Wade retires after 20 years of service to his country

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Man with strong ties to De Kalb says goodbye to US Navy

IT1 Terrance Wade recently retired from the US Navy after serving his country for 20 years.
      IT1 Wade was born in Austin, TX in April 9, 1978.  He graduated from John H. Reagan High School in 1996.  After enlisting in the United States Navy through the Delayed Entry Program, he enlisted in the Navy in May 1998.  He completed boot camp at Recruit Training Command Great Lakes, IL, where he then reported to Radioman (RM) ‘A’ School in Great Lakes, IL.

 In November 1998, he reported to the USS Enterprise (CVN 65) deployed to the Middle East, where he met the ship in the Persian Gulf for his first deployment.  After the Enterprise, he reported to the USS Nicholas (FFG 47) homeported at NOB Norfolk, VA in April 2001, where he deployed for the second time to the Middle East.  He spent two years on the Nicholas before reporting to the Joint Experimental High Speed Vessel 2 (Swift) Blue Crew homeported at Naval Station Ingleside, Texas in April 2003.  After multiple small deployments on the Swift, he departed to sunny Florida where he reported to Headquarters United States Special Operations Command on MacDill AFB, Tampa, Florida in July 2005.  During his tour he worked in Configuration Management and ADP.   After three years in Tampa, he was assigned an overseas duty to NAVCOMTELSTA Bahrain, Manama, Bahrain where he worked in exchange and blackberry’s.  After a year in Bahrain he reported back to MacDill AFB, FL to Joint Communication Support Element (JCSE), 3rd Joint Communication Squadron.  During his time at JCSE he became Early Entry Package Team Leader and Joint Network Operation Center Watch Supervisor.  Four years later he was back on a ship, the USS Hue City (CG-66) as the Leading Petty Officer and Electronic Key Management Systems Manager.     

IT1 Wade reported to Patrol Squadron Three Zero (VP-30’s Pro’s Nest) in December 2016.  He finished out his career as the Communications Security (COMSEC) Manager and N6 LPO at VP-30.  

Petty Officer Wade’s awards include the Joint Service Commendation Medal (2 awards), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Navy Achievement Medal (2 awards), Good Conduct Medals (6 awards), National Defense Service Medals, two Armed Forces Expeditionary Medals, Iraqi Campaign Medals, and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medals, as well as numerous command achievements and awards.

Wade is the son of Linda K. Parker-Wyse and step son of Crawford Wyse Jr. He is the grandson of Neal and Lucille Parker of DeKalb, Texas. He is the great nephew of Mary Nell Brantley. Terrance and his sister Tonika Wade-Jenkins spent many summers growing up on the farm with his grandparents Neal and Lucille Parker in DeKalb.

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