U. S. Naval Training Center, Sampson, N.Y.

20 October 1944


1943 - '44 Visitors

Among distinguished high-ranking Naval officers to visit and inspect Sampson and its facilities the past year were:

 Rear Admiral William R. Munroe, USN, Commandant of the Third Naval District (upper left) shown with Commodore Harry A. Badt, USN, Center Commander;

Vice-Admiral Randall Jacobs, USN, the Chief of Naval Personnel, (upper right),  with Commodore Badt;

Rear Admiral Gaylord Church, (CEC), USN, Superintending Civil Engineer, Areas I, II, III, (lower left), with the Center Commander,

 and Vice Admiral Joseph K Taussig, USN, of the Executive Offices of the Secretary of the Navy, (lower right), accompanied by Captain H. J. Bellingham, USN, Commanding Officer, Recruit Training Command.

(U.S. Navy Photo)


Few of Original Officers on Center

Less than 20 of the original officers present at the brief establishment ceremonies are still at Sampson.

Among the ranking officers who have been detached this year are Captain William B. Coleman, USN, formerly Assistant Center Commander, and Commander John M. McIsaac, USN, formerly Recruit Training Officer, who has been advanced to Captain since his departure.


Center Commander Lauds Accomplishments Of Sampson Men

Commodore Harry A. Badt, USN, Center Commander, in a statement commemorating the Center's second anniversary expressed pleasure over the work that has been done throughout the Fleet by men trained at Sampson. His message said:

 "I am happy to greet the officers, enlisted men and women, and civilian employees of Sampson on the occasion of the second anniversary of our great Naval Training Center.

"The past two years have been busy ones for us all and our task is not yet done! But I think we may find real satisfaction in the knowledge that Sampson's name now is being carried to the far corners of the earth by the men and women who have been trained here.

"We must work all the harder if final victory is to be ours. Let us never forget that Sampson men are helping to shape that victory."



U. S. Navy Center Commander