|Vice Admiral William St. George
Commander Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (July 1976 - May 1979)
William Ross St. George hailed from native of Southport, N.C. While enrolled at the University of Washington, he received a presidential appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy. He graduated in 1946 and went on to command the destroyer escort Van Voorhis from 1961 to 1962, the destroyer Richard E. Byrd from 1964 to 1965 and the guided missile cruiser Josephus Daniels in 1969 and 1970.
William St. George performed postgraduate work in law at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. where he graduated with distinction in 1953. From 1971 to 1973, St. George served as principal adviser to the Joint Chiefs of Staff on the National Strategic Objectives Plan. VADM William St. George served as Commander Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet from July 1976 to May 1979. He retired from the Navy as a Vice Admiral in 1979 after 38 years of service.
During his military career, he received a Distinguished Service Medal, a Legion of Merit and the Bronze Star.