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OUR NEW COMMANDIN G OFFICER
Captain BRESS was born in Norfolk, Virginia, September 28, 1920. He attended
the public schools of that city until his entrance at the United States Naval Aca-
demy. He graduated in the class of 1942.
Ensign BRESS was assigned to the Commissioning Detail of the USS DENVER
KCL-585. As Assistant Navigator and AA Director Officer, he participated in the
South Pacific operations, including the Solomon Islands Campaign.
Upon completion of submarine training, he reported to the USS TUNNY KSS-
281J. He served aboard TUNNY and USS TIGRONE CSS-4195 in patrols off the
Ryukju Islands and Japan.
Following World War II, he participated in OPERATION CROSSROADS, the
atomic tests at Bikini Atoll. His duty stations then included the USS SKIPJACK
CSS-1822, USS FINBACK CSS-2301 and USS FLYING FISH CSS-2291.
Prom September 1949 to June 1951, he served as Associate Professor of Naval
Science at the University of Virginia. He returned to sea as the Operations Officer
of USS POCONO KAGC-163, being transferred to the USS REQUIN CSSR-4813, a
Radar Picket Submarine, as her Commanding Officer. During this period, REQUIN
operated with the U.S. FIRST and SIXTH FLEETS.
During the period of July 1956 to April 1959, he was assigned to the Office of
the Chief of Naval Operations on the staff of the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations
iFleet Operations and Readinessl. His next duty was as Operations Officer of the
SIXTH Fleet Flagship, USS DES MOINES CCA-134 J.
He then went to the USS BRISTOL CDD-8571 as her Commanding Officer.
During this tour, BRISTOL conducted a mercy mission to British Honduras which
had been devasted by a hurricane.
In 1962, Captain BRESS reported to the Officer of the Chief of Naval Opera-
tions for duty on the staff of the Director of Naval Communications. In 1964, he
took command of the Navy Radio Frequency Spectrum Activity with additional duty
on the staff of the Chief of Naval Operations. In 1965, he was assigned as Special
Assistant to the Director, Command, Control and Electronics Division of the Office
of the Chief of Naval Operations where he served until April 1966.
u For distinguished service and contributions in the field of Electromagnetic Com-
Patlblllfy, Captain BRESS has been awarded the Legion of Merit.
Vu .Q3Pt21'?1h BRESS is married to the former Ruth Ann Klotz of Fredericksburg,
andglgla' h ey halve fwo daughfem, Toni Lee, 19, and Lou Ann, 16. Mrs. BRESS
aug ters feslde H1 Chevy Chase, Maryland, while Captain BRESS is deployed.
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CAPTAIN HENRY BRESS, Commanding Officer, USS ANNAPOLIS QAGMR-I J
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LIEUTENANT COMMANDER WALTER HENRY CARPENTER, USN
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