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CAPTAIN RUSSELL C. MEDLEY, USN
Commanding Gfficer USS MARS CAFS-D
Russell C. Medley was born in Yellville, Arkansas, son of the Reverend and Mrs. .lames C. Medley'
He attended high school in Yellville and Visalia, California, prior to entering Fresno State College. Captain
Medley was commissioned Ensign, United States Navy from Northwestern University in lX4arCl1, 1941-
Reporting for active duty in the Navy immediately following his commissioning, he was assigned to the
USS ARCTIC QAF-75, fll d b
O Owe y tours of duty on the Uss ADHARA QAK-715, Uss HoNOLULU
CCL-485, USS S-46, CSS-1575, USS BUMPER CSS-3331, and USS HALFBEAK CSS-3521 From August
1944 through August 1945, he commanded the USS S-46, in the Pacific Fleet.
In 1952 he was ordered to the USS RONQUIL CSS-39
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65 as Commanding Officer. ln 1958. he assume
command of Submarine Division 71. During this tour h
e Was in charge of Shakedown training and
introduction of the first tvvo SKATE Class nuclear submarines to the Pacihc Fleet.
Captain Medley has also served on the staff f ' '
s o Commander Submarine Force, United States Pilclflc
Fleet, and of Commander in Chief, U1 it d S '
1 e tates Pacific Fleet.
Captain Medley reported to the MARS from a thr
ee and one-half year tour as Cliicf. NaVY Section'
Military Assistance and Advisory Group to the Federal Republic of Germgmv with hegnlqnarters in tllt?
United States Embassy at Bonn, Germany.
Captain Medley is married to the former Billie Jeanne Roy of New York Fin, ,mtl Sim lfygtllll to amd
has three children, Russell, lr., Deborah, and Jeffrey,
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CGMMANDER HOWARD C. WELLSMAN, USN
Executive Gflicer USS MARS CAES-U
Howard C. We-llsman was horn in Massachusetts, son of Frank George and the late Marion CChamplinD
Wlellsman. He attended 1V1alden High School prior to entering the U. S. Merchant Marine Academy,
Kings Point, N. Y., in 1942. Graduated with scholastic honors, and commissioned as Ensign in the
Navy in March 1944.
He immediately reported for active duty and was assigned to the U. S. Merchant Marine Cadet Basic
School at San Mateo, California, as an instructor. Following this duty came tours aboard the USS
OTTAVVA, USS JASGN, USS TITANIA and USS POLARIS. In 1954 he reported to the CIC Team
Training Center at Boston, 1V1ass., as an instructor.
In 1955, he assumed command of the USS PATAPSCO, followed by assignment as Commanding Ofiicer
ofthe USS ELKHORN. He was then assigned, in 1957, to the staff of the Commander in Chief. United
States Pacific Fleet for duty in the Logistics Division.
ln March 1960 he was ordered to the heavy cruiser LOS ANGELES as Navigator, and in May of 1961
was detached for duty in the Otlicer Distribution Division of the Bureau of Naval Personnel. He reported
as Prospective Executive Oflicer of NIARS in July, 19615.
Commander Wlellslnan is married to the former Miss lda Mae Ryan of Loup City, Nebraska, and has
five children, Leslie Ann, Bruce, Sara, Nlartha, and Ann, llis olilicial residence is San Francisco, California.
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