Maurice F. Weisner
|Maurice F. Weisner|
Admiral Maurice F. Weisner
|Born||November 20, 1917
|Died||October 15, 2006
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Navy|
|Years of service||1941-1979|
|Commands held||U.S. Pacific Command|
|Battles/wars||World War II|
|Awards||Defense Distinguished Service Medal (2)
Distinguished Flying Cross (2)
Air Medal (6)
Maurice Franklin Weisner (November 20, 1917 – October 15, 2006) was a United States Navy four-star admiral who served as Vice Chief of Naval Operations (VCNO) from 1972 to 1973; Commander in Chief, U.S. Pacific Fleet (CINCPACFLT) from 1973 to 1976; and Commander in Chief, United States Pacific Command (CINCPAC) from 1976 to 1979. He served in World War II as a naval aviator aboard the USS Wasp (CV-7) until it was sunk in September 1942.
Awards and decorations
Admiral Weisner's awards and decorations include:
- Naval Aviator Badge
- Defense Distinguished Service Medal
- Army Distinguished Service Medal
- Air Force Distinguished Service Medal
- Navy Distinguished Service Medal (4 awards)
- Legion of Merit (2 awards)
- Distinguished Flying Cross (2 awards)
- Air Medal (6 awards)
- Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (with Combat "V")
- Five unit commendations
- Various campaign and service medals
- Foreign decorations from Japan, the Republic of Korea, Republic of Vietnam, Philippine Republic, Kingdom of Thailand and the United Nations.
- As the senior active duty naval aviator, he received the Gray Eagle Award.
Weisner retired from the Navy in 1979. He died in 2006 and was buried in Barrancas National Cemetery
- "Maurice Weisner, 88; Admiral Headed U.S. Pacific Forces in 1970s". Los Angeles Times. October 20, 2006.