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CDR DENNIS J. VAN BUSKIRK, USN
Commander VAN BUSKIRK is from Madison, Wisconsin. He was commissioned through the NROTC scholarship program at the University
of Wisconsin, Madison where he graduated with a BS degree in Marine Geology in August 1969.
His first assignment was as Communications Officer in USS JULIUS A. FURER CDDG-61 homeported in Newport, Rhode Island. He
then joined the pre-commissioning detail for USS DALE QDLG-19D and later commissioned her as head- of the Communications Department.
In August of 1973 he reported to the Navy Recruiting District, New York where he served as Enlisted Programs officer, responsible for
enlisted Navy recruiting in New York City, Long Island, 'and part of upstate New York.
ln 1975 he reported to Sperry Systems Management, a defense contractor in Long Island where he spent five months working on the
combat systems software and operating doctrine for USS OLIVER HAZARD PERRY QFFG-71. This was followed by Department Head
training in Newport. While in Newport he was sent briefly to serve as U.S. Liaison Officer aboard the German tall ship GORCH FOCK
during the Bicentennial Celebration in New York City. .
Following his graduation from the Department Head course in 1976, he reported to the Oliver Hazard Perry Pre-Commissioning Unit at
Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine as part of the nucleus crew. Commander VAN BUSKIRK commissioned USS OLIVER HAZARD PERRY
QFFG-71 as Combat Systems Officer and served in Perry until January of 1980 when he reported to the Pentagon in Washington as Aide and
Administrative Assistant to the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Surface Warfare. During that time he also served as Military Aide to the
Governor of Wisconsin during President Reagan's inaugural in 1981. Following his tour at the Pentagon he reported to USS DEWEY
QDDG-45J as Executive Officer.
Commander VAN BUSKlRK's awards include: two Navy Commendation Medals, Navy Achievement Medal, the National Defense Service
Medal, two Meritorious Unit Citations, and the Sea Service Deployment Ribbon.
He is married to the former Ginny GARITY of Jefferson, Wisconsin and they have two daughters, Kelley and Michelle.
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cnn no Am L. LASSITER, USN
Commander LASSITER was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on 17 March 1943. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1966 and
after tours of duty at NAS Pensacola, Florida and NAS Kingsville, Texas, was assigned in 1968 to USS DALE QDLG 191
ln April 1970 he was assigned as a River Assault Group Senior Advisor and later as Executive Officer of the Fourth Riverine
Advisory Group located in CANTI-IO, Vietnam. Upon completion of this tour in May 1971 he attended the U.S. Naval Destroyer School
in Newport, Rhode Island. Upon graduation he reported in December 1971 as Operations Officer, USS SELLERS QDDG 111-
,ln 1974, he attended the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, where he earned a Master of Science in
Management in 1975. Following a tour in the Bureau of Naval Personnel in the Active Officer Promotions Branch, he attended the U.S-
Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island, in 1977.
From November 1978 through April 1980 he served as Executive Officer, USS PREBLE QDDG 461. In May 1980 he reported fOr
duty as Chief Staff Officer to Commander, Destroyer Squadron TWENTY-FIVE
Commander LASSITER holds various personal decorations and service medals which include the Bronze Star Medal with Combat
Distinguishing Device, Navy Commendation Medal with Combat Distinguishing Device, Navy Achievement Medal and Combat Ribbon.
Commander LASSITER is married to th f R '
e ormer onme SOKOI. of Omaha, Nebraska. They have one daughter, Kristan.
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The Standing Naval Force Atlantic is a permanent multi-national
naval squadron of destroyer type ships. It has been deployed
throughout the 12 million square miles of the North Atlantic since
December 1967. The objectives of the force include improvement of
multi-national teamwork by providing year round experience and
training, demonstrating the solidarity of the Nato Nations, providing
for rapid deployment in times of tension, and to provide the
elements of a more powerful Nato Naval force if required.
CAPTAIN GREGORY F STREETER
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