Capt. Lloyd "Joe" Vasey
USS Kawishwiwi AO-146
1961 - 1962
Retired as RADM Lloyd "Joe" Vasey
Plank Owner of USS Missouri BB-63
Executive Officer - USS Gunnel SS-253
Commander Sept.1964-June 1965
USS Saint Paul (CA-73)
USS NEW JERSEY left Pier E at 1130 on Monday, 12 May, 1969 and moved to Berth 13, Pier 1, Long Beach Naval Shipyard, for a three-week period of restricted availability, while minor repairs and routine maintenance could be carried out. The ship required no major repairs or alterations and in fact could have redeployed immediately if she had been required to. As the ship was being moved, Captain Snyder paid an official call on Rear Admiral Lloyd Vasey, operational commander. The Battleship had been selected to participate in PACMIDTRARON ' USN, Commander Cruiser Destroyer Flotilla SEVEN, Commander, Cruiser Destroyer Group, LONG BEACH, and NEW JERSEY's69, the seven week summer Midshipman Training cruise, and Admiral Vasey would command the task group from USS NEW JERSEY. His would be the first operational flag to fly from the Dreadnought in her third commission. On Tuesday, at 0910, Admiral Vasey returned the Captain's call aboard NEW JERSEY.
Maturing Submarine Force: Although the PLAN has not released
the results of its investigation, a
number of scenarios have been suggested. One possible sequence of
is that a crucial valve stuck shut and failed to allow exterior air to
the submarine while the ship's diesel engines were operating. The
consumed all the oxygen from the ship's atmosphere
and rapidly htmhyxiated the crew. An alternative explanation is
diesel engines failed to shut off as intended when the submarine
submerged. See "Valve Problem Blamed for Submarine Accident".
A third scenario offered by Rear Adm. Lloyd Vasey
(U.S.Navy, Ret.) suggests that seawater entered the ship's
batteries, generating toxic clouds of chlorine gas that killed the
See Indira A.R. Lakshmanan, "Cause of Submarine Disaster Is Mystery,"
Boston Globe, May 4, 2003, p. 18.
Joe's wife Lilian Ruth Vasey, died July 14, 2007 at the age of 89. She was formerly of N.D., a first-grade teacher and elementary school principal. They have three daughters, Kristine, Karla and Kari.
Expertise: Geopolitical strategy and U.S. political-security relations in Asia-Pacific region; PRC security strategy
Founder and Senior Adviser for Policy (Non-resident),
Vice Chairman, Pacific Forum CSIS
1001 Bishop Street, Pauahi Tower, Suite 1150, Honolulu, HI 96813 808-521-6745
To give some idea of what the Pacific Forum is all about, There is this tale of Joe Vasey during World War II.
Vasey was onboard a diesel submarine that was being hunted by a Japanese destroyer and running out of air. They were coming up to essentially try to fight their way out of this mess of Japanese destroyers around them, where Vasey said that he made himself a promise that if he lived through this, he was going to some day find a better way of settling problems than people shooting at one another.
Luckily, the submarine
surfaced safely hidden in a cloud-bank, and Vasey went on to found the
Pacific Forum in 1975. The non-profit, non-governmental organization is
the Asia Pacific arm of the Center for Strategic and International
Studies in Washington, D.C.
VASEY FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
Applicants must be from East Asia
Lloyd "Joe" Vasey (Rear Admiral USN Ret.) a senior strategist, focused on assessing the impact of China's defense and foreign policies on regional security. Vasey founded the Pacific Forum in the mid-1970s and served as CEO until 1990. He is the author of several published articles and studies on Asia-Pacific security issues, including China's Growing Military Power and Implications for East Asia (CSIS, 1993). His military service includes: chief of strategic plans and policies at U.S. Pacific Command Headquarters, secretary to the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff; deputy director of the U.S. National Military Command Center in the Pentagon; and chief of staff for Commander U.S. 7th Fleet. Vasey graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy and holds an M.A. (education) from Stanford University. He is also a graduate of the U.S. National War College and has received an honorary doctorate from the University of Hawaii. In 1997, he received Hawaii Pacific University's highest honor: the Fellow of the Pacific Award.
Hawaii organization is having a major impact on U.S. foreign policy in Asia.
Vasey Fellows -2003
The Vasey Fellowship was estblished by the Pacific Forum CSIS in February 2002 to honor RADM. Joe Vasey USN Ret. who launched the Pacific Forum in 1975 to help build better relations between the Untied States and it's Asian neighbors. The Vasey Fellowship Program provides a unique opportunity to young promising scholars from the Asia-Pacific region to develop hands-on expertise regarding U.S. foreign policy through research projects undertaken at the Pacific Forum in Honolulu. Vasey Fellows also participate in the Pacific Forum's Young Leaders Program, attending conferences throughout the U.S. and East Asia.
As of this date Feb. 2010, over a dozen young interns from Asia have completed the Vasey Fellowship Program, including one from Russia.Endowment proceeds help fund this continuing series of Vasey Fellows.
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