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Rear Admiral Sidney B. Vaughn, Jr.


Sidney B. Vaughn, Jr. is from Orlando, Florida.  He spent his early years in St. Petersburg, Florida where he graduated from St. Petersburg High School in 1944.

After first attending the University of Florida, he was appointed a cadet at the Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut.  At the Academy he was lettered in football, basketball and baseball.

RADM Vaughn graduated from the Academy in 1950 and, as an Ensign, was assigned to St. Petersburg-based cutter Nemesis as executive officer.

Shortly after assuming his duties as Operations Officer aboard the cutter in Chambers in New Bedford, Massachusetts in 1952, RADM Vaughn was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant (junior grade).

RADM Vaughn was Commanding Officer of LORAN Station Spruce Cape, Kodiak, Alaska from June 1954 to December 1955 and was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in August 1955.

In January 1956 he was assigned to duty as Company Advisor Football Coach at the Coast Guard Academy.

He became the Commanding Officer of the cutter Nike in Gulfport, Mississippi, in July of 1960, and was promoted to Lieutenant Commander in July 1961.

From 962 to 1963 he attended the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island.  After graduation he was assigned to Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C., as Chief, War Plans Branch.  He received a masters degree from George Washington University in Washington and was promoted to the rank of Commander during his tour at Headquarters.

In June 1968 he was assigned to the pre-commissioning detail of the newly constructed cutter Steadfast.  As commanding officer of the Steadfast, he saw the vessel safely to her first homeport at his hometown of St. Petersburg.

From September 1970 to July 1972 he served as Chief, Personnel Division for the Seventh Coast Guard District in Miami.  He attained the rank of Captain 1 July 1972.

He returned to Coast Guard Headquarters as Chief, Planning and Evaluation Staff in the Office of Personnel in August 1972.  While assigned there he received the Meritorious Service Medal.

Following his tour of duty in Washington, he returned to the Academy where he was appointed the Commandant of Cadets in July 1975.  In June 1977 he became the Assistant Superintendent of the Academy.

He assumed the position of Chief of Staff, Seventh Coast Guard District in Miami on 1 July 1978.

His next assignment was Chief, Office of Reserve at Headquarters where he is presently stationed, and assumed the rank of Rear Admiral in April 1979.

Following is a resume of his appointments in rank: Ensign, 2 June 1950; Lieutenant (jg), 8 August 1952; Lieutenant, 1 August 1955; Lieutenant Commander, 1 July 1961; Commander, 1 July 1966; Captain, 1 July 1972; and Rear Admiral, 10 April 1979.

The former Margaret E. is his wife.  She attended the University of Georgia.  The Vaughn’s have four children: Cynthia, Pamela, Caroline, and Stephen.

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