During his early tours, Rear Admiral Robert H. Wertheim served as engineering, communications, and CIC officer on the USS Hyman (DD-732) when she was involved in American occupation forces in Japan, and in the USS Bordelon (DD-881) in operations with Task Force 77 in Far East. In 1964, Wertheim received an MS in science from MIT. Wertheim later became military assistant for strategic weapons in the Department of Defense, then Technical Director, Strategic Systems Project Office—responsible for the development of Polaris, Poseidon, and Trident missile systems.
In this audio clip from his oral history, Rear Admiral Wertheim discusses the installation of the SSM-N-8 Regulus I missile on the USS Los Angeles (CA-135).
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