Hemley, Eugene Adams, CAPT

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Last Rank
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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Contact Info
Home Town
Brooklyn, NY
Last Address
Scarsdale, NY

Date of Passing
Nov 11, 2002
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
67 4503

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Last Known Activity

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.
Other Comments:

Submarine war patrols:
USS Greenling (SS-218) - 12th
USS Seadragon (SS-194) - 8th through 11th

Profile originally researched and created by SCPO Kent Weekly.  Maintained by LT Burton Hemley Schneider, nephew of CAPT Hemley.
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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
US NavyNAVSUBASE New London/GrotonUSS Sea Dragon (SS-194)USS Greenling (SS-213)
USS Becuna (SS-319)USS Bang (SS-385)USS Volador (SS-490)SUBBASE Key West
USS Bristol (DD-857)CNO - OPNAVUSS Taconic (AGC-17)NAVCOMSTA Japan
Naval War College (Staff)USS Northampton (CC-1)NTCC OPNAV (Pentagon)
  1940-1943, USS Nashville (CL-43)
  1943-1943, NAVSUBASE New London/Groton
  1943-1944, USS Sea Dragon (SS-194)
  1944-1945, USS Greenling (SS-213)
  1949-1950, USS Becuna (SS-319)
  1951-1951, NAVSUBASE New London/Groton
  1951-1952, USS Bang (SS-385)
  1951-1952, USS Volador (SS-490)
  1952-1955, SUBBASE Key West
  1955-1957, USS Bristol (DD-857)
  1957-1961, CNO - OPNAV
  1961-1962, USS Taconic (AGC-17)
  1963-1965, NAVCOMSTA Japan
  1965-1966, Naval War College (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 Aleutians Islands Campaign (1942-43)/Battle of Dutch Harbor
  1942-1942 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-42)
  1944-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Marshall Islands Operation (1944)
  1944-1944 Leyte Campaign (1944)/Battle of Surigao Strait
 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
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Jun 06, 1940, Commissioned as Ensign
  Apr 15, 1942, Promoted to Lieutenant Junior Grade
  Oct 01, 1942, Promoted to Lieutenant
  Oct 17, 1944, Promoted to Lieutenant Commander
  Jan 01, 1951, Promoted to Commander
  Jul 01, 1959, Promoted to Captain
  May 01, 1970, Retired from Naval Service
  Nov 14, 2002, Death Notice
  Feb 16, 2020, General Photos
 Military Association Memberships
WWII Memorial National RegistryUnited States Navy Memorial United States Naval Academy Alumni Association
  2020, WWII Memorial National Registry
  2020, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2020, United States Naval Academy Alumni Association - Assoc. Page
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