SHELL KNOB, MO, September 01, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Frank R. Herbert has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
With decades of military service to his credit, Mr. Herbert consistently harbored an affinity for patriotism and the United States Navy from a young age. A decorated veteran, he diligently served as a naval line officer. Though he additionally contributed his expertise as a tax attorney and real estate broker over the years, his most distinguished achievement was the experience he garnered as a captain for the United States Navy Reserve.
Mr. Herbert enrolled in the United States Navy Officer Candidate School, commissioned an Ensign and served on an aircraft carrier. Afterwards, he served as a naval officer, witnessing pivotal instances in history such as the call up of the military reserves due to the building of the Berlin Wall. In the years that followed, he traveled the globe on replenishment ships, helicopter carriers transporting marines, conducting commando type raids up and down the coast of Viet Nam, and later served with the nuclear task group.
On a specific occasion, two men were swept overboard in a violent storm off the coast of Japan. Utilizing his skin-diving gear, wet suit mask, snorkel and swim fins, he heroically plunged into the tumultuous waves and rescued then after three plus hours of constantly pumping legs and swim finned feet. As he says, he spent more time going up and down 12 foot waves than he did going forward.
As a Captain, Mr. Herbert was given reserve command of a destroyer squadron. It was later discovered that these old, well-travelled ships experienced extreme thinning of their hull plates and were immediately decommissioned. These ships were replaced by two amphibious cargo ships. Captain Herbert took action. He directed his staff to draft an operation order which provided the procedure for an amphibious landing exercise for Marine and Navy Reservists. This provided the staff with invaluable training should they be recalled to active duty, and the exercise was a success.
Mr. Herbert completed undergraduate coursework at Middlebury College and attained his Doctor of Jurisprudence from the George Washington University Law School. In the past, he was admitted to practice law by the State Bar of New Mexico, the United States Court of Military Appeals and the United States District Court. Moreover, he previously earned certifications in stockbrokerage and real estate.
Mr. Herbert formerly maintained membership as a Commodore of the Navy Yacht Club Long Beach, the Past President of the Navy League of the United States, Beverly Hills Council, and as a Master of Masonic Lodge 674, among others. For his service, he has been honored with numerous military decorations, including the Navy Marine Corps Medal and a Letter of Commendation for his integral efforts in amphibious raids during the Vietnam War. At the age of 89, Mr. Herbert has since entered a well-deserved retirement.
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