Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy (Retired)
Based on five interviews conducted by John T. Mason, Jr., in January 1981 and February 1981. The volume contains 343 pages of interview transcript plus an index and appendices. The transcript is copyright 1981 by the U.S. Naval Institute; the interviewee has placed no restrictions on its use.
Among early tours, served as engineering, communications, and CIC officer in the Hyman when she was involved in American occupation forces in Japan; the Bordelon in operations with Task Force 77 in Far East. In 1964 received MS degree in science from MIT. Was military assistant for strategic weapons in DOD and then became Technical Director, Strategic Systems Project Office -- responsible for the development of Polaris, Poseidon, and Trident. Discussions include: work at China Lake on Chaparral system; work with atomic bomb assembly team; leadership of Admiral Raborn; development of the Navy's strategic weapons systems.