H. LAWRENCE GARRETT I Secretary Of The Navy

Born on June 24, 1939 in Washington, D.C., H. Lawrence Garrett III became the 68th Secretary of Navy on May 15, 1989. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in October 1961 and subsequently qualified in submarines as a machinist mate.

Mr. Garrett was commissioned in April 1964 upon completion of flight training, serving as a Naval Flight Officer aboard maritime patrol aircraft. He retired from the Navy in 1981.

Most recently, Mr. Garrett was Executive Assistant to the President and Chief Operating Officer of the U.S. Synthetic Fuels Corporation.

In 1983, he was Associate Counsel to the President. Mr. Garrett served as General Counsel of the Department of Defense from February 1986 to August 1987.

Prior to his appointment as Secretary, Mr. Garrett served as Under Secretary of the Navy from August 6, 1987.

Mr. Garrett earned a B.S. degree in Business Management from the University of West Florida in Pensacola, and received his J.D.

degree from the University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego, Calif., graduating cum laude. A member of the California and District of Columbia Bars, he is licensed to practice before the U.S.

Supreme Court, the Supreme Court of California, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, U.S. Court of Military Appeals, and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California.

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