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Naval officer

Frank Thomas Watkins, American naval officer. Decorated Legion of Merit, B.S.M. Member Phi Sigma Kappa.

Background

Watkins, Frank Thomas was born on December 15, 1898 in Provo City, Utah, United States. Son of Charles Frederick and Mary Elizabeth (Kearney) Watkins.

Education

Bachelor of Science, United States Naval Academy, 1922.

Career

Ensign, United States Navy, 1922, advanced through grades to vice admiral, 1957. Chief staff to commander submarines Pacific Fleet, 1946-1947. Commanding officer United States Naval School, Monterey, California, 1948-1949.

Assistant chief naval personnel Navy Department, Washington, 1949-1951. Commander cruiser div. 2 United States Atlantic Fleet, 1951.

Commander mine for Atlantic Fleet, 1952-1953. Deputy chairman naval operations, 1953-1954. Commander submarines Atlantic Fleet, 1954-1957, commander Anti-Submarine Force, Atlantic Fleet, since 1957.

Membership

Member Phi Sigma Kappa.

Connections

Married Margaret Ruth Orem, July 11, 1925. Children: Frank Thomas, John O. Commissioned.

father:
Charles Frederick Watkins

mother:
Mary Elizabeth (Kearney) Watkins

spouse:
Margaret Ruth Orem

children:
Frank Thomas Watkins

John O. Commd Watkins