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Rear Admiral Malcolm E. Clark


Malcom Emery Clark is from Cambridge, N.Y., where he was graduated from Cambridge High School in 1940.  He was graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, New London, Conn., with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marine Engineering and with a commission of Ensign on June 5, 1946.

He served his first assignment for two years as Gunnery Officer on board the USCGC Klamath, operating out of Seattle, Wash., on Bering See Patrol, ocean station patrol, and search and rescue.  From July to November of 1948, he as a student at the Loran School, former Coast Guard Training Station, Groton, Conn., after which he commanded the Loran Transmitting Station, Umnak, Alaska.

Between October 1949 and June 1951, he served as Asst. Engineer first in the USCGC Bibb and then in the USCGC Castle Rock, both major cutters operating out of Boston, Mass., on ocean station patrol and search and rescue.  During the next three years he was a student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass., where he was awarded a Degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering in July 1954.  From there he was assigned as Ship Superintendent at the Coast Guard Yard, Curtis Bay, Md.

Returning to Boston in July 1955, he first served as Engineer Officer in the USCGC McCulloch out of that port until March 1957, when he was reassigned as Asst. Chief, and later as Acting chief, Naval Engineering Section, First Coast Guard District office at Boston.  After next serving as Chief, Naval Engineering Section, Ninth Coast Guard District, Cleveland, Ohio, from July 1960 to September 1964, he became Chief, Maintenance Branch of the Naval Engineering Division at Coast Guard Headquarters, Washington, D.C.

From July 1968 to June 1972, he served as Head, Applied Science and Engineering Department at the Coast Guard Academy.  He then returned to the Coast Guard Yard to become Industrial Manager.  In July 1973, he assumed the post of Deputy Chief, Office of Engineering on his second tour of duty at Headquarters.

Following the then Captain's nomination on January 17, 1975, and approval of the Senate to rank as Rear Admiral from May 1, 1975, RADM Clark was designated Chief, Officer of Engineering effective in April 1975.

Following is a resume of RADM Clark's appointments in rank: Cadet, June 1943; Ensign, June 5, 1946; Lieutenant (jg), September 15, 1948; Lieutenant, January 21, 1952; Lieut. Commander, April 1, 1958; Commander, July 1, 1964; Captain, July 1, 1968; Rear Admiral, May 1, 1975.

His campaign service medals and ribbons include: American Area, World War II Victory, National Defense Service, and Expert Pistol Medal.  He has also been awarded the Coast Guard Meritorious Service Medal.

RADM Clark's wife is the former Anne C. of Maplewood, N.J., a graduate of Mt. Holyoke College.  They have four children: Alan R., Cynthia A., Evan B., and Steven E. 

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