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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Presidential Service Badge Office of the Secretary of Defense Joint Chiefs of Staff 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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  1951-1952, University of California, Los Angeles

University of California, Los Angeles

Master's degree in nuclear engineering
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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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  8 Also There at This College:
  • Lansing, Theodore, PO2, (1947-1955)
  • Lauri, Gaeton, PO3, (1942-1946)
  • Van Nortwick, George, PO3, (1945-1946)
  • Wantz, Leslie Harold, CDR, (1956-1976)
  12 Also There at This College From Other Sites:
  • Butterfield, Robert (Red Bird-Gunfighter), Col USAF(Ret), (1955 - 1985)
  • Dailey, John, Gen, (1956 - 1992)
  • Foster, Ivan, TSgt, (1949 - 1953)
  • Popham, Walter Desmond, CPT, (1942 - 1947)
  • Quinn, James, Sgt, (1948 - 1952)
  • Roberts, Arthur, Maj USAF(Ret), (1954 - 1974)
  • Tyson, Milton, SSgt, (1951 - 1955)
  • Vallejo, Adam C.. (Jake 01), Col USAF(Ret), (1951 - 1979)
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