Zech, Jr., Lando William, VADM

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Last Rank
Vice Admiral
Last Primary NEC
112X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Submarine Warfare
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1980-1983, Chief of Naval Personnel (CHNAVPERS)
Service Years
1944 - 1983
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Cold War
Order of the Golden Dragon
Order of the Spanish Main
Panama Canal
Plank Owner
Polaris Certificate
Vice Admiral
Vice Admiral

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Year of Birth
This Military Service Page was created/owned by Kent Weekly (SS/DSV) (DBF), EMCS to remember Zech, Jr., Lando William, VADM USN(Ret).

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Contact Info
Home Town
Astoria, OR
Last Address
5918 Merritt Place
Falls Church, VA 22041-2506

Date of Passing
Jan 09, 2011
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback Order of the Arctic Circle (Bluenose) Order of the Golden Dragon

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Not Specified
Other Comments:

The family will be receiving friends at the Murphy Funeral Home of Arlington, 4510 Wilson Blvd. on Friday, January 14 beginning with the recitation of the Rosary at 3:15 pm followed by calling hours from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. His life will be celebrated with a Mass of Christian Burial and interment with Full Military Honors in Arlington National Cemetery to be announced at a future date.

Admiral Zech played baseball while at the Naval Academy in 1943 and 1944. Career statistics BA .351, 2 HR, 21 RBI.

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 Ribbon Bar
Surface Warfare Officer Badge
Submarine Officer Badge
Command at Sea
SSBN Deterrent Patrol Badge - 1 Patrol

 Duty Stations
US NavyUSS Henry W. Tucker (DDR-875)Submarine School Officers BasicUSS Flying Fish (SS-229)
USS Irex (SS-482)USS Sea Robin (SS-407)USS Albacore (AGSS-569)USS Nautilus (SSN-571)
USS John Adams (SSBN-620)USS Springfield (CLG-7)Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV)Commander Naval Recruiting Command (CNRC)
Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) (Faculty Staff)Commander Naval Forces JapanBureau of Naval Personnel (BUPERS)
  1944-1945, USS John.Henley (DD-553)
  1945-1947, USS Henry W. Tucker (DDR-875)
  1947-1948, Submarine School Officers Basic
  1948-1950, USS Flying Fish (SS-229)
  1954-1955, USS Irex (SS-482)
  1956-1956, USS Sea Robin (SS-407)
  1957-1958, USS Albacore (AGSS-569)
  1959-1962, USS Nautilus (SSN-571)
  1964-1966, USS John Adams (SSBN-620)
  1968-1970, USS Springfield (CLG-7)
  1970-1971, Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV)
  1971-1973, Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV)/Office of Legislative Affairs
  1973-1974, Commander Naval Recruiting Command (CNRC)
  1974-1976, 13th Naval District
  1976-1978, Naval Technical Training Center (Faculty Staff)
  1978-1980, Commander Naval Forces Japan
  1980-1983, Bureau of Naval Personnel (BUPERS)/DCNO (M,P,T&E)
  1980-1983, Chief of Naval Personnel (CHNAVPERS)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Luzon Campaign (1944-45)
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Okinawa Gunto Operation
  1945-1951 US Occupation of Japan
  1955-1955 Training Exercise - Springboard '55
  1961-1961 Training Exercise - NUSUBEX 3-61
  1964-1964 Deployment - SSBN Deterrent Patrol #1
 Colleges Attended 
United States Naval AcademyArmed Forces Staff CollegeNaval War College
  1941-1944, United States Naval Academy
  2011-2011, Armed Forces Staff College
  2011-2011, Naval War College
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