Henry G. Ulrich III

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Henry G. Ulrich III
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Admiral Henry G. "Harry" Ulrich III
Service/branchUnited States Navy
Years of service1972–2007
RankUS-O10 insignia.svg Admiral
Commands held

Henry George "Harry" Ulrich III was a four-star admiral in the United States Navy who served as the Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe and Commander, Allied Joint Force Command Naples from May 23, 2005 to November 30, 2007. He retired from the Navy shortly afterwards.

As Commander, Allied Joint Force Command Naples, he had operational responsibility for NATO missions in the Balkans, Iraq and the Mediterranean. As Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe he is responsible for providing overall command, operational control, and coordination of U.S. Naval forces in the European Command area of responsibility.

Previous assignments[edit]

Ulrich has served in a broad range of sea and shore assignments. As a Surface Warfare Officer, he has served seven sea tours with units of the Atlantic Fleet, and has participated in eight deployments to South America, West Africa, Northern and Southern Europe, and the Persian Gulf. During his last operational assignment, Admiral Ulrich served simultaneously as Commander, U.S. Sixth Fleet, Commander, Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO, and Commander, Allied Joint Command Lisbon.

Shore assignments include duty on the Joint Staff and the staff of the Chief of Naval Operations. He has served as Director of Cruise Missile Plans and Policy, as well as Director of Surface Warfare. In 2001, he was selected to lead the revolution in United States Navy training as Commander, Task Force Excel.

Awards and decorations[edit]

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Bronze star
Silver star
Surface Warfare Officer Pin
Defense Superior Service Medal with two bronze oak leaf clusters Legion of Merit with four gold award stars Meritorious Service Medal with two award stars
Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal Joint Meritorious Unit Award
Navy Unit Commendation Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation Navy E Ribbon
Navy Expeditionary Medal National Defense Service Medal with two bronze service stars Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Southwest Asia Service Medal with service star Navy Sea Service Deployment Ribbon with silver service star Navy & Marine Corps Overseas Service Ribbon
Allied Joint Force Command Naples

Personal background and education[edit]

A native of Southampton, Pennsylvania, Ulrich is a 1972 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy. In 1981, he earned a Master of Science degree in Physics from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, and has also studied at the National War College in Washington, D.C.. He now works at Enterra.

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