- Rear Admiral
- Office of the Chief of Naval Operations and Deputy Director of Naval Reserve
- Awarded on:
"For exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the Government of the United States while serving in the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations and Deputy Director of Naval Reserve from March 1973 through August 1975. During his tenure, Rear Admiral Altmann made direct and significant contributions to the Naval Reserve and the U.S. Navy. Utilizing a superb understanding of the organization, functions, and capabilities of the navy Department, he applied flawless judgment in planning, coordinating, and directing the consolidation of the two major field organizations of the Naval Reserve, and concurrently established the office of the Director of Naval Reserve as a major staff office under the Chief of Naval Operations. An extremely competent, dynamic, and resourceful leader, Rear Admiral Altmann demonstrated exceptional knowledge of all facets of planning, programming, and budgeting functions supporting the Naval Reserve. Responsible for a wide variety of programs vital to the Naval Reserve, he relentlessly kept abreast of all significant details in order to render forthright, convincing advice to the Secretary of Defense and Congress. By his peerless performance, brilliant leadership, and steadfast devotion to duty, Rear Admiral Altmann reflected great credit upon himself and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service"