Memoir Summary

In 1991, the Roland Company collaborated with the U.S. Naval Institute in producing the documentary film “Storm From the Sea,” which featured extensive interviews with many of the key players in Operation Desert Shield/Operation Desert Storm. It was the first truly inside, in-depth look at that still-recent war to be presented to general audiences. Only a minor portion of the stories told by these men was used in the completed film, leaving unused a trove of valuable material for historians and others interested in the Gulf War. The transcripts of these interviews provide a moment-in-time personal snapshot of a consequential military event—when all the memories were very recent and very fresh. The Roland Company has graciously donated these unedited and unfiltered firsthand accounts to the U.S. Naval Institute Memoir Collection. They are presented here to the public for the first time. In this interview, Rear Admiral William M. “Bill” Fogarty ponders obstacles faced and “major lessons learned” during the course of the conflict.

David Roland
Individual's Full Name
William M. Fogarty
Service History & Demographics

Service History & Demographics

Service: USN
Rank: Admiral
Military Status: Active Duty
First Gulf War