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USS WISCONSIN BB-64
CAPTAIN COENRAAD van der
USN Captain, USS WISCONSIN 4/27/91-9/30/91
received his commission through Officer Candidate School in Newport,
RI after earning a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from Trinity
in Hartford, CT in 1964. Upon commissioning he was assigned to the
War College for a brief period as Senior Foreign Officer Liaison.
at-sea assignments followed as Communications Officer and Damage
control Assistant in USS BERKELEY DDG15 Weapons Officer in USS LEONARD
F. MASON (DD852). Combat Information Officer in the commissioning
crew of USS TARAWA (LHA1), Executive Officer of USS WADDELL
(DDG24) and Commanding Officer of USS HENRY B WILSON (DDG7).
Following that command, he was the Operations Officer for
Middle East force from October 1983 to May 1985. He
commanded USS ENGLAND (CG22) from August 1988 to September
1990. Captain van de Schroeff earned a Master of Science degree in chemistry
in the ordnance Engineering Cirriculum at the Naval Post Graduate School,
Monterey, CA and graduated from the Naval War college in 1986. He has
been awarded personal decorations including the Legion of Merit, the
Medal, the Navy Commendation Medal and the Combat Action Ribbon.
He assumed command of the USS WISCONSIN on 27 April 1991 to 30 September
1991 and was WISCONSIN'S last commander.
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