In the 1980s, at the conclusion of his nearly four-decade career in the United States Navy, this Admiral served as both Commander of the United States Pacific Fleet and Senior United States Military Representative to the United Nations.
After graduating from the United States Naval Academy, he earned degrees from both the U.S. National Defense University and the U.S. Naval War College.
He established an important anti-terrorism unit known as the Navy Red Cell.
He was born and raised in New Jersey and later settled in Virginia.
In the years leading up to the World War II-era Attack on Pearl Harbor, Husband Kimmel held the position-- Commander of the United States Pacific Fleet-- that Lyons would later fill.