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CDI! R. T. BAILEY
C0 MANDI G UFFICEB
COMMANDER RICHARD T. BAILEY, U. S. NAVY, was born in Washington,
D. C. on 9 September 1927. He attended Calvin Coolidge High School, Washington,
D. C., and was graduated from Bullis Prepatory School, Si ver Springs, Mailiy and.
Commander Bailey was appointed to the United States Naval Aca emy in 19 5 and
was graduated and commissioned an Ensign on 3 June 1949.
fter graduation, Commander Bailey reriprted to USS WINSLOW QE-AG-1273 and
served as Assistant Gunnery and Assistant ngineer Officer. He later served in USS
PUTNAM QDD-7575 and USS MERGANSER CAMS-263 and, in 1953, commanded
MERGANSER during combat minesweegiing and truce patrol in Korean Waters, Corn-
mader Bailey was awarded the Bronze tar Medal with Combat Distinguishing Device
for his meritorious service as Commanding Officer of USS MERGANSER.
From 1954 to 1955 Commander Bailey served on the Staff of Commander, Mine
Flotills ONE, Sasebo, Japan as Assistant Operations Officer. In 1955 he was ordered
to the U. S. Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California and, upon completion,
served on the Staff of Commander Hawaiian Sea Frontier as Assistant Operations
Planning Officer. From 1958 to 1960, Commander Bailey served in USS MCGOWAN
QDD-6785 as Executive Officer. In 1960 he assumed command of the USS SEARCHER
CAGR-45. From 1962 to 1964 Commander Bailey served in the Bureau of Naval Per-
sonnel, Washinston, D. C., as Head, College Training Programs Section. He assumed
command of US NEWMAN K. PERRY QDD-8833 in January 1965.
Commander Bailey holds the following decorations and awards: Bronze Star with
Combat Distinguishing Device, World Warl Victor Medal, Occu ation Medal, National
Defense Service Meda , Korean Service Medal C2 blattle starsj, Flnited Nations Service
Medal, China Service Medal and the Korean Presidential Unit Citation.
Commander Bailey is married to the former Jimmie Louise Fendley of Portsmouth,
virginia. They have four children, Diane M., Richard T., Jr., Susan M., and Howard T.