National Affairs: THE NEW BRASS

Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff

ADMIRAL ARTHUR WILLIAM RADFORD, 57, Commander in Chief of the Pacific Fleet.

Family & Early Years: Born in Chicago, the son of a civil engineer, grew up in Grinnell, Iowa. He got into the Navy by accident when he wrote his Congressman asking for a West Point appointment. The Congressman had no West Point vacancies at the time, gave Radford a chance to go to Annapolis instead. As a midshipman, "Raddie" was a better-than-average student, graduated at 20 (class of '16), and was described in the Academy yearbook, Lucky...

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