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Rear Admiral Fred S. Golove


Rear Admiral Fred S. Golove retired from the United States Coast Guard August 1, 1992, after more than 35 years' service. At the time he retired, he was the Coast Guard's Senior Reserve Officer. He was also serving as Senior Reserve Officer Coast Guard Atlantic Area (then headquartered on Governors Island, New York), and Deputy Commander (mobilization), U. S. Maritime Defense Zone Sector Six (a U. S. Navy command headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina). He was first promoted to flag rank in 1989, and to his two-star rank in 1992.

During his career, Rear Admiral Golove commanded nine major organizations, including Coast Guard Reserve Groups Atlantic Area; Captain of the Port of New York; and Long Island Sound. He served in virtually every Coast Guard Reserve unit management position, as well as in a number of Coast Guard strategic planning and organization development special assignments at Coast Guard, Atlantic Area and district headquarters, and with U. S. Maritime Defense Zone Atlantic (the U. S. Navy command supervising defense sectors).

Rear Admiral Golove is a 1961 graduate of the United States Coast Guard Academy, where his many activities included heading the school’s award-winning yearbook. His active duty assignments included department and division head positions onboard the Coast Guard Cutter ANDROSCOGGIN (WHEC 68), and at Coast Guard Marine Inspection Office, Houston, Texas. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree (mechanical and marine engineering) and has completed postgraduate education in business and law. Rear Admiral Golove is also a graduate of the Naval War College Reserve Command and Staff Course, the National Defense University Reserve Components National Security Course, the Naval War College Senior Reserve Officer Strategy and Policy Course, and the Army War College Senior Reserve Components Officer Course. His decorations include the Legion of Merit, the Meritorious Service Medal, two Coast Guard Commendation Medals, and the Coast Guard Achievement Medal.

Upon resigning his regular commission in 1967, then Lieutenant Golove accepted a reserve commission and joined the Coast Guard Selected Reserve. At that time, he also joined the IBM Corporation as a systems engineer and held sales, sales management, marketing program and product line marketing management, and strategic planning positions. He retired from IBM in 1993, at which time he was responsible for worldwide marketing planning for the IBM Consulting Group, which he helped found. He is currently president of the Crystal Group, Ltd., a Stamford-based management consulting firm that specializes in strategy development, reengineering and team building in organization, marketing and information technology, helping government agencies, non-profit organizations and commercial firms to focus on and satisfy their customers. He is also a coach (business, executive and life) for a business he founded (Beyond Ourselves) and is leading Real Hopes LLC, a real estate investing business.

Rear Admiral Golove lives In Stamford, Connecticut, with his wife the former Sandra L. Sneideman of Plainville, Connecticut. They have five children and seven grandchildren. He has been very active in his local community and nationally, including service as a trustee or director of a number of organizations and president of two and officer of many. His long time national affiliations include the Military Officers Association of America (Life Member), Reserve Officers Association of the US (Life Member), Navy League of the US (Life Member), Naval Enlisted Reserve Association (Associate Life Member), U. S. Coast Guard Academy Alumni Association, Army War College Alumni Association (Life Member), Jewish War Veterans of the US, American Mensa and lntertel.

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