M. Staser Holcomb

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M. Staser Holcomb
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Born (1932-01-18) January 18, 1932 (age 87)
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Allegiance United States
Service/branchUnited States Navy
Years of servicec. 1954–1985
RankVice admiral
Commands heldUnited States Seventh Fleet

M. Staser Holcomb (born January 18, 1932) is a retired a vice admiral in the United States Navy.[1] His hometown is Seattle, Washington, where he attended Roosevelt High School. He is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy, class of 1953.[2][3] During his naval career he served as commander of the USS Guam (LPH-9), Carrier Strike Group One, and the United States Seventh Fleet, from September 15, 1981 to May 9, 1983. He retired in 1985. During his career he also worked in the offices of the Secretary of Defense (as Senior Military Assistant), Secretary of the Navy, and Chief of Naval Operations. From 2001 to 2006, he also served as an advisor to Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and Harold Brown.[4]

He is married to Joanne and resides in Edmonds, Washington.[5]


  1. ^ "The Weiser family: A genealogy of the family of John Conrad Weiser, the elder (D. 1746); prepared on the two hundred fiftieth anniversary of his arrival in America, 1710-1760". 1960.
  2. ^ http://www.e-yearbook.com/yearbooks/United_States_Naval_Academy_Lucky_Bag_Yearbook/1953/Page_345.html
  3. ^ http://www.shoreline.edu/gac/gacpdfs/ten-years-after-pdfs/speakerbios.pdf
  4. ^ https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A45657-2001May18_2.html
  5. ^ http://myedmondsnews.com/2011/10/retired-edmonds-naval-officer-to-speak-on-security-in-a-post-911-world/

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