Not only was Harrison Smith Glancy an American competition swimmer who represented the United States at the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris, France and the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam, Netherlands, but he was also the Great Uncle of Master Chief Terry Glancy!
In 1924, Harrison won a gold medal as a member of the winning U.S. team in the men’s 4×200-meter freestyle relay, together with teammates Ralph Breyer, Wally O’Connor and Johnny Weissmuller. Harrison Glancy and his American teammates set new world records in both the semifinals (9:59.4) and final (9:53.4). On September 22, 2002 at the age of 98 Harrison Glancy died.
So who is Master Chief Terry Glancy?
Born and raised in Hitchins, Kentucky, Master Chief Terry Glancy started his navy career in 1972 when he enlisted in Ashland, Kentucky. Initially rated as an Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (ABH), Master Chief Glancy cross-rated to the Cryptologic Technician (Collection) CTR rating. As a navy cryptologist, Master Chief Glancy served in the following duty stations: NSGA Keflavik Iceland, NSGA Azores, NSGA Rota Spain, NSGA Hawaii, NSGA Fort Meade Maryland and NTTC Corry Station, Pensacola.
While stationed in NSGA Kunia and Rota Spain, Master Chief Glancy served as a direct support operator and supervisor. During a seven month deployment in USS Nimitz (CVN 68) in support of Operation Southern Watch, Master Chief Glancy qualified Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist.
Master Chief Glancy’s personal awards include Defense Meritorious Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal (3), National Defense Medal (2), Good Conduct Medal (7) and various unit and campaign medals. He is married to the former Deborah Herkenhoff, the Daughter of CTRCM Herkenhoff.
Although not the swimmer like his Great Uncle Harrison Glancy, Master Chief Glancy excelled in basketball and softball. Today, he enjoys hotrods, classic cars and motorcycles.
Master Chief Terry Glancy served 30 years in the US Navy.