From the Commanding Officer, USS NEBRASKA (SSBN 739) BLUE Retirement Ceremony to Honor MMCS(SS) Scott L. Jaklin's 20 years of Naval Service on November 13, 1997:
Following Recruit Training at Great Lakes,
Illinois he reported to the Basic
Enlisted Submarine School in Groton, Connecticut for initial submarine
training. In February of 1978 as a
Fireman Recruit, he reported to his first submarine, USS
SEAWOLF (SSN 575) in Vallejo, California.
During his six-year tour he qualified in submarines and served in the
Engineering and Special Projects Departments.
By the end of his SEAWOLF assignment he had advanced to First
Class Machinist’s Mate and was serving as the Special Projects Auxiliary
Division Leading Petty Officer.
February of 1984 he reported to the Special Projects staff of SUBMARINE
DEVELOPMENT GROUP ONE
in San Diego, California. His
duties included the delivery, installation and testing of
highly sophisticated electronic equipment for
PARCHE (SSN683), USS RICHARD B. RUSSELL (SSN687)
FINBACK (SSN670). In 1986 while assigned temporary additional duty onboard FINBACK
he was advanced to Chief Petty Officer and participated in two unique research
and development missions.
nine years of sea duty, in April of 1987 he reported to his first shore duty
station at the NAVAL DIVING AND
SALVAGE TRAINING CENTER,
Panama City, Florida. There
he served as the Hyperbaric Maintenance and Quality Assurance Division Leading
Chief. In April of 1989 he was
advanced to Senior Chief Petty Officer and reassigned as the Maintenance Shops
August of 1990 he reported to the
K. POLK (SSBN645) BLUE in Charleston,
South Carolina as the Auxiliary Division Leading Chief.
After one strategic deterrent patrol from Holy Loch Scotland and several
single crew operations from Charleston, POLK
changed her home port to Norfolk, Virginia in September of 1992.
in October of 1993, Senior Chief Jaklin attended the SENIOR ENLISTED
ACADEMY at Newport, Rhode Island. He
graduated in December 1993 with academic excellence honors and reported to SERVICE
SCHOOL COMMAND, Great Lakes,
Illinois. There he served
as a Special Assistant to the Commanding Officer for Quality of Life Programs
until September of 1996. During this assignment he completed the Southern Illinois
University at Carbondale, Bachelor of Science Degree Program majoring in Work
Force Education, Training and Development.
His college education also included a professional business internship
with Snap-on Tools Corporation.
October of 1996 Senior Chief Jaklin reported to
NEBRASKA (SSBN739) BLUE
in Kings Bay, Georgia as the Maintenance and Material Management
Coordinator. Onboard NEBRASKA
he participated in two strategic deterrent patrols with liberty port visits to
Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico and Souda Bay, Crete.
Senior Chief Jaklin is entitled to wear the Enlisted Submarine Warfare Insignia, the Navy Commendation Medal (four awards), Navy Achievement Medal (three awards), Navy Unit Commendation, Battle “E” Ribbon (three awards), Good Conduct Medal (five awards), Navy Expeditionary Medal, National Defense Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (four awards), Arctic Service Ribbon, and the Strategic Deterrent Patrol Pin (three patrols).