Robert P. Coogan

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Robert P. Coogan
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VADM Robert P. Coogan
Born (1922-04-01)April 1, 1922
Newport, Rhode Island
Died March 9, 2015(2015-03-09) (aged 92)
San Diego, California
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Navy
Years of service 1943–1980
Rank Vice Admiral
Commands held

Robert Paul Coogan (April 1, 1922 – March 9, 2015) was a Vice Admiral in the United States Navy who served as its Commander, Naval Air Forces from 1976 to 1980 [1] and Third Fleet from 1975 to 1976.[1] Coogan also served as Commanding Officer of both USS Shangri-La (CV-38) and USS Tolovana (AO-64), Commander of Task Force 73, directing Navy actions during the Mayaguez incident in 1975, as well as Commandant of Midshipmen at the United States Naval Academy from 1969 until 1971. He was born in Newport, Rhode Island. After leaving the Navy, Coogan worked as president of Aerojet. In his later years, he resided in San Diego, California, where he died in 2015 at the age of 92.[2][3]