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LIEUTENANT COMMANDER WALTER HENRY CARPENTER, USN
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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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OUR EXECUTIVE OFFICER .
Lieutenant Commander Walter H. Carpenter, United States Navy, Executive Of-
ficer USS ANNAPOLIS QAGMR-15. Lieutenant Commander CARPENTER was
born, in New York, New York, in 1929. After graduating from Cardinal Hayes High
School, Bronx, New York, he entered the New York Maritime Academy, Bronx New
York and was commissioned in March 1951 in the Naval Reserve- He Served as Third
Mate, unlimited, aboard SS BRAZIL until JHHC 1952-
In July 1952, he augmented to the regular Navy and was initially assigned to the
USS KNAPP CDD-6535. ' He served as ASW officer and Navigator until July 1954.
In July 1954 he took command of USS WHITEHALL KPCER-856D and served as
Commanding Officer until January 1955.
From January 1955 until January 1957, Lieutenant Commander CARPENTER
was assigned to the Staff of Commander Military Sea Transportation Service, At-
lantic Area. After this two year tour, he was ordered to the Post Graduate School,
Monterey, California, and was graduated in August 1957. From August 1957 until
November 1959, he served as Damage Control Assistant in the USS ST. PAUL QCA-
73 J, homeported in Japan.
In January 1960, he reported to the Staff of Commandant, Fifteenth Naval
District for a two year tour and served in the Naval Military Assistance Program as
Naval Training and Operations Program Coordinator for South America.
In April 1965, after two years as Navigator of USS GUADALCANAL CLPH-
75, he reported to USS ANNAPOLIS KAGMR-lj as her Executive Officer.
Lieutenant Commander CARPENTER's decorations and medals include National
Defense, Navy Occupation, Korean Service,United Nations Medal, Armed Forces Ex-
peditionary Medal and the Vietnam Service Medal, he also is authorized to wear the
Command at Sea Insignia. Q
He is married to the former Marianne Jardine of Port Chester, New York and
has one son and two daughters.
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