David M. Whipp,
Coast and Geodetic Field Officer and Pacific Field Director
in Honolulu since January 1965, has served in the commissioned
corps since 1939. He is a native of West Virginia and a 1936
graduate of California Institute of Technology.
He served aboard the Coast and Geodetic Survey's ships on the
Atlantic Coast and in the Caribbean until 1942, when he was
transferred to the Army. He holds the Silver Star, Legion of
Merit, and Croix de Guerre, awarded for service with the Field
Artillery in Europe. Returning to the Coast and Geodetic Survey
in 1946, he served on geodetic parties, the Arctic field party,
and Seattle-based ships until 1955. He was Assistant Chief,
Geophysics Division, at the Washington office from 1955-1957.
Captain Whipp was at St. Sill, Oklahoma, as liaison officer
for 2 years prior to going to the Honolulu office.
ESSA CORPS BULLETIN, 2/1/1968