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First Name: Harry

Last Name: Train

Birthplace: Washington, DC, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Navy (present)


Home of Record: Washington, DC
Middle Name: Depue

Date of Birth: 05 November 1927

Rank or Rate: Admiral

Years Served: 1949-1982
Harry Depue Train II

Graduate, U.S. Naval Academy, Class of 1949


Harry Depue Train II

Admiral, U.S. Navy

Harry Depue Train II was born on 5 November 1927, the son of Rear Admiral Harold Cecil Train (1887-1968) and May Philipps Train (1889-1980). He graduated from Georgetown Preparatory School in 1945 and the U.S. Naval Academy in 1949.

His operational commands included the U.S. Sixth Fleet in the Mediterranean; the John F. Kennedy Battle Group; Cruiser-Destroyer Flotilla Eight; guided missile destroyer USS Conyngham; and the attack submarine USS Barbel.

His principal staff duties included Director of the Joint Staff, Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Executive Assistant to the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff; and Executive Assistant to the Chief of Naval Operations.

On 1 October 1978, Train was promoted to the four-star rank of Admiral and served as the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's Supreme Allied Commander, Atlantic (now the Allied Command Transformation); as Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Atlantic Command (now the Joint Forces Command); and as Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Atlantic Fleet.

Admiral Train retired from the Navy in 1982.

Medals and Awards

Defense Distinguished Service Medal

Navy Distinguished Service Medal (4 Awards)

Legion of Merit (4 Awards)

Meritorious Service Medal

Joint Services Commendation Medal (2 Awards)

In Retirement

After retiring from the Navy, Admiral Train worked for Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), the nation's largest employee owned research and engineering company. He retired from SAIC as its Manager, Hampton Roads Operations, in September 2006.

Train served as a Commissioner on the U.S. Commission on National Security/21st Century.

He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Old Dominion University Research Foundation and was the long-time president of the Future of Hampton Roads, a group of civic leaders who work toward regional solutions in Hampton Roads, VA.


Train and his wife, Catherine, have four daughters, including Rear Admiral Elizabeth L. Train.

Honoree ID: 665   Created by: MHOH




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