|Allegiance United States|
Name Edward Briggs
|Rank Vice admiral|
Years of service c.1949–1984
|Born October 4, 1926 (age 89)
St. Paul, Minnesota, U.S. (1926-10-04) |
Commands held Commander, Naval Surface Forces Atlantic
Service/branch United States Navy
Edward Samuel Briggs (born October 4, 1926) is a retired vice admiral in the United States Navy. Briggs was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, the son of Charles William and Lois lone (née Johnson) Briggs. He served as Commander, Naval Surface Forces Atlantic and retired in 1984. He was succeeded by William F. McCauley. Briggs previously served as a Chief of Staff and plans officer to Admiral James L. Holloway III aboard the USS Oklahoma City. He is an alumnus of the United States Naval Academy (class of 1949). His awards include the Navy Distinguished Service Medal and Legion of Merit.
After his retirement he involved himself with local school districts of his residence in southern California. He resides there with his wife, Nanette Parks, whom he married on June 7, 1949. He has a son, Jeffrey.