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Naval officer

Cecil Joseph Kempf, American naval officer. Decorated Legion of Merit, Distinguished Service Medal; recipient Gray Eagle award United States Navy, 1987. Member United States Naval Academy Alumni Association, Association Naval Aviation, Navy League United States, Naval Order United States.

Background

Kempf, Cecil Joseph was born on November 20, 1927 in Maud, Oklahoma, United States. Son of John Joseph and Sylvia Lorene (Moody) Kempf.

Education

Bachelor of Science Engineering, United States Naval Academy, 1950. Bachelor of Science Aeronautical Engineering, Naval Postgraduate School, 1956. Master of Science Aeronautical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1957.

Career

Commissioned ensign United States Navy, 1950, advanced through grades to vice admiral, naval aviator, 1951. Commanding officer United States Ship Dubuque, 1972-1974, United States Ship Tripoli, 1974-1975. Deputy manager anti-submarine warfare systems project Naval Material Command, 1975-1976.

Commander anti-submarine warfare wing United States Pacific Fleet, 1976-1978. Director aviation programs division Office of Chief of Naval Operations, 1978-1979. Vice Commander Naval Air Systems Command, 1979-1981.

Assistant deputy chief naval operations for air warfare, 1981-1983. Commander Naval Reserve Force, 1983-1987. Director Naval Reserve, 1983-1987, retired, 1987.

Consultant, 1987-1990. Director maritime warfare systems McDonnell Douglas Aerospace, 1990-1996.

Politics

Duty, Honor and Country, Fiscal Conservative and Social Conservative

Membership

Member United States Naval Academy Alumni Association, Association Naval Aviation, Navy League United States, Naval Order United States.

Personality

Outgoing, humble, honest to the core, loving human being.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Golf.

Connections

Married Theodosia Ann Suman, December 20, 1950. Children: Charles John, David Fuller, Suzanne Ellen.