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November 19, 1985 | Associated Press
President Reagan has nominated Rear Adm. Bruce Demars for promotion to vice admiral and new assignment as the deputy chief of naval operations for submarine warfare, the Pentagon said Monday. Demars, 50, is currently the assistant deputy chief for submarine warfare.
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July 28, 2013 | By Richard Fausset
MEXICO CITY - Two members of the Mexican navy, including a vice admiral, were shot dead Sunday in the troubled southwestern state of Michoacan, officials said. Michoacan, long a hotbed of drug cartel violence, has become particularly unstable in recent months. Fed up with the extortion, threats and killings carried out by a cartel called the Knights Templar, residents of small towns formed vigilante “self-defense” groups. Clashes and killings escalated, disrupting important agricultural harvests and other businesses.
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NEWS
November 30, 1992
John C. Daniel, 93, a retired Navy vice admiral who helped negotiate the armistice that ended the Korean War. Daniel was assigned to the United Nations command and became a top peace negotiator for Gen. Mark Clark, putting together the agreement that ended the war in 1953. He later served as commander of the Atlantic Fleet, retiring from the Navy in 1960 after 36 years. In Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., on Saturday of complications from pneumonia.
SPORTS
July 30, 2007 | Eric Sondheimer, Times Staff Writer
If there are any therapists who know how to speak to a horse, please contact trainer Clifford Sise Jr. He has a patient in need of help. Vice Admiral, a 3-year-old gelding, keeps finishing second. In 10 starts at three Southern California racetracks, he has placed second eight times, including his last seven races. "It doesn't matter who rides him -- he'll finish second," Sise said.
NEWS
March 16, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
William Francis Raborn Jr., a retired Navy vice admiral who was in charge of the development of the Polaris missile and later headed the Central Intelligence Agency in the Lyndon B. Johnson Administration, has died of cardiac arrest at 84. An aviator, Raborn served aboard aircraft carriers in World War II and commanded the destroyer Bennington after the war.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 6, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The Navy's aviation commander said Tuesday that he "should be fired" for misconduct at the 1991 Tailhook Assn. convention in Las Vegas where, according to an internal investigation, at least 26 women were sexually molested by Navy and Marine Corps pilots. Vice Adm. Richard M. Dunleavy said he assumes full responsibility for the incident because he was the senior naval aviator at the event. "We in naval aviation leadership . . .failed. . . .
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 22, 2003 | From Staff and Wire Reports
William Paden Mack, 87, a retired vice admiral who was superintendent of the Naval Academy and a novelist, died Jan. 15 in Annapolis, Md., of cerebral vascular disease. A native of Hillsboro, Ill., Mack saw action in the East Indies and the Aleutians in World War II and commanded ships during the Korean and Vietnam wars. He earned three Distinguished Service Medals.
SPORTS
July 30, 2007 | Eric Sondheimer, Times Staff Writer
If there are any therapists who know how to speak to a horse, please contact trainer Clifford Sise Jr. He has a patient in need of help. Vice Admiral, a 3-year-old gelding, keeps finishing second. In 10 starts at three Southern California racetracks, he has placed second eight times, including his last seven races. "It doesn't matter who rides him -- he'll finish second," Sise said.
NEWS
January 23, 1987 | Associated Press
President Reagan has nominated Rear Adm. Clyde R. Bell for a promotion to vice admiral, the Pentagon announced. Bell, 55, is vice director of the Joint Strategic Target Planning Staff at the Pentagon.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 31, 1985
The former head of the U.S. Navy Supply Corp., Murrey Levering Royar, retired vice admiral, has died in Arlington, Va., after a brief illness. Royar was 91. During a career that spanned almost four decades, Royar commanded the Navy's two largest supply centers, in Oakland and in Norfolk, Va., and served as supply officer on several combat ships. Later, he led the Navy's Officer Business Corp. and served as Navy paymaster general.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 23, 2007 | Kenneth R. Weiss, Times Staff Writer
The California Coastal Commission filed a lawsuit Thursday against the U.S. Navy for rejecting its recommendations for additional safeguards to protect whales and other marine mammals from high-power sonar used by ships in training exercises planned for Southern California waters.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 12, 2007 | Matt Schudel, The Washington Post
Joseph Metcalf III, the Navy vice admiral who led the U.S. invasion of the Caribbean nation of Grenada in 1983, died March 2 at his home in Washington after a series of strokes. He was 79 and also had a progressive neurological disorder. Metcalf was assigned to lead the invasion only 39 hours before it was to take place, Oct. 25, 1983. Six days earlier, a Marxist faction had seized control of Grenada's government and executed Prime Minister Maurice Bishop and 15 supporters.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 31, 2006 | Joel Rubin, Times Staff Writer
David L. Brewer, the retired Navy vice admiral selected to become Los Angeles' next education chief, agreed Monday to a four-year contract that will pay him $300,000 per year. The agreement, which has been signed by school board President Marlene Canter and is expected to be ratified today by a majority of the seven-member board, also provides Brewer with a $3,000 monthly housing allowance, a $45,000 annual expense account, an automobile and an extensive benefits package.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 22, 2003 | From Staff and Wire Reports
William Paden Mack, 87, a retired vice admiral who was superintendent of the Naval Academy and a novelist, died Jan. 15 in Annapolis, Md., of cerebral vascular disease. A native of Hillsboro, Ill., Mack saw action in the East Indies and the Aleutians in World War II and commanded ships during the Korean and Vietnam wars. He earned three Distinguished Service Medals.
NEWS
September 27, 2000 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Horacio "Rivets" Rivero, the Navy's first four-star admiral of Latino descent and the U.S. ambassador to Spain during the waning years of Francisco Franco's regime, has died. He was 90. Rivero died Sunday at his home in Coronado, Calif., where he had moved to retire among his Navy "extended family." A fourth star was pinned on Rivero's shoulder boards in 1964, making him unofficially the first Latino to reach that rank. Some historians consider him the second. The first Latino admiral in the U.S. Navy was David G. Farragut, who uttered the immortal line, "Damn the torpedoes!
NEWS
August 17, 1994 | RICHARD C. PADDOCK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A large American flag flies from his porch. The "Perot for President" bumper sticker on his car is still shiny. And retired Adm. James B. Stockdale believes he could do a better job than President Clinton. But the 70-year-old Vietnam War hero--Ross Perot's 1992 running mate--doesn't spend much time these days contemplating what life would be like if he had been elected vice president.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 8, 1986
I must take a stand against your article on Qingdao (Tsingtao) China and your labeling of it "Sin City" in 1946. Not only was there no more "sin" there than at Shanghai Red's in San Pedro, or the destroyer base at San Diego, or the Mare Island Base at Vallejo, or the base at Bremerton, Wash., but it was also the home port of the USS Estes, the flagship of our Seventh Fleet, which not only carried a full admiral but also a vice admiral and a brigadier general of the Marines aboard.
NEWS
September 26, 1987 | Associated Press
Navy Secretary James H. Webb on Friday granted the request of Rear Adm. John M. Poindexter, President Reagan's former national security adviser, to retire next Thursday, but he delayed a final decision on the rank at which Poindexter may leave until completion of a criminal inquiry into his role in the Iran- contra affair. The Navy said in a brief statement that Poindexter would be retired initially at the two-star rank of rear admiral.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 1994
Your article ("Budget Cut Blues Hit the Ranks," March 22) about the drawdown in the armed services requires some factual updating and perspective. Your readers need to know that while we face an enormous challenge, undertaking the largest reduction in the history of the all-volunteer force, the Navy is keeping faith with its officers and sailors. From my perspective, as chief of naval personnel, we have worked to make human reductions in a humane way, without negatively affecting the Navy's combat readiness capabilities.
NEWS
March 10, 1994 | MARK FINEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
From the pier of the gritty port here, Vice Adm. Hans-Rudolf Bohmer watched with pride just after dawn Wednesday as 200 of Germany's first combat soldiers to be deployed abroad since World War II marched aboard the German navy ship Niemburg, bound for home. But, as he stood in combat helmet and flak vest in this still-lawless land, the commander of the German Naval Fleet was circumspect at the end of a mission, controversial and historic.
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