Norlina in Warren County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Admiral Kirk Donald
United States Navy
—Director, Naval Propulsion Program —
Kirk Donald joined the United States Navy on June 30, 1971 as a midshipman of the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. He graduated in 1975 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Ocean Engineering and volunteered for service in the Submarine Force. He made numerous deployments in the Atlantic and Arctic Ocean from 1977 to 1987 on submarines USS Batfish (SSN 681) USS Mariano G. Vallejo (SSBN 658), and USS Seahorse (SSN 669) in support of the nation’s effort in the Cold War. Kirk commanded USS Key West (SSN 722) from 1990 to 1993 and Submarine Development Squadron 12 from 1995 to 1997. He was promoted to flag rank in 1999 and later commanded Submarine Eight in Naples, Italy leading Mediterranean Sea operations for the United States and allied submarines in Operation Iraqi Freedom. In September 2003, at the rank of Vice Admiral, Kirk Donald assumed command of United States Naval Submarine Forces and North Atlantic Treaty Organization submarine operations in the Western Atlantic. He held that position until he was selected for four star rank and assigned in November 2004 as the Director, Naval Reactors, a joint Department of the Navy an d Department of Energy program responsible for the safe and effective
Location. 36° 26.461′ N, 78° 11.684′ W. Marker is in Norlina, North Carolina, in Warren County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 158 and Snipes Street, on the right when traveling south on U.S. 158. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Norlina NC 27563, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Trading Path (approx. 0.4 miles away); Weldon Edwards (approx. 2.2 miles away); Warrenton Male Academy (approx. 3˝ miles away); Bragg Home (approx. 3˝ miles away); John H. Kerr (approx. 3.6 miles away); Horace Greeley (approx. 3.6 miles away); John A. Hyman (approx. 3.7 miles away); Jacob W. Holt (approx. 3.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Norlina.
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