- The Washington Times - Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Lucien Capone Jr., a retired Navy rear admiral and former senior vice president of McLean-based consulting firm Booz, Allen, Hamilton Inc., died Sept. 25 at Inova Mount Vernon Hospital in Alexandria of complications from open-heart surgery. He was 79.

Born in Fall River, Mass., Adm. Capone spent his childhood in Bristol, R.I., and graduated from Colt High School in Bristol in 1944. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy 1949. He later attended the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif., and earned a master’s degree in science from George Washington University in 1967.

Adm. Capone served in numerous staff positions and on board four ships before becoming commanding officer of the USS Hammerberg from May 1963 to August 1964. He attended the Industrial College of the Armed Forces in the District in 1966 and 1967 and commanded the USS Dahlgren from 1967 to 1969.

Adm. Capone was promoted rear admiral in 1975. From 1972 to 1974, he commanded the USS Richmond K. Turner and served as director of the Command and Control Technical Center and as deputy director of command and control in the Defense Communications Agency in Washington from 1974 to 1978.

During his military service, Adm. Capone earned numerous awards including the Legion of Merit and the American Campaign Medal. After his retirement from the Navy in July 1979, he and his wife moved to Vienna, Va., in 1981.

Adm. Capone was elected vice president of Booz, Allen, Hamilton in 1983. He was elected senior vice president in 1988 and led the firm’s business in defense communications. He retired from the firm in 1997 but still led the firm’s senior professional development courses.

Adm. Capone is survived by his wife, Charlotte L. Lammers of Baltimore; a son, Lucien Capone III of Greensboro, N.C.; a daughter, Judith A. Ruback of Long Island, N.Y.; and four grandchildren.

Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Nov. 2 at the U.S. Naval Academy Chapel, with a reception at the Officer’s Club.

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