December 25  1937 – January 15 2015

Master Chief Adams’ biography follows:

Robert R. Adams was born 25 December 1937, in Wilson, Oklahoma. He joined the service on 26 March1957, and retired on 1 October 1989, with 32 years, four months and eight days of service. Duty assignments: Recruit Training, San Diego, California; Class A Teleman School, San Diego, California; Communications Technician A School (Communications), Imperial Beach, California; Guam, Mariana Islands; Sidi Yahia, Morocco; Kami Seya, Japan; CINCPAC/ CINCPACFLT Hawaii; Pensacola, Florida; USS BONHOMME RICHARD (CVA-31); Naples, Italy; Naval Security Group HQs; CINCPACFLT Hawaii; Navy Recruiting Duty, Oklahoma City; Edzell, Scotland; Training Air Wing Four, Corpus Christi, Texas; and Naval Security Group HQs, Washington, D.C.

Highlights of his career were serving as airborne flag communicator for ADM Thomas Hayward at CINCPACFLT Hawaii; Command Master Chief at Edzell Scotland with Captain’s Ike Cole and Fred Demech; Command Master Chief of Training Airwing Four, Corpus Christi, Texas, with Captain Howard Young and as the fifth Force Master Chief of the Naval Security Group with RADM Don McDowell and RADM James McFarland from August 1986 to August 1989.

His awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal (with gold star), Navy Unit Commendation, Meritorious Unit Commendation (with 3 bronze stars), Good Conduct Medal (with silver and bronze stars), National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Vietnam Service Medal (with silver star), Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation, Republic of Vietnam Civil Actions Unit Citation, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal.