April 1965 - April 1966
Captain Newland was born in Cohoes, New York, in 1921. After graduating from Waterford High School, Waterford, New York, he entered the U.S. Naval Academy and was commissioned in June 1942.
Hew was initially assigned to the USS RANGER (CV-4) and shortly thereafter to the USS DENVER (CL-58) on which he participated in both the Solomon Islands and the Marianas Campaigns. In July 1944 he reported aboard the USS TOPEKA (CL-67) as Communications Officer. After four months, he was ordered to the Postgraduate School, Annapolis, Maryland, where he underwent a ten month course in Command Communications.
From November 1945 to April 1948 Captain Newland was assigned to the Staff of Command Support Group, Far East, and served successively as Communications Officer, Flag Lieutenant, and Flag Secretary. In Junew 1948 he returned to Postgraduate School, Annapolis, Maryland, for a three year course in Electronics Engineering.
In February 1954, after two and one half years as Navigator of USS DES MOINES (CA-134), he reported to U.S. Naval Communications Station, Honolulu, Hawaii, as Operations Officer, and later became Executive Officer. Captain Newland was given his first command, USS MACKENZIE (DD-836), July 1956, and under his command she won two "E's."
In July 1961, after almost three years in Communications on the Staff of CINCPACFLT, he was assigned as Commander Escort Squadron 5. Fourteen months later he returned to U.S. Naval Communications Station, Honolulu, Hawaii, as Commanding Officer.
Prior to being assigned as Command Officer, USS ANNAPOLIS, Captain Newland served on the Staff of CINPACFLT in Communications.
Captain Newland's decorations and medals include Joint Service Commendation, Navy Unit Commendation, American Defense (1 star), American Theatre, Asiatic Pacific (4 starts), Victory WW II, Navy Occupation, China Service, National Defense, and Vietnam Service Medal.
The Captain is married to the former Miss Cele Cicchinelli, of Waterford, New York.
Source: USS Annapolis Cruise Book.