Long Beach (CGN 9) - Naval Cruise Book

 - Class of 1967

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CUMCRUDESFLUT 9 RADM. M. W Mark W. Woods, son of Mr. and Mrs. F. Pace Woods, was born on April 28, 1918, in Whitehall, Montana. In 1921, the family returned to Lincoln, Nebraska, where he attended public schools. He spent two and one-half years at the University of Nebraska, where he was president of his chapter of Phi Delta Theta fraternity. He was ap- pointed to the U.S, Naval Academy in 1938 and was graduated and commissioned Ensign in December, 1941, with Academy class of 1942. He was selected for pro- motion to Rear Admiral in May, 1966. His first sea duty in World War ll was on board USS NORTH CAROLINA as Signal Officer, where he took part in the Guadacanal operations. In 1943 he became Aide and Flag Lieutenant to Rear Admiral George H. Ford, Commander Landing Craft, South Pacific Force, for the remainder of the Solomon Islands campaigns. He later served as Assistant Operations Officer on the staff of Commander, Amphibious Group FIVE during the assult of Peleliu and Angaur. Three years of post graduate training in Ordnance Engineering resulted in a master's degree in engineering at John Hopkins University, where he was elected to the honorary engineering society, Sigma Xi. He has had tours as Missile Research and Development Project Officer in the Bureau of Ordnance, as Branch Head for Surface to Air Missiles in the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, and as Director of the Surface Warfare and Space Division of the Staff of Commander Operations Test . WOODS, USN W5?fS Wa! :WK 7 ' aotd rvlaglfsi SWK iff i?zwfv!Z and Evaluation Force U.S, Navy. During 1963 and 1964 he was the Executive Officer and Deputy Director of-the U.S. Naval Ship Missile Systems Engineering Station, Port Hueneme, California. Prior to assuming command of Cruiser Destroyer FLOTILLA NINE he was Command- ing Officer of the USS CANBERRA CCAG-23. Rear Admiral Woods has been awarded the following medals and decorations: Silver Star, Navy Commendation with Combat "V", Navy Unit Citati0I15 American Defense Service Medal with one star, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with seven stars, World War ll Victory Medal, NavyOccupation Service Medal, China Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal with one star, Korean Service Medal with one star, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, United Nations Service Medal, Korean Presidential Unit Citation. Read Admiral Woods is married to the former Marjorie Jane Williams of Quincy, Illinois, and Honolulu, Hawall- Rear Admiral and Mrs. Woods currently reside .In Coronado, California with their four daughters, lVIal'j0l'le, Shauna, Rondi and Pace and their twin boys, Robert and Mark. Rear Admiral Woods, Commander, Cruiser-Destroyel' FLOTILLA NINE, and staff reported on board LONG BEACH January 18, 1967, relieving Rear Admiral A.3- Goodfellow, Commander, Cruiser-Destroyer FLOTILLA SEVEN, and staff, l I i I I Q I I I I I l I I I I I I . I I I I I I l l ,

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