Charles S. Abbot
|Charles S. Abbot|
Admiral Charles S. Abbot as a Rear Admiral
January 19, 1945 |
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Navy|
|Years of service||1966-2000|
|Commands held||United States Sixth Fleet
Carrier Strike Group Eight
USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71)
|Awards||Legion of Merit
|Other work||Deputy Homeland Security Advisor
President, Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society
Abbot was born on January 19, 1945 in Pensacola, Florida. He graduated from Phillips Academy, Andover, in 1962 and the United States Naval Academy in 1966 and was chosen as a Rhodes Scholar to attend Oxford University. Selected as a naval aviator, he graduated from the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School and later naval nuclear power training. During the Gulf War, he commanded the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) and commanded the Theodore Roosevelt battle group while assigned as commander, Carrier Group Eight. He commanded the United States Sixth Fleet from 1996 to 1998, and completed his naval career as deputy commander-in-chief, United States European Command.
Post military career
Abbot retired from the Navy in 2000, and later assumed the position of deputy homeland security advisor to President George W. Bush, a position he held from 2001 to 2003. Currently he is president of the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, a private, non-profit organization for assisting sailors, Marines, and their families. He is also active within the Military Officers Association of America, where he sits on several committees. He lives in Arlington, Virginia.
- "Flag Officer Announcement" (Press release). United States Department of Defense. April 15, 1998. Retrieved 7 December 2010. "Abbot was born Jan. 19, 1945 in Pensacola, Fla."
- "ADM Steve Abbot, USN-Ret.". Military Officers Association of America. Retrieved 7 December 2010.
- "The Board of Directors". Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society. Retrieved 7 December 2010.
Media related to Charles S. Abbot at Wikimedia Commons