Kinkaid, Thomas Cassin, ADM

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Last Rank
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1946-1950, 111X, Commander Atlantic Reserve Fleet (COMLANTRESFLT)
Service Years
1908 - 1953

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Home State
New Hampshire
New Hampshire
Year of Birth
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Contact Info
Home Town
Hanover, NH
Last Address
Bethesda, MD

Date of Passing
Nov 17, 1972
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
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 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
WWII Memorial National RegistryUnited States Navy Memorial
  2019, WWII Memorial National Registry
  2019, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

ADM Kincaid had a long and distinguished career in the US Navy. The details can be found through this profile and in the Biography under "Other news". Although he retired in 1950, he did re-enlist and served from 1951 until 1953 with the National Security Training Commission.
Other Comments:

Army Distinguished Service Medal
Awarded for Actions During World War II
Service: Navy
General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 38 (April 3, 1947)
Citation: The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Admiral Thomas Cassin Kinkaid (NSN: 0-6585), United States Navy, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility in the Southwest Pacific Area, from January to September 1945. As Commander of the Allied Naval Forces supporting SIXTH Army, he demonstrated a consummate mastery of all phases of joint Army-Navy activity as well as a conspicuously outstanding knowledge of strategic warfare and naval tactics as he directed the planning and execution of naval support of amphibious operations in the Admiralties and Philippine Islands. His employment of naval forces against the Japanese Fleet in the
Battle for Leyte Gulf resulted in disaster for the enemy and removed a dangerous threat to the entire plan for the liberation of the Philippine Islands. Through his seasoned, resourceful leadership, and consistently noteworthy professional competence in the most capable execution of devastating naval blows, Admiral Kinkaid made a distinguished and most significant contribution to the successful and expeditious conclusion of the Philippine Liberation Campaign.
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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
US NavyUSS Arizona (BB-39)Bureau of OrdnanceSecretary of the Navy (SECNAV)
USS Colorado (BB-45)USS Indianapolis (CA-35)Naval Attache/Asst Naval Attache, CNO - OPNAVCOMSEVENTHFLT
Naval Reserve Forces Command
  1909-1910, USS Nebraska (BB-14)
  1910-1913, USS Minnesota (BB-22)
  1914-1915, USS Machias (PG-5)
  1916-1918, USS Pennsylvania (BB-38)
  1918-1919, USS Arizona (BB-39)
  1919-1922, Bureau of Ordnance
  1922-1924, 111X, US Naval Detachment (NAVDET)
  1924-1925, USS Isherwood (DD-284)
  1925-1927, Naval Gun Factory, Washington Navy Yard
  1928-1929, 111X, Commander in Chief, United States Fleet (CINCUS)
  1931-1932, Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV)
  1933-1934, USS Colorado (BB-45)
  1934-1937, Bureau of Navigation
  1937-1938, USS Indianapolis (CA-35)
  1938-1939, Naval Attache Office (NAO) Rome, Italy, Naval Attache/Asst Naval Attache
  1939-1941, Naval Attache/Asst Naval Attache, CNO - OPNAV
  1941-1943, Commander, Cruiser Division SIX
  1943-1945, COMSEVENTHFLT
  1946-1950, Commander Eastern Sea Frontier
  1946-1950, 111X, Commander Atlantic Reserve Fleet (COMLANTRESFLT)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1908-1909 Cruise of the Great White Fleet
  1913-1914 Mexican Service Campaign (1911-1919)
  1914-1914 US Occupation of Veracruz
  1916-1916 Invasion of the Dominican Republic (Dominican Campaign)
  1942-1942 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Battle of the Coral Sea
  1942-1942 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Battle of Midway
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-42)/Battle of the Eastern Solomons
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-42)/Cape Esperance (Second Savo)
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-42)/Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands
  1943-1943 Aleutians Islands Campaign (1942-43)/Recovery and Occupation of Amchitka
  1943-1943 Aleutians Islands Campaign (1942-43)/Battle of the Komandorski Islands
  1944-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/New Guinea Campaign (1943-44)
  1944-1944 Leyte Campaign (1944)/Battle of Leyte Gulf
 Colleges Attended 
United States Naval AcademyUnited States Naval AcademyNaval War College
  1904-1908, United States Naval Academy
  1913-1914, United States Naval Academy
  1929-1930, Naval War College
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Jul 16, 1908, Commissioned as Ensign
  Aug 29, 1916, Promoted to Lieutenant
  Jan 01, 1921, Promoted to Lieutenant Commander
  Jun 04, 1926, Promoted to Commander
  Jan 11, 1937, Promoted to Captain
  Jun 07, 1943, Promoted to Vice Admiral
  Apr 03, 1945, Promoted to Admiral
  Jan 01, 1950, Retired1
  Mar 16, 2019, General Photos1
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