Capt. Paul Jacobs

Captain Paul Jacobs was instrumental in the operation in May of 1975, but his career didn’t stop there. His expertise includes over 35 years of experience in the Navy and private industry. Expertise in conversion and alteration of ships, building and repairing naval ships, in program management, technical, and acquisition support services. His Navy Major Program Manager experience includes 4 years at the Director of Undersea Surveillance Project for Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR), 4 years as Director of Mine Warfare Programs for the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEACOjacobs bio picM) and 2 years as an SSBN Project Manager. He experience includes the acquisition of Navy’s major weapon systems for engineering and management. He commanded three ships as a Surface Warfare Officer and retired as a Navy Captain.

U.S. NAVY June 1958 to October 1984 Retired as a Navy Captain: His Department Head assignments included duties as Engineering Officer aboard a Sea Plane Tender, Weapons Officer and Executive Officer aboard a Destroyer; He was Chief of Staff of the famous World War II Destroyer Squadron Twenty Three which Admiral Arleigh Burke named the “Litter Beaver Squadron”.
In June 1964 he became the Commanding Officer of the USS Meadowlark (MSC196) 
In June 1967 he became the Commanding Officer of the USS Esteem (MSO438)
In June 1970 he became Executive Officer of Destroyer by the name of the USS Floyd B. Parks (DD884)
In June 1974 He became the Commanding Officer of the USS KIRK FF1087 made a six month combat tour in Vietnam. During this tour the KIRK was involved in the evacuation of Cambodia, Vietnam in April 1975 and the rescue of the Vietnam Navy approximately 30,000 refugees and about 30 ships in May 1975. 
In July 1977 he became Program Manager of ship operations of five cable ships, USNS ZEUS, MEYER, NEPTUNE, AEOLUS & MIZAR. Coordinated ship operations, upkeep, work packages, testing on a $40M project with the USNS ZEUS.

AWARDS/LICENSES:

Bronze Star Medal; Four Meritorious Service Medals Navy Commendation Medal
1991 Nominee High Tech Entrepreneurs of the Year, KMPG Peat Marwick, 
Licensed Marine Engineer (Third Assistant), Steam and Motor Vessels
President, 1977 National Contract Management Association, at NPGS 
Past President of the National Council Maritime Academy Alumni Association (NCMAAA) (from April 1999 to April 2001)

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