T. Jarman entered the Coast Survey as a Junior Cartographic
Engineer in July 1926
shortly after his graduation from the University of Mississippi.
As Jerry became interested in the work of the Bureau he decided
he would prefer field work and on April 23, 1930, he transferred
to the position of deck officer. Since that time he has served
in practically every type of operation in the Bureau attaining
his present rank of Commander. During World War II he was transferred
to the Navy for 3 years and was assigned to combat areas in
the South Pacific on combined operations for which he earned
the Bronze Star Medal.
Returning to the Survey after the war he conducted a combined
operations party in Lake Roosevelt, Washington, where he did
outstanding work in resolving problems brought about by the
conduct of hydrographic surveys in fresh water. His next assignment
was to the east unit of the 1951 Arctic field party where, in
addition to execution of outstanding work in triangulation and
hydrography under exceptionally difficult conditions, he twice
moved his camp during hazardous Arctic winter conditions, once
by boat (154 miles) while carrying on survey operations.
On January 23, 1953, he received his first Washington assignment
since his transfer to field work in 1930, returning to become
assistant to the chief, Chart Division. In this position his
principal duties were those of "trouble shooter" which included
staff study of the many operational problems of a large division.
Each new problem he attacked with vigor and understanding and
secured the willing cooperation of the Branch chiefs in the
solution of the problem.
As Emergency Plan Coordinator for the Chart Division he had
a very important part in the three problems "High Point," "Hypo,"
and "Alert" in connection with civil defense preparations and
his common sense and practical approach to these problems was
Jerry left Washington recently to report for his next assignment
as Commanding Officer of the PATTON, which will be operating
in Alaska again this season.
September 30, 1904 - March 6, 1989
Captain Junius T. Jarman was born September 30, 1904, in Cuba,
Alabama. He graduated from the University of Mississippi in
1927 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering.
Captain Jarman was appointed as a Deck Officer on April 23,
1930, and commissioned as Ensign on February 2, 1931.
During his 34-year career, Captain Jarman's assignments included
the following ships: OCEANOGRAPHER, GILBERT, NATOMA, HYDROGRAPHER,
DISCOVERER, PRATT, JONES as Executive Officer, PATHFINDER as
Executive Officer and the PATTON as Commanding Officer. His
other assignments included Geodesy as Chief of Party, Seattle
Processing Office, Chart Division in Washington, D.C. and at
the time of his retirement on October 1, 1964, as Associate
On March 2, 1942, Captain Jarman was transferred to the jurisdiction
of the Navy Department. He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal
"for meritorious service as Officer in Charge of compilation
and publication of field charts while serving on a hydrographic
and survey vessel operating in the South Pacific area from January
1, 1943 to July 29, 1944." On December 9, 1946, he was authorized
to wear the Combat "V" device on his Bronze Star Medal. He also
received the Coast and Geodetic Survey's Certificate of Service
for having honorably served as a commissioned officer of the
United States Coast and Geodetic Survey on projects for the
Department of the Navy deemed to be in areas of immediate military
hazard from December 7, 1941 to March 1, 1942.
Captain Jarman's wife, Helen, passed away on February 15, 1989.
Captain Jarman is survived by his son, Wayne.
NOAA CORPS BULLETIN, 4/1/1989