Oliver Sawyer Hallett
Oliver Hallett, USN was born 1 December 1923 in Denver, Colorado
and died at Hinsdale, Illinois on 30 October 1992.
Naval Career Highlights
(June 1943 to July 1975):
Graduated from Phillips Academy and from the US Naval Academy.
He served on various submarines, including Executive
Officer on the USS Piper SS409 in 1957, and was the Commanding Officer of the
USS TIRU SS416 from August 1961 through February 1963.
Captain Hallett was a White House naval
assistant in the terms of Presidents John Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson. He was
duty officer in the Situation Room when President Kennedy was shot on 22
He also served in diplomatic assignments in the former Soviet Union and in the
Federal Republic of Germany.
When he was at Great Lakes, his command included 300 officers and 15,000
recruits. He was there from 1972 until he retired in 1975.
He was awarded the Legion of Merit.