Captain Donald S. Muehlbach Jr., Ph.D., a longtime Carmel Valley resident, will retire on Nov. 30, 2010 with over 41 years of military service in the United States Navy.
Capt. Muehlbach’s decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), Navy Commendation Medal (two awards), Navy Achievement Medal (two awards), Navy Good Conduct Medal (three awards), and the National Defense Medal (three awards).
He enlisted right out of high school in July 1969, and entered the Advanced Electronics Field.
After a year of military electronics training, he served from 1970 - 1977 as a Sonar Technician on the USS Damato (DD-871), USS Dahlgren (DLG-12) and USS Bainbridge...