69, passed away on January 18, 2017. Capt. Rawlings retired after 24 years of active service while serving at the Defense Industrial Plant Equipment Center, Memphis, Tennessee. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Oklahoma and his master’s degree from Michigan State University. Duty assignments included: Commander Naval Surface Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, Norfolk, Virginia; USS Sierra (AD 18); Defense Inspector General Regional Office, Northeast Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; U.S. Naval Facility, Argentina; Supervisor of Shipbuilding Conversion and Repair, USN, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin; Fleet Introduction Team, Spruance-class destroyers, Pascagoula, Mississippi; USS Davis (DD 937); Staff, Commander Submarine Flotilla SIX; and USS Volador (SS 490).