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COMMANDER PHILLIP H. TEETER
COMMANDER PHILLIP H. TEETER TOOK OVER AS SKIPPER OF U. S. S. HAMNER
ON OCTOBER 29, I955 DURING CHANGE OF COMMAND CEREMONIES AT KAOH-
SIUNG, TAIWAN. COMMANDER TEETER CAME TO THE HAMNER FROM THE OFFICE
OF THE CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS. THE CAPTAIN HAILS FROM MINNEAPOLIS,
MINNESOTA AND IS A GRADUATE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA WHERE
HE PLAYED FOOTBALL AND BASEBALL AND HELD MEMBERSHIP IN SEVERAL ORGA-
NIZATIONS, BOTH SOCIAL AND HONORARY. THE SKIPPER RECEIVED HIS NAVAL
COMMISSION UPON GRADUATION FROM COLLEGE IN JUNE T941 AND SAW HIS
FIRST SEA DUTY ABOARD THE U.S.S. SMITH IDD 378I. HE IS NO STRANGER TO
TIN CANS, HAVING ALSO SERVED ON THE U.S.S. BENNION IDD 662I, THE U.S.S.
GOODRICH IDDR 83II, AND COMMANDED THE U. S. S. MELVIN R. NAWMAN IDE 4I6I.
CAPTAIN TEETER NOW RESIDES IN SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA WITH HIS WIFE,
ANITA, AND THEIR FIVE CHILDREN, JAMES, JOHN, WILLIAM, AND THE TWINS,
CATHERINE AND CHARLES.
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COMMANDER JOSEPH E. THOMPSON, JR. I
COMMANDER JOSEPH E. THOMPSON, JR., USN, ASSUMED COMMAND OF USS
HAMNER IN JANUARY, 1954. CAPTAIN THOMPSON CAME TO THE HAMNER FROM
DUTY AS EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF THE USS SANDOVAL IAPA 1941 IN THE PACIFIC
A NATIVE OF JAMAICA, NEW YORK, CAPTAIN THOMPSON GRADUATED FROM
NEW YORK UNIVERSITY IN 1938. AFTER ENTERING THE NAVY IN 1941, HE SERVED
IN THE BATTLESHIP USS WASHINGTON IBB 561 AND THE CRUISER USS WICHITA
ICA 451 DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR. J
HAVING LED THE HAMNER THROUGH TWENTY-TWO EVENTFUL AND SUCCESS-
FUL MONTHS, CAPTAIN THOMPSON TURNED OVER COMMAND OF THE SHIP TO
COMMANDER PHILLIP H. TEETER DURING CHANGE OF COMMAND CEREMONIES AT
KAOHSIUNG, TAIWAN ON OCTOBER 29, 1955. CAPTAIN THOMPSON LEAVES
THE HAMNER FOR A TOUR OF SHORE DUTY WITH THE OFFICE OF NAVAL
MATERIAL IN WASHINGTON, D. C.
WHILE ON DUTY IN WASHINGTON CAPTAIN THOMPSON RESIDES IN MCLEAN,
VIRGINIA WITH HIS WIFE, CRYSTAL, AND THREE SONS, JOHN, PETER, AND STEPHEN.-
THE CREW AND OFFICERS OF THE HAMNER BID CAPTAIN THOMSON SAYONARA
AND WISH HIM SMOOTH SAILING THROUGH ALL FUTURE YEARS.
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LIEUTENANT COMMANDER ROBERT M. POND
THE EXECUTIVE OFFICER P
MR. POND FIRST REPORTED ABOARD U.S. S. HAMNER IN AUGUST I954 AFTER
COMPLETING A TOUR OF DUTY IN THE OFFICE OF THE CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS.
LCDR. POND, A NATIVE OF SAN FRANCISCO, RECEIVED HIS NAVAL COMMISSION
UPON GRADUATION FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA IN FEBRUARY I943.
DURING VVVV II MR. POND SERVED ABOARD THE U. S. S. BOYD IDD 544I, PARTICIPA-
TING IN MANY OF THE HISTORIC BATTLES OF THE MARCH ACROSS THE PACIFIC.
FROM SEPTEMBER I945 UNTIL JUNE I948 MR. POND VVAS AT THE U. S. NAVAL
ACADEMY, ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND, INSTRUCTING
CLASSES IN NAVAL LEADERSHIP. THEN CAME
DUTY AS STAFF OPERATIONS OFFICER OF DESTROYER
SOUADRON ELEVEN, IT VVAS HERE THAT MR.
POND SERVED DURING KOREAN VVAR OPERATIONS
IN THE SEA OF JAPAN.
' LIEUTENANT COMMANDER POND NOVV
RESIDES AT CORONADO, CALIFORNIA VVITH HIS
VVIFE, KATHIE, AND TVVO DAUGHTERS, JUDY AND
AVVARD PRESENTATIONS AT SEA 'h
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