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Clyde Thomas Lusk, Jr. (December 20, 1932 – October 23, 2014) was a vice admiral in the United States Coast Guard who served as Vice Commandant from 1988 to 1990. He had been commander of the Commander of the Eighth Coast Guard District, Chief of Operations of the Eighth Coast Guard District, Commanding Officer of the Merchant Marine Inspection Office, and Chief of the Office of Merchant Marine Safety at Coast Guard Headquarters. He is an alumnus of the United States Coast Guard Academy (1954) and Industrial College of the Armed Forces.[1]

Clyde T. Lusk
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Lusk at a hearing in the United States House of Representatives in 1989
Born(1932-12-20)December 20, 1932
Medford, Massachusetts, U.S.
DiedOctober 23, 2014(2014-10-23) (aged 81)
Asheville, North Carolina, U.S.
Allegiance United States
Service/branchUnited States Coast Guard
Years of service1955–1990
RankVice admiral
Commands heldVice Commandant of the United States Coast Guard

His awards include the Distinguished Service Medal, two Legion of Merit Medals, two Meritorious Service Medals. the Secretary's Award for Service Silver Medal, the Coast Guard Commendation Medal and the Coast Guard Achievement Medal.[1] Lusk was born in Medford, Massachusetts and has six children with his wife, Beverly J. Tasko, who is from Wethersfield, Connecticut.[2][3] On October 23, 2014, Lusk died at the age of 81 of natural causes.[4]


  1. ^ a b "Biographical Sketch – Vice Admiral Clyde T. Lusk" (PDF). U.S. Coast Guard. Retrieved 2014-03-22.
  2. ^ United States. Dept. of Transportation. Office of Public Affairs (1977). U.S. Department of Transportation News : CG. Department of Transportation, Office of Public Affairs. Retrieved 2015-05-18.
  3. ^ United States. Marine Safety Council (1981). Proceedings of the Marine Safety Council. U.S. Dept. of Transportation, U.S. Coast Guard. ISSN 0364-0981. Retrieved 2015-05-18.
  4. ^ "announcements/ALCOAST/451-14_ALCOAST". Retrieved 2015-05-18.
Military offices
Preceded by
James C. Irwin
Vice Commandant of the United States Coast Guard
Succeeded by
Martin H. Daniell