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Naval officer

Richard Birtwistle, III, American naval officer. Decorated Air medal. Member Society Experimental Test Pilots, Association Naval Aviators.

Background

III, Richard Birtwistle, was born on November 25, 1937 in Fall River, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Richard II and Eleanor (Shea) B.

Education

1 child, Richard IV; Bachelor of Science, United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland, 1960. Master of Science in Aeronautical Engineering, United States Navy Test Pilot School, 1965. Master of Science in International Affairs, George Washington University, 1972.

Master of Business Administration, Auburn University, 1978. Certified naval aviator (151 combat missions). Commissioned ensign United States Navy, 1960, advanced through grades to captain.

Operations/maintenance officer Attack Squadron 153, Lemoore, California, 1969-1972, operations officer Attack Squadron 174, Jacksonville, Florida, 1973-1975, executive officer Attack Squadron 81, Jacksonville, 1975-1976, commanding officer, 1976-1977, air operations officer Carrier Group 8, Norfolk, Virginia, 1978-1980, chief naval operations staff Navy Command Center, Washington, since 1980, test pilot Naval Air Test Center, Patuxent River, Maryland, 1964-1968.

Career

Officer, 1976-1977, air operations officer Carrier Group 8, Norfolk, Virginia, 1978-1980, chief naval operations staff Navy Command Center, Washington, since 1980, test pilot Naval Air Test Center, Patuxent River, Maryland, 1964-1968.

Membership

Member Society Experimental Test Pilots, Association Naval Aviators.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Golf; tennis; swimming.

Connections

1 child, Richard IV.

father:
Richard II B.

mother:
Eleanor (Shea) B.

child:
Richard IV III