Certificate of Honorary Membership in Destroyer Force, US Atlantic Fleet to Admiral Arleigh Burke

Image of Certificate of Honorary Membership in Destroyer Force, US Atlantic Fleet to Admiral Arleigh Burke.

Image of Certificate of Honorary Membership in Destroyer Force, US Atlantic Fleet to Admiral Arleigh Burke.

Destroyer Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet

To all who shall see these presents, Greetings:

Know ye, that reposing special trust and confidence in the experience and abilities of

Admiral Arleigh A. Burke, U.S. Navy

who has maintained continuing love and esteem for, and shown the proper great amount of regard toward Destroyers,
I do herewith appoint him, by and with the consent of the officers and men of the aforesaid force, an

Honorary Member
Destroyer Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet

Know ye throughout the United States Navy that the aforementioned member is entitled to all the privileges of destroyer
sailors afloat, and I do strictly charge and require all of them to heed his counsel and advice, knowing that he will diligently
discharge his duties of this office which consist of keeping the best interests of the Destroyer Force at heart.

Done aboard the Atlantic Fleet Destroyer Force Flagship, on this 17th day of June, in the year
of Our Lord, One Thousand Nine Hundred and Fifty-five.

[signature of] J.C. Daniel [John Cheshire]
Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy
Commander Destroyer Force
U.S. Atlantic Fleet