, Florida , United States
|| January 19, 1945
|Last Modifed||Juan Croniqueur|
Nov 21, 2022 05:40pm
|Info||Admiral Abbot graduated from the United States Naval Academy in June 1966. His graduate studies include Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar and the Program for Senior Officials in National Security at Harvard University. Admiral Abbot also completed U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School and Naval Nuclear Power training. |
Admiral Abbot enjoyed many assignments in his 34 year Navy career, including Commanding Officer of USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71) from February 1990 until August 1992, a period that included Operation DESERT STORM. Admiral Abbot then served as the THEODORE ROOSEVELT Battle Group Commander while assigned as Commander, Carrier Group EIGHT, and as Commander, Joint Task Force 120.
Admiral Abbot also served as Commander, U.S. SIXTH Fleet and Commander, NAVAL Striking and Support Forces, Southern Europe. During this period he was Joint Task Force Commander of Operation SILVER WAKE, the non-combatant evacuation of Albania.