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Edward S. Briggs
Vice Admiral Edward Briggs, commander, Naval Surface Force, US Atlantic Fleet, participates in the commissioning of the Spruance class destroyer USS Hayler (DD 997), 1983
Born October 4, 1926(1926-10-04) (age 95)
Place of birth St. Paul, Minnesota, U.S.
Allegiance  United States
Service/branch United States Navy
Years of service c.1949–1984
Rank Vice admiral
Commands held Commander, Naval Surface Forces Atlantic

Edward Samuel Briggs (born October 4, 1926) is a retired vice admiral in the United States Navy. Briggs was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, the son of Charles William and Lois lone (née Johnson) Briggs.[1] He served as Commander, Naval Surface Forces Atlantic and retired in 1984. He was succeeded by William F. McCauley.[2][3] Briggs previously served as a Chief of Staff and plans officer to Admiral James L. Holloway III aboard the USS Oklahoma City.[4] He is an alumnus of the United States Naval Academy (class of 1949). His awards include the Navy Distinguished Service Medal and Legion of Merit.[5]

After his retirement he involved himself with local school districts of his residence in southern California. He resides there with his wife, Nanette Parks, whom he married on June 7, 1949. He has a son, Jeffrey.

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