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Hal P. Demuth retired on July 31, 1967, with a total of 22 years active service: 4 yearshal demuth during World War II with the U.S. Marine Corps and 18 years with the Coast and Geodetic Survey and ESSA. He entered on duty with the Coast and Geodetic Survey following his graduation from the University of Colorado in 1949 with a degree in electrical engineering, and spent the next several years on Seattle-based ships and various geodetic field parties, with 1 year at the University of Washington for graduate work. He was in charge of the Officer Training Class in 1962, then Chief, Officer Personnel. Shortly after ESSA was formed Commander Demuth was assigned to the Systems Engineering Division, NESC, and for the past year has been with ESSA's Office of Science and Engineering. He is the first ESSA officer to retire voluntarily with less than 30 years service.

Hal has accepted a position with an Alexandria firm; he and Betty plan to remain in the Washington area.

ESSA Corps Bulletin, Vol 2, No. 1, 8/1/1967


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