James B. Busey IV

James Buchanan Busey IV
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Admiral James B. Busey IV
Born(1932-10-02) October 2, 1932 (age 84)
Peoria, Illinois
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branchSeal of the United States Department of the Navy.svg United States Navy
Years of service1952-1989
RankUS-O10 insignia.svg Admiral
Commands heldVice Chief of Naval Operations
NAS Lemoore
Battles/warsCold War
Vietnam War
AwardsNavy Cross
Defense DSM (3)
Navy DSM (3)
Legion of Merit (5)
Distinguished Flying Cross (3)
Bronze Star Medal


Admiral Adam Buchanan Busey IV (given birth to Oct 7, 1932) is normally a retired USA Navy 4 star admiral. He offered as Vice Key of Naval Functions (VCNO), from 1985 to 1987 so that as Commander in Key, U.S. Naval Pushes European countries/Commander in Key, Allied Pushes Southern European countries (CINCUSNAVEUR/CINCSOUTH) from 1987 to 1989.

Early years

Wayne Buchanan Busey IV was created on Oct 7, 1932 in the town of Peoria, Illinois. In January 1952, Busey got into the U.S. Navy and went to the basic schooling at TRAINING of Naval Place Great Lakes, Illinois. In March 1953, Busey was selected to Aviation Cadet TRAINING CURRICULUM at Pensacola, Florida.Through the years 1967, Busey offered at various Naval content, including Naval Air flow Station Cecil Line of business or Naval Air flow Place Jacksonville. In July 1964, Busey went to the Naval Postgraduate College in Monterey, California and gained there his BS and MBA levels.

Vietnam War

In January 1967, Busey was used in the U.S. Assault Squadron 163 ("Saints") and offered like a pilot in Vietnam Battle. During fight near Hanoi, North Vietnam, Busey commanded the band of six plane with the duty of bombing the Hanoi thermal power herb.Regardless of the damage of Busey´s aircraft by North Vietnamese Anti-Aircraft guns, he regained control of his planes and continuing his mission. Busey damaged the prospective and came back to USS Oriskany. Because of this actions, Busey received the Navy Mix.His other decorations from Vietnam Battle, including Legion of Merit with "V" Gadget, three Distinguished Soaring Crosses, Air flow Medal or Bronze Celebrity Medal with "V" Gadget.


After retiring in the navy, he served as the principle administrator from the Government Aviation Administration from 1989 to 1991. Then served as USA Deputy Secretary of Transport from 1991 to 1992. Soon after, he became a plank member at Curtiss-Wright until 2008.


Naval Aviator Badge 1st Row Navy Mix 2nd Row Protection Distinguished Program Medal with two bronze oak leaf clusters Navy Distinguished Program Medal with two precious metal award famous actors Legion of Merit with 4 Gold Superstars and "V" Gadget 3rd Row Distinguished Traveling Combination with two Silver Stars Bronze Superstar Medal with "V" Gadget Surroundings Medal with precious metal award numeral 5 and bronze Strike/air travel numeral 20 4th Row Navy and Sea Corps Commendation Medal with 3 Gold Superstars and "V" Gadget Navy and Sea Corps Accomplishment Medal with "V" Gadget Navy Device Commendation with 1 bronze program star 5th Row Navy Meritorious Device Commendation with two bronze Superstars Navy Expeditionary Medal China Program Medal 6th Row Country wide Defense Program Medal with 1 bronze Star MILITARY Expeditionary Medal Vietnam Services Medal with 6 service famous actors 7th Row Navy Ocean Services Deployment Ribbon Navy Distinguished Services Order 2nd Course Vietnam Gallantry Mix with one Platinum Celebrity 8th Row Vietnam MILITARY Honor Medal 1st Course Vietnam Gallantry Mix Device Award Vietnam Marketing campaign Medal