Retired Capt. Robert W. Foster, SC, USN

Capt. Robert W. Foster, 84, passed away. Capt. Foster retired in 1978 with 26 years of active service after serving on the Staff, Commander Naval Surface Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, Norfolk, Virginia. He was commissioned in the U.S. Navy in 1952. He received his bachelor’s from The Ohio State University and his master’s from Harvard University. Duty stations included USS Gilbert Island (CVE 107); Supply Officer, USS Henley (DD 762); Bureau of Aeronautics, Washington, D.C.; Special Devices Center, Office of Naval Research, Port Washington, New York; Staff, Commander Fleet Training Group, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; Staff, Commander Fleet Air Hawaii; Navy Supply Corps School, Athens, Georgia; Supply Officer, USS Cadmus (AR 14); Staff, Commander Cruiser-Destroyer Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet; Naval Supply Systems Command Headquarters, Washington, D.C.; and Executive Officer, Ships Parts Control Center, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. He is survived by his wife, six children, and three brothers.