Abbot (DD 628) - Naval Cruise Book

 - Class of 1958

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COMDESDIV 102 f" ff! CAPT. ANDREW D. IACKSON IR., U. S. NAVY The Commodore was born in Crystal City, Texas, June 12, 1914. After graduation from high school in College Station, Texas, he enlisted in the Navy at the age of eighteen and served aboard the USS ARIZONA. After two years of service he was appointed to the U.S. Naval Academy and graduated in june 1938. Upon being commissioned he was ordered to the battleship MISSISSIPPI and after serving as a Gunnery Department Junior Division Officer for ten months, he was transferred in April 1939 to the USS ST. LOUIS. He was "B" Division Officer there until June of 1940 when he was selected for pilot training in lighter-than-air craft. It was at this time, june 2, 1940, that he married Miss Betty Polyanski at Annapolis, Maryland. He underwent pilot training at NAS, Lake- hurst, New Jersey, until August 1941, when he received his wings. He was promoted to LT G in une of that year He remained at Lakehurst as an instructor until anuary 1942 when he was transferred to BLIMPRON 32 where he served for a year and was promoted to Lieutenant In anuary 1943 he became Executive Officer of BLIMPRON 33 In August 1943 he was ordered to the staff of Commander Fleet Air Ships Pacific as Chief Staff Oflicer where he served until August of 1944 In March of that year he was promoted to LCDR From August of 1944 until April of 1946 he returned to afloat duty aboard the USS PORT- LAND serving first as First Lieutenant, then as Navigator, and following his promotion to Commander in November 1945, as Executive Officer. After this tour of duty he was sent to the General Line School, then located in Newport, Rhode Island, as a Navigation Instructor. In August 1948 he received his first coma mand, LTSS NICCOOK, a San Diego based DMS. Upon being relieved as the Commanding Officer of the NICCOOK he took command of the USS LLOYD THOMAS, a destroyer whose home port was shifted from San Diego to Newport while Commander Jackson was CO. From hluly 1950 until September 1953 he was with the Navy Department in Hlashington, D.C. first in the ONI and then as an Industrial Mobilization Officer in the Office of Naval Material. The next six months until April 1954 were spent as 1 student at the UK oint Services Staff College in England After graduation he served on CIINCNELM Staff in London as Foreign Military Rights Officer In August of 199.1 he returned to the L S for duty as Logistics Officer on the Staff of COMPHIBGRU ONE in San Diego He was promoted to his present rank of Captain on 1 uly 1951 In November of 1951 he relieved Captain L XV NX oodville Ir as CONI DESDIV 102 He has two children Andrew Douglas III aged 16 and David Lee 13 . . J . 1 1 . 1 - 4, Yr ' i 1... J . . . L . . . . J ,.,. Y , M F 1 l J. . ' . 7 '. 5 ,, 1 . . I , I 1 , . 5. 1 Us 1 N ,f ..

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