|ETCM(SW/AW/IDW) Daniel D. Shuksta
Senior Enlisted Advisor
ETCM (SW/AW/IDW) Shuksta joined the U.S. Navy on June 24, 1996, in Glendale, AZ and attended Basic Training at Recruit Training Command, Basic Electronics Technical Core, and Electronics Technician Class “A” schools in Great Lakes, IL. Upon graduation in July 1997, he received orders to San Diego, CA to attend High Frequency Communications “C” school. Upon completion of “C” school, Shuksta transferred to the USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71), located in Naval Station Norfolk, VA.
Onboard ROOSEVELT, Shuksta advanced up to Second Class Petty Officer and qualified both as an Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist and Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist while completing two deployments. The highlight of his tour was when he was selected as the Senior Petty Officer of the Year for FY01.
Shuksta then transferred to Fleet Training Center, San Diego where he was promoted to First Class Petty Officer and served as Leading Petty Officer and as an Instructor for 2M Miniature/Microminiature Repair courses. During that tour he was selected as the Center for Surface Combat Systems Detachment West Instructor of the Year. After a successful instructor tour and obtaining his Master Training Specialist (MTS) certification, he reported to the pre-commissioning unit, USS MAKIN ISLAND (LHD 8).
Aboard the USS MAKIN ISLAND, Shuksta served as CE Division’s Leading Petty Officer, and following his promotion to Chief Electronics Technician, as CE Division’s Leading Chief Petty Officer (LCPO). Upon being promoted to CPO, ETC Shuksta was transferred to USS MILIUS to serve as the CE Division LCPO. During his 40 month tour, he was promoted to the rank of Senior Chief Petty Officer.
After USS MILIUS, he took shore duty orders to the Center for Information Dominance, Learning Site San Diego serving as the Senior Enlisted Leader and Assistant Training Director. This tour led to his promotion to Master Chief Petty Officer.
Shuksta now serves as the Senior Enlisted Advisor of Commander Amphibious Squadron Three.
His personal awards include three Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals, three Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals, and five Good Conduct Medals, along with various other campaign and service ribbons.