Rear Admiral John Everson Chubb Jr, USN (Retired)


A Biography


 RADM(L) John Everson Chubb Jr

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.


His 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 Coronado, California, he was off to Vietnam and service as an Officer-in-Charge of a Swift Boat in Cat Lo, RVN, and then as a Navy recruiter at the height of the Vietnam war.


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


He commanded:

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