Forces, Japan & then as CO of USS Sierra (AD-18) reserve unit. Went IRR for 8 years. Recalled to active reserve duty following 9/11. Mobilized 4 times for Iraqi Freedom & Enduring FRDM.


(2 years, 5 months)
Oct 1988 - Mar 1989
Persian/Arabian Gulf
Minesweeping operations aboard USS Enhance (MSO-437)for Operation Earnest Will. Served as Operations Officer.
Jan 1987 - Jul 1988
Persian/Arabian Gulf
Served as MPA aboard guided missile destroyer USS Lynde McCormick (DDG-8). Participated in Operation Preying Mantis, the first use of ship to ship missiles in actual combat after the USS Samuel B. Roberts struck a mine in the Gulf.
Sep 1985 - Dec 1985
Persian/Arabian Gulf
Communications/Intel officer aboard guided missile destroyer USS Lynde McCormick (DDG-8). Crossed the Line, becoming a Trusty Shellback.

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