Eugene Carroll


Eugene James Carroll, Jr. (December 2, 1923 Miami, Arizona – February 19, 2003) was a rear admiral in the United States Navy, and deputy director of the Center for Defense Information.[1] After his retirement, he became a vocal proponent of nuclear disarmament.[1]

Life edit

He joined the Navy in 1945. He served in the Korean War as a naval aviator and in the Vietnam War.[1] Promoted to rear admiral in 1972, he commanded the USS Midway, and a carrier group in the United States Sixth Fleet.[2] He retired in 1980.[1]

Afterward, he joined the Center for Defense Information. He became a knowledgeable source for nuclear disarmament.[2] He is interviewed/featured extensively in the 1992 Academy Award winning documentary The Panama Deception discussing the U.S. position and tactics during the Invasion of Panama the week prior to Christmas 1989.[3]

He graduated from George Washington University with an MA in international relations.

Grave at Arlington National Cemetery

Carroll died of a heart attack at Walter Reed Army Medical Center at the age of 79.[1] He was survived by his wife Margaret and their son.[2] He is buried at Arlington National Cemetery, Section 66, Site 7547.[4]

Works edit

  • Jozef Goldblat; David Cox, eds. (1988). "Political, strategic, and psychological effects of a nuclear test ban". Nuclear weapon tests: prohibition or limitation?. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-829120-6.
  • Richard W. Fieldhouse, ed. (1990). "US Soviet Naval Competition: dangers and risks". Security at sea: naval forces and arms control. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-829130-5.
  • Joshua Cohen; Joel Rogers, eds. (2003). "Saddam and Democracy". Who defended the country?. Beacon Press. ISBN 978-0-8070-0457-9.

References edit

  1. ^ a b c d e "Eugene Carroll Jr., 79; Admiral Urged Nuclear Disarmament". Los Angeles Times. February 25, 2003.
  2. ^ a b c Harold Jackson (February 21, 2003). "Eugene Carroll: US defence expert who switched sides and campaigned for nuclear disarmament". The Guardian.
  3. ^ "The Panama Deception". Barbera Trent. 31 July 1992.
  4. ^ "Burial Detail: Carroll, Eugene James". ANC Explorer.

External links edit

  • Appearances on C-SPAN
  • Archived 2012-01-01 at the Wayback Machine