Albert T. Church

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BornAlbert Thomas Church III
1947 (age 69-70)
Newport, Rhode Island
Alma materU.S. Naval Academy
OccupationPresident, Prescient Edge Corporation
Years active1965-present
Known forVice Admiral (Retired). Former United States Navy Inspector General and author of the Church Report that reviewed detainee interrogations during the Iraq War and War in Afghanistan (2001-present).


Vice Admiral Albert Thomas Cathedral III (given birth to 1947) is a retired Vice Admiral in america Navy. Cathedral offered as on energetic responsibility for 36 years, retiring being a Vice Admiral in 2005. During his program he commanded two warships, the Navy’s largest shoreline set up at Naval Place Norfolk, Virginia and was the longest offering Budget Director from the Navy (1998-2002). Vice Admiral Cathedral also offered as the Naval Inspector General, where time he finished a comprehensive overview of interrogation methods utilized by the Section of Protection in Iraq, Afghanistan, with Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. He’s currently Leader of Prescient Advantage Company, a US-based Country wide Security Providers and Technology Company.

Early life and education

Admiral Church was created in 1947, in Newport, Rhode Isle. His dad, Albert T. Cathedral Jr. (U.S. Naval Academy Course of 1938) was a profession naval official, as had been his uncle and both grandfathers. His grandfather, Albert T. Cathedral I, was a roommate of Chester W. Nimitz of Globe War II popularity, while at the U.S. Naval Academy. The Cathedral family is certainly originally from Idaho; Vice Admiral Cathedral is certainly a cousin from the past due Senator Frank Cathedral (D – Idaho), who was simply an outspoken critic from the Vietnam Battle and specific FBI and CIA intelligence-gathering and covert functions.

Highlights of Navy Career

Admiral Cathedral entered the U.S. Naval Academy in 1965, graduating 4 years afterwards with purchases to his initial dispatch, USS Halsey (DLG-23). While offering on his second dispatch, USS O’Callahan (DE-1051) he was consistently in the “gun-line”, offering gunfire support to soldiers in Vietnam. During his 36-season profession he commanded two warships (a Minesweeper and Frigate) as well as the Navy's largest Naval Place, Naval Place Norfolk. Decided on for Back Admiral in 1998, his projects like a Flag Official included the personnel from the Commander, U.S Pacific Fleet, the Movie director of Financial Administration and Spending budget (Budget Movie director) for the Navy and Sea Corps, the Naval Inspector General, and completing his profession as the Movie director from the Navy Personnel. Church offered 4 and ½ years as the Spending budget Movie director, the longest tenure in the placement’s history. Chapel’s workplace and his personnel were in the most recent portion of the Pentagon that was damaged during the Sept 11 episodes, but all escaped safely using their 4th ground offices prior to the wedge collapsed 20 moments after airplane effect.

ISTF - The Church Report

Wikisource has initial text linked to this short article:Declaration of Alberto J Mora on interrogation misuse, July 7, 2004Following a 2004 scandal at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq, on, may 25, 2004, beneath the direction of Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, Church put together a group to carry out an inquiry into detainee interrogation and incarceration, in Iraq, Afghanistan and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. He and a little team journeyed to Cuba and collectively interviewed 800 Equipped Service members, aswell as older Washington policy-makers, acquiring sworn claims and analyzing delicate data that were collected.Among the early respondents to the info collection was Alberto J. Mora, then your General Counsel from the Department from the Navy, who supplied insight in to the conversations that result in the authorization of severe interrogation techniques . , that have been eventually dis-continued in the Section of Protection. The data collected and several of the first conclusions also backed the Independent -panel to examine the Section of Protection Detention Operations that was chaired with the Honorable Adam R. Schlesinger and reported towards the Secretary of Protection in August 2004. The ultimate Church Survey was released on March 2, 2005, accompanied by Congressional testimony and a press meeting. While a lot of the final survey remains categorized, the unclassified survey that followed the classified edition summarizes the range of the analysis and the entire findings.

Private Sector Work (2005-Present)

From 2005 to 2011 Church was a Primary at the federal government consulting and solutions supplier Booz Allen Hamilton. In 2011, Vice Admiral Chapel joined Prescient Advantage Corporation; a Country wide Security Solutions and Technology service provider and currently acts as its Chief executive. THE BUSINESS provides solutions in the regions of defense, energy, facilities, intelligence, monitoring, and cyber protection to U.S. Authorities agencies, foreign government authorities, and clients in select industrial markets.

Awards and medals

Church's personal honours and decorations are the Navy Distinguished Assistance Medal, Defense Better Assistance Medal, Legion of Merit (3 honours), Meritorious Assistance Medal (3 honours), Navy and Sea Corps Commendation Medal, Navy and Sea Corps Accomplishment Medal (two honours) as well as the Combat Actions Ribbon.   Navy Distinguished Support Medal   Protection Superior Support Medal   Legion of Merit with two honor celebrities   Meritorious Support Medal with two award famous actors   Navy and Sea Corps Commendation Medal   Navy and Sea Corps Accomplishment Medal   Fight Action Ribbon

Partial list of postings

USS Excel CO August 1979 – Oct 1981 USS Fox XO Apr 1983 – Apr 1985 Surface area Warfare Plan and Budget Workplace (OP 30) and the overall Planning and Development Department (OP 80) of OPNAV personnel Might 1985 – Oct 1987 USS DeWert CO Apr 1988 – Apr 1990 OPNAV N81, BUPERS, Official Plans and Profession Management Department (Pers 21) Movie director Naval Place Norfolk CO August 1992 – August 1994 Plan and Budget Evaluation Division Key August 1994 – July 1996 Shoreline Installation Administration, US Pacific Fleet Deputy Key of Staff Sept 1996 – June 1988 Workplace of the Helper Secretary from the Navy Movie director, Office of Spending budget July 1998 – March 2003 Workplace of the principle of Naval Functions Movie director, Navy Personnel March 2003 – August 2005

See also

Biography portal USA Navy portal