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    Posted: 22 Feb 2021 at 12:08pm

Gerald E. Green  Capt., USN (Ret.) 

Passed away on February 13, 2021 at his home in Annapolis, MD. He was surrounded by his family including his wife, children, and grandchildren. Capt. Green was born in Hammondsport, NY in 1933. He graduated from the US Naval Academy with distinction and a BS in Naval Engineering in 1956. He married Mary E. (Betty) Eldredge in 1963 in Portsmouth, NH. 

 After USNA graduation, he entered Naval Service as an officer and served 28 years before retirement. During his distinguished career, he served on the USS Barry, USS Angler, USS Tinosa, USS Seawolf, USS Queenfish, USS Lapon, and the USS Frank Cable. He also served as Chief of Staff to COMSUBFLOT6, and Deputy Director of the Strategic Systems Programs Office on the Staff of the Chief of Naval Operations, where he oversaw the development of the Trident II Missile and construction of the submarine base at King's Bay, Ga.

During his career he received more than 21 awards including the Legion of Merit.  Following his highly successful Naval career, he had a second career with the Department of Energy where he served 12 years as a Senior Engineer in support of the management of the National Laboratories and DOD programs. During his tenure at DOE, he was awarded the National Nuclear Security Administration Gold Medal.  

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Betty Green; his three children, and five grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, Larry Green and Freida Hayes Green and his brother Donald Green of Hammondsport, NY. A viewing will be held at Hardesty Funeral Home in Annapolis, MD from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, February 27, 2021. A burial service at Arlington National Cemetery will be scheduled for a later date.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Memory of Gerald Green, to the Naval Academy Foundation (www.usna.com/donate) attn. Alumni Association and Foundation Center; or the Submarine League's capital campaign (navalsubleague.org/support-us/donate-now).

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CAPT Green was Commissioning CO on Frank Cable - I was Commisioning Repair Officer. Served Squadron of SSN-637s in CHASN, SC.
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