ADM Hyman Rickover
MIDN 4/c Stewart
MIDN 4/c Bennett
• Born 27 JAN 1900 in Poland to Jewish parents
• Immigrated to the U.S. in 1905 to escape anti-
Semitic Pogroms
• Had firs...
Time at the Academy
• NAPS to prepare for entrance exams after
appointment
• A dedicated midshipman from the start
• On su...
Early Naval Career
• After commission: USS La Vallette (DD-315)
• Volunteered for submarine duty and was
initially rejecte...
Atomic Energy
• Applied to be 1 of 4 junior naval officers sent
to the Manhattan Project
• Became an early convert to nucl...
Making Admiral
• Was not selected when first put up for admiral
• Clay Blair and Time magazine
• Lawrence Halfstad
• Congr...
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=08c_1286630082
In the End
• Forced retirement
– 1982- 82 years old, 63 years of
service
– Served under 13 presidents
– New Secretary of t...
Works Cited
• http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=08c_128663
0082
• Rickover: the struggle for excellence. Duncan,
F. Naval Ins...
Questions?
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  1. 1. ADM Hyman Rickover MIDN 4/c Stewart MIDN 4/c Bennett
  2. 2. • Born 27 JAN 1900 in Poland to Jewish parents • Immigrated to the U.S. in 1905 to escape anti- Semitic Pogroms • Had first job at 9 years of age for 3¢ an hour • Became acquainted with U.S. Congressman Adolph J. Sabath while delivering telegrams for Western Union • Earned Naval Academy appointment
  3. 3. Time at the Academy • NAPS to prepare for entrance exams after appointment • A dedicated midshipman from the start • On summer cruise found ways to make life easier • Later expressed frustration with the Academy for failing to prepare midshipmen technically
  4. 4. Early Naval Career • After commission: USS La Vallette (DD-315) • Volunteered for submarine duty and was initially rejected • Translated Das Unterseeboot World War I German Imperial Navy Admiral Hermann Bauer • At Pearl Harbor was “a leading figure in putting the ship's electric alternators and motors back into operating condition"
  5. 5. Atomic Energy • Applied to be 1 of 4 junior naval officers sent to the Manhattan Project • Became an early convert to nuclear marine propulsion • Worked with Alvin M. Weinberg to develop the pressurized water reactor for submarine propulsion • USS Nautilus
  6. 6. Making Admiral • Was not selected when first put up for admiral • Clay Blair and Time magazine • Lawrence Halfstad • Congressional pressure and threat of civilian involvement in selection board
  7. 7. http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=08c_1286630082
  8. 8. In the End • Forced retirement – 1982- 82 years old, 63 years of service – Served under 13 presidents – New Secretary of the Navy Lehman – Final meeting with President Reagan • Despite all the controversy, Rickover was always dedicated to his country • Was very dedicated to the improving education standards
  9. 9. Works Cited • http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=08c_128663 0082 • Rickover: the struggle for excellence. Duncan, F. Naval Institute Press, 2001. • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyman_G._Ricko ver • http://tripatlas.com/Hyman_G._Rickover
  10. 10. Questions?

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