John Forrest Floberg was the United States Assistant Secretary of the Navy from 1949 to 1953.
He also graduated from the United States armed forces" training course in atomic weapons at the Sandia National Laboratories at Kirtland Air Force Base outside Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Born in 1915, John F. Floberg was a lawyer Adult life
President of the United States Harry South. Truman named Floberg as Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Associated Independent Recording) in 1949, and Floberg held this office from December 5, 1949 through July 23, 1953. During this period, Floberg was a strong supporter of Admiral Hyman G. Rickover"s proposals to create a nuclear navy.
Together, Floberg and Rickover eventually convinced Admiral William Fechteler, Chief of Naval Operations, to support the construction of atomic carriers.
In 1960, Floberg moved to Akron, Ohio to become General Counsel of the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company.
He later became a vice president and a member of Firestone"s executive committee.