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Arthur Karl Cebrowski
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Birth: Aug. 13, 1942
Death: Nov. 12, 2005

Obituary from The Fauquier Times Democrat
Warrenton, Virginia
November 16, 2005

Vice Adm. Arthur Karl Cebrowski USN (ret.), of Warrenton, died Nov. 12. He was 63 years old and had endured a long fight with cancer. Vice Adm. Cebrowski served his country for over 40 years. He was best known as the father of network centric warfare, the intellectual and conceptual underpinnings for modern warfare in the information age. He wrote and lectured extensively, and was regarded as one of the nation's principal national security futurists and the intellectual leader of a movement that transformed the Department of Defense in an age of radical change and uncertainty. Vice Adm. Cebrowski solidified his position as a leading defense intellectual as the president of the Naval War College from July 1998 to September 2001. During his tenure he reshaped the course of Naval and Defense Strategy. Upon his retirement in 2001, he was appointed by the Secretary of Defense as the first Director, Force Transformation. As director, he was the focal point and catalyst for implementing the President and Secretary of Defense's vision for defense transformation. He linked transformation to strategic functions, evaluated the transformational efforts of the military departments, and recommended steps to integrate numerous transformational activities. He reestablished the linkages between force building and force operations and brought together operational concepts with emerging technologies. Born in Passaic, N.J., he was raised and schooled in Hasbrouck Heights, N.J. A 1964 graduate of Villanova University, received his master's degree in computer systems management from the Naval Post Graduate School in 1972 and attended the Naval War College (Strategic Studies Group) in 1981. He entered the Navy through the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps in 1964, so he could be a Navy pilot. As a young naval aviator, he flew 154 combat missions during his two tours in Vietnam. In addition to combat deployments to Vietnam and the Persian Gulf, he deployed in support of United Nations operations in Iraq, Somalia and Bosnia. Admiral Cebrowski flew multiple aircraft, principally fighters, from several carriers and deployed to all ocean areas. His tours of duty included service with the US Air Force; the staff of Commander-in-Chief, Atlantic Fleet; the staff of the Chief of Naval Operations on four occasions; and with the Joint Staff as Director for Command, Control, Communications and Computers (J6). Vice Admiral Cebrowski's personal decorations include the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, the Distinguished Service Medal, five awards of the Legion of Merit, and many others. Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Kathryn; his mother and father, John and Helen; two daughters, Kristin and Julie; his brother and sister, John and Carol; and seven grandchildren. Funeral Mass was held at St. John the Evangelist in Warrenton on Nov. 15. A memorial service will be held at 10:45 a.m. Jan. 9, 2006, in the Fort Myer Chapel followed by interment with full honors at Arlington National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Life League, PO Box 1350, Stafford VA 22555. 
 
Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
 
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Record added: Nov 16, 2005
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