Namon Dansby is my father and Delilah Dansby Pope is my sister. This is my biography.
United States Civil Service
Charles N. Dansby
Senior Management Analyst
Regional Business Management Office
Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Japan
Charles N. Dansby graduated from Chattanooga State Community College in 1972 with an Associate of Science Degree in Electronic Engineering. After working for a short time for Combustion Engineering in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Mr. Dansby joined the U.S. Navy in August 1974.
After graduation from boot camp in Orlando, Florida, Mr. Dansby was selected as Electronics Technician and attended Electronic ‘A’ and ‘B’ Schools in Great Lakes, Illinois from November 1974 until June 1975. Mr. Dansby graduated with honors and was recognized as a distinguished Sailor and was given the follow-on duty priority of his choice. He then entered the Naval Nuclear Power Field opting to attend Naval Nuclear Power School in Port Deposit, Maryland.
In February 1976, after successful completing this training and graduating in the top 5% of his class, Mr. Dansby attended the Naval Propulsion Prototype Training Unit in Ballston Spa, New York. Completion of this training in September 1976, enabled Mr. Dansby to be selected for a tour of duty in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, aboard the nuclear submarine USS Thomas Jefferson, SSBN 618.
Mr. Dansby was the first African-American nuclear trained Petty Officer to be assigned to USS Thomas Jefferson. Overcoming adversity and achieving the respect of his Commanding Officer and crew, Mr. Dansby was selected as Leading Petty Officer and Engineering Watch Supervisor in June 1978.
Having spent 3 years aboard a nuclear submarine, Mr. Dansby was assigned in November 1979 to the Ballston Spa Naval Propulsion Prototype Training Unit as an instructor and Leading Petty Officer for the Electronic Technician Department. Excelling as an instructor, Mr. Dansby was recognized as “Electronic Technician of the Year” and assigned as Senior Instructor until March 1983.
After another tour of duty aboard nuclear-powered submarines, Mr. Dansby was assigned as Leading Petty Officer aboard the nuclear aircraft carrier, USS Enterprise, CVN-65, home ported in Alameda, California. He spent 3 years aboard the Big “E” and resigned his enlistment in December 1986 after spending 12 years with the U.S. Navy.
From November 1988 until March 1997, Mr. Dansby worked for the Navy Public Works Center San Francisco Bay located in Oakland, California. After progressing to GS-12, Supervisory Total Quality Leadership Coordinator, Mr. Dansby moved to southern California to San Diego to work as a GS-13 Program Analyst for Southwest Division, Naval Facilities Engineering Command.
In January 2000, Mr. Dansby was selected to be the Senior Management Analyst, GS-13 for Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Japan in Yokosuka, Japan where he is presently employed.
Mr. Dansby is the father of three children, Timothy and Tabitha Dansby, twins 17 years old and Gabriel Dansby, 14 years old. He enjoys playing basketball, working on computers, bowling, and dancing.
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