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RADM John W. Bitoff ’58

Director, Plans and Policy | U.S. Navy


  • B.S., Maine Maritime Academy, 1958 (D)
  • National War College, 1976
  • S., Golden Gate University, 1985
  • Doctor of Laws, Honoris Causa, Golden Gate University, 1989


  • Commander, Maritime Defense Zone Pacific, Sector N. California
  • Commander, Task Force Thirty-three
  • Commander, Combat Logistics Group One
  • Commander, Naval Base, San Francisco
  • Commanding Officer, Fleet Combat Training Center, Atlantic
  • Commanding Officer, USS Blakely

Significant Tours:

  • Director, Plans and Policy, U.S. Commander in Chief, Europe, Stuttgart, Germany
  • Executive Assistant to the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • Executive Assistant and Senior Aide to the Commander in Chief, Pacific Command and Allied Forces, Southern Europe
  • Staff of the Chief of Naval Operations, headed NATO Office and the Strategy and Concepts Branch
  • Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense