CWO3 Garcia P. Gaither
NCTSFE DET Misawa OIC
Chief Warrant Officer Gaither enlisted in the Navy Delayed Entry Program Advanced Electronics Field at the age of 17. After graduating from Fairfield Central High School in 1993, he attended recruit training at RTC Great Lakes, IL. Upon graduation from RTC, he entered his training through JOBS STRAND VI at SSC Millington, TN, BE&E at SSC Orlando, FL and ET “A” at SSC Great Lakes, IL. At the completion of ET “A” school, he was assigned orders to NCTS Roosevelt Roads in Puerto Rico as a Calibration
CWO3 Gaither transferred from this tour of duty as a Second Class Petty Officer with follow-on orders to USS MCINERNEY (FFG 8). During this assignment, he was Work Center Supervisor and primary GCCS-M technician
In 2002, he reported to FCTCLANT Dam Neck, VA as a GCCS-M instructor and maintenance technician, where he obtained Master Training Specialist. After this successful tour, CWO3 Gaither transferred to USS HUE CITY (CG 66) as the Communications and Electronics Division Leading Petty Officer. In 2007, he was selected to Chief Petty Officer and served as Aegis Systems and Communications Divisions Leading Chief Petty Officer.
He reported to NCTS Bahrain in March 2009 as Plans and Projects Department LCPO. He received his appointment as Chief Warrant Officer 2 in September 2010, in the Information Systems Technician designator. His present assignment is Officer in Charge, Naval Computer and Telecommunication Station Far East Detachment Misawa Japan (NCTS FE DET Misawa).
CWO3 Gaither’s personal awards include a Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medal and the Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal (five awards). He is authorized to wear the Information Dominance Warfare Officer and Enlisted Surface Warfare insignias.