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The materials in the subject category FG 15 (Department of the Navy) contain various correspondence, memoranda, reports, notes, invitations, guest lists, resignations, promotions, nominations and commendations.

Frequent correspondents include: Richard Nixon, James D. Hughes, John H. Chaffee, Alexander Haig, Charles R. Larson, John Warner and John V. Brennan.

The terms Executive and General precede each FG 15 file designation. Items designated Executive consist of communications between government agencies. Items designated General consist of communications between the government and the private sector.

The subcategories of materials filed under the subject of FG 15 (Department of the Navy) are:

FG 15 DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY

Includes routine nominations and promotions of military personnel; Medal of Honor Awards; assignments of White House social aides; White House dinner guest lists; violations of the Antideficiency Act; Navy operations on the island of Culebra; Presidential Unit Citations; base closings; activities of the Naval Photographic Center and memos on the Military Sealift Command.

FG 15/A

Includes nominations for Secretary and Assistant Secretaries of the Navy and resignations of various officials.

FG 15-1 SECRETARY

The documents in this file deal with providing staff support for the White House Conference on Food, Nutrition and Health and routine nominations for promotion.

FG 15-1 SECRETARY AND STAFF OFFICIALS

All file folders are empty.

FG 15-2 DEPUTY-UNDERSECRETARY

All file folders are empty.

FG 15-4 CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS

Includes invitations, thank you notes, assignment of White House social aides and routine assignments and promotions of personnel.

FG 15-4/A

Includes nominations and letters of congratulations to Admirals Moorer and Zumwalt.

FG 15-4-1 NAVAL MATERIAL COMMAND

The only documents in this file deal with Vice Admiral positions and a request for the Navy Technical Forecast.

FG 15-4-1/A

The only document in this file deals with the promotion of Admiral Isaac Kidd.

FG 15-5 MARINE CORPS

Includes Presidential Unit Citations; promotions and nominations of military personnel; Presidential note of thanks to the Marine band; base closings and a report on alleged racial unrest at Camp Lejeune.

FG 15-5/A

Includes nomination documents for Commandant of the Marine Corps.

FG 15-6 MEDICINE AND SURGERY, BUREAU OF

All folders in this file are empty.

FG 15-7 NAVAL PETROLEUM AND OIL SHALE RESERVES, OFFICE OF

All folders in this file are empty.

FG 15-8 OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE, UNITED STATES NAVAL

The only documents in this file deal with the Omega Navigation System and the Defense Mapping Agency.

FG 15-9 WAVES

The only documents in this file deal with the inability of Waves to serve in Vietnam and Presidential greetings on the thirtieth anniversary of the Waves.

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