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Howard S. Cole retires January 1, 1969, as Acting Director of the Atlantic Marine Center, and is being recalled to active duty as Deputy Project Manager for BOMEX (Barbados Oceanographic and Meteorological Experiment.) Field operations on BOMEX will start on May 1, 1969, and will involve personnel, ships, and aircraft of ESSA and several other agencies.

Captain Cole was born in Washington, D.C. He graduated from George Washington University in 1932 and worked on several Coast and Geodetic Survey and USED field parties at different times until he entered the Coast and Geodetic Survey commissioned corps in 1940. He served for over 14 years on different survey ships, and commanded the PIONEER in 1965. He attended MIT in 1945 for radar training and was electronics officer on several ships; he also was assigned to the electronics lab at the Coast and Geodetic Survey headquarters several times. In 1960-1963 he was with Facilities Division and New Ship Staff; he was at Point Pleasant, West Virginia, during that period while the Ships PEIRCE and WHITING were under construction and was largely responsible for the electrical and electronics systems on the ships.

Captain Cole was on the Director's Staff at Coast and Geodetic Survey headquarters from early 1966 until July 1967, when he was appointed Alaska Field Director at Anchorage. He became Acting Director at the Atlantic Marine Center in October 1968.


ESSA Corps Bulletin, 1/1/1969


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