Commander William J. Longhi, USN
Commander Longhi, a native of Lansford,
Pennsylvania, is a 1951 graduate of the Uni-
versity of Notre Dame, which he attended as
a regular NROTC student. Upon graduation
and commissioning, he was assigned to USS
TURNER QDDR-8349, where he remained for
three years in a variety of junior officer bil-
lets, including a year as Gunnery Officer.
During his tour, Turner took part in three
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In July, 1954, Commander Longhi took com-
mand of USS BUNTING QAMS-37, acoastal
minesweeper, which during his command was
converted and redesignated as a minehunter
He remained in command of USS BUNTING until August, 1956, when he began the Command
Communications course at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. Upon grad-
uation in June, 1958, he was assigned to USS MACON fCA-1325 as Communications Officer.
He remained aboard USS MACON until she began her decommissioning in November, 1960,
having participated in a Mediterranean cruise, a South American cruise, and Operation Inland
Sea through the Great Lakes.
After a tour of duty in OPNAV, in the Communications Plans and Policy Branch, Commander
Longhi returned to destroyer duty in April, 1963, as executive officer of USS JOSEPH P,
KENNEDY. While aboard USS KENNEDY, he returned to the Mediterranean for his fifth tour
with the Sixth Fleet.
A He attended the Armed Forces Staff College
. from January, 1965, until June, and was then
I assigned to duty on the staff of Commander
in Chief, U.S. Naval Forces in Europe, as
Communications Operations, Plans and Read-
iness Officer. During this tour he also
served, on an additional duty basis,on the staff
of Commander in Chief, Europe, as the U.S,
member of the Allied Naval Communications
Agency, a NATO organization dealing with all
aspects of naval communications. He remained
in London until October, 1968, when he took
command of USS NORRIS.
Commander Longhi is married to the former
Mary Anne Barry of Charleston, South
Carolina. They have 'three children: William,
Catherine Mary, and Michael, all of whom
attend the Cluny School in Newport. The family
presently resides in Middletown, Rhode Island.
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