72, passed away on March 9, 2017. Capt. Major retired after 24 years of active service while serving at the Naval Transportation Management School, Oakland, California. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina, and his master’s degree from Michigan State University. Duty assignments included: Naval Supply Center, Oakland, California; USS Niagara Falls (AFS 3); Staff, Commander Naval Construction Battalions, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, Naval Amphibious Base, Norfolk, Virginia; Commander in Chief, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, Norfolk, Virginia; Defense General Supply Center, Richmond, Virginia; USS Robert E. Peary (DE 1073); Naval Guided Missiles School, Dam Neck, Virginia Beach, Virginia; HQ Military Assistance Command, Saigon, Republic of Vietnam; and USS Lester (DE 1022).