Adm. Schindler has seen sea duty in the Pacific fleet on every type of combatant ship except a submarine. In the last war, he was staff gunnery, officer in carrier task forces in the South Pacific and during the Korean fighting, he was commander of Cruiser Division 3 in the 7th Fleet. During his periods of shore duty, the admiral has served in the bureau of ordnance, Navy Department; was cnlef of the Naval mission to Chile, and has been a commander of the Naval ordnance laboratory. White Oak, Md. During his tenure of service, Adm. Schindler has been awarded the Navy Cross, silver star, legion of merit, commendation medal, Order of British Empire, CBilean military medal and the Korean presidential unit citation. Adm.. Schindler is a brother of Dr. John A. Schindler, Monroe.