Captain Arthur H. Fredrickson
8 July 1983 - 26 June 1985
Retired with the rank of unknown
A native Minnesotan, Captain Arthur H. Fredrickson, enlisted in the Naval Reserve at age eighteen. Upon graduation from Macalester College in 1957, he was commissioned through the Reserve Officer Candidate program.
After a short tour as 3rd division officer on USS Saratoga (CVA-60), Capt. Fredrickson entered flight training and received his Naval Aviator wings in May, 1957. A fighter pilot, he has accumulated more than 4000 flight hours, 700 carrier arrested landings and 137 combat sorties. During his career he has served with seven fighter squadrons flying from nine carriers. Capt. Fredricson has also served two additional tours in ships company, USS Forrestal (CVA-59) as Assistant Air Operations, Strike Operations and Special Assistant to the Executive Officer. He was Commanding Officer of USS Canisteo (AO-99) from March 1980 to October 1981.
Captain Fredrickson was Director, Command and Control Support Systems and Information Systems Division in the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations prior to taking command of USS Ranger (CV-61) on 8 July 1983.
Captain Fredrickson is a graduate of the Armed Forces Staff College, Aviation Electronics Officer School and the Senior Officer Ship's Material Readiness Course, Idaho Falls, ID. He holds the Legion of Merit, the Air Medal with eight strike/Flight awards, the Navy Commendation Medal with Combat "V," Navy Achievement Medal, Navy Unit Commendation and various campaign/Theater awards.
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