David E. Jeremiah
David E. Jeremiah
|Born||February 25, 1934|
|Died||October 7, 2013 (aged 79)|
|Place of burial|
Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/||United States Navy|
|Years of service||1956–1994|
|Commands held||Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (acting)|
Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
United States Pacific Fleet
Task Force 60
Operation El Dorado Canyon
|Awards||Defense Distinguished Service Medal|
Navy Distinguished Service Medal (5)
Army Distinguished Service Medal
Air Force Distinguished Service Medal
Coast Guard Distinguished Service Medal
Legion of Merit (2)
Meritorious Service Medal (2)
|Other work||investment banking|
President, Technology Strategies & Alliances Corporation
David Elmer Jeremiah (February 25, 1934 – October 7, 2013) was a United States Navy admiral who served as the second vice chairman and also the acting chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. After his retirement from the Navy in February 1994, he worked in the field of investment banking. He served as partner and President, CEO and later Chairman of Technology Strategies & Alliances Corporation, a strategic advisory and investment banking firm engaged primarily in the aerospace, defense, telecommunications, and electronics industries. During his military career Jeremiah earned a reputation as an authority on strategic planning, financial management and the policy implications of advanced technology.
Jeremiah served four years as Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff for Generals Colin L. Powell and John M. Shalikashvili. He was a key player for both Chairmen in the transition to a post-Cold War military. Jeremiah was also the Commander in Chief of the United States Pacific Fleet from 1987 to 1991.
He commanded a task force, battle group and destroyer squadron in earlier tours in the Mediterranean. He served as commanding officer of the guided missile destroyer USS Preble from 1974 to 1976. In October 1985 he directed the attempt to capture the hijackers of the MS Achille Lauro and in April 1986 led combat operations against Libya in the Gulf of Sidra. Ashore, Jeremiah served as Director, Navy Program Planning and in financial planning positions on the staffs of the Secretary of Defense and Chief of Naval Operations.
Dates of rank
|Ensign||Lieutenant (junior grade)||Lieutenant||Lieutenant Commander||Commander||Captain|
|March 30, 1956||September 30, 1957||May 1, 1960||May 1, 1965||September 1, 1969||April 1, 1977|
|Commodore||Rear Admiral||Vice Admiral||Admiral|
|October 1, 1983||April 1, 1985||July 1, 1986||October 1, 1987|
Awards and decorations
He also received the University of Oregon Pioneer Award for Distinguished Graduates.
Jeremiah was Chairman of the Board of Directors of Wackenhut Services, Inc. and served on the Boards of Directors for Geobiotics, LLC, Todd Shipyards Corporation, ManTech International Corporation and the Board of Trustees for MITRE Corporation and In-Q-Tel and advisory boards for Northrop Grumman Corporation and the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs.
In addition to his corporate responsibilities, Jeremiah served as a member of the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board, the George Bush Presidential Library Advisory Council and a National Reconnaissance Office Advisory Panel.
Jeremiah earned a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of Oregon and a master's degree in Financial Management from George Washington University. He completed the Program for Management Development at Harvard Business School.
- "DAVID JEREMIAH Obituary - Vienna, VA". Washington Post. Retrieved 21 January 2018.
- "USS Preble Commanding Officers". www.usspreble.org. Retrieved 2018-03-23.
- The Chairmanship of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, 1949-2016 (PDF) (3 ed.). Joint History Office. June 21, 2019. p. 284. ISBN 978-1075301711.
- "Adm David Elmer "Dave" Jeremiah (1934-2013) - Find".
- A list of U.S. Pacific Fleet Commanders
- Tribute to Adm. David E. Jeremiah on his retirement from active duty[permanent dead link]
- USNI U.S. Naval Institute
- U.S. Dpt. of State |American Embassy |Canberra Australia |Admiral David E. Jeremiah AO, U.S.N. (Retired) Named Presidential Representative to the 60th Anniversary Ceremonies of the Battle of Coral Sea
- Board of Trustees |Admiral David E. Jeremiah
- The Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs
- University of Oregon |awards
- Profile – David E. Jeremiah
- Appearances on C-SPAN