Maurice F. Weisner

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Maurice F. Weisner
CINCPAC ADM Weisner.jpg
Admiral Maurice F. Weisner
Born November 20, 1917
Knoxville, Tennessee
Died October 15, 2006(2006-10-15) (aged 88)
Pensacola, Florida[1]
Allegiance United States United States of America
Service/branch United States Navy
Years of service 1941-1979
Rank Admiral
Commands held U.S. Pacific Command
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Defense Distinguished Service Medal (2)
Navy Distinguished Service Medal (4)
Army Distinguished Service Medal
Air Force Distinguished Service Medal

Maurice Franklin Weisner (November 20, 1917 – October 15, 2006) was a United States Navy four-star admiral who served as Vice Chief of Naval Operations (VCNO) from 1972 to 1973; Commander in Chief, U.S. Pacific Fleet (CINCPACFLT) from 1973 to 1976; and Commander in Chief, United States Pacific Command (CINCPAC) from 1976 to 1979. He served in World War II as a naval aviator aboard the USS Wasp (CV-7) until it was sunk in September 1942.

Awards and decorations[edit]

Admiral Weisner's awards and decorations include:

Naval Aviator Badge.jpg
Bronze oak leaf cluster
1 golden star.svg1 golden star.svg1 golden star.svg
Gold star
Gold star
Silver star
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Bronze star
Bronze star
Bronze-service-star-3d.pngSilver-service-star-3d.pngBronze-service-star-3d.png Order of the Cloud and Banner 2nd.gif
VPD National Order of Vietnam - Commander BAR.png VPD National Order of Vietnam - Officer BAR.png VPD National Order of Vietnam - Knight BAR.png
Vietnam Gallantry Cross, with palm.svg Presidential Unit Citation (Korea).svg
Naval Aviator Badge
1st Row Defense Distinguished Service Medal with one bronze oak leaf cluster Navy Distinguished Service Medal with three gold award stars
2nd Row Army Distinguished Service Medal Air Force Distinguished Service Medal Legion of Merit with award star
3rd Row Distinguished Flying Cross with award star Air Medal with silver award star Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with Combat V
4th Row Navy Unit Commendation with four bronze service stars Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation with two service stars China Service Medal
5th row American Defense Service Medal with service star American Campaign Medal European-African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal
6th row Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal World War II Victory Medal Navy Occupation Service Medal
7th Row National Defense Service Medal with service star Korean Service Medal Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
7th Row Vietnam Service Medal with seven service stars Order of National Security Merit, Tong-Il Medal (Republic of Korea) Order of the Cloud and Banner, 2nd Class (Republic of China)
8th row National Order of Vietnam, Commander National Order of Vietnam, Officer National Order of Vietnam, Knight
9th row Vietnam Gallantry Cross with three palms Korea Presidential Unit Citation Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation
10th row Philippine Liberation Medal United Nations Korea Medal Vietnam Campaign Medal
United States Pacific Command Badge
  • Foreign decorations from Japan, the Republic of Korea, Republic of Vietnam, Philippine Republic, Kingdom of Thailand and the United Nations.
  • As the senior active duty naval aviator, he received the Gray Eagle Award.


Weisner retired from the Navy in 1979. He died in 2006 and was buried in Barrancas National Cemetery

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