Vice Admiral George C. Talley, Jr.United States Navy (Retired)George C. Talley, Jr. was born in Eastland, Texas, on March 28, 1922.
After one year at the University of Oklahoma he
entered the U. S. Naval Academy
, Annapolis, Maryland, in 1940.He was commissioned in June 1943 and subsequently advanced in rank to Vice Admiral, U. S. Navy.
Following graduation from the Naval Academy
in 1943, he
was assigned to the battleship USS Arkansas (BB-33).He
was on board the Arkansas during the invasions of Normandy and Southern France.In October 1944, he
was ordered to flight training.He
was designated Naval Aviator on October 17, 1945.
After flight and test pilot training, George
served in a variety of flight, command, and staff assignments during the cold war, the Korean conflict, and in Southeast Asia.He
flew sixty combat missions in the Korean War while assigned to VF-11, aboard the USS Kearsage.In the South China Sea, he
commanded the aircraft carrier USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CVA -42).In addition to the Distinguished Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, and the Air Medal, all with two Gold Stars, Vice Admiral Talley has the American Defense Service Medal, American Campaign Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, China Service Medal, Navy Occupation Service Medal, Europe Clasp, United Nations Service Medal, Korean Presidential Unit Citation Badge, and the Vietnam Service Medal.George Talley joined First Command, then USPA&IRA, as a consultant in 1975.He became an Agent/Registered Representative in 1976 and rose through the ranks until elected Chairman of the Board and CEO in 1985.George
was personally instrumental in the financial well being of thousands of military families.He
retired in 1992.George
now resides in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.He
is married to the former Bonnie Carmichael of Fort Worth, Texas.