Carl Vinson (CVN 70) - Naval Cruise Book

 - Class of 1983

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l " ' R wm -ii ' iS e ssgsap Ba 3H . ' " ■•. ■; ..■.-■.-.:-■.■■ :- 5; |e; - k -c «, -V ' REAR ADMIRAL JOHN W. NYQUIST U.S. NAVY COMMANDER, CRUISER DESTROYER GROUP 5 COMMANDER, BATTLE GROUP CHARLIE MAY 85 Rear Admiral John W. Nyquist, son of the late RADM Walfred Nyquist, USN (Ret.), and Irma Beske Nyquist. was born in San Diego, Calif. He entered the U.S. Naval Academy in 1951 after a year at the University of Minnesota. Following graduation from the Naval Academy in 1955, RADM Nyquist reported to USS OZBOURN (00-846) and served in the Engineering Department. Other sea duty has included Executive Officer, USS PRIME (MSO-466); Weapons Officer, USS COCHRANE (DDG-21); Executive Officer, USS SEMMES (DDG-I8); and Commander Destroyer Squadron THIRTY-SIX. RADM Nyquist also served in the Republic of Vietnam with the Joint U.S. Public Affairs Office from 1968 to 1969. Shore assignments have included ordnance engineering studies at the Naval Post Graduate School, Monterey, Calif.; duty on the staffs of Commander Antisubmarine Warfare Force, Pacific; the Bureau of Naval Personnel; and two tours in the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, including duty as Executive Assistant to the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (Surface Warfare). Following his selection to fiag rank in February 1981. RADM Nyquist was ordered as Director, Command and Control Support Systems and Information Systems Division, where he served from May 1981 to September 1982. He was then reassigned within the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations as Director, Surface Combat Systems Division, where he served until February 1985. RADM Nyquist assumed command as Commander Cruiser Destroyer Group FIVE, homeported in San Diego, Calif., on May 5, 1985. RADM Nyquist has been awarded the Legion of Merit with two gold stars, the Bronze Star, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy Commendation Medal with Gold Star, and the Meritorious Unit Commendation. He is married to the former Penelope Ann Lyon of Menlo Park, Calif. The Nyquists have two children, Tom and Andrea. CAPT David W. Hoffman Chief of Staff DESRON I 25

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□ESRON-31 W(l£ I I •J, 4tuen V . Lffl S0 Destroyer Squadron THIRTY-ONE was originally established in September 1939. During World War II, the squadron operated in the Atlantic on escort and antisubmarine duties. Disestablished after World War 11, it was reactivated from Feb. 1, 1968, to Jan. 1, 1970, and operated in the waters of Southeast Asia as a unit of the Seventh Fleet. Reconstituted a second time on June 15, 1971, DESRON-31 conducted signiricant combat operations off South Vietnam with the Seventh Fleet in February 1972. During the remainder of the 1970 ' s and the early 1980 ' s, DESRON-31 deployed to the Western Pacific and Indian Oceans five times and participated in numerous fleet exercises, including exercises with units from Australia, New Zealand and Great Britian. DESRON-31 has been a part of Battle Group CHARLIE as early as 1981 in company with USS CORAL SEA (CV-43) and later with USS CARL VINSON (CVN-70) in 1983 and 1984. DESRON-31 is a unit of Cruiser Destroyer Group FIVE. wnm III -£:: CAPTAIN Merrill W. Ruck, USN Commander, Destroyer Squadron Three-One 26 I DESRON-31 Vilj

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