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7 Captain born in 13, 193 Ruth d ., T. Finch, Jr. was uis, Missouri on July Parker Thomas and . Finch. He attended :hooland is a 1961 gra- Princeton University fshelor of Arts degree in n 1972 he received his of Busipess Administration -|(fflarvard University. His first duty assignment after re- ceiving his commission in 1962 was aboard USS FRANK E. EVANS (DD 754), followed by a tour as Aid and Flag Lieutenant to Com- mander, Middle East Forces. After a tour in the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations as Representa- icer tive to the National Indications Center, Captain Finch served as Operations Officer and Engineer Officer aboard USS O ' CALLAHAN (DE 1051). Upon graduation from Harvard University, he served as Com- manding Officer, Military Sealift Command Office, Sattahip, Thai- land. Following a tour as Executive Officer of USS BENJAMIN STOD- DERT (DDG 22), and a second tour in the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations as Personnel Ex- c hange Program Manager, Cap- tain Finch next served as Com- manding Officer, USS KINKAID (DD 965). Prior to assignment as (AD 42), Captain Finch was a mber of the Pacific Fleet Pro- jlsion Examination Board. Captain Finch has been awarded the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, Meritorious Unit Commendation, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal and Viet- nam Expeditionary Medal. He is married to the former Sally L. Shafer of Syracuse, New York. They presently reside in Corona- dttECalifornia.
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