Rear Admiral John Everson Chubb Jr, USN (Retired)
Rear Admiral John Everson Chubb Jr
Rear Admiral John Everson Chubb Jr was born in Cincinnati, OH to a railroad family and moved 16 times before graduating from high school. With a love of the sea, he joined the Navy to “settle down.” He graduated from the United States Naval Academy, in Annapolis, Maryland, as an Ensign in 1965 with a Bachelor of Science degree, he later obtained a Master of Science degree in Oceanography from the University of Washington in Seattle, WA.
initial sea duty assignment was on board an MSO home ported in Little Creek, VA.
After attending Patrol Craft Fast (Swift Boat) training at the Naval
Amphibious Base in
Thereafter, he served the Navy analyzing and forecasting sea conditions, the weather, surveying the deep sea and producing nautical charts. In addition to sea duty, he’s been assigned from Guam to Spain and many places between, except Hawaii. He spent a total of 11 years in Washington D.C., including as the Deputy Oceanographer of the Navy and Director of the Defense Mapping Agency Hydrographic/Topographic Center producing all the charts outside the U.S. used by mariners and all the Army’s maps. He was promoted to Rear Admiral (LH) and completed his Navy career as Commander of the Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command located at the Stennis Space Center in Mississippi but with facilities wherever the Navy operates.
Upon retirement, he moved his family to the Eastern Shore of Virginia and began serving our youth by teaching physical science, algebra, precalculus, calculus, oceanography and physics at an independent college preparatory school. Thirteen years later he retired again to begin helping his community as an adjunct instructor and tutor of math at the local Community College.
RADM Chubb is married to Ivette Fernandez of Arlington, Virginia. They now reside in Eastville, Virginia. He has three sons, John Everson Chubb III of Furnace, PA, Christopher Lewis Chubb of Minneola, FL and David Prentice Chubb of Fairfax, VA.
Among his military awards are:
Navy Distinguished Service Medal
Defense Superior Service Medal
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal w/ Gold Star
Navy & Marine Corps Commendation Medal
Combat Action Ribbon
Joint Meritorious Unit Award
National Defense Service Medal w/star
Vietnam Service Medal w/4 stars
Navy Sea Service Deployment Ribbon w/2 stars
Navy & Marine Corps Overseas Service Ribbon w/2 stars
Vietnam Civil Action Medal
Vietnam Campaign Medal
Swift Boat (PCF-71) as O-in-C in Vietnam
Oceanographic Unit One embarked in USNS Bowditch (TAGS-21)
Naval Oceanographic Command Center, Rota Spain
Defense Mapping Agency Hydrographic/Topographic Center, Washington, DC
Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command, headquartered in Mississippi