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DeVault retires from Navy after three decades

February 14, 2007|by MARLO BARNHART

After more than 30 years in the U.S. Navy, Master Chief Doug DeVault retired in ceremonies at the U.S. Navy Memorial in Washington, D.C.

A 1974 graduate of Williamsport High School, DeVault is the son of Nancy DeVault and the late Ray "Bill" DeVault. He enlisted in 1975.

A veteran of several deployments while on active duty and in the Naval Reserves, DeVault continued his education and earned his bachelor's degree in management information systems from Park University.

DeVault served as a senior enlisted leader for the chief of Naval personnel from 2001 until his retirement in August 2006.

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He earned several medals, including the meritorious service medal, achievement and commendation medals, seven good conduct medals and a global war on terrorism medal.

Family members and some friends attended the ceremony.

DeVault and his family live in Burke, Va. He is working in the private sector in Virginia.

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