Admiral Elmo R. Zumwalt, Jr., USN (left).

Zumwalt, Elmo Russell Jr., Adm., USN (Ret.) — Staff Officers

(Capt. Howard J. Kerr Jr., USN (Ret.), Capt. W. Lewis Glenn Jr., USN, and Adm. Worth H. Bagley, USN (Ret.))

Launched in September 1982 — one month after the opening interviews conducted for the oral history of Admiral Elmo R. Zumwalt Jr., Naval Institute oral historian Paul Stillwell embarked on a project to augment Zumwalt’s memoir with those of some of the officers who had served under him. The highly influential admiral who reshaped the modern Navy and served as the youngest-ever Chief of Naval Operations, Zumwalt put his stamp on his era and was the sort of dynamic leader who inspires a range of opinions — thus the importance of capturing these multiple points of view. Conceived as an ongoing effort, the first volume contains the accounts of three of those who worked closely with Zumwalt, and whose memories provide a worthwhile addition to Zumwalt’s oral history.

Transcripts of this oral history are available in many formats including bound volumes, and digital copies.

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Glenn, Capt. W. Lewis Jr., USN (1940–2012)

Captain Glenn was an aide to Zumwalt as Commander U.S. Naval Forces Vietnam. Two interviews in May 1984; transcript contains 67 pages.

Bagley, Adm. Worth H., USN (Ret.) (1924–2016)

Admiral Bagley was one of the early planners on Project 60 when Zumwalt took office, later Director of Navy Program Planning and Commander in Chief U.S. Naval Forces Europe. One interview in May 1983; transcript contains 100 pages.

About this Volume

Based on five interviews conducted by Paul Stillwell from September 1982 through May 1984. The volume contains 331 pages of interview transcript plus an index. The transcript is copyright 1989 by the U.S. Naval Institute. Kerr and Glenn have have placed no restrictions on their interviews. The restrictions originally placed on the transcript by Bagley have since expired.