Walter F. Boone

Walter Frederick Boone (February 14, 1898 – March 19, 1995) was an admiral in the United States Navy. Born in Berkeley, California,[1] Boone joined the Navy in 1917.[2] Participating in World War II, Boone was awarded the Silver Star in 1942 for actions during the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands. He was later Commander in Chief, U.S. Naval Forces, Eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean from 1956–1958 and U.S. Military Representative, NATO Military Committee from 1958–1960. Boone was also superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy from August 12, 1954 to March 16, 1956. He retired in 1960. Boone died in 1995 of a heart attack at the age of 97.[3]

Walter F. Boone
Walter F. Boone pictured as a rear admiral
Born(1898-02-14)February 14, 1898
Berkeley, California
DiedMarch 19, 1995(1995-03-19) (aged 97)
Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington D.C.
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Navy
Years of service1917–1960
Rank Admiral
Commands heldU.S. Naval Forces, Eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean
Superintendent of the United States Naval Academy, others below
Battles/warsWorld War II
AwardsNavy Distinguished Service Medal
Legion of Merit
Silver Star


  1. Who's who in government - Google Books. Retrieved 2012-03-08 via Google Books.
  2. "TogetherWeServed - ADM Walter BOONE". Retrieved 2012-03-08.
  3. "Adm. Walter F. Boone, 97, Dies; Naval Academy Superintendent - New York Times". 1995-03-23. Retrieved 2012-03-08.
Academic offices
Preceded by
C. Turner Joy
Superintendent of United States Naval Academy
Succeeded by
William R. Smedberg III
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