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CAPT. K. C. QALLACE, USN
On August 23, 1966, Captain Kenneth C.Wallace, USN,
relieved Captain Frank H. Price of command of the LONG
BEACH, thereby becoming the third skipper ofthe 721-foot
Captain Wallace was born in New London,Connecticut
on July 30, 1920 to Captain and Mrs. K.R.R. Wallace. He
attended Coronado High School in Coronado, California,
and entered the United States Naval Academ i
y n 1939.
Graduated and commissioned as Ensign on June 19, 1942.
He subsequently advanced to the rank of Captain on July
Upon graduation from the Academy, he reported
aboard USS PERRY CDMS-173 where he served as Engineer
Officer, 1st Lieutenant, Communications Officer and
Gunnery Officer. ln September 1944, he became Gunnery
Officer and later Executive Officer aboard USSWADLEIGH
CDD-6893 where he remained for the duration of WW ll,
until May 1946. During the war Captain Wallace participated
in nine campaigns.
Captain Wallace attended the U.S. Naval Postgraduate
School at Annapolis, Maryland for one year as an ordnance
postgraduate student before attending M.l.T. in July of
1950. He graduated with a Master of Science Degree from
M.l.T. in Electrical Engineering CFire Controlj in July
1952 and reported aboard USS MACON CCA-1321 for a
13-month tour as Gunnery Officer. ln August 1952 he
assumed command USS GEORGE CDE-6973 for the duration
if 1 si
of the Korean War.
Captain Wallace was orderedtothe U.S, Naval Ordnance
Test Station, China Lake, California as Assistant Ex-
perimental Officer in September 1955.His nextassignment
was as a student at the U.S. Army Command and General
Staff College for a period of one year, which was followed
by a four month tour under instruction in the Polaris
Weapon System to the Naval Inspector of Ordnance,
ln July 1964, Captain Wallace reported aboard USS
OBSERVATION ISLAND as Commanding Officer and was
relieved in January 1965 to commence a one year course
of instruction in Nuclear Power. He attended the Navy
Nuclear Power School at Vallejo, California for six
months followed by six months at the Naval Nuclear Power
Training Unit at ldaho Falls, ldaho.
Captain Wallace has the American Defense Service
Medal, American Theater-WW ll Medal, World War ll
Victory Medal, China Service Medal, Navy Occupafi0I'l
Service Medal, Korean Theater Service Medal, united
Nations Medal and others.
Captain Wallace is married to the former MiSS
Katherine Carroll of Washington, D.C. Mrs. W9-H9-09
served with the National Red Cross in New Guinea during
l1NVCH'kTh9y have foursons:Kenneth, Jr., Robert, Th0maS,
n o n.
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Captain Paul Roth, USN, was born on June 15, 1921 in
New York, New York where he attended Peter Stuyvestant
High School and Queens College. He was graduated from
the United States Merchant Marine Academy at Kings
Point, New York and the United States Naval Line School
at Monterey, California.
Upon graduation from Kings Point in January 1944,
he was assigned to the Fleet Oiler USS RAIVIPOCAO-121'
participating in operations in the North and Central
Following World War ll, Captain Roth served as
Engineering Officer of the USS TURNER CDD-8341 and
as Executive Officer of the experimental EPCER 857
which was engaged in research and development work
in sound, oceanography, and electronics.
During the Korean Conflict, Captain Roth was assigned
as Executive Officer of the USS HEED CMSF-1001, then as
Commanding Officer of USS DEVICE CMSF-1285 and later
as CommanderMinesweeper Division 31 engaged in Combat
Minesweeping Operations. In 1957, hewas orderedas Com-
manding Officer of USS MALOY CEDE-7915 engaged insonar'
research and development work for the Underwater Sound
In his Staff assignments he served as instructor of
Naval Science atKings Point, in the Logistics Plans Division
of the Staff of Commander in Chief Atlantic Fleet with ad-
ditional duty in the NATO Staff of Commander in Chief,
CHIEF or STAFF
Western Atlantic, and most recentlyas the SurfaceMaterial
Readiness Officer in the Office ofthe Anit-Submarine War-
fare Readiness Executive to the Chief ofNavaI Operations.
In December 1961 he reported to New York Ship-
building Corporation, New Jersey, under orders to Com-
mission and Command BIDDLE CDDG-53.
Upon completion of his tour as Commanding Officer
of BIDDLE Captain Roth was orderedto NavalShip Missile
Systems Engineering Station in December 1963 as the
technical director where he remained until ordered as
Chief ofStaffto Commander Cruiser-Destroyer FLOTILLA
NINE in September 1966. Since assuming his present
duties, Captain Roth has been intimately involved in
organizing and planning for COMCRUDESFLOT NlNE's
deployment to the SEVENTH Fleet and to the USS LONG
Commencing in January this year as Chief of Staff
for COMCRUDESFLOT NINE AND CTG 70.8 Captain Roth
has been responsible for planning and execution of surface
operations in support of CTF 77 and SEVENTH Fleet
including the Sea Dragon operation and expansion thereof
to include the present concepts as they pertain to the
CRUDESGRU Commander CCTG 70.8 and CTG 77.03.
Captain Roth is married tothe former UrsulaReynolds
of New York. Captain and Mrs. Roth have five children:
Elizabeth, Marilyn, Martha, David and Barbara.
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con. ROBERTZS. sivimi, USN
Commander Robert S. Smith was born in Gary, Indiana,
on August 4, 1925. He attended the United States Naval
Academy and was commissioned an Ensign in June 1946,
Commander' Smith's first tour of duty was aboard
the USS BLUE CDD-7445 where he served as Torpedo
Officer. In 1947 he went to the staff of Escort Division
One and in 1948 he reported aboard the USS PERKINS
CDDR-8773 with duties in Communications, Gunnery and
In 1950 he attended the Navy Special Weapons Unit in
Albuquerque, N, M. as a student and served two years as
that unit's Nuclear Officer in the USS FRANKLIN D,
ROOSEVELT CCVA-429 and the USS ORISKANY CCVA-335.
Commander Smith took command ofthe USS LUZERNE
COUNTY CLST-9023 in October 1953 and after two years
as Commanding Officer was made Flag Lieutenant on the
staff of the Commander Amphibious Force Pacific.
From June 1956 through May 1959 the LONG BEACH
Executive Officer was at the Navy Nuclear Power Unit,
Idaho Falls, Idaho, serving as a student, power plant
operator, and unit Executive Officer during that time.
He then reported aboard the nuclear carrier
ENTERPRISE CCVACNJ65J for a four year tour as Chief
In 1964 Commander Smith got his own command again,
this time the USS HOLDER CDD-8193. He stayed with the
HOLDER until being assigned to theSecretaryofthe Navy's
Personnel Retention Task Force, Washington, D. C., in
Commander Smith reported aboard as LONG BEACH's
Executive Officer April 16, 1966.
Duties of the Executive Officer include the co-
ordination of all administrative functions of the ship,
such as the Personnel Office, Captain' Office and Public
Affairs Office. Commander Smith also headedX CExecutiveJ
Division whose members man the Post Office, Photo
Lab, Print Shop, Chaplain's Office, Ship's Entertainment
System, Personnel Office, Captain's Office and Public
Commander and Mrs. CRamonaJ Smith have four
The LONG BEACH Executive Officer's decorations
include the Korean Unit Citation and the Seventh Order of
Yun Hui Ccloud and bannerj. His medals include the Korean
Service Medal with two stars, the United Nations Service
Medal, the China Service Medal, the National Defense
Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal CCubaJ, and
Navy Expeditionary Medal CCubaJ.
Commander Smith was relieved by Commander J,D,
Watkins in April.
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