Admiral Life | Mineichi Koga<br>Arita, Japan

Mineichi Koga
Arita, Japan

Mineichi Koga was a Japanese Marshal Admiral and commander-in-chief of the Imperial Japanese Navy's Combined Fleet. Koga was born in the famous ceramics center of Arita in Nishimatsuura County of Saga Prefecture in 1885. He entered the 34th class of the Imperial Japanese Naval Academy and graduated in 1906, ranked 14th of 176 cadets.

Koga became Vice Chief of the Navy General Staff and promoted to vice admiral on December 31, 1936 shortly before the beginning of the Second Sino-Japanese War in 1937. His flagship was the battleship Musashi. Koga attempted to revitalize Japanese naval operations by reorganization of the Combined Fleet into task forces built around aircraft carriers in imitation of the United States Navy, and organized a land-based naval air fleet to work in coordination with the carriers.
Admiral Life | Wilhelm Ehm<br>Pula, Croatia

Wilhelm Ehm
Pula, Croatia

Wilhelm Ehm, a World War II Wehrmacht veteran and East German Admiral who was Deputy Minister of National Defense of the German Democratic Republic and head of the People's Navy. After the occupation of Czechoslovakia in 1939, Ehm was drafted into the German army and remained a soldier until 1945. He served as a non-commissioned master radioman (Oberfunkmeister) in the campaigns in France and Russia, although his assignments being primarily in the rear areas, he did not see actual combat.

In 1972 he also became the Deputy Minister of National Defense. Ehm was promoted to admiral on the 28th anniversary of the founding of the German Democratic Republic in 1977. From 1981 to 1989, Ehm served as a member of the Central Committee of the Socialist Unity Party.
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Admiral Life | Christopher Barrie<br>Sydney, Australia

Christopher Barrie
Sydney, Australia

Admiral Christopher Alexander Barrie, AC is a retired senior officer of the Royal Australian Navy, who served as Chief of the Defence Force from 4 July 1998 to 3 July 2002. Barrie was born in the Sydney suburb of Marrickville, New South Wales, on 29 May 1945 to Alexander William Barrie and Dorothy Clare Chrystal. He was educated at North Sydney Boys High School, and entered the Royal Australian Naval College as a cadet midshipman in 1961.

During his early naval training, Barrie completed service on HMA Ships Anzac, Vampire and Melbourne, which included service in the Indonesia-Malaysia confrontation, and a 23-day tour of duty in Vietnam. Postings to the Britannia Royal Naval College at Dartmouth and HMS Excellent followed.
Admiral Life | Karl Schultz<br>Connecticut, USA

Karl Schultz
Connecticut, USA

Karl Schultz is a United States Coast Guard admiral and the 26th Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard. Schultz is a native of East Hartford, Connecticut. He graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in 1983 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering.

Schultz has served as Director of Operations, U.S. Southern Command in Doral, Florida where he directed joint service military operations across the Caribbean Basin, Central and South America. Schultz assumed the duties as Commander, Coast Guard Atlantic Area in August 2016. As commander, Schultz oversaw Coast Guard rescue and recovery efforts for hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria, and Nate in 2017. His nomination and promotion to admiral was confirmed by a voice vote of the U.S. Senate on 9 May 2018.
Admiral Life | Theodor Hoffmann<br>Mecklenburg, Germany

Theodor Hoffmann
Mecklenburg, Germany

Theodor Hoffmann is a former East German Admiral who served as the head of the People's Navy and as the last Minister of National Defense of the German Democratic Republic and head of the National People's Army.

In 1952 he became a sailor in the Sea Police (Seepolizei). which would later become the East German People's Navy (Volksmarine). He attended the Officers School of the People's Police at Stralsund and joined the Socialist Unity Party of Germany in 1956. Until 1959 he commanded a fast torpedo boat. In 1987 was appointed chief of the People's Navy in the rank of vice admiral (two stars). He was promoted to admiral (three stars) and replaced Heinz Kessler as the Minister of National Defense and head of the National People's Army, serving from 18 November 1989 to April 23, 1990.
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Admiral Life | Bror Stefenson<br>Stockholm, Sweden

Bror Stefenson
Stockholm, Sweden

Bror Per Harald Stefenson was a Swedish Navy admiral. Stefenson's senior commands include chief of the Defence Staff and military commander of the Eastern Military Area. Stefenson was born in Stockholm, the son of naval captain Jens Stefenson and his wife Astrid. In 1951 he became an officer with the rank of acting sub-lieutenant and was promoted two years later to sub-lieutenant (löjtnant) before attending the Royal Swedish Naval Academy from 1954 to 1959.

He was promoted to rear admiral in 1978 was chief of staff of the Southern Military Area from 1978 to 1979 and commanding officer of the Coastal Fleet from 1980 to 1982 when he was promoted to vice admiral and appointed chief of the Defence Staff in 1982. Stefenson was elected into the Royal Swedish Society of Naval Sciences in 1968 with number 908 and was its president from 1987 to 1992.
Admiral Life | Alan Beaumont<br>Newcastle, Australia

Alan Beaumont
Newcastle, Australia

Admiral Alan Lee Beaumont, AC was a senior officer in the Royal Australian Navy, whose career culminated with his appointment as Chief of the Defence Force from 1993 to 1995. Alan Lee Beaumont was born on 24 December 1934 in Newcastle, New South Wales. He was educated at Boolaroo Public School and Newcastle Technical High School.

Beaumont joined the Royal Australian Naval College in 1948, graduating in 1951. He trained with the Royal Navy and Royal Australian Navy before being promoted to lieutenant in 1956. He completed a Torpedo Anti-Submarine specialist course with the Royal Navy between 1959 and 1960, and later served periods of exchange service with the Royal Navy and United States Navy as a specialist in the field.