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First Name: William

Last Name: Small

Birthplace: Little Rock, AR, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Navy (present)


Home of Record: Malvern, AR
Middle Name: Newell

Date of Birth: 22 February 1927

Date of Death: 09 December 2016

Rank or Rate: Admiral

Years Served: 1944-1985
William Newell Small

Graduate, U.S. Naval Academy, Class of 1948


William N. Small
Admiral, U.S. Navy

William N. Small graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1948 and was commissioned as an Ensign in the Navy.

As a Vice Admiral, he served as Commander of the Sixth Fleet from July 1979 to June 1981.

On 1 July 1981, Small was promoted to the rank of four-star Admiral and named as Vice Chief of Naval Operations (VCNO). In 1983, he was assigned as Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Naval Forces Europe (CINCUSNAVEUR) and Commander-in-Chief, Allied Forces Southern Europe (CINCSOUTH).

Admiral Small retired from the Navy in 1985.

Honoree ID: 647   Created by: MHOH




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