George T. K. Simpson

George was a Navy junior who came to USNA from the Fleet, was a three-striper, and graduated with distinction.  He served in the destroyer USS Daly as a line officer, then took an MS degree at U Cal, Berkeley, and was designated an Engineering Duty Officer.  Subsequently, he served at sea in fleet oiler USS Mispillion, and fleet repair ship USS Delta; ashore as Ship Superintendent, Long Beach Naval Shipyard; staff, Commander-in-Chief Pacific Fleet; and staff, Supervisor of Shipbuilding and Repair, San Diego.  During most of his career in the DC area, George earned an additional MBA in Financial Management, and served in several key management and policy positions on the staffs, Chief of Naval Operations and Commander Naval Sea Systems Command.  His awards include the Meritorious Service, Navy Commendation, and Navy Achievement medals.


Following USN retirement, George went to work immediately for Integrated Systems Analysts (ISA) as Corporate Ship Systems Engineering Technical Director, where he continued supporting the Fleet with great dedication and imagination in Fleet Maintenance, and the introduction of new corrosion engineering technology.  He was also honored as Governmental Sales Manager of the Year for two consecutive years.  He retired in 2002, but continued with ISA as a consultant.


George was predeceased by his wife, Donna, in 1977, and is survived by daughters Debby and Jennifer; a brother Bill; his companion Georgianne Abbiati; and many grateful shipmates, ship captains and crews.