Hemley, Eugene Adams, CAPT

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Last Rank
Last Primary NEC
112X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Submarine Warfare
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1967-1970, NTCC OPNAV (Pentagon)
Service Years
1940 - 1970

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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
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Home Town
Brooklyn, NY
Last Address
Scarsdale, NY

Date of Passing
Nov 11, 2002
Location of Interment
Not Specified
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Not Specified

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Last Known Activity
From 60th Anniversary Yearbook, USNA Class of 1940


Eugene Hemley

After graduation, Gene served aboard the light cruiser NASHVILLE through half of the war as a deck division officer and then as Electrical Officer. During this period, NASHVILLE operated on the West Coast, Hawaii, North Atlantic to Iceland, Bermuda, Pacific to Japan (Doolittle Raid), Aleutians, and Solomons.

For the second half of the war, Gene served aboard the submarine SEADRAGON as Engineer and Torpedo Data Computer Operator (Fire Control Officer), making four successful war patrols and receiving the Silver Star. Then he served aboard GREENLING as Executive Officer, completing one war patrol.

In June, 1945, Gene went to the P.G. course in Naval Design Engineering at Annapolis, which was completed in 1948. Then he was off to Hawaii as a submarine Squadron Engineer for one year before becoming Executive Officer of the submarine BECUNA. This was followed by a short tour as Ordnance Officer, Submarine Base, New London. From 1951 on, Gene had the good fortune of rotating duties afloat and ashore with all sea duties being in command and shore duties being senior staff positions and one in command of a shore station.

His afloat tours were: command of the submarine BANG; the submarine VOLADOR; the destroyer BRISTOL; the amphibious flagship TACONIC; and the command cruiser NORTHAMPTON. His shore assignments included: Operations Officer of an ASW development detachment in Key West; Director, Fleet Communications, OPNAV; C.O., Naval Communications Station, Japan; Department Head, War Gaming Department, Naval War College; and Deputy Director, Information Systems Division, OPNAV.

"Retiring" in 1970, he went to work as Director, MIS National Girl Scouts Organization. Four years later, he joined The International Trade Facilitation Council, fleeting up eleven years later to Executive Director which he has continued to be ever since.

Other "trail markers" over the years included: District Chairman, Boy Scouts Far East Council; Black Belt Aikido; M.S. in International Affairs; President, Naval Academy Alumni Association, New York; President, Westchester County Tennis Club; U.S. Business Representative at United Nations Economic Commission European meetings; and hosting President Lyndon Johnson and Northeast governors, congressmen and families on an overnight cruise aboard Northampton.

Gene has been very happily married to his wife, Charlotte, of Huntington, Indiana, since their wedding forty years ago in Hawaii. They have two sons, two daughters, and three grandchildren.

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Profile originally researched and created by SCPO Kent Weekly.  Maintained by LT Burton Hemley Schneider, nephew of CAPT Hemley.
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Submarine Officer Badge
Submarine Combat Patrol Badge - 4 Patrols

 Duty Stations
US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)US NavySubmarine School Officers BasicUSS Sea Dragon (SS-194)
USS Greenling (SS-213)USS Becuna (SS-319)NAVSUBASE New London/GrotonUSS Bang (SS-385)
USS Volador (SS-490)USS Bristol (DD-857)USS Taconic (AGC-17)NAVCOMSTA Japan
Naval War College (Faculty Staff)USS Northampton (CC-1)NTCC OPNAV (Pentagon)
  1936-1940, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
  1940-1942, USS Nashville (CL-43)
  1942-1943, Submarine School Officers Basic
  1943-1944, USS Sea Dragon (SS-194)
  1945-1945, USS Greenling (SS-213)
  1949-1951, USS Becuna (SS-319)
  1951-1951, NAVSUBASE New London/Groton
  1951-1952, USS Bang (SS-385)
  1954-1955, 112X, USS Volador (SS-490)
  1955-1957, USS Bristol (DD-857)
  1962-1963, USS Taconic (AGC-17)
  1963-1965, NAVCOMSTA Japan
  1965-1966, Naval War College (Faculty Staff)
  1966-1967, USS Northampton (CC-1)
  1967-1970, NTCC OPNAV (Pentagon)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1939-1941 Neutrality Operations in the North Atlantic
  1942-1942 Pacific Air Offensive (1942-45)/Doolittle B-25 Attack on Tokyo
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-42)/Battle of the Eastern Solomons
  1942-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  1943-1944 USS Seadragon (SS-194)/USS SEADRAGON (SS-194) 9th War Patrol
  1944-1944 USS Seadragon (SS-194)/USS SEADRAGON (SS-194) 10th War Patrol
 Colleges Attended 
United States Naval AcademyUnited States Naval AcademyGeorge Washington University
  1936-1940, United States Naval Academy
  1945-1948, United States Naval Academy
  1967-1968, George Washington University
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