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mallgr02.jpg (67479 bytes)Hailing from South Pasadena, California, Commander Fred J. Mallgrave enlisted in the U. S.  Navy in 1965, attended boot camp in San Diego, received training as an Electrician's Mate and reported aboard the US S VALLEY FORGE (LPH-8), homeported in Long Beach, California. As a member of the ship's "E Division," he successfully competed for, and received, an appointment to the U. S. Naval Academy as a member of the class of 1971. Commander Mallgrave actually received two appointments- he was the principal nominee of The Honorable Glennard P. Lipscomb (R-CA) and also received a Secretary of the Navy fleet appointment. He entered Annapolis in the summer of 1967 and graduated in June of 1971 with a B. S. degree in Chemistry. Following graduation Commander Mallgrave joined the fleet reporting to the USS PERRY (DE-1034) as First Lt and in 1973 was assigned to the USS PREBLE (DLG-15) as Navigator. Completing his sea tours in 1975 he next attended the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School at Monterey, CA receiving a M.S. degree in Physical Oceanography.  Following department head school in Newport, RI, Commander Mallgrave reported to the USS HOLLISTER (DD-788) as Operations Officer.  He then completed a follow-on department head tour in USS  SCHENECTADY (LST-1185) as the Chief Engineer.  Upon completion of this sea tour in 1981 his next assignment was instructor duty at the U.S. Naval Academy where he taught freshman chemistry.   Returning to sea duty in 1983 he reported to the USS DUNCAN (FFG-10) as Executive Officer with a follow-on assignment to the USS LONG BEACH (CGN-9) as the Operations Officer.  Returning to shore duty Commander Mallgrave reported to the Pentagon for duty with OPNAV in the Surface Warfare Assessment and Tomahawk Program - the most successful weapons project to come out of the Department of Defense. In 1990 he reported to the USS LYNDE McCORMICK (DDG-8) as Commanding Officer and then to the USS BERKELEY (DDG-15) from 1991 to 1992. Commander Mallgrave served as the final Commanding Officer in Berkeley and officiated in the ship's transition to the Hellenic Navy. He was also honored to be appointed as Officer-in-Charge of the re-commissioning of ex-USS JOSEPH STRAUSS (DDG-16) which was subsequently sold to the Government of Greece along with Berkeley and ex-USS WADDELL (DDG-24).  Commander Mallgrave's final tour of duty was at the U.S. Naval Academy where he served as the Associate Chairman of the Chemistry Department.

   At the end of a twenty-nine year naval career, Commander Mallgrave retired on November 1, 1994. His retirement ceremony was presided over by Rear Admiral Ernest F. Tedeschi, Commander Naval Base San Francisco for whom Commander Mallgrave served as his Executive Officer in the guided missile frigate, USS DUNCAN (FFG-10).

  Commander Mallgrave is currently the Director of Manufacturing for Kimberly-Clark Printing Technology, a new digital printing business venture by the consumer products company. 

  Commander Mallgrave is married to the former Colleen Hippe of Newport Beach and they have two children. The Mallgraves reside in Carlsbad, California.