SHEPARD, Tazewell, Jr., RADM

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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

US Navy Retired 30

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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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  1949-1951, 131X, Naval Postgraduate School (Faculty Staff)

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After World War II, Adm. Shepard became a naval aviator and flew jets from aircraft carriers. He received a master's degree in strategic warfare from the Naval Postgraduate School in 1951 and a master's degree in nuclear engineering from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1952.

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Naval Postgraduate School (Faculty Staff)

Shirley, James Alexander, CAPT, (1941-1968) OFF 131X Commander
Matthews, Jr., H. Spencer, RADM, (1940-1973) OFF 131X Lieutenant Commander
Petersen, Forrest Silas, VADM, (1944-1980) OFF 131X Lieutenant Commander
Barron, John Powers, CDR, (1936-1960) OFF 000X Commander
Munson, Henry Glass, CAPT, (1927-1961) OFF 112X Commander
LAUFF, Bernard, CAPT, (1937-1968) OFF 111X Lieutenant Commander
Peters, John, CAPT, (1944-1974) OFF 000X Lieutenant Commander
Rommel, Herbert Fox, CAPT, (1934-1969) OFF 000X Lieutenant Commander
Sadler, Stuart, CAPT, (1944-1974) OFF 111X Lieutenant
DUACSEK, Anthony William, CAPT, (1943-1975) OFF 110X Lieutenant Junior Grade
Earnest, Albert, CAPT, (1941-1972) Lieutenant Commander
Phelan Sr., James Frederick, CDR, (1940-1960) Lieutenant
Branch Dental Clinic NPS Monterey (Faculty Staff)

Beasley, Jesse, LT, (1942-1954) OFF 6302 Lieutenant
NPS MIT Boston MA (Faculty Staff)

Paine, Jr., Roger Warde, RADM, (1939-1972) OFF 112X Commander

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