Henry L. Garrett III

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Henry Lawrence Garrett III
Henry Lawrence Garrett III, official Navy photo, 1987.jpg
Born (1939-06-24) June 24, 1939 (age 78)[1]
Washington, D.C.
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Navy
Years of service Active duty: October 1961 to November 1981; as Service Secretary:May 15, 1989 to June 26, 1992
Rank Secretary of the Navy
Awards Air Medal(2)

Henry Lawrence Garrett III (born June 24, 1939) served as the 68th Secretary of the Navy from May 15, 1989 to June 26, 1992 in the administration of George H. W. Bush.[2]

Garrett ultimately resgined due to the Tailhook scandal.[3]

Naval Secretary Garrett at the commissioning ceremony for the USS Arleigh Burke with Arleigh Burke and wife present and Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney delivering the keynote address, July 4, 1991.


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  2. ^ Sweeney, Jerry K.; Kevin B. Byrne (2006). A handbook of American military history: from the Revolutionary War to the present. University of Nebraska Press. p. 278. ISBN 978-0-8032-9337-3. 
  3. ^ "Post Tailhook Punishment". Frontline, PBS. Retrieved 2007-08-13. 
Government offices
Preceded by
James F. Goodrich
Under Secretary of the Navy
August 6, 1987 – May 15, 1989
Succeeded by
J. Daniel Howard
Preceded by
William L. Ball
United States Secretary of the Navy
May 15, 1989 – June 26, 1992
Succeeded by
J. Daniel Howard (acting)
Sean O'Keefe