Capt. Myles E. Fladager is a native of Minneapolis and attended the University of Minnesota prior to entering the U.S. Naval Academy. He was commissioned an ensign in June, 1955. In November, 1956 he was designated a Naval Aviator. Capt. Fladager assumed command of Patrol Squadron 48 at the U.S. Naval Air Station, Moffett field, Calif., in April, 1972.
In August, 1973, he was ordered to the National War College in Washington, D.C. Subsequently, he was awarded a masters degree in International Affairs by George Washington University. From August, 1974 to August, 1977, he served as assistant head, Europe-NATO Branch, Politico-Military Policy Division in the office of the Chief of Naval Operations. He also acted as the Navy’s liaison with the offices of the Secretary of Defense, the Joint Chief of Staff and the State Department for foreign policy matters involving Europe and NATO.
In September, 1977, he reported to commander, Iceland ASW Group/Commander Fleet Air Keflavik, where he served until August, 1978, as chief of staff. He then reported for duty as commanding officer, Naval Administrative Command, NTC, San Diego. He became NTCs center commander on May 30. 1981.
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