Military Bios

Rear Admiral Gerald L. Talbot, Jr.:

Military Branch:United States Navy
Position: Director, Military Personnel Plans and Policy Division (N13)
Rear Admiral Talbot is a graduate of the University of Miami, Florida, with a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering. He was commissioned in March 1972.
Rear Adm. Talbot attended one year of nuclear training and commenced sea duty in USS Silversides (SSN-679). His other sea duty assignments were USS Sunfish (SSN-649), Weapons Officer; USS James K. Polk (SSBN-645), Chief Engineer; USS Aspro (SSN-648), Executive Officer; USS Tautog (SSN-639), Commanding Officer; Commander, Submarine Squadron Eight; Commodore.
Rear Adm. Talbotís shore tours comprise a wide variety of duties in Washington, D.C. First he served with the Department of Energy (Naval Reactors) as a special Assistant to the Director. After his Executive Officer tour he served in the Bureau of Naval Personnel as the Nuclear Enlisted Program Manager.
Following his command tour Rear Adm. Talbot served as the Executive Assistant to Assistant Chief of Naval Operations (Undersea Warfare), then he reported to the National War College for one year of National Security Strategy study. Following graduation he served as Deputy Secretary, Joint Staff.
Next, Rear Adm. Talbot was assigned as Director, Submarine/Nuclear Power Distribution Division (PERS-42) and the Nuclear Propulsion Program Manager (N-133) at the Bureau of Naval Personnel. Selected for Flag rank in April 1999, Rear Adm. Talbotís first Flag position was Director, Navy Staff. He relieved as Commander Submarine Group Ten on 29 June 2001. Rear Adm. Talbot reported to Chief of Naval Personnel in September 2003 as Director, Military Personnel Plans and Policy Division (N13).
Rear Adm. Talbotís personal awards include Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit (two Gold Stars), Meritorious Service Medal (two Gold Stars), Navy Commendation Medal (three Gold Stars), and the Navy Achievement Medal.
Updated: 8 June 2004


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