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Naval officer

Alan Bernard Lerchbacker, American naval officer. Decorated Navy Marine Corps Medal for Heroism, Navy Commendation and 2 Gold Stars. Member American Society Naval Engineers.

Background

Lerchbacker, Alan Bernard was born on April 20, 1952 in Cleveland. Son of Bernard Cyril and Eileen Florence (Horn) Lerchbacker.

Education

Graduate School, 1980.

Career

Registered professional engineer, California Commissioned ensign United States Navy, 1974, advanced through grades to lieutenant Commander, 1982. Repair officer United States Ship John F. Kennedy, 1975-1979. Senior ship superintendent docking officer, diving officer Charleston Naval Shipyard (South Carolina), 1980-1983.

Atlantic fleet diving and salvage officer, Norfolk, Virginia, 1983-1986. Officer-in-charge Challenger Space Shuttle recovery Cape Canaverel, Florida, 1986. Instructor United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland, since 1986.

Selected astronaut mission specialist candidate United States Navy, 1985, 86—.

Views

Heaven is the place where God lives and the future home of those who do God’s will and follow the teachings of Jesus Christ.

Membership

Member American Society Naval Engineers.

Connections

Married Julia Ellen Lerchbacker, December 12, 1987. Children– Scott, Susan.

father:
Bernard Cyril Lerchbacker

mother:
Eileen Florence (Horn) Lerchbacker

spouse:
Julia Ellen Lerchbacker

children:
Scott Lerchbacker

Susan Lerchbacker