Charles Cochran Kirkpatrick

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Charles Cochran Kirkpatrick
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Born (1907-06-20)June 20, 1907
San Angelo, Texas
Died March 12, 1988(1988-03-12) (aged 80)
Kerrville, Texas
Allegiance  United States
Service/branch United States Navy
Rank Rear admiral
Commands held Superintendent of the United States Naval Academy, others below

Charles Cochran Kirkpatrick (June 20, 1907 – March 12, 1988) was a rear admiral in the United States Navy who was Superintendent of the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland from August 18, 1962 to January 11, 1964.[1] He also held commands of Chief of Staff, U.S. Taiwan Defense Command from 1956 to 1957, Chief of Information for the United States Navy from 1957 to 1960, and Commander Training Command, U.S. Pacific Fleet from 1961 to 1962). Kirkpatrick was due for promotion to vice admiral in 1954, but a heart attack forced him into retirement.

He died in 1988 in Kerrville, Texas.


Academic offices
Preceded by
John F. Davidson
Superintendent of United States Naval Academy
Succeeded by
Charles S. Minter, Jr.