Head-and-shoulders portrait of Rear Admiral Herbert Spencer Matthews Jr.

Patrolling for U-boats After D-Day

By Rear Admiral Herbert Spencer Matthews Jr., U.S. Navy (Retired)
June 2019
Rear Admiral H. Spencer Matthews was the first U.S. Navy former enlisted pilot to make flag rank—one of only two to have done so.
Vice Admiral Leighton W. Smith Jr., USN (covered)

‘The Defining Moment in My Life’

By Admiral Leighton W. Smith Jr., U.S. Navy (Retired)
February 2019
In the first of ten oral history interviews with Paul Stillwell, Admiral Smith described a lesson in motivation and leadership he received when he was a plebe at the Academy ...
Captains Arleigh Burke (left) and Bernard Austin in the World War II Pacific
A port quarter view of the guided missile frigate USS STARK (FFG-31) listing to port after being struck by an Iraqi-launched Exocet missile
Lieutenant Commander Mildred McAfee shakes hands with Rear Admiral Randall Jacobs at a Female Officer Training School commissioning ceremony at New York City’s Hunter College in early 1943.