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First Name: Charles

Last Name: Abbot

Birthplace: Pensacola, FL, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Navy (present)


Middle Name: S.

Date of Birth: 19 January 1945

Rank or Rate: Admiral

Years Served: 1966-2000
Charles S. Abbot

Graduate, U.S. Naval Academy, Class of 1966

•  Vietnam War (1960 - 1973)
•  Gulf War (1990 - 1991)


Charles S. Abbot

Admiral, U.S. Navy

Charles S. Abbot was born on 19 January 1945 in Pensacola, FL. He graduated from Phillips Academy, Andover, MA, in 1962.

He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1966 and was chosen as a Rhodes Scholar to attend Oxford University.

Later, he was designated as a Naval Aviator and graduated from the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School. He also completed Naval Nuclear Power Training.

During the Gulf War, he commanded the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) and commanded the Theodore Roosevelt battle group while assigned as commander, Carrier Group Eight.

He commanded the U.S. Sixth Fleet from 1996-98, and completed his naval career as Deputy Commander-in-Chief, U.S. European Command from 1998-2000.

Admiral Abbot retired from the Navy in 2000.

Medals and Awards

Legion of Merit

Bronze Star Medal

In Retirement

Abbot assumed the position of Deputy Homeland Security Advisor to President George W. Bush, a position he held from 2001 to 2003. Currently he is president of the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, a private, non-profit organization for assisting sailors, Marines, and their families. He is also active within the Military Officers Association of America, where he sits on several committees. He lives in Arlington, VA.

Honoree ID: 451   Created by: MHOH




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