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Jan. 18, 2023

In Memoriam: Rear Admiral John C. Weaver, USN (Ret.)

It is with deep regret I inform you of the passing of Rear Admiral (upper half) John Clark Weaver on 5 January 2023 at age 89. John entered the U.S. Naval Academy in July 1951 and served as a naval aviator and materiel professional until his retirement in 1990 as Commander, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command. His other command was of the

Jan. 6, 2023

In Memoriam: Rear Admiral Lafayette F. Norton, USN (Ret.)

It is with deep regret I inform you of the passing of Rear Admiral (lower half) Lafayette Ferguson “Ferg” Norton on 11 September 2022 at age 83. Rear Admiral Norton entered the U.S. Navy as a midshipman in the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) in September 1957 and served as a naval aviator until his retirement in December 1993 as

Jan. 6, 2023

In Memoriam: Rear Admiral Salvatore F. Gallo, USN (Ret.)

It is with deep regret that I inform you of the passing of Rear Admiral (upper half) Salvatore Frank Gallo on 13 December 2022 at age 86. Rear Admiral Gallo enlisted in the U.S. Naval Reserve in March 1955 and served as a naval aviator until his retirement in September 1993 as the Assistant Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (N1B)/Deputy Chief of

Dec. 20, 2022

In Memoriam: Vice Admiral Edward S. Briggs, USN (Ret.)

It is with deep regret that I inform you of the passing of Vice Admiral Edward Samuel Briggs, U.S. Navy, Retired, in November 2022 at age 96. Vice Admiral Briggs entered the U.S. Naval Academy in 1945 and served as a naval aviator and surface line officer until his retirement in 1984 as Commander Naval Surface Forces Atlantic. His other commands

Dec. 16, 2022

In Memoriam: Rear Admiral Richard C. Macke, USN (Ret.)

It is with deep regret that I inform you of the passing of Rear Admiral Richard Chester “Dick” Macke, U.S. Navy (Retired), on 7 December 2022 at age 84. Rear Admiral Macke entered the U.S. Naval Academy in June 1956 and served as a naval aviator until his retirement in 1996 following his last assignment as Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Pacific Command.

Dec. 2, 2022

In Memoriam: Vice Admiral John M. Mateczun, MC, USN (Ret.)

It is with deep regret that I inform you of the passing of Vice Admiral John Matthew Mateczun, Medical Corps, U.S. Navy (Retired), on 7 November 2022 at age 76. Vice Admiral Mateczun entered the U.S. Naval Reserve in November 1976 and served in the Medical Corps as a psychiatrist and senior health care executive until his retirement in April 2012

Nov. 18, 2022

In Memoriam: Rear Admiral Jon M. Barr, USN (Ret.)

It is with deep regret I inform you of the passing of Rear Admiral Jon Michael “Mike” Barr, U.S. Navy (Retired), on 26 October 2022 at age 84. Rear Admiral Barr entered the U.S. Naval Academy in July 1957 and served as a submarine officer until his retirement in April 1996 as commander, Submarine Forces Pacific Fleet (COMSUBPAC). His commands

Nov. 17, 2022

In Memoriam: Vice Admiral James A. Sagerholm, USN (Ret.)

It is with deep regret that I inform you of the passing of Vice Admiral James Alvin Sagerholm, U.S. Navy (Retired), on 3 November 2022 at age 94. Vice Admiral Sagerholm enlisted in the U.S. Navy in July 1946 and served as a surface line officer, submarine officer, and in intelligence billets until his retirement in November 1985 as the chief of

Nov. 16, 2022

In Memoriam: Rear Admiral Albert L. Kelln, USN (Ret.)

It is with deep regret I inform you of the passing of Rear Admiral Albert Lee “Al” Kelln, U.S. Navy (Retired), on 17 October 2022 at age 92. Rear Admiral Kelln entered the U.S. Naval Academy in June 1948 and served as a submarine officer until his retirement in July 1980 as deputy director/vice director for management and operations, Defense

Nov. 9, 2022

In Memoriam: Vice Admiral William H. Rowden, USN (Ret.)

It is with deep regret that I inform you of the passing of Vice Admiral William Henry “Bill” Rowden, U.S. Navy (Retired), on 15 October 2022 at age 92. Bill Rowden entered the U.S. Naval Academy in July 1948 and served as a surface warfare officer until his retirement in October 1988 as Commander, Naval Sea Systems Command. His other commands