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Paul Joseph Mulloy, RADM, USN Ret.
Paul Joseph Mulloy, RADM, USN Ret.
Paul Joseph Mulloy, RADM, USN Ret.

Memorial for Paul Joseph Mulloy, RADM, USN Ret.

Born in Boston, MA on Jun. 21, 1930
Departed on Sep. 24, 2016 and resided in McLean, VA.
Funeral Mass: Thursday, Mar. 23, 2017
Cemetery: Arlington National Cemetery
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RADM Paul J. Mulloy USN (Ret.) was born in Boston and reared in Belmont, Massachusetts. He enjoyed a distinguished career of thirty-seven years of U.S. Naval service that included the Korean and Vietnam wars. His Navy assignments involved personnel management as Assistant Chief of Naval Operations for Human Resources and several major operational commands. A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy in 1952, Admiral Mulloy also achieved a Master's degree in Management and completed the Senior Executive Program at Harvard University.
Admiral Mulloy's naval positions ashore were in assigning officer personnel for career staff positions. Operationally at sea and land, he served with various aircrafts, ships and task forces. He commanded Patrol Squadron 26 and was early selected to the rank of Captain, where he commanded the USS Ponce (LPD 15). Later, he went on to command Amphibious Squadron SIX which included eight navy ships with operations in the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea whose mission was to prepare plans, support amphibious forces and perform assaults by bringing land troops and equipment by air and sea simultaneously upon hostile shores in support of national policy.
When selected for Flag rank, Admiral Mulloy commanded Patrol Wings U.S. Atlantic Fleet. This major command consisted of twelve P-3 aircraft patrol squadrons and three naval air bases. During the span of his military career, Admiral Mulloy received numerous individual recognitions and citations each he would then credit to the exceptional support and performance of his personnel. He was always known for being especially caring and supporting towards his enlisted personnel. During his final tour of duty as Assistant Chief of Naval Operations for Human Resources, he expanded Navy personnel programs from seven to seventeen. These programs were recognized by People Magazine as among the ten best managed programs in the country. Additionally, Admiral Mulloy was cited as the Architect for the Navy's War on Drugs, which significantly reduced illicit drug use. The War on Drug's Navy program was later adopted by all Military Services and the Federal government.
Facing impending family needs of four children in college, Admiral Mulloy requested retirement from Navy active duty in August 1984.
After Admiral Mulloy's distinguished naval career and at the suggestion of President Ronald Reagan, he introduced the Navy's War on Drugs program domestically and in Europe. Afterwards, he served on the state of Rhode Island's cabinet as the Drug Czar.
Admiral Mulloy retired to Falmouth, Massachusetts on beautiful Cape Cod. He and his beloved bride of 61 years, Mary Fran, are blessed with six children, sixteen grandchildren and two great grandchildren. They have enjoyed special times with their wonderful family. During retirement, Admiral Mulloy continued to be a consultant on leadership, substance abuse and community issues and he also served as a Catholic Eucharistic Minister to the Falmouth Hospital. Other interests he enjoyed included reading, playing his piano and gardening. His core beliefs were always - 'God, Family and Country.'
Admiral Mulloy's distinguished awards include three Legions of Merit, two Meritorious Service Medals, the Navy Commendation Medal (with combat V), and numerous foreign decorations. In 2014, Admiral Mulloy was an inductee into the Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Hall of Honor for outstanding contributions that established the foundation of our proud war fighting heritage.
Admiral Mulloy passed away on Sept 24, 2016 with his wife and children by his side. He will be interred at the Arlington National Cemetery on March 23, 2017 at the Ft. Myer Old Post Chapel at 12:45 PM.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that you consider donating in memory of RADM Paul Mulloy USN (Ret.)to the Community Health Center of Cape Cod, 107 Commercial St., Mashpee, MA 02649
If you are planning to attend the service please contact the family at and leave your name, address and phone number and how many people will be attending.

Funeral will be held at Fort Myer, Virginia, located across from the Potomac River of Washington, DC, adjacent to Arlington National Cemetery. All non-DoD affiliated visitors must use the Hatfield Gate on Washington Blvd at South 2nd Street, Arlington. The address is Hatfield Gate, 2nd Street South, Fort Myer, Va 22211.

Funeral Service-Old Post Chapel
Thursday, March 23rd, 2017- 12:45 - 1:30 PM
Arrive 30-40 minutes before service

Interment Ceremony- 1:30 - 2:15 PM
Section 21 Arlington National Cemetery
Approx 1/2 mile walk from Chapel. Cars may not be left at Chapel due to services following ours.

Reception - Ft. Myer Officers Club (Koran Room)
2:15 - 5 PM, 214 Jackson Ave, Ft. Myer, Va 22211

Contacts for Questions:
David Mulloy: (301) 752-0653
Mary Mulloy (Lyter): (714) 206-9937
Steve Mulloy: (703) 939-1453

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