Death of a classmate - Captain Paul Skarlatos USN (Ret) - 7th Co.

Captain Paul Skarlatos USN (Ret)  Naval  Aviator  died  16  July  2018.  Paul  was raised  in  Rochester  NY.  Following graduation from Monroe High School in Rochester in 1948, he attended the University of Michigan, before he was appointed   to USNA.    Paul was a member of the 7th Company and lived in the 2nd    wing of   Bancroft Hall.  On graduation Paul was commissioned an Ensign  and underwent flight training shortly after. He received his wings in 1955. His first duty assignment was with the Fleet Air Wings Training Unit, Atlantic Fleet. After   he served with Attack Squadron 43 and later with VF  74 aboard INTREPID  He served as a  Bull   Prof  at the Academy from 1961 to 1964. While at Annapolis, he received a master’s degree in foreign affairs from American University.   He served as  guided missile officer aboard INDEPENDENCE. He also served with  VF 13 as operations officer aboard the SHANGRI LA in 1966.  Starting with VF 13, he flew F-8 Crusaders,  In 1970, he served in Vietnamese waters, flying off the BON HOMME RICHARD with  VF 53   as   XO,  and later, as  CO,  after the CO  was killedHe   served as personnel officer on the staff of the Commander, Naval Forces, Atlantic Fleet. Prior to reporting to the F.D.R as Executive Officer, he served with the Bureau of Naval Personnel in Washington D.C. as aviation commander detailer. He  was  promoted Captain, 1 January 1975.  Paul   was a Distinguished Graduate of the Naval War College and National War College.   Personal decorations include  the Bronze Star with “V,” Navy Commendation Medal, Air Medal, and several campaign medals.   Following his retirement  in 1978, He earned   a master’s degree in Information Technology from American University.  He worked as a system engineer and business development leader at TRW. Then  Paul   worked at several consulting firms, including JGW and Associates, in senior leadership roles. He   later     formed  Systematic Inc., a  software  engineering  company, and was  its president. Paul  was  pre-deceased  by  Marguerite Ryan, first  wife, in 1992.    Survivors  are second  wife Patricia Trott-Skarlatos, whom  he married  in 1994,  three children from his first marriage;   Michael, Elizabeth, and Matthew,  Two  brothers;  George,  and  Spero, and many nieces and nephews.   Paul  will be laid to rest at  a  later date in Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors. 

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