SHEPARD, Tazewell, Jr., RADM

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Last Rank
Rear Admiral Upper Half
Last Primary NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1972-1973, 113X, Joint Strategic Target Planning Staff (JSTPS)
Service Years
1941 - 1973
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Home Town
Mobile, Alabama
Last Address
Huntsville, Alabama

Date of Passing
Jun 21, 2013
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
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Joint Chiefs of Staff Presidential Service Badge Office of the Secretary of Defense US Strategic Command Badge

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Order of the Shellback US Navy Honorable Discharge Gulf of Tonkin Yacht Club Order of the Golden Dragon

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Rear Admiral Tazewell Taylor Shepard, Jr. USN (Ret.)
Navy Cross, Guadalcanal, November 1942
Naval Aide to President Kennedy

Naval officer, business executive.
Born – Jan. 22, 1921, in Mobile, Ala.
Education – U.S. Naval Academy, B.S., accelerated program 1941/1943; U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, M.Sc., 1951; and U.C.L.A., M.Sc., 1952.

Entered Navy's Pacific Theater WWII as an Ensign in 1942 and awarded the Navy Cross 11/42, advanced to Rear Vice-Admiral in 1968; Naval Aide to White House 1961-1964; later commanded USS Aucilla and USS Princeton; deputy director of operations for Joint Chiefs of Staff; director of East Asia and Pacific Region office of the assistant Secretary of Defense for international security affairs; commander of Anti-Submarine Warfare Group 2 and of Joint Strategic Integrated Planning System until retirement in 1973; subsequently executive vice president of Occidental International, subsidiary of Occidental Petroleum. 

Who’s Who in America, 1978. 
Author: John F. Kennedy; Man of the Sea. New York; William Morrow, 1965.
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Tazewell Taylor Shepard Jr. was born in Mobile, Ala., and was a premedical student at the University of Alabama when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor in 1941. He received an appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis and graduated with the class of 1943 in an accelerated wartime program.

By mid 1942, Shepard was already in the Pacific on board the USS San Francisco. He was awarded the Navy Cross in November 1942 for action during the Battle of Guadalcanal. 

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Adams, Carlton Rolla, RADM, (1930-1959) OFF Commander
Goggins, William Bernard, RADM, (1919-1949) Commander
Small, Ernest Gregor, RADM, (1912-1944) OFF 111X Commander
Wright, Jerauld, ADM, (1917-1963) Commander
ELLER, Donald, RADM, (1929-1964) Lieutenant Commander
Joy, Charles Turner, ADM, (1916-1954) OFF Lieutenant Commander
Luosey, Michael, CAPT, (1933-1960) Lieutenant Commander
Atkins, Barry, RDML, (1932-1959) OFF 116X Lieutenant
Schindler, Robert, CAPT, (1941-1971) OFF 220X Lieutenant
Skjonsby, Verne Leslie, LCDR, (1930-1943) OFF Lieutenant
Tolley, Oscar Kemp, RADM, (1929-1959) Lieutenant
Atkinson, Bert, CAPT, (1946-1965) OFF 000X Ensign
Crain, Elmer Franklin, ENS, (1943-1944) Ensign
Ford, Gerald Rudolph, LCDR, (1942-1946) OFF 110X Ensign
Heubeck, John Henry, LTJG, (1942-1944) Ensign
Kroth, Richard Jerome, LTJG, (1943-1944) Ensign
Langdell, Joe, LCDR, (1941-1945) OFF Ensign
ROBBINS, Spencer Everett, CAPT, (1938-1972) Ensign
LAUFF, Bernard, CAPT, (1937-1968) OFF Naval Aviation Cadet
Anderson, William, CAPT, (1942-1962) Midshipman
Bennett, John Edward, CAPT, (1941-1966) Midshipman
Boyd, Jr, Randall, CDR, (1941-1961) Midshipman
Boyd, Jr., Randall, CDR, (1941-1961) Midshipman
Bradley, Robert G., LT, (1942-1944) Midshipman
Calvert, James Francis, VADM, (1942-1973) Midshipman
CLARK, Asa, CAPT, (1937-1967) Midshipman
DeLANY, Walter, CAPT, (1941-1969) Midshipman
ENSEY, Lyttleton, CAPT, (1936-1961) Midshipman
HAAK, Frank Sutherland, RADM, (1945-1976) OFF Midshipman
HALVORSON, George, RADM, (1942-1974) Midshipman
Kinney, Sheldon, RADM, (1935-1972) Midshipman
Laboon, John, CAPT, (1943-1980) Midshipman
Long, Robert, ADM, (1943-1983) Midshipman
Loomis, David, CAPT, (1941-1972) Midshipman
MONTGOMERY, James Ward, RADM, (1944-1978) Midshipman
NANCE, James, RADM, (1940-1979) Midshipman
Petersen, Forrest Silas, VADM, (1944-1980) Midshipman
Sheehan, Joseph Francis, LT, (1944-1948) Midshipman
Taussig Jr, Joseph Knefler, CAPT, (1941-1954) Midshipman
Thompson, Irvin, ENS Midshipman
Wyse Jr., Frederick Calhoun, CAPT, (1935-1966) Midshipman
Zechella, Alexander, LCDR, (1943-1953) Midshipman
Beary, Donald, VADM, (1910-1950) Captain
McLEAN, Ephraim, VADM, (1924-1959) Lieutenant Commander
TORGERSON, Theodore, RADM, (1931-1966) Lieutenant
HANNIFIN, Patrick, VADM, (1944-1978) Midshipman
SNYDER, J. Edward, RADM, (1941-1980) Midshipman

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