Retired Capt. Franklin D. Smith, SC, USN, 85, passed away on April 11, 2018. Smith retired in February 1981 after 25 years, while serving on the staff of the Secretary of Defense, Washington, DC. He received his bachelor’s degree from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1956 and his master’s degree from Harvard in 1968. His duty assignments include: USS Hunt (DD 674); Faculty, U.S. Naval Academy; Atomic Energy Commission, Washington, DC, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Supply Officer, USS Maury (AGS 16); Fleet Material Support Office, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania; Bureau of Ships, Washington, DC; Staff, Commander in Chief, U.S. Pacific Fleet, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; and Naval Material Command Headquarters, Washington, DC.