DeConto, Gerald Francis, CAPT

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Last Rank
Last Primary NEC
111X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Surface Warfare
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
2001-2001, 111X, Pentagon Navy Command Center (NCC), CNO - OPNAV
Service Years
1979 - 2001

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Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Sandwich, MA
Last Address
Sandwich, MA

Casualty Date
Sep 11, 2001
Hostile, Died
Intentional Homicide
Terrorist Attack on the Pentagon
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section: 64 Grave: 4872

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 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
United States Navy Memorial September 11, 2001 Fallen
  2013, United States Navy Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2013, September 11, 2001 Fallen [Verified]

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
In 1979, he graduated from the US Naval Academy with a bachelor's degree in physics. Upon receiving his commission, he attended the Surface Warfare Officer School in San Diego before reporting to the USS Excel as a damage control assistant.

From 1982 to 1984, he served on the USS Fresno as an operations officer. He earned a master's of science degree in mechanical engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif., in 1986. He was assigned to the USS Hewitt, where he served as chief engineer from December 1986 to July 1989.

He also served as executive officer of the USS Lake Erie and commanding officer of the USS Simpson. He also was chief of staff for Standing Naval Force Mediterranean from April 2000 to May 2001.

Captain DeConto was assigned as director of current operations and plans branch for the Navy Command Center at the Pentagon in June 2001.
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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
Formal Schools and Training CoursesUSS Excel (MSO-439)USS Fresno (LST-1182)Naval Postgraduate School (Faculty Staff)
Surface Warfare Division Officers Course , Surface Warfare Officers School Command (SWOSU)Surface Warfare Division Officers Course , Surface Warfare Officers School Command (SWOSU)USS Hewitt (DD-966)CNO - OPNAV
USS Lake Erie (CG-70)COMCARGRU 7, Commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (COMNAVAIRPAC)Naval War College (Staff)USS Simpson (FFG-56)
Standing Naval Force Mediterranean (SNFM)Pentagon Navy Command Center (NCC), CNO - OPNAV
  1979-1979, 116X, SWO Division Officer Course
  1979-1982, 116X, USS Excel (MSO-439)
  1982-1984, 111X, USS Fresno (LST-1182)
  1984-1986, 111X, Naval Postgraduate School (Faculty Staff)
  1986-1986, 111X, SWO Department Head Course
  1986-1986, 111X, SWO Pre-Executive Officer Afloat Course
  1986-1989, 111X, USS Hewitt (DD-966)
  1989-1991, 111X, CNO - OPNAV
  1991-1994, 111X, USS Lake Erie (CG-70)
  1994-1997, 111X, COMCARGRU 7, Commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (COMNAVAIRPAC)
  1997-1998, 111X, Naval War College (Staff)
  1998-2000, 111X, USS Simpson (FFG-56)
  2000-2001, 111X, Standing Naval Force Mediterranean (SNFM)
  2001-2001, 111X, Pentagon Navy Command Center (NCC), CNO - OPNAV
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1990-1991 Gulf War (Iraq)
  2001-2001 Terrorist Attack on the Pentagon
 Colleges Attended 
United States Naval AcademyNaval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CANaval War College
  1975-1979, United States Naval Academy
  1984-1986, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA
  1997-1998, Naval War College
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Remembering the Pentagon Victims - CAPT Gerald F. DeConto, USN (From the Washington Post)
  Sep 01, 2014, General Photos3
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