Navy biographical data released for John McCain

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Name: John Sidney McCain III

Commissioning Date: 04 June 1958

Retirement Date: 01 April 1981

Rank/Dates of Rank:

Captain 01 August 1979
Commander 01 July 1973
Lieutenant Commander 01 January 1967
Lieutenant 01 June 1962
Lieutenant Junior Grade 04 December 1959
Ensign 04 June 1958

Designator: Pilot

Service Dates / Assignments: Arrived Detached
U.S. Naval Academy June '54 June '58
Naval Air Basic Training, NAS Pensacola, Fla. Aug. '58 Sept. '59
NAS Corpus Christi, TX Sept. '59 May '60
Attack Squadron FORTY TWO (VA-42) June '60 Nov. '60
VA-65 Nov. '60 Oct. '63
Naval Air Basic Training, NAS Pensacola, Fla. Nov. '63 Sept. '64
Training Squadron (VT) SEVEN, NAS Meridian, Miss. Sept. '64 Oct. '66
VA-44,. NAS Cecil Field, FL Oct. '66 Apr. '67
VA-46 May '67 Sept. '67
VA-163 Oct. '67 Oct. '67
POW, Hanoi, North Vietnam Oct. '67 Mar. '73
Naval Regional Medical Center, Jacksonville, Fla. Mar. '73 Jul. '73
National War College, Washington, D.C. Jul. '73 Jun. '74
VA-174 Aug. '74 Jul. '77
Office of Legislative Affairs, Washington, D.C. Jul. '77 Mar. '81

Awards and Decorations:

Silver Star Medal
Legion of Merit w/Combat 'V' and one gold star
Distinguished Flying Cross
Bronze Star Medal w/Combat 'V' and two gold stars
Purple Heart w/ one gold star
Meritorious Service Medal
Air Medal w/ one bronze star and Numeral "2"
Navy Commendation Medal w/Combat 'V' and one gold star
Combat Action Ribbon Awards and Decorations (continued):

Navy Unit Commendation

Meritorious Unit Commendation

Pow Medal

National Defense Service Medal

Vietnam Service Medal w/Two bronze stars

Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (Cuba)

Navy Expeditionary Medal (Cuba)

Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal w/device

US Navy Release of documents

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