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