Interview of Albert J. Baciocco, Jr. by Matthew Orosz
March 27, 2014
Retired Vice Admiral Albert J Baciocco, Jr. is a career sailor and submariner. He retired with three stars and a prolific history of service and success. Admiral Baciocco is a graduate of the Naval Academy with extensive sea and shore duty; he trained as a submariner and was certified in submarine school. This experience led to high-ranking leadership positions: He directed the Navy Nuclear Submarine program during the Cold War. He was also chosen to lead the Department of the Navy Research and Development Technology Enterprises. Admiral Baciocco has been awarded several medals and citations from the American government as well as from foreign governments. Once he retired, he did not stop serving, though. As a retiree, he has led a long and successful “second career”: Specifically, of local interest, he was Chairman of the Cold War Submarine Memorial Foundation, which was responsible for establishing the Cold War Submarine Memorial at Patriot’s Point. Admiral Baciocco and his wife call the Lowcountry home; they reside in the Old Village of Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina.