Hoover, Gilbert, ADM

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Admiral
Last Primary NEC
111X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Surface Warfare
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1942-1942, 111X, USS Helena (CL-50)
Service Years
1916 - 1947
Admiral
Admiral

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Home State
Ohio
Ohio
Year of Birth
1894
 
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Last Address
Columbus

Date of Passing
Jan 08, 1980
 
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In 1939 he was appointed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to the first group in the U.S. government to deal with the theory of nuclear fission. Out of the committee's findings came the massive, top-secret effort in World War II which produced the atomic bomb.

In 1951 Admiral Hoover returned to government service as a civilian official at the Atomic Energy Commission's Sandia Base in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Following this he became manager of the AEC's facility in Boulder, Colorado. He returned to Bristol in 1956.

His last official act in uniform was to serve as representative of the Secretary of the Navy at the keel laying of the U. S. S. Bristol County in San Diego, Calif in February, 1971.
   
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Command at Sea

 
 Duty Stations
US NavyCruiser Destroyer Group  8/DESRON 2USS Helena (CL-50)
  1916-1919, 116X, USS Wyoming (BB-32)
  1942-1942, 111X, Cruiser Destroyer Group 8/DESRON 2
  1942-1942, 111X, USS Helena (CL-50)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Battle of the Coral Sea
  1942-1942 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Battle of Midway
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-42)/Cape Esperance (Second Savo)
  1942-1943 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-42)
 Colleges Attended 
United States Naval AcademyCarnegie Institution of Washington
  1912-1916, United States Naval Academy
  2003-2003, Carnegie Institution of Washington
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