Wendt, Waldemar Frederick A, ADM

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1968-1971, Commander-in-Chief Eastern Atlantic (CINCEASTLANT)
Service Years
1933 - 1971

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Contact Info
Home Town
Millstadt, IL
Last Address
3100 Block Shore Drive
Virginia Beach, VA

Date of Passing
Oct 18, 1997
Location of Interment
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United States Navy Memorial
  2019, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

On retirement from the Navy Waldemar Wend served (1972-1983) on the Board of Overseers of the Center for Naval Analysis, an affiliate corporation of the University of Rochester. He was an active member of First Presbyterian Church in Virginia Beach and has served as deacon and elder in that Church.
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 Duty Stations
US NavyUS Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)Commander, Naval Surface Force, Pacific (COMNAVSURFPAC)/COMDESRON 30CNO - OPNAV
USS Helena (CA-75)USCINCLANTCommander in Chief Pacific Fleet (CINCPACFLT)/Commander Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT)Naval War College (Faculty Staff)
USS Rankin (AKA-103)Commander, Naval Surface Force, Atlantic (COMNAVSURFLANT)/DESRON 36Commander Naval Forces Marianas (COMNAVMARIANAS)Bureau of Naval Personnel (BUPERS)
Commander in Chief US Naval Forces Europe (CINCUSNAVEUR)/Commander US Naval Forces Europe (COMUSNAVE
  1933-1935, USS Oklahoma (BB-37)
  1935-1935, USS Ramsey (AG-98)
  1935-1936, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
  1936-1939, USS Moffett (DD-362)
  1939-1940, USS Bainbridge (DD-246)
  1940-1943, Commander, Naval Surface Force, Pacific (COMNAVSURFPAC)/COMDESRON 30
  1943-1944, USS Monaghan (DD-354)
  1944-1945, Commander in Chief, United States Fleet (CINCUS)
  1945-1947, CNO - OPNAV
  1947-1948, USS Helena (CA-75)
  1948-1951, CNO - OPNAV
  1951-1953, USCINCLANT
  1953-1954, Commander Destroyers, Battle Force/COMDESDIV 32
  1954-1956, Naval War College (Faculty Staff)
  1956-1957, USS Rankin (AKA-103)
  1957-1959, Commander, Naval Surface Force, Atlantic (COMNAVSURFLANT)/DESRON 36
  1959-1960, CNO - OPNAV
  1960-1961, Commander Naval Forces Marianas (COMNAVMARIANAS)
  1961-1962, COMCRUDESFLOT 7
  1962-1965, CNO - OPNAV
  1965-1967, USCINCLANT
  1967-1968, Bureau of Naval Personnel (BUPERS)/DCNO (M,P,T&E)
  1968-1971, Commander in Chief US Naval Forces Europe (CINCUSNAVEUR)/Commander US Naval Forces Europe (COMUSNAVE
  1968-1971, Commander-in-Chief Eastern Atlantic (CINCEASTLANT)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1939-1941 Neutrality Operations in the North Atlantic
  1941-1945 World War II
  1942-1942 Algeria-French Morocco Campaign (1942)/Operation Torch
  1944-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/New Guinea Campaign (1943-44)
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Guam
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Saipan
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Philippine Sea
 Colleges Attended 
United States Naval AcademyNaval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CANaval War College
  1929-1933, United States Naval Academy
  1939-1939, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA
  1949-1950, Naval War College
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Jun 01, 1933, Commissioned as Ensign
  Jun 01, 1936, Promoted to Lieutenant Junior Grade
  Jul 01, 1940, Promoted to Lieutenant
  Oct 01, 1942, Promoted to Lieutenant Commander
  Jan 01, 1944, Promoted to Commander
  Jul 01, 1951, Promoted to Captain
  Jan 17, 1960, Promoted to Rear Admiral
  Aug 09, 1965, Promoted to Vice Admiral
  Jul 12, 1968, Promoted to Admiral
  Jun 30, 1971, Retired from Naval Service
  Oct 21, 1997, Obituary - Virginian- Pilot
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