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Page 13 text:
OUR COMMANDING OFFICER
Captain Newland was born in Cohoes, New York, in 1921. After graduating from
Waterford High School, Waterford, New York, he entered the U. S. Naval Academy
and was commissioned in June 1942-
He was initially assigned to USS RANGER CCV-45 and shortly thereafter to the
USS DENVER CCL-581i on which he participated in both the Solomon Islands and the
Marianas Campaigns. In July 1944 he reported aboard USS TOPEKA CCL-671 as
Communications Officer. After four months, he was ordered to the Postgraduate
School, Annapolis, Maryland, where he underwent a ten month course in Command
From November 1945 to April 1948 Captain Newland was assigned to the Staff
of Commander Support Group, Far East, and served successively as Communications
Officer, Flag Lieutenant, and Flag Secretary. In June 1948 he returned to Post-
graduate School, Annapolis, Maryland, for a three year course in Electronics Engineer-
In February 1954, after two and one half years as Navigator of USS DES MOI-
NES QCA-1345, he reported to S. Naval Communications Station, Honolulu, Ha-
waii, as Operations Officer, and later became Executive Officer. Captain Newland was
given his first command, USS MACKENZIE CDD-8365, in July 1956, and under his
command she won two "E's".
In July 1961, after almost three years in Communications on the Staff of CIN-
CPAFLT, he was assigned as Commander Escort Squadron 5. Fourteen months later
gefgeturned to U. S. Naval Communications Station, Honolulu, Hawaii, as Commanding
Prior to being assigned as Commanding Officer, USS- ANNAPOLIS, Captain
Newland served on the Staff of CINPAC in Communications,
Captain Newland's decorations and medals include Joint Service Commendation,
gag. Unit Commendation, American Defense' Q1 Stark American Theatre, Asiatic
ac ic C starsl, Victory WW II, NHVY Occupation, China Service, National De-
fense, and Vietnam Service Medal.
He is married to the former Miss Cele Cicchinelli, of Waterford, New York, and
has one 5011, l0l'1n Newland, III.
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CAPTAIN JOHN WILLIAM NEWLAND, JR., USN
Page 14 text:
CAPTAIN HENRY BRESS, Commanding Officer, USS ANNAPOLIS QAGMR-I J
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