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in operations in the Korean area of hostilities. In August 1951 he received Postgraduate instruction in comptrollership at George Washington University, Washington, D.C., from which he was awarded a degree of master of business administration in May 1952. He was next Assistant Director of Programs and Budget, General Planning Group, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Navy Department, Washington, D.C., becoming a captain, and in November 1955 assumed command of the U.S.S. Sierra, destroyer tender. During the period December 1956 to September 1959 he was Assistant Director of Budget and Reports in the Office of the Comptroller, Navy Department, after which he commanded Destroyer Squadron 30. In January 1960 he transferred to command Destroyer Squadron 6 and in March of that year was ordered as commanding officer of the cruiser Des Moines, the flagship of Commander 6th Fleet in the Mediterranean. Upon completion of his tour of duty on Des Moines, in September 1960, he reported to the Office of the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (Fleet Operations and Readiness), Navy Department, first for duty as Assistant Director, Antisubmarine Warfare and Submarine Division and later as the Director, Programs. and Plans Division. . After being selected for promotion to rear admiral he assumed command of Cruiser Destroyer Flotilla 6 on July 18, 1963. In July 1964 he reported as Deputy Director for Operations, National Military Command Center (J–3), the Joint Staff, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Washington, D.C. He reported for duty as Director of Budget and Reports, Department of the Navy, on July 6, 1965. In addition to the Purple Heart Medal and the Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon, Rear Admiral Grimm has the American Defense Service Medal with star; America Campaign Medal: Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with seven operation stars: World War II Victory Medal; Navy Occupation Service Medal; China Service Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Korean Service Medal with four stars; United Nations Service Medal; and the Philippine Liberation Ribbon. He also has the Korean Presidential Unit Citation with two Oak Leaf Clusters. Read Admiral Grimm is married to the former Ernestine Bernardin of Evansville, Ind. They have a son and daughter, both married. Their son is a captain in the U.S. Marine Corps. Rear Admiral Grimm's official home address is 631 South Duke Street, York, Pa.


Mr. Chairman and members of the committee, I am Rear Adm. Edward E. Grimm, Director of Budget and Reports, Office of the Comptroller of the Navy. I am privileged to appear before this committee for the first time to present a summary of the revised funding program proposed for the appropriation “Military Construction, Navy.”

The fiscal year 1966 Navy military construction budget submitted by the President requested an appropriation of $338,300,000. This amount together with $3,500,000 that would be saved from prior-year funds was considered sufficient to fund a construction program of $343,943,000. .

Since that time the funding program has been adjusted to $340,295,000 because of emergency construction requirements and congressional action on the 1966 military construction authorization program. By letter of May 15, 1965, the Secretary of Defense advised you of certain substitutions which were desired in the Navy 1966 construction program totaling $24,336,000. These items consist of (a) the resubmission of certain fiscal year 1965 approved construction items totaling $12,936,000 which had to be deferred to provide funds for emergency construction in southeast Asia which Congress approved under the authority of section 203 of the 1965 Military Construction Act, (b) construction of classified facilities at a classified location for $8,400,000, and (c) the replacement of laboratory facilities at Barrow, Alaska, costing $3 million.

On August 5, 1965, the Secretary of Defense requested your consideration of three additional projects totaling $4,684,000 and involving replacement of damaged facilities at MCAS Iwakuni, Japan. and NAF El Centro, Calif., under the authority of 10 U.S.C. 2673 and the removal of a flight hazard at NAS Norfolk, Va., which was authorized by Public Law 88–637. A listing of these substitutions is provided in exhibit I, together with a listing of construction items totaling $24,358,000 which the Navy withdrew from the program. Finally, the congressional review of the construction items for which new authorization was requested has resulted in a reduction of $8,310,000 in the funding program. A complete listing of the items affected by the authorization legislation is provided in exhibit II.

Included in the revised program of $340,295,000 is an amount of $44,045,000 for construction and construction planning for which there is continuing or prioryear authorization. Of the $44,045,000, $26,184,000 is proposed under continuing authorization. This consists of planning $17 million, minor construction $6 million, access roads $1 million, and $2,184,000 for restoration of damaged facilities under authority of 10 U.S.C. 2673. The balance of $17,861,000 is for previously authorized construction line items which were not funded by prior year military construction appropriation acts. The program for which there is continuing or prior-year authorization is detailed in exhibit III.

The military construction, Naval Reserve appropriation request is $9,500,000. This amount is required to fund new construction authorized by Congress in the amount of $8,890,000, planning and design costs of $600,000, and requirements for minor construction of $100,000, a program totaling $9,590,000.

Mr. Chairman, that completes my statement.

I. Funding program additions

A. SECDEF letter of May 15, 1965: (1) Fiscal year 1965 approved items which had to be deferred to provide funding for emergency construction in southeast Asia, now re

Quested for reinstatement:

Installation and item : (thousands) NSY, Portsmouth, N.H.-Radiological control facilities-------------------------------------------- $998 NAS, Jacksonville, Fla.-Communication center---- 1,049 NAS, Sanford, Fla.-Aircraft maintenance hangar—— 644 MCAF, Santa Ana, Calif.-Squadron operations building---------------------------------------- 263 NAD, Bangor, Wash.-Classified item------------- 1, 597 NAD, Charleston, S.C.—Classified item------------ SSS NPF, El Centro, Calif.-Recovery parachute test range and land acquisition---------------------- 2, 300 NSC, Oakland, Calif.-Headquarters facilities------ 590 NSGD, Adak, Alaska—Classified item-------------- 380 NCS, Wahiawa, Hawaii—Communication center---- 833 MCAS, Iwakuni, Japan—Aircraft fuel storage tanks- 339 NS, Roosevelt Rds., P.R.: Aircraft parking apron––––––––––––––––––––––– 621 Aircraft maintenance hangar------------------ 1,334 NCS, Londonderry, N.I.-Transmitter facilities–––– 1, 100 Subtotal---------------------------------------- 12, 936 (2) Additional new items: NARL, Barrow, Alaska–Laboratory facilities__________ * 3, 000 2 classified locations—Classified facilities–––––––––––––– 8, 400 Subtotal------------------------------------------- 11,400 Subtotal May 15 submission------------------------- 24, 336 B. SECDEF letter of August 5, 1965: NAS, El Centro, Calif.-Restoration of damaged facilities–––––– 1,041 MCAS, Iwakuni. Japan—Restoration of damaged barracks----- 1, 143 NAS, Norfolk, Va.-Removal of flight hazard------------------- 2,500 Subtotal, August 5 submission------------------------------ 4,684 Total funding program substitutions------------------------- 29,020

1 Authorization denied by Congress.

II. Funding program reductions

A. SECDEF letter of May 15, 1965: (1) Fiscal year 1966 items voluntarily withdraw from program to provide funding for the additional items listed above, within the total approved program :

A mount Installation and item: (thousands) NS, Adak, Alaska—Airfield lighting--------------- $296 NAS, Cecil Field, Fla.-Aircraft systems training building---------------------------------------- 3 NS, Rota, Spain—Dependents school--------------- 245 Classified location—Hospital complex------------- 3,000 NAS, Brunswick, Maine—Bowling alley–––––––––––– 239 NOTS, China Lake, Calif.-Laboratory facilities–––– 7,283 NAVSECOM, various locations—Classified item---- 400 MCAS, Beaufort, S.C.—Roads and parking areas (1st increment)------------------------------------- 193 NTC, Great Lakes, Ill.—Station entrances and roads- 275 NCBC, Port Hueneme, Calif.-Public works shops—— 266 NS, Keflavik, Iceland—Communication lines––––––– 203 MCAS, Cherry Point, N.C.—Squadron operations building---------------------------------------- 371 MCAS, El Toro, Calif.-Survival equipment shop--- 222 NSGA, Sobe, Okinawa—Operations building–––––––– 191 NSY, San Francisco, Calif.-Motor repair facility--- 233 MCB, Camp Pendleton, Calif.-Gate facility (San Luis Rey)------------------------------------- 63 Camp Butler, Okinawa—Disbursing office and bank (Schwab).-------------------------------------- 55 NPWC. Pearl Harbor, Hawaii—Automatic control for Water system------------------------------- 144 NCU, Argentia, N.F.—Low-frequency antenna------ 1,697 PMR, Point Mugu, Calif.-Reference standards laboratory------------------------------------------ 592 Camp Butler, Okinawa—Vehicle body and paint shop (Sukiran).-------------------------------------- 104 Classified location—Classified item----------------- 7, 293 Total funding program reductions--------------- 24, 358 ExHIBIT II Construction items affected by authorization legislation [In thousands of dollars] Request Authoriza- Funding tion program program NSY, Boston, Mass.: Improvements to drydock No. 5-------------------------- 0 +4,500 0 Elect. dist. System drydock No. 5 and pier No. 2.---------- 0 +220 0 NS, Treasure Island, Calif.: Relocation of activities----------- 2, 138 –738 –738 NS, Adak, Alaska; 7 line items:------------------------------ 5, 890 –890 –800 NAS, Alameda, Calif.; Messhall rehabilitation--------------- 500 —500 —500 NAF, El Centro, Calif.: Photo laboratory-------------------- 500 —100 -100 NAS, Sanford, Fla.: BOQ and mess-------------------------- 787 —116 —116 NWS, Yorktown, Va.; Land acquisition---------------------- 81 –6 -6 MCB, Camp Lejeune, N.C.: Brig.---------------------------- 1,645 —645 –645 NH, Oakland, Calif.; Barracks------------------------------- 533 —5.33 —5.33 NH, Oakland, Calif.; WAVE barracks----------------------- 140 -140 —140 NARL, Barrow, Alaska: Laboratory------------------------- 3,000 –3,000 –3,000 NRL, District of Columbia: Chemistry laboratory----------- 6,642 –1, 642 –1, 642 Total adjustment--------------------------------------- - -------- –3, 590 –8, 310 ExHIBIT III


Program for which there is continuing and prior-year authorization

A. Continuing authorization: Thousands
Planning (31 U.S.C. 723).---- --- $17,000
Minor construction (10 U.S.C. 2674)--------------------- 6,000
Access roads (23 U.S.C. 210)---------------------------- 1,000
Subtotal --------------------------- 24, 000
B. Restoration of damaged facilities (10 U.S.C. 2673) :
NAS El Centro, Calif.: Community facilities------------- 1,041
MCAS Iwakuni, Japan: Barracks------------------------ 1, 143
Subtotal -- --- 2, 184
C. Unfunded items authorized in fiscal year 1965:
NRDL, San Francisco—Research animal facility---------- 793
NSB, Parl Harbor—Headquarters building--------------- 3.18
FA, Ryukyus–Bowling alley---------------------------- 278
NAS, Cecil Field, Fla.-Barracks------------------------ 358
MCALF, Camp Pendleton—A/C systems training building—— 150
NAS, Oceana, Va.-High-altitude and survival training
building---------------------------------------------- 503
MCAS, Cherry Point, N.C.—Combat vehicle maintenance
shop----------------------- - ---- 111
NAF, Naha, Okinawa—Survival equipment shop.----------- 204
Camp Pendleton, Calif.-Swimming pool------------------ 164
Camp Butler, Okinawa :
Branch PX_ ------------------------------- 139
Brig ----------------------------------------------- 411
Combat fueling equipment facility------------------- 184
BOQ ----------------------------------------------- 334
NA, Annapolis, Md.—Science building-------------------- 7,600
NPGS Monterey, Calif.-BOQ---------------------------- 330
NRL, Washington, D.C.—Operations and technical services
building— - - ------------------ 3,484
NAS, Norfolk, Va.-Remove flight hazard (Taussig Blvd.
underpass) --- --- 2,500
Subtotal- --------------------------------------- 17, 861
Total------------------------------------------------- 44, 045


Senator STENNIs. Now do you propose to come back to the prior authorization items?

Captain CowART. Yes, sir; I propose to lead off with those.

Senator STENNIS. Senator Yarborough, there are a great number of items in this bill, the ones recently authorized this year. I don’t think the President has signed it yet, but it is on his desk. There are some authorized by previous-year authorizations and then there are some reclamas where the House failed to include the items in the appropriation bill this year. All right, proceed, please.


Captain CowART. The first item is on page 2 of the program book. It is a single line item in the Bureau of Ships facilities class. This item is at the Naval Radiological Defense Laboratory in San Francisco, Calif., for construction of a research animal facility at the estimated cost of $793,000. This item was authorized last year but was not funded. The Laboratory conducts basic and applied research on the physical and biological effects of hazardous nuclear and thermal radiation in order to develop protective devices and techniques for the safety of personnel. Live clinical animals are used in the Laboratory operations. These research animals must be completely free of common diseases and any disease-causing pathogens, so that the effects of the radiation may be accurately detected. Approximately 95 percent of the animals for experimental use are provided by the Laboratory animal facility and the remainder by outside sources. Outside sources have been o: t() furnish only limited numbers of animals of marginal purity of strain. The proposed facility will provide a structure for housing and breeding of research animals under precisely controlled and environmental conditions. This calls for the provision of germ-free air of uniform temperature and humidity in an antiseptically clean laboratory building to accommodate over 25,000 small animals. It is also necessary to provide a separate sanitary kennel with 110 dog runs for housing larger animals used in the research work. enator STENNIS. Why did the House leave it out? Captain CowART. The House approved it, sir. This was prior authorization—it was authorized last year. Senator STENNIS. Excuse me, that is right.


Now the last sentence here on page 2 says:

This Laboratory does not unnecessarily duplicate any work performed by any Government or private organization in this field. That is anticipating a question which comes to our mind, of course. There are bound to be others that are engaged in similar work, such as the Atomic Energy Commission. You want a million dollars here just for a building alone for the Navy. It is hard to understand why so many agencies have to have so many different setups. Captain CowART. This Laboratory uses a large number of animals, of which 95 percent are raised at the facility. Captain Ginn is here from the Bureau of Ships. He may be able to answer that more specifically. Senator STENNIs. Proceed, Captain Ginn. - Captain GINN. Mr. Chairman, the purpose of this facility is essentially to breed animals and also to hold the radiologically exposed animals after experiments have been made. They study the genetic changes in these animals as they carry through their life cycle. The problem to date is that we have in use three temporary structures that

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