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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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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
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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
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,
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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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