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December 31, 1951, Captain John A. Bond retired from active duty in the Coast and john "jack" bondGeodetic Survey after almost 35 years of service. A graduate of the Catholic University of America, his career with the bureau began in July 1917. Field assignments in which he has been engaged include duty on various surveying vessels along the Atlantic, pacific, and Gulf Coasts, Alaska, and the Philippine Islands. he served as Commanding Officer of the MIKAWE; Executive Officer of the MARINDUQUE, DISCOVERER, and LYDONIA; and has served on other surveying vessels including the SURVEYOR, PIONEER, NATOMA, and OCEANOGRAPHER.

Captain Bond's first office assignment was in the Manila Field Office, and it was there, in 1927, that he prepared for publication of the manuscript, Triangulation in the Philippines. In addition to a brief assignment in the San Francisco Field Office, he was engaged in various assignments in the Division of Coastal Surveys in the Washington Office. From 1940 until his retirement he held the position of Assistant to the Director, serving the administrations of Rear Admiral L. O. Colbert and Rear Admiral R.F.A. Studds. While serving in this capacity, he was active in many inter-service projects, one of the most important being legislation on pay and retirement, which was incorporated in the Career Compensation Act.

Captain Bond plans to remain in Washington at 2701 Connecticut Avenue, N.W.

The Buzzard,1/22/1952

Captain John A. Bond died on September 30, 1966. He retired in 1952 after serving for more than 34 years. He is survived by a brother, Lewis A. Bond, of Washington, D.C. Burial was at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Washington, D.C.

ESSA Corps Bulletin, Vol. 1, No.4, 11/1/1966

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