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Ronald Jackson Hays, American career officer. Decorated Distinguished Service Medal with 3 gold stars, Silver Star with 2 gold stars, Distinguished Flying Cross with silver star and gold star, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star with combat V, Air Medal with numeral 14 and gold numeral 3, Navy Commendation medal with gold star and combat V; recipient Distinguished Eagle Scout award, 1987; named Distinguished Graduate United States Naval Academy, 2005.


HAYS, Adm. Ronald Jackson was born on August 19, 1928 in Urania, Louisiana, United States. Son of George H. Hays and Fannie E. (nee McCartney) Hays.


Student, Northwestern University, 1946. Bachelor of Science, United States Naval Academy, 1950. HHD (honorary), Northwestern State University.


Commissioned ensign, United States Navy, 1950;advanced through grades to admiral, United States Navy, 1983;destroyer officer, Atlantic Fleet, 1950-1951;attack pilot, Pacific Fleet, 1953-1956;experimental test pilot, Patuxent River, Maryland., 1956-1959;Executive officer, Attack Squadron 106, 1961-1963;training officer, Carrier Air Wing 4, 1963-1965;commander, All Weather Attack Squadron, Atlantic Fleet, 1965-1967;air warfare officer, 7th Fleet Staff, 1967-1968;tactical aircraft plans officer, Office Chief Naval Operations, 1969-1971;commanding officer, Naval Station, Roosevelt Roads, P.R., 1971-1972;director, Navy Planning and Programming, 1973-1974;commander, Carrier Group 4, Norfolk, Virginia, 1974-1975;director, Office of Program Appraisal, Secretary of Navy, Washington, 1975-1978;deputy and chief staff, commander in chief, United States Atlantic Fleet, Norfolk, Virginia, 1978-1980;commander in chief, United States Naval Force Europe, London, 1980-1983;vice chief naval operations, Department Navy, Washington, 1983-1985;commander in chief, United States Pacific Command, Camp Her Majesty Smith, Hawaii., 1985-1988;president, chief Executive officer, Pacific International Center for High Technology Research, Honolulu, Hawaii., 1988-1992;technical consultant, since 1992.


Salvation is not based on an individual's fulfillment of God’s commands, but rather on Christ's fulfillment of them and of being united with him through faith.


Christians should commit themselves to pray for personal and national spiritual revival and cultural renewal.


To develop a close relationship with God could be done through many avenues, namely, reading the Bible, praying, praising, worshiping, and telling others of the Gospel.


Chairman Pacific Aviation Mus Pearl Harbor Board.


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Married Jane M. Hughes, January 29, 1951. Children: Dennis, Michael, Jacquelyn.

George Henry Hays

Fannie Elizabeth (McCartney) Hays

Jane M. Hughes

Dennis Hays

Michael Hays

Jacquelyn Hays