HAAK, Frank Sutherland, RADM

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Last Rank
Rear Admiral Upper Half
Last Primary NEC
111X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Surface Warfare
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1973-1976, 161X, DCNO (M,P,T&E)/Deputy Chief of Naval Operations OP-01
Service Years
1945 - 1976
Rear Admiral Upper Half
Rear Admiral Upper Half

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Contact Info
Home Town
Lebanon, PA
Last Address
Alexandria, VA

Date of Passing
Jan 21, 2011
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Plot: Section 59 Site 4672

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US Navy Retired 30

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Last Known Activity
Rear Admiral Frank Sutherland Haak, USN (Ret)

Frank attended Lebanon High School (Class of 1942) and Bullis School before graduating from the United States Naval Academy, Class of 1946. Accelerated under a three-year program, he received his commission in 1945, and later earned a Master's Degree in Operations Analysis from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA in 1954. 
As an Ensign, he commanded three minesweepers clearing mines from the Haiphong River, Hainan Island and various ports in China after World War II. Frank was designated a Naval Aviator in 1949. Commands included: Heavy Attack Squadron VAH 8 (1962-1963), the USS Point Defiance (1967-68), and the aircraft carrier USS Oriskany (1970-72), including Operation Ivory Coast, an attempted rescue of POWs at Son Tay prison camp in North Viet-Nam. Admiral Haak was also a member of the Chief of Staff and Aide to Commander Attack Carrier Striking Force, Seventh Fleet, and Commander Carrier Division Five. 

Frank received the Bronze Star Medal with Combat “V” and the Meritorious Service Medal. He was engaged in the evolution of computer technology in 1953, and for his final service as the Director, Navy Information Systems Division, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations (1973-1976), he was awarded the Legion of Merit with a Gold Star. 
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 Duty Stations
US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)School Assignments - StaffNaval Postgraduate School (Faculty Staff)USS Ticonderoga (CVA-14)
USS Midway (CVA-41)VAH-8 FireballersUSS Forrestal (CVA-59)Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV)
USS Point Defiance (LSD-31)USS Oriskany (CVA-34)Commander, Carrier Strike Group 7 (COMCARSTRKGRU 7) Carrier Division 5 (COMCARDIV 5)
Bureau of Naval Personnel (BUPERS)
  1942-1945, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
  1945-1945, 118X, Minesweeping School
  1947-1947, 139X, Navy Pre-Flight School
  1948-1949, 131X, Naval Flight Schools
  1953-1954, Naval Postgraduate School (Faculty Staff)
  1957-1959, 132X, USS Ticonderoga (CVA-14)
  1960-1961, 132X, USS Midway (CVA-41)
  1962-1965, 132X, VAH-8 Fireballers
  1965-1966, 111X, USS Forrestal (CVA-59)
  1966-1967, 111X, Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV)
  1967-1968, 111X, USS Point Defiance (LSD-31)
  1970-1972, 113X, USS Oriskany (CVA-34)
  1972-1973, 111X, Commander, Carrier Strike Group 7 (COMCARSTRKGRU 7)
  1973-1973, 111X, Carrier Division 5 (COMCARDIV 5)
  1973-1976, 161X, DCNO (M,P,T&E)/Deputy Chief of Naval Operations OP-01
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Leyte Campaign (1944)
  1967-1972 Vietnam War
 Colleges Attended 
United States Naval AcademyNaval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA
  1942-1945, United States Naval Academy
  1953-1954, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA
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