Navy League Past National President Daniel B. Branch Dies at 75

MarineLink.com
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Daniel B. Branch

The Navy League of the United States mourns the death of its past national president, Capt. Daniel B. Branch Jr., USN retired. He died on Oct. 21, 2013, of complications from mesothelioma cancer at the age of 75.

Memorial services will be held Thursday Oct. 24, at 2 p.m. at St. Ambrose Episcopal Church, 7520 South Boulder Road, Boulder, Colo. Burial services will be held at a future date at the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md.

Dan was born in Greenbelt, Md., in 1937, and graduated in 1959 from the U.S. Naval Academy. He also was a distinguished graduate of the Naval War College and received a Master’s degree in International Affairs from George Washington University. He received many awards during his naval career, including numerous Letters of Commendation, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, the Defense Superior Service Medal and several Battle Efficiency, or “Battle E,” awards. He held the honor of being the youngest captain of a nuclear submarine at age 34.

Dan achieved the rank of captain during his 30 years of service in the U.S. Navy. In 1990, he entered the civilian world, moving to Boulder to work at the Rocky Flats Plant of EG&G, where he held multiple executive positions including Program Chief Engineer for Nuclear Operations and Division Manager for Compliance and Performance Assurance. Upon retirement from Rocky Flats, Dan worked as an independent consultant in the nuclear field, lending his knowledge in support of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station accident for Bloomberg, Inc. in 2011. In his retirement years, Dan was very involved in the Naval Academy Alumni Association and the Navy League of the United States, where he served as the National President from 2009-2011, presiding over 50,000 members worldwide.

Dan was predeceased by wife Sheila Branch, and by a sister, Shirley Ingraham. He is survived by sisters Kay Chappell of Crofton, Md.; Barbara Fuston of Paris, Texas; and Jane Murphy of Owings, Md.; wife Kathleen Branch of Boulder; daughter Mary Branch and daughter-in-law Gwen Reilly, of Wilmington, N.C.; daughter Kate Gallucci and son-in-law Michael and three grandchildren Sarah, James and Connor of Oradell, N.J.; daughter Susan Branch of Oradell; son Dan Branch and daughter-in-law Caroline and three grandchildren Clara, Cullen and JR of Atlanta, Ga.; stepson Matthew Zarracina of Minneapolis, Minn.; and stepson Alan Zarracina and fiancée Lindsey Lassiter of Wilmington, N.C.

In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to the United States Naval Academy Foundation (www.usna.com) or the Navy League of the United States, 2300 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201 (www.navyleague.org).
 

Maritime Reporter June 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

New Binding Law of The Sea Agreement Advanced

WOC Sustainable Ocean Summit (Singapore, 9-11 November 2015) Will Enable Industry to Organize its Input to this Major New Ocean Treaty Development The U.N.

Oceans Can’t Take Any more: Researchers Fear Fundamental Change

Our oceans need an immediate and substantial reduction of anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions. If that doesn’t happen, we could see far-reaching and largely

Teekay LNG Partners Declares Distribution

Teekay GP LLC, the general partner of Teekay LNG Partners L.P. has declared a cash distribution of $0.70 per unit for the quarter ended June 30, 2015. The cash distribution is payable on August 14,

Navy

Saab Bags $1 bln Order for Swedish Submarines

The Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) has awarded contracts worth Skr8.6bn ($1.03bn) to Saab AB for the construction of two new Type A26 submarines

Austal Delivers 7th Cape Class Patrol Boat

Shipbuilder Austal Limited announced it has delivered Cape Wessel, the seventh of eight Cape Class patrol boats being supplied to Australian Border Force under a $330 million design,

EU NAVFOR Consults Somali Fisherman

Sailors from Operation Atalanta Warship ITS Libeccio speak to local fishermen about European Union’s efforts to deter Somali piracy   Sailors from Operation Atalanta

People in the News

MOL Renames Group Ship Management Co.

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. announced today that effective July 2, its wholly-owned ship management company for dry bulkers, New Asian Shipping Company, Limited

TORM's Restructuring Agreement Becomes Effective

As previously reported, TORM has obtained the creditor consents necessary to implement its Restructuring through an English law Scheme of Arrangement (cf. announcement no.

WISTA Seminar on Dry Bulk Receives Wide Response

A Shipping Seminar on "Dry Bulk Chartering, Operations and Arbitration”  held on 27th June 2015 at the Narottam Morarjee Institute of Shipping, Nariman Point, Mumbai was well attended.

 
 
Maritime Contracts Naval Architecture Offshore Oil Pipelines Port Authority Ship Electronics Ship Repair Ship Simulators Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.2333 sec (4 req/sec)