Charles S. Abbot

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Charles S. Abbot
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Admiral Charles S. Abbot as a Vice Admiral
Born (1945-01-19) January 19, 1945 (age 76)
Pensacola, Florida
AllegianceUnited States of America
Service/branchUnited States Navy Seal United States Navy
Years of service1966-2000
RankUS-O10 insignia.svg
Commands heldUnited States Sixth Fleet
Carrier Strike Group Eight
USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71)
Battles/warsVietnam War
Gulf War
AwardsLegion of Merit
Bronze Star
Other workDeputy Homeland Security Advisor
President, Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society

Charles Stevenson "Steve" Abbot is a retired United States Navy Admiral who served as Deputy Commander in Chief, United States European Command (DCINCEUR) from 1998 to 2000.

Military career[edit]

Abbot was born on January 19, 1945 in Pensacola, Florida.[1] 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.[2] 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.[2] 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[edit]

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.[2] Currently he is president of the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, a private, non-profit organization for assisting sailors, Marines, and their families.[3] He is also active within the Military Officers Association of America, where he sits on several committees.[2] He lives in Arlington, Virginia.


  1. ^ "Flag Officer Announcement" (Press release). United States Department of Defense. April 15, 1998. Archived from the original on March 1, 2011. Retrieved December 7, 2010. Abbot was born Jan. 19, 1945 in Pensacola, Fla.
  2. ^ a b c d "ADM Steve Abbot, USN-Ret". Military Officers Association of America. Archived from the original on May 16, 2011. Retrieved December 7, 2010.
  3. ^ "The Board of Directors". Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society. Archived from the original on July 27, 2011. Retrieved December 7, 2010.

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