McFarland, James, RADM

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Last Rank
Rear Admiral Upper Half
Last Primary NEC
161X-Special Duty Officer - Cryptology
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1986-1990, 161X, COMNAVSECGRU
Service Years
1953 - 1990
Rear Admiral Upper Half
Rear Admiral Upper Half

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Date of Passing
Feb 01, 2003
Location of Interment
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Last Known Activity
Enjoying the love of his wife Paula and their children:
Scott King (Son) 1958
Brett Allen (Son) 1960
Suzanne Elizabeth (Daughter) 1965
Kelly Paige Drennon (Stepdaughter) 1975
Matthew Kyle (Son) 1980
Jeffrey Stephen (Son) 1981
Other Comments:
Rear Admiral J.S. McFarland is probably best known for never forgetting a Sailor. He had an uncanny ability to remember everyone he met. Ask any CT, CPO or 161X/644X/ 744X who knew him and you'll hear a story about a man who genuinely loved his cryptologic community and every member of it.
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 Duty Stations
Commander Navy Reserve Forces Command (COMNAVRESFORCOM)NAVCOMSTA HonoluluTUSLOG Det 28 KaramurselUSS Belmont (AGTR-4)
Commander, US Fleet Forces Command (COMUSFLTFORCOM)COMNAVSECGRUNaval Security Group Activity (NSGA) Misawa, JapanNational Security Agency (NSA)
Commander in Chief Pacific Fleet (CINCPACFLT)/Commander Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT)
  1953-1957, 00-0000, Commander Navy Reserve Forces Command (COMNAVRESFORCOM)
  1957-1959, 161X, NAVCOMSTA Honolulu
  1960-1961, 161X, TUSLOG Det 28 Karamursel
  1961-1963, 161X, USS Belmont (AGTR-4)
  1965-1967, 161X, Commander, US Fleet Forces Command (COMUSFLTFORCOM)
  1971-1975, 161X, Cryptological Support Group (CSG), COMNAVSECGRU
  1975-1979, 161X, Commander, US Fleet Forces Command (COMUSFLTFORCOM)
  1979-1981, 161X, Naval Security Group Activity (NSGA) Misawa, Japan
  1981-1983, 161X, NSA/CSS, National Security Agency (NSA)
  1983-1985, 161X, Commander in Chief Pacific Fleet (CINCPACFLT)/Commander Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT)
  1986-1990, 161X, COMNAVSECGRU
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1971-1973 Vietnam War
 Colleges Attended 
Lewis & Clark CollegeHarvard University
  1953-1957, Lewis & Clark College
  1969-1970, Others/Not Listed
  1987-1988, Harvard University
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