The 73rd Secretary of the Navy Gordon R England Challenge Coin
The 73rd Secretary of the Navy. Condition : Used, and in nice shape. This coin is 2 inches in diameter. (born September 15, 1937) is an American. Who served as the. Deputy Secretary of Defense. Secretary of the Navy. In the administration of. Gordon England was born on September 15, 1937. Mount Saint Joseph High School. He went on to receive a. University of Maryland, College Park. In 1961 and an. He was a member of several fraternities including. England started his business career in 1966 at. Where he was an engineer on the. As a program manager on the. He was also CEO of. By 1977 he was employed by. Where he held various posts including Director of Avionics. He was later named as the Vice President of Engineering, and later President and General Manager, of. General Dynamics Land Systems. Division, eventually transitioning back to General Dynamics Fort Worth as Division President. Later becoming President of that corporation for four years. England transferred from the business world to government during the administration of. Serving in a number of key roles, having previously served as a member of the. England was a controversial choice for. Due to his lack of any military service experience and his long career in the defense industry including his most recent appointment as Executive Vice President of. Arms Trade Resource Center. Felt that it was inappropriate to appoint businessmen whose companies would be the prime benefactor of any increase in defense spending. However had decided to make corporate experience one of the key requirements in his appointees as was reported in the. This policy led to England’s appointment alongside other leading industrialists including. England was sworn in on May 24, 2001. He is reported in the. As having announced that one of his key aims in the role was the development of futuristic weapons to counter new types of threats emerging in the post-Soviet world. Reports that during his time in this role England has joined with Adm. Chief of naval operations, in directing some of the most sweeping change the service has seen in decades. The report goes on to list the following. Retiring dozens of ships. Shedding thousands of jobs. Consolidating Navy and Marine Corps tactical aviation forces. Juggling crew deployments to keep some ships at sea longer. Devising plans to surge more warships into action faster during a crisis. By an instruction dated 31 May 2002, England directed all. Ships to fly the. In honor of those killed in the. September 11, 2001 attacks. The jack is to be flown for the duration of the. England left the post in January 2003 for a new position within the administration. Never personally given any of the coins. All coins are guaranteed to be in excellent condition unless otherwise specified above. The free listing tool. The item “The 73rd Secretary of the Navy Gordon R England Challenge Coin” is in sale since Sunday, December 21, 2014. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\Current Militaria (2001-Now)\Original Items\Challenge Coins”. The seller is “rolyat11″ and is located in Panama City, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.