Charles Cochran Kirkpatrick

Charles Cochran Kirkpatrick (June 20, 1907 – March 12, 1988) was a rear admiral in the United States Navy who was Superintendent of the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland from August 18, 1962 to January 11, 1964.[1] He also held commands of Chief of Staff, U.S. Taiwan Defense Command from 1956 to 1957, Chief of Information for the United States Navy from 1957 to 1960, and Commander Training Command, U.S. Pacific Fleet from 1961 to 1962). Kirkpatrick was due for promotion to vice admiral in 1964, but a heart attack forced him into retirement.

Charles Cochran Kirkpatrick
Born(1907-06-20)June 20, 1907
San Angelo, Texas
DiedMarch 12, 1988(1988-03-12) (aged 80)
Kerrville, Texas
Allegiance United States
Service/branchUnited States Navy
Years of service1926 - 1964
RankRear admiral
Commands heldSuperintendent of the United States Naval Academy, others below
AwardsNavy Cross (3)
Spouse(s)Mildred Nelson

He died in 1988 in Kerrville, Texas.


Academic offices
Preceded by
John F. Davidson
Superintendent of United States Naval Academy
Succeeded by
Charles S. Minter Jr.
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