Capt. C.S Minter – USN

Capt. C. S. Minter, Jr. – Sept 8, 1960 – May 24, 1961

Vice Admiral Charles S. Minter, Jr.(Charlie) b. 1915; Deceased 2008, Former Commandant of Midshipmen and Superintendent USNA 1937, Commanding Officer USS Intrepid,  Sept., 1960 to May, 1961 – RADM J.A. Abbot relieved him. 

Designated as naval aviator in 1941, Admiral Minter served as a bomber pilot in antisubmarine patrols and convoy coverage flights in the North Atlantic. Later was XO of patrol squadron in Trinidad and XO of Headquarters Squadron Nine at Quonset Point, Rhode Island. 

In 1944 was assistant air officer aboard the USS Randolph when saw action in raids on Tokyo and in the Iwo Jima and Okinawa campaigns. After serving as assistant director for Tactical Test at Naval Air Test Center, Patuxent River, he assumed command of Patrol Squadron 28 which engaged in reconnaissance missions and antisubmarine patrols against Korean forces. He was CO of the Albemarle, in 1958. He also served asAssistant Chief of Staff for Readiness to Cmdr Naval Air Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet.  He then became Commander Fleet Air Wings Pacific, with additional duty as Commander Antisubmarine Warfare Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet.

His last assignment before retirement in 1974 was Deputy Chairman of the NATO Committee in the Navy Dept. His son is Charles S. Minter, II. 

Charles S. Minter, II,  is the son of VADM C. S. Minter, Jr.

Ref: USNA Membership Log – Submitted by M. Tarrant, daughter of former Intrepid Capt. Richard K. Gaines.

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