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William J. Flanagan, Jr.
American admiral

William J. Flanagan, Jr.

William J. Flanagan, Jr.
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Intro American admiral
Is Military officer Soldier Officer
From United States of America
Field Military
Gender male
Birth 27 March 1943
Age 80 years
Star sign Aries
Harvard Business School
American University
Massachusetts Maritime Academy
Legionnaire of Legion of Merit  
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Admiral William John Flanagan Jr. (born March 27, 1943) is a retired United States Navy four star admiral who served as Commander in Chief, United States Atlantic Fleet from 1994 to 1996.

Early life and education

Flanagan was born in 1943. In addition to his bachelor's degree in marine transportation, Flanagan received a master's degree in political science from the American University and earned a degree from Harvard Business School.

Naval career

Flanagan graduated from the Massachusetts Maritime Academy in 1964 with a Bachelor of Science degree in marine transportation, joining the Merchant Marine and working for American Export-Isbrandtsen Lines out of New York, where he achieved the grade of second mate. After three years of service with American Export Lines, Flanagan accepted a commission with the United States Navy in 1967.

On June 27, 1981, Flanagan reported to commissioning crew of USS Kidd (DDG-993) as the ship's first commanding officer. He had now advanced to the rank of captain. Flannagan commanded the guided missile destroyer—the lead ship of her class—on her first deployment to the Mediterranean Sea and the Indian Ocean.

On October 5, 1994, Flanagan was promoted to the rank of admiral and was assigned as Commander in Chief of the Atlantic Fleet. At the end of his tenure in this position, he was responsible for more than 200,000 Navy and Marine Corps personnel, 220 vessels, 1,500 aircraft, and 27 shore installations. Flanagan stepped down from commanding the Atlantic Fleet on December 20, 1996, and retired shortly thereafter after approximately thirty years of naval service.

Military awards

U.S. Military decorations
Legion of Merit (with three bronze award stars)
Meritorious Service Medal (with one gold award star)
Navy Commendation Medal (with one gold award star)
Meritorious Unit Commendation ribbon (with three bronze service stars)
National Defense Service Medal (with bronze service star)
Vietnam Service Medal (with four bronze service stars)
Navy Sea Service Deployment Ribbon
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