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Arthur Eugene (Gene) Henn (June 5, 1940 – March 28, 2001) was a retired vice admiral in the United States Coast Guard who served as the 19th Vice Commandant from 1994 to 1996. He was previously Chief, Office of Marine Safety, Security and Environmental Protection. He graduated from the United States Coast Guard Academy in 1962 and also attended the University of Michigan and United States Army War College.[1]

Arthur E. Henn
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Born(1940-06-05)June 5, 1940
Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
DiedMarch 28, 2001(2001-03-28) (aged 60)
Tampa, Florida, U.S.
Allegiance United States
Service/branchUnited States Coast Guard
Years of servicec.1962–1996
RankVice admiral
Commands heldVice Commandant of the United States Coast Guard

Henn was married to Susan Frances Pedretti of Cincinnati, Ohio and had two children. His awards include the Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit, two Meritorious Service Medals, four Coast Guard Commendation Medals, the Coast Guard Achievement Medal, Coast Guard Unit Commendations, the Coast Guard Meritorious Unit Commendation, and two Coast Guard Commandant's Letter of Commendation Ribbons.[1] Henn died in 2001 at the age of 60 and is buried at Arlington National Cemetery.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Biographical Sketch – Vice Admiral Arthur E. Henn" (PDF). U.S. Coast Guard. Retrieved 2014-03-22.
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Military offices
Preceded by
Robert T. Nelson
Vice Commandant of the United States Coast Guard
Succeeded by
Richard D. Herr