Earl F. Yates

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Admiral Earl F. Yates was the first president of Nugan Hand Bank, "who graduated from the U.S. Naval academy in 1943 and served in World War II, Korea and Vietnam. Yates was formerly head of planning for the U.S. Pacific Command and senior aide to the Secretary of the U.S. Navy. His final assignment was Deputy Chief of Staff U.S. Pacific Command during the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Vietnam in 1974.

"Admiral Yates became director and president of the Nugan Hand Bank in early 1977; he was also the director of the company in the Grand Cayman Islands. With Yates came a number of other US military officers including General Leroy Manor who was the Nugan Hand representative in the Philippines; Yates was also involved in the Manila office with General Manor. Yates also engaged General Edwin Black and General Earle Cocke, Nugan Hand contact in Washington DC." [1]

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  1. John Jiggens, 'Marijuana Australiana: Cannabis Use, Popular Culture and the Americanisation of Drugs Policy in Australia 1938 - 1988' (QUT PhD, 2004), p.193.