New important supporters have joined the JHNSA Board to strengthen our fund raising campaign and also gain community and engineering support to make the Adams Class Naval Ship Museum a reality. Retired Admiral Gene Kendall, who served on USS Berkeley DDG-15 as a junior officer and who works at GSO Corporation, has committed to the effort to save CHARLES F. ADAMS.
Joining the JHNSA Board leadership as the Chief Engineer to help coordinate the restoration of the ship is Dan Welch who will retire from BAE Systems Southeast Shipyards this month. Dan was an engineer officer on the USS Charles F. Adams and retired as a Captain in the Navy with many years of engineering experience. Both of these retired officers provide invaluable experience to our help us Bring the Adams Home.
Retired Rear Admiral Vic Guillory, who served on USS Towers (DDG-9) as a junior officer and was recently brought aboard as the Mayor’s Military Affairs Department Head, is very well aware of the benefits of having the only naval warship museum in Florida and Georgia in downtown Jacksonville. All three of these retired officers provide invaluable experience to our help us “Bring the Home the Adams.”