Passed away on May 24, 2017. Rear Adm. Platt retired after 31 years of active service while serving as the first Competition Advocate General of the Navy. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and his master’s degree from the University of Rochester. Duty assignments included: Deputy Commander for Contracts, Naval Sea Systems Command; Commander, Subsistence Field Activities, Defense Personnel Support Center Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Assistant Deputy Chief of Naval Material for Procurement and Production; Director of Contracts, Supervisors of Shipbuilding, Conversion and Repair, Pascagoula, Mississippi; Supply Officer, USS Simon Lake (AS 33); Staff, Commander, U.S. Naval Forces, Vietnam; Staff, Division of Naval Reactors, Atomic Energy Commission; U.S. Naval Support Activity, Taipei, Taiwan; USS Waldron (DD 699); and USS Bassett (APD 73).