Secretary (OCT 2018) (Section 3)
ENC Edgar Wakeman
8040 Plains Road
Mentor, OH 44060
ENC/BTC(SW) Edgar Wakeman was born 1 July 1956 in Gloversville, NY to Edgar and Kay Wakeman. He attended Ravena Coeymans Selkirk Central Schools graduating in 1974 he enlisted on 4 November 1974. His first duty station was Recruit Training Command Orlando, FL from November 1974 to January 1975, he then reported to Service School Command, Boiler Technician “A” School, Great Lakes, IL, from January 1975 to March 1975, upon graduation he was, advanced to Boiler Technician 3rd Class.
In March of 1975, BT3 Wakeman report to USS Independence CV-62 in Norfolk, VA. There he was, assigned to Engineering Department, Boilers Division, Oil Lab. During the time BT3 Wakeman was, assigned to CV-62 he participated in three Med Cruises, one major overhaul and two regular overhauls. In 1978 BT3 Wakeman was, advanced to Boiler Technician 2nd class. In October of 1979 BT2 Wakeman was, honorably discharged and returned home to Selkirk, NY
In May of 1981 BT2 Wakeman reenlisted and reported to USS Edson DD-946 in Newport, RI. There he was, assigned to Engineering Department, Boilers Division, Forward Fireroom. During this tour he as assigned to both firerooms and the oil lab, the ship participated in Great Lakes Cruise 1983 and 1984, served as a Reserve Training Ship, and Engineering School Ship Afloat training platform. In 1984 BT2 Wakeman was, advanced to Boiler Technician 1st class and assumed the duties as Forward Fireroom Leading Petty Officer.
In June of 1985 BT1 Wakeman reenlisted in the Training and Administration of Reserves(TAR) program and transferred to Shore Intermediate Maintenance Activity/Naval Reserve Maintenance Activity, Newport, RI. There he was, assigned to the Planning and Estimating Officer and later transferred to the Ship Superintendent office. In 1987 BT1 Wakeman was ,advanced to Boiler Technician Chief.
In February 1990 BTC Wakeman cross rated to Engineman Chief and transferred to Service School Command, Senior Enlisted Propulsion Engineers School, Great Lakes, IL. Upon completion of SEPEC in June of 1990 he transferred to USS Estocin, FFG-15 in Philadelphia, PA. There he assumed the duties of “A” Division Leading Chief Petty Officer and later Engineering Department LCPO, he completed Engineering Officer of the Watch(EOOW) and Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist(ESWS) qualifications. He participated in Great Lakes Cruise 1991, Reserve Training weekends and counter-narcotics operations.
In June of 1993 ENC(SW) transferred to SUBSCHOOL, Submarine Base, Groton, CT for Instructor Training School. Upon completion of IT School ENC(SW) Wakeman reported to Naval and Marine Corp Reserve Center, New Haven, CT. There he assumed the duties of Training Officer and later Command Chief Petty Officer. On July 1st, 1997, ENC(SW) Wakeman transferred to the Fleet Reserve and returned to upstate NY.
His awards include the Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal(x2), Navy Good Conduct Medal(x5),National Defense Service Medal, Naval Reserve Service Medal, Navy Meritorious Service Ribbon, Coast Guard Meritorious Service Ribbon, Battle “E” Ribbon, Sea Service Ribbon(x3), Reserve Sea Service Ribbon(x2), Expert Rifleman Medal, Sharpshooter Pistol Ribbon, and the New York State Meritorious Service medal.
ENC(SW) Wakeman is married to the former Michelle Stryjek of Garfield Heights, OH, they have one son Kyle and reside in Mentor, OH. ENC(SW) Wakeman works in the maintenance department of Lake County Board of D/D, is a USS Slater DE-766 volunteer crewmember spending two weeks per year aboard, he also belongs to the Tin Can Sailors association, Destroyer Escort Historical Foundation, American Legion and the Michigan Chapter of the Destroyer Escort Sailors Association.