Long Beach (CGN 9) - Naval Cruise Book

 - Class of 1967

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791, .-tj '2 9-4 a s H 'FND Q 'Q W'Zh M - , CAPT. PA 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 Pacific. 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 Laboratory. 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 U L ,raft aes QW sw w'fs6?'i5's it Wi ffl RUTH, USN 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 BEACH. - 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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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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" W-'flllllflliv '2x5JQ5'. :1'iV'1' in mir-R S' -' COMMANDING OFFICER 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 cruiser. 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 1, 1962. 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 222352 :ridge ti Q, at is 2 gil 21:65 3 , l ,ef 324. 1 if if 1 si 5,3 4 , Zigi , i fi fvfi 1' Z f fi QQ 2. 8 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, Sunnyvale, California. 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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