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Service Status
Not Specified
Last Rank
Vice Admiral
Service Years
1960 - 1993
NEC
112X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Submarine Warfare
Home State
Minnesota
Vice Admiral Vice Admiral
Submarine Officer Badge
SSBN Deterrent Patrol Badge - 20 Patrols
Command at Sea
Command Ashore


Location
Minnesota
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Jan 19, 2013
Legion of Merit
Criteria
The Legion of Merit is awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the United States without degree for exceptionally outstanding conduct in the performance of meritorious service to the United States. ... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1994
Legion of Merit
Criteria
The Legion of Merit is awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the United States without degree for exceptionally outstanding conduct in the performance of meritorious service to the United States. ... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1994
Legion of Merit
Criteria
The Legion of Merit is awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the United States without degree for exceptionally outstanding conduct in the performance of meritorious service to the United States. ... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1994
Legion of Merit
Criteria
The Legion of Merit is awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the United States without degree for exceptionally outstanding conduct in the performance of meritorious service to the United States. ... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1994
Service to 1993
Offutt AFB, NE, US Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM)
Offutt AFB, NE, US Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM)
Rank
Vice Admiral
Location
Omaha - Nebraska
NEC
9421-Commanding Officer, Naval Shore Activity
Comments
Comments Pending
Vice Admiral Vice Admiral
1992 - 1993
Joint Strategic Target Planning Staff (JSTPS)
Joint Strategic Target Planning Staff (JSTPS)
Rank
Vice Admiral
NEC
114X-Unrestricted Line Officer - EOD Warfare
Comments
Comments Pending
Vice Admiral Vice Admiral
1991 - 1992
Defense Distinguished Service Medal
Criteria
The Defense Distinguished Service Medal is awarded by the Secretary of Defense to any military service officer for performing exceptionally meritorious service in a duty of great responsibility with t... More
Comments
Admiral Colley?s personal awards include the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, the Navy Distinguished Service Medal with gold star, the Legion of Merit with three gold stars, the Meritorious Servic... More
1992
Submarine Warfare Division (OPNAV N87), CNO - OPNAV
Submarine Warfare Division (OPNAV N87), CNO - OPNAV
Rank
Rear Admiral Upper Half
Comments
Comments Pending
Rear Admiral Upper Half Rear Admiral Upper Half
1991 - 1991
Southwest Asia Service Medal
Criteria
The Southwest Asia Service Medal is awarded for service in the Persian Gulf, Red Sea, Gulf of Oman, Gulf of Aden, that portion of the Arabian Sea that lies north of 10 degrees North latitude and west ... More
Description
Description Pending
1991
Commander Submarine Force (COMSUBFOR), COMNAVSUBFOR
Commander Submarine Force (COMSUBFOR), COMNAVSUBFOR
Rank
Rear Admiral Upper Half
Comments
Comments Pending
Rear Admiral Upper Half Rear Admiral Upper Half
1990 - 1991
Gulf War (Iraq)
Description
The Gulf War (2 August 1990 – 28 February 1991), codenamed Operation Desert Shield (2 August 1990 – 17 January 1991), for operations leading to the buildup of troops and defense of Saudi Arabia and Op... More
1990 - 1991
Navy Distinguished Service Medal
Criteria
The Navy Distinguished Service Medal is awarded to members of the Armed Forces who, while serving in any capacity with the Navy or Marine Corps, distinguish themselves by exceptionally meritorious ser... More
Comments
Admiral Colley?s personal awards include the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, the Navy Distinguished Service Medal with gold star, the Legion of Merit with three gold stars, the Meritorious Servic... More
1990
Deputy Chief of Naval Operations OP-01, DCNO (M,P,T&E)
Deputy Chief of Naval Operations OP-01, DCNO (M,P,T&E)
Rank
Rear Admiral Upper Half
Comments
Comments Pending
Rear Admiral Upper Half Rear Admiral Upper Half
1988 - 1989
Commander Naval Recruiting Command (CNRC)
Commander Naval Recruiting Command (CNRC)
Rank
Rear Admiral Upper Half
NEC
9421-Commanding Officer, Naval Shore Activity
Comments
Comments Pending
Rear Admiral Upper Half Rear Admiral Upper Half
1985 - 1988
Navy E Ribbon
Criteria
The Navy "E" Ribbon denotes permanent duty on ships or in squadrons that won the battle efficiency competition after July 1, 1974.
Description
Description Pending
1986
United States Atomic Energy Commission
United States Atomic Energy Commission
Rank
Captain
Comments
Comments Pending
Captain Captain
1984 - 1986
Naval Reactors Arlington, VA
Naval Reactors Arlington, VA
Rank
Captain
Comments
Comments Pending
Captain Captain
1984 - 1986
New London (NLON), Submarine Squadron Support Unit (SSSU)
New London (NLON), Submarine Squadron Support Unit (SSSU)
Rank
Captain
Comments
Comments Pending
Captain Captain
1983 - 1984
New London (NLON), Submarine Squadron Support Unit (SSSU)
New London (NLON), Submarine Squadron Support Unit (SSSU)
Rank
Captain
Comments
Comments Pending
Captain Captain
1983 - 1984
COMNAVSUBFOR
COMNAVSUBFOR
Rank
Rear Admiral Lower Half
NEC
112X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Submarine Warfare
Comments
Comments Pending
Rear Admiral Lower Half Rear Admiral Lower Half
1982 - 1984
COMSUBRON 2, COMSUBGRU 2
COMSUBRON 2, COMSUBGRU 2
Rank
Rear Admiral Lower Half
Comments
Comments Pending
Rear Admiral Lower Half Rear Admiral Lower Half
1982 - 1984
USS Proteus (AS-19)
USS Proteus (AS-19)
Rank
Captain
NEC
111X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Surface Warfare
Comments
Comments Pending
Captain Captain
1980 - 1982
US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
Rank
Commander
NEC
9421-Commanding Officer, Naval Shore Activity
Comments
Comments Pending
Commander Commander
1977 - 1980
Meritorious Service Medal
Criteria
The Meritorious Service Medal may be awarded to members of the Armed Forces who distinguish themselves by outstanding noncombat achievement or by meritorious service to the United States, but not of a... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1980
Navy Expeditionary Medal
Criteria
The Navy Expeditionary Medal is awarded to Navy personnel who have landed on foreign territory and engaged in operations against armed opposition or who have operated under circumstances deemed to mer... More
Description
Description Pending
1980
USS Narwhal (SSN-671)
USS Narwhal (SSN-671)
Rank
Commander
NEC
112X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Submarine Warfare
Comments
Comments Pending
Commander Commander
1975 - 1977
Navy Sea Service Deployment
Criteria
The Sea Service Deployment Ribbon is awarded to members of the Navy and Marine Corps assigned to U.S. homeported (including Hawaii and Alaska) ships, deploying units, or Fleet Marine Force commands, f... More
Description
Description Pending
1976
Navy Sea Service Deployment
Criteria
The Sea Service Deployment Ribbon is awarded to members of the Navy and Marine Corps assigned to U.S. homeported (including Hawaii and Alaska) ships, deploying units, or Fleet Marine Force commands, f... More
Description
Description Pending
1976
Navy Sea Service Deployment
Criteria
The Sea Service Deployment Ribbon is awarded to members of the Navy and Marine Corps assigned to U.S. homeported (including Hawaii and Alaska) ships, deploying units, or Fleet Marine Force commands, f... More
Description
Description Pending
1976
Naval Reactors Arlington, VA
Naval Reactors Arlington, VA
Rank
Commander
NEC
117X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Submarine Warfare (In Training)
Comments
Comments Pending
Commander Commander
1972 - 1974
Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation (MUC)
Criteria
The Meritorious Unit Commendation may be awarded by the Secretary of the Navy to any unit of the Navy or Marine Corps that distinguishes itself under combat or noncombat conditions by either valorous ... More
Description
Description Pending
1974
Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation (MUC)
Criteria
The Meritorious Unit Commendation may be awarded by the Secretary of the Navy to any unit of the Navy or Marine Corps that distinguishes itself under combat or noncombat conditions by either valorous ... More
Description
USS Narwhal SSN671
1974
Division of Naval Reactors, Atomic Energy Commission
Division of Naval Reactors, Atomic Energy Commission
Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Commander
1972 - 1972
USS Sunfish (SSN-649)
USS Sunfish (SSN-649)
Rank
Lieutenant Commander
NEC
112X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Submarine Warfare
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Commander
1970 - 1972
Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal
Criteria
The Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal may be awarded to service members who, while serving in any capacity with the Navy or Marine Corps, distinguish themselves by heroism, outstanding achievem... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1970
Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal
Criteria
The Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal may be awarded to service members who, while serving in any capacity with the Navy or Marine Corps, distinguish themselves by heroism, outstanding achievem... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1970
Naval Postgraduate School (Faculty Staff)
Naval Postgraduate School (Faculty Staff)
Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Commander
1968 - 1970
USS Casimir Pulaski (SSBN-633)
USS Casimir Pulaski (SSBN-633)
Rank
Lieutenant
NEC
112X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Submarine Warfare
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Lieutenant
1966 - 1968
NPS Graduate School - Computer Sciences Course
NPS Graduate School - Computer Sciences Course
Rank
Lieutenant
Location
Montery - California
NEC
628X-Limited Duty Officer - Electronics - Submarine
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Lieutenant
1966 - 1968
USS James Madison (SSBN-627)
USS James Madison (SSBN-627)
Rank
Lieutenant Junior Grade
NEC
117X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Submarine Warfare (In Training)
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Junior Grade Lieutenant Junior Grade
1963 - 1966
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Criteria
The Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal is awarded to members of the Armed Forces who, after July 1, 1958, participate in specified United States operations or those in direct support of the United Natio... More
Description
Description Pending
1966
Nuclear Power Training Command (Faculty Staff), Naval Nuclear Power Training Command (NNPTC)
Nuclear Power Training Command (Faculty Staff), Naval Nuclear Power Training Command (NNPTC)
Rank
Lieutenant Junior Grade
NEC
Sp(Q)-Communications Specialist
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Junior Grade Lieutenant Junior Grade
1963 - 1964
Submarine School Officers Advanced
Submarine School Officers Advanced
Rank
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Junior Grade Lieutenant Junior Grade
1963 - 1963
Deployment - SSBN Deterrent Patrol #1
Description
An SSBN deterrent patrol is an extended operational deployment during part of which the submarine covers its assigned target package in support of the strategic war plan. Each Ohio-class patrol typica... More
1963 - 1963
Submarine School Officers Basic
Submarine School Officers Basic
Rank
Ensign
Comments
Comments Pending
Ensign Ensign
1962 - 1963
USS Prichett (DD-561)
USS Prichett (DD-561)
Rank
Ensign
NEC
116X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Surface Warfare (In Training)
Comments
Comments Pending
Ensign Ensign
1960 - 1961
National Defense Service Medal (2001-Present))
Criteria
The National Defense Service Medal is awarded for honorable active service as a member of the Armed Forces during the Korean War, Vietnam War, the war against Iraq in the Persian Gulf, and for service... More
Description
Vietnam War: January 1, 1961 - August 14, 1974
Persian Gulf War: August 2, 1990 - November 30, 1995
1961
National Defense Service Medal (2001-Present))
Criteria
The National Defense Service Medal is awarded for honorable active service as a member of the Armed Forces during the Korean War, Vietnam War, the war against Iraq in the Persian Gulf, and for service... More
Description
Vietnam War: January 1, 1961 - August 14, 1974
Persian Gulf War: August 2, 1990 - November 30, 1995
1961
Service from 1960
US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
Rank
Midshipman
Comments
Comments Pending
1956 - 1960

 
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