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Management executive , Naval officer

Cyrus Robert Christensen, American management executive, naval officer. Decorated Legion of Merit (3), Air medals (10), Bronze Star, Purple Heart. Member Navy League, Charleston, South Carolina, The Retired Officers Association, Chamber of C. Charleston, 1984, Order of the Purple Heart, American Legion.

Background

Christensen, Cyrus Robert was born on July 20, 1926 in Evansville, Wisconsin, United States. Son of Bernhardt Emmons and Elsie Irene (Gibbs) Christensen.

Education

AS in Criminology, Trident Technology College, Charleston, South Carolina., 1985.

Career

Enlisted, United States Navy, 1943-1956;commissioned officer, United States Navy, 1956;deck division officer United States Ship Boston, United States Navy, 1956-1958;Executive officer United States Ship Kingbird, United States Navy, 1958-1959;commanding officer, United States Ship Stallion, 1959-1962;advisory, United States Navy, Vietamese Coastal Force, 1965-1966;commanding officer, United States Ship Ability Atlantic Fleet, 1966-1968;commander Mine Division 42, Atlantic Fleet, 1968;commander Mine Division 45, Atlantic Fleet, 1968-1970;commander Task Group 116.2, Vietnam, 1970-1971;commanding officer, United States Ship Vreeland Atlantic Fleet, 1971-1972;commanding officer, Airborne Mine Countermeasures Unit Bravo, 1973-1975;commander, Mobile Mine Assembly Group, 1975-1978;commander Mine Squadron 12, Atlantic Fleet, 1978-1981;retired captain, United States Navy, 1981;president, Parallax Cons., Charleston, South Carolina., since 1981. Consultant Braswell Shipyards Inc. Charleston, 1983-1989, United Technologies, Charleston, 1986-1987, Peterson Shipbuilding Company, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, 1987-1988.

Membership

Member Navy League, Charleston, South Carolina, The Retired Officers Association, Chamber of C. Charleston, 1984, Order of the Purple Heart, American Legion.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: golf, sailing.

Connections

Married Betty Jane Burcham, April 8, 1946 (divorced 1973). Children: Connie Christine, Ronald Chris. Married Brenda Gail Ledford, January 21, 1973.

Children: Johnna Gaye, Kelly Jo.

father:
Bernhardt Emmons Christensen

mother:
Elsie Irene (Gibbs) Christensen

spouse:
Betty Jane Burcham

child:
Connie Christine Christensen

child:
Ronald Chris;m. Brenda Gail Ledford Christensen

child:
January 21 Christensen

child:
1973 Christensen

child:
Johnna Gaye Christensen

child:
Kelly Jo Christensen