Harry D. Train II
|Harry D. Train II|
Official portrait of Admiral Harry D. Train II, August 1982
November 5, 1927 |
|Service/branch||United States Navy|
|Years of service||1949–1980s|
|Commands held||Supreme Allied Commander, Atlantic
U.S. Atlantic Command
U.S. Atlantic Fleet
Harry Depue Train II (born November 5, 1927) is a retired Admiral in the United States Navy and a Senior Fellow at the Joint Advanced Warfighting School at the Joint Forces Staff College in Norfolk, Virginia.
Train was admitted to the United States Naval Academy in 1945 and graduated in 1949.
His operational commands included the guided missile destroyer USS Conyngham (DDG-17); the attack submarine USS Barbel (SS-580), Cruiser-Destroyer Flotilla 8; the John F. Kennedy Battle Group; and from August 1976 to September 1978, the United States Sixth Fleet in the Mediterranean.
His principal staff duties included Director of the Joint Staff, Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Executive Assistant to the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff; and Executive Assistant to the Chief of Naval Operations. He served as aide to Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Thomas H. Moorer.
From 1978-1982, Admiral Train served as the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's Supreme Allied Commander Atlantic as Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Atlantic Command and as Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Atlantic Fleet.
He retired from the Navy in 1982.
Personal & post-military service
The son of Rear Admiral Harold Cecil Train (1887–1968) and May Philipps Train (1889–1980), he graduated from the Georgetown Preparatory School in 1945 and the United States Naval Academy in 1949.
In 1956 he joined the Maryland Society of the Sons of the American Revolution and was assigned national member number 81,034.
After retiring from full-time military service, Admiral Train worked for Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), the nation's largest employee owned research and engineering company. He retired from SAIC as its Manager, Hampton Roads Operations, in September 2006.
He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Old Dominion University Research Foundation and was the long-time president of the Future of Hampton Roads, a group of civic leaders who work toward regional solutions in Hampton Roads, Virginia.
Awards and decorations
- Navy Distinguished Service Medal (with Three Gold Stars)
- Legion of Merit with three gold stars
- Joint Services Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster
- Navy Commendation Medal
- American Campaign Medal
- World War II Victory Medal
- Navy Occupation Medal
- China Service Medal
- National Defense Service Medal with star
- Korean Service Medal with two battle stars
- United Nations Service Medal
- Commander, Legion of Honor (France)
- Korean Presidential Unit Citation
- Old Dominion University Research Foundation.
- Obituary of Cecil Train Wilson, Washington Post, October 27, 2006
- USNA Cemetery Documentation Project
- U.S. Navy Biographies
- Statement of the Hon. James R. Schlesinger and Admiral Harry D. Train (USN, Ret.) for the U.S. Commission on National Security/21st Century, U.S. Senate website
- Future of Hampton Roads website