Cdr. W. E. Johnston

This naval commander was W. E. Johnston. I do not know what a CIC Officer is. Vintage 1955 is my guess. The photo is mounted on hard cardboard and the label with the name was placed directly onto the front of the photo. Any other identifying information on the back of the photo is lost.

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6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. mousleyka
    Jun 21, 2012 @ 08:04:36

    The CIC Officer is in charge of the Combat Information Center aboard a warship.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operations_room has a detailed explanation.

    This might be your guy…

    http://www.linkedin.com/pub/william-johnston/8/a27/212

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  2. Far Side of Fifty Photos
    Jul 03, 2012 @ 17:08:58

    I think that is him! Or a close relative:)

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  3. SFC James S. Jones
    Feb 25, 2013 @ 03:57:11

    Came across your site and saw the photo. Was in the Navy also, different time tho. The CIC space aboard ship is where the battle is coordinated from both for defensive and offensive operations. He has Naval Aviator wings on (so is a Pilot)and looks like service ribbons from WWII. He more than likely was stationed aboard a Essex Class aircraft carrier or smaller “Jeep Carrier” asome point in his career. Bet he was a pretty cool guy and makes you wonder what and where he flew. I definitely want to thank him for his service.

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