USS Carl Vinson Chronicles 1883-1982 (1981-82)

1982. First printing. Hardcover. c.1982. Decorative grey cloth, embossed silver cover decoration. 4to. 296pp. Copiously illustrated in full color. With embossed covers, silver decoration. Near fine with minor rubbing to the corners. A deluxe copy with a blue reading ribbon and owner's name embossed on the cover (possibly a crew member?), silver edges. Contents are clean and unmarked. Scarce. From the collection of Richard L. Martin. Richard Martin was a founding director of the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), and served as director of the technology exploration program, technology transition program, and the program development program. Prior to Carnegie Mellon, he was the founding Deputy Director for the Artificial Intelligence Program at Microelectronics and Computer Technology Company (MCC), the first pre-competitive consortium of competing computer companies in the U.S. Martin also served in key operational and technical positions in the Navy. As an operational commander, he commanded the first F-14 Tomcat squadron during fleet introduction. He was the Executive Officer of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier NIMITZ during its first two deployments, and was the first Commanding Officer of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier CARL VINSON during construction, sea trials, and its first deployment to the Mediterranean Sea and Indian Ocean. He reported directly to Admiral Rickover as a nuclear power engineer and is a decorated fighter pilot with more than 660 carrier landings and 100 combat missions. Near Fine. Item #C00008041

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