Captain Larry Gene Vogt was born in Ada, Oklahoma in 1936. He attended high school in Fresno, California and attended Fresno State College prior to entering the US Naval Academy in 1955. He graduated with distinction and was commissioned in 1959, having earned a Bachelor of Science degree.
Following service in USS Rich (DDE 820), Captain Vogt attended Naval Submarine School and reported to USS Volador (SS 490) in San Diego. After a three year tour he served jointly on the Staffs of Commander Submarine Flotilla ONE and Commander Submarine Squadron THREE. He then was selected for the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program and completed courses of instruction in California and Idaho. He reported to USS Scamp (SSN 588) in 1965. In 1967 Captain Vogt reported to the Staff of Commander Submarine Force, US Pacific Fleet and served as Force Training Officer and Assistant for Nuclear Power Training.
In 1969, Captain Vogt reported to USS Guardfish (SSN 612) and served as Executive Officer for three years. He then reported to Naval Submarine School as Director, Advanced Training Department.
Captain Vogt served as Commanding Officer, USS Tecumseh (SSBN 628) (GOLD) from January 1975 to May 1977 and as Commanding Officer, USS James Madison (SSBN 627) (BLUE) from May 1977 to May 1979.
In May 1979, Captain Vogt reported to the Staff of Commander Submarine Force, US Atlantic Fleet as Command and Advanced Tactics Officer and Director, Prospective Commanding Officer School.
From June 1982 to August 1984 Captain Vogt served as Commander Submarine Squadron EIGHT. Next, Captain Vogt was Chief of Staff, Commander Submarine Force, US Atlantic Fleet. He was selected to flag rank in November 1984.
Captain Vogt is entitled to wear the Legion of Merit with Two Gold Stars in lieu of Second and Third awards, the Meritorious Service Medal with Gold Star, and the Navy Commendation Medal with Gold Star, the Navy Achievement Medal, and various sea service awards.