Military Bios

Rear Admiral Craig O. McDonald:

Military Branch:United States Navy
Position: Chief, Office of Defense Representative Pakistan
Released from active duty in June 1982, he moved to Suffern, N.Y., and was employed with New York Telephone. Rear Adm. McDonald was selected for the Full Time Support (FTS) program and was recalled to active duty in April 1983. Rear Adm. McDonald's significant tours include: VAW-123, "Screwtops", Division Officer and Department Head; RVAW-120, "Grey Hawks", NFO Instructor; ; VAW-1086, "Augger Doggers", flight crew; VAW-88, "CottonPickers", Officer-in-Charge; Commander, Naval Air Reserve Force, Air Operations and Assistant Chief of Staff for Operations and Fleet Support; VAW-78, "Fighting Escargots" Commanding Officer; NAS JRB Fort Worth, Commanding Officer; Chief of Naval Operations (N095), Executive Assistant to the Director of the Navy Reserve; and Deputy Director Navy Reserve. He assumed his present position 5 July 2004.
Rear Adm. McDonald has 5,000 total hours and over 4,600 hours in the E-2C aircraft. He has had the privilege of working with the finest enlisted and officer personnel in the United States Navy throughout his career.
His decorations include the Legion of Merit (three awards), Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (two awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (two awards), Meritorious Unit Commendation (four awards), Battle "E" ribbon (three awards), Navy Expeditionary Medal, National Defense Service Medal (two awards), Sea Service Ribbon (four awards) and the Armed Forces Reserve Medal (with silver hourglass).
Updated: 30 August 2004


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