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LCDR F ritsch
LCDR Curtiss P. Fritsch, USN, is a native of San Antonio, Texas.
He entered the Navy ROTC program at UCLA in 1963 and was
graduated with a B.A. in International Relations and commissioned
in lune 1967. He qualified as Fleet OOD in 1969 and was desig-
nated a Surface warfare Officer in 1971. Tours of duty have
included service as Assistant Navigator and CIC Officer in USS
JAMES E KYES CDD 7875. Operations Officer and Chief Staff Offi-
cer on COM DESDIV 192 Staff, duty under instruction at US Naval
Destroyer School and Guided Missile School and two years as
Weapons Officer on USS BERKELEY KDDG 153. He assumed his
duties as Navigation Instructor in June of 1974. ln addition to his
regular duties, LCDR Fritsch pursued a Master's Degree in Foreign
Affairs at the University of Washington Graduate School of Public
On lune 11, LCDR Fritsch married Michelle A. Potts, thus losing
his standing as the Perennial Bachelor. He has been ordered to the
USS ASHTABULA CAO-513 to assume the duties of First Lieutenant.
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The Executive Officer, CDR Donald O. Knerr, USN, is a native of
Indiana. He entered the Navy as an Aviation Cadet in 1953 from
the University of Western Kentucky. Designated a Naval Aviator in
June 1954, he served in carrier squadrons VS-20, VS-21, VT-27,
VS-38, VS-41 and commanded VAW-116 aboard the USS CORAL
SEA. Prior to reporting to the University of Washington, CDR Knerr
was the US Defense Attache attached to the US Embassy, Munro-
via. He holds a B.S. and M.S. in Management from the US Post-
graduate School, Monterey. He and his wife Jean have two sons
John and Eric. The XO's hobbies include hunting, skiing, and float
1977 was CDR Knerr's last year at the University of Washington.
His next assignment is Assistant Chief of staff for Administration
and Personnel, Staff, Commander Naval Forces, Japan. His easy
maner and genuine interest in the welfare of the midshipmen and
Officer Candidates will be missed by all.
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LCDR Grant R. Telfer graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy and
was commissioned an Ensign in June 1963. His first assignment was
First Lieutenant and Navigator onboard the USS JOHN R. CRAIG CDD
8855. In January 1966 LCDR Telfer reported to the USS PRINCETON
CLPH 53 for two years of duty as Communications Traffic Control Offi-
cer. His next assignment was Operations Officer of the USS WEISS
LAPD 1359, and he subsequently served in that command as Executive
Officer until mid-1969. Following this tour, LCDR Telfer entered
Basic Underwater DemolitionlSEAL training and graduated in April
1970. Reporting to SEAL Team ONE, he deployed to the Republic of
Vietnam as a Platoon Commander. In July 1971, he was assigned as
Operations and Plans Officer, Naval Special Warfare Group ONE. He
received orders to Commander Naval lnshore Warfare!Amphibious
Group Eastern Pacific in July 1973 ad Assistant Chief of Staff for Logis-
LCDR Telfer served as Commanding Officer of SEAL Team ONE from
29 March 1974 to 3 April 1976. He assumed his duties as Senior
Instructor at the University of Washington NROTC Unit in September of
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Major James E. McClenahan, Marine Officer Instructor, entered the
United States Marine Corps through the OCS Program and was commis-
sioned a second lieutenant in May 1965. He attended the Basic School
at Quantico and Field Artillery Officers Basic School at Fort Sill before
serving with the 3rd and 5rd Marine Divisions in Vietnam. Major
McClenahan then served with the 5th Marine Division at Camp Pen-
dleton, California, attended the Field Artillery Officer Advanced
Course at Fort Sill, served with the 3rd Marine Division on Okinawa,
at the Marine Barracks, Kodiak, Alaska, and at the 6th Marine Corps
District Headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. Major McClenahan gradu-
ated from the University of Pittsburgh.
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