Boone, Walter, ADM

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111X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Surface Warfare
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Line Officer
Primary Unit
1958-1960, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
Service Years
1917 - 1960

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Last Address
Walter Reed Army Medical Center
Washington D.C., 19 March 1995.

Date of Passing
Mar 19, 1995
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Naval Order of the United States
  1940, Naval Order of the United States

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Admiral Walter Frederick Boone

Walter F. Boone, Admiral USN retired, who after retiring from the Navy, became the NASA Deputy Associate Administrator for Defense Affairs.

1918 - Boone's first wartime assignment was aboard the Ohio, operating with the Atlantic Fleet.
1921 - Admiral Boone graduated from the Naval Academy.
1942 - He was given his second combat assignment, as the executive officer of the aircraft carrier Enterprise.
         - He participated in the Battle of Midway, the Guadalcanal-Tulagi landings, the battles of the Eastern Solomons and Santa Cruz and the November campaign of Guadalcanal.
         - He was awarded the Silver Star for his actions in the Battle of Santa Cruz.
1945 - He returned to the Pacific as commanding officer of the aircraft carrier Yorktown, which participated in the later stages of the Okinawa campaign and the attacks on the Japanese home islands.
1950 - Promoted to Rear Admiral.
1954 - He returned and was appointed as the 38th superintendent of the Academy
1956 - He was promoted to full Admiral and made commander of U.S. naval forces in the eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean.
1957 - Suez Crisis. Commander Naval Forces Eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean
1960 - His final assignment before retiring with the four stars of a full admiral was as the U.S. representative to the Military Committee and Standing Group of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
1967 - As a civilian, he worked for McDonnell Aircraft Company, which became part of McDonnell Douglas Corporation, and as an assistant to the administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
1993 - His wife Polly died.
1995 - Died of heart attack on March at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington. He was 97.

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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
US NavyUSS Texas (BB-35)Commander Naval Air Training (CNATRA)Naval Postgraduate School (Faculty Staff)
VF-6 TomcattersVP-4 King NeptunesVP-3 Screaming EaglesNaval Education and Training Command (NETC) (Staff)
USS Enterprise (CV-6)COMSIXTHFLTUSS Yorktown (CV-5)Commander Amphibious Force, US Seventh Fleet
Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV)CNO - OPNAVCOMSEVENTHFLTJoint Chiefs of Staff (JCS)
US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
  1918-1918, USS Ohio (BB-12)
  1920-1921, USS Texas (BB-35)
  1921-1924, USS California (BB-44)
  1924-1925, USS Burns (DM-11)
  1925-1926, CNATRA Detachment Pensacola, Commander Naval Air Training (CNATRA)
  1926-1927, USS Cincinnati (C-7)
  1927-1930, Naval Postgraduate School (Faculty Staff)
  1930-1932, VF-6 Tomcatters
  1932-1933, Commander Aircraft Battle Force
  1935-1937, VP-4 King Neptunes
  1937-1938, VP-3 Screaming Eagles
  1938-1939, Commander Aircraft Battle Force
  1939-1942, Division of Fleet Training, Navy Operations, Navy Department
  1942-1943, USS Enterprise (CV-6)
  1943-1944, COMSIXTHFLT
  1944-1945, 12th Naval District
  1945-1945, Commander Aircraft South Pacific Force
  1945-1945, USS Yorktown (CV-5)
  1947-1947, Commander Amphibious Force, US Seventh Fleet
  1947-1947, General Board, Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV)
  1947-1949, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations, CNO - OPNAV
  1949-1950, Commander, Cruiser Destroyer Group, 7th Fleet, COMSEVENTHFLT
  1950-1951, Commander Naval Forces Eastern Atlantic /Mediterranean (CINCNELM/COMNELM)
  1951-1952, Commander-in-Chief Eastern Atlantic (CINCEASTLANT)
  1952-1954, Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS)
  1954-1956, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
  1956-1958, Commander Naval Forces Eastern Atlantic /Mediterranean (CINCNELM/COMNELM)
  1958-1960, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1918-1918 World War I
  1942-1942 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Battle of Midway
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-42)/Battle of the Eastern Solomons
  1942-1942 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-42)
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-42)/Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands
 Colleges Attended 
United States Naval Academy
  1917-1921, United States Naval Academy
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Admiral Walter F. Boone; Assignments and Awards
  Mar 23, 1995, Obituary, Walter F. Boone, USNA 19213
  Jul 23, 2017, General Photos
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