McCrea, John Livingstone, VADM

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Last Rank
Vice Admiral
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1952-1953, 111X, 1st Naval District
Service Years
1911 - 1953
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Cold War
Iwo Jima
Order of the Rock
Order of the Spanish Main
Order of the Shellback
Order of the Golden Dragon
Order of the Square Rigger
Panama Canal
Plank Owner
Swamp Fox
Vice Admiral
Vice Admiral

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Year of Birth
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Contact Info
Home Town
Last Address
Needham, Mass

Date of Passing
Jan 25, 1990
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section 6 Plot 9502-WS

 Official Badges 

Presidential Service Badge

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Vice President for Client Relations, John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Co.

Other Comments:

Naval Aide to President FDR from 1942 to 1943

Commissioning CO of USS IOWA (BB-61)

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1911, US Naval Academy (Annapolis, MD), 1
 Duty Stations
US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)US NavyNaval Legal Service Units (JAG)Commander, US Fleet Forces Command (COMUSFLTFORCOM)
NAVSTA GuamCNO - OPNAVUSS Iowa (BB-61)Commander in Chief Pacific Fleet (CINCPACFLT)/Commander Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT)
  1911-1915, 110X, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
  1915-1919, 116X, USS New York (BB-34)
  1919-1921, 111X, USS New Mexico (BB-40)
  1921-1921, 111X, USS Burns (DD-171)
  1921-1922, 111X, USS Babbitt (DD-128)
  1922-1922, 111X, USS Zeilen (AP-9)
  1922-1922, 111X, USS Ramapo (AO-12)
  1924-1926, 111X, USS Bittern (AM-36)
  1926-1926, 111X, Office of Judge Advocate General (OJAG)
  1929-1931, Commander, US Fleet Forces Command (COMUSFLTFORCOM)/Commander, Special Service Squadron
  1931-1934, 111X, Office of Judge Advocate General (OJAG)
  1934-1936, 111X, USS Astoria (CL-34)
  1936-1938, 111X, NAVSTA Guam
  1938-1940, 111X, USS Pennsylvania (BB-38)
  1941-1942, 111X, CNO - OPNAV
  1942-1943, 111X, The White House
  1943-1944, 111X, USS Iowa (BB-61)
  1946-1948, 111X, CNO - OPNAV
  1948-1949, 111X, Commander in Chief Pacific Fleet (CINCPACFLT)/Commander Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT)
  1949-1952, 111X, Chief of Naval Personnel (CHNAVPERS)
  1952-1953, 111X, 1st Naval District
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1917-1918 World War I
  1941-1943 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Naval attack of Truk (Operation Hailstone)
  1943-1943 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater
  1943-1943 Tunisia Campaign (1942-43)/The Casablanca Conference (Codename SYMBOL)
  1943-1943 Naples-Foggia Campaign (1943-44)/Tehran Conference (Codename EUREKA)
  1944-1944 New Guinea Campaign (1943-44)/Operation Reckless
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Philippine Sea
  1944-1944 Marshall Islands Operation (1944)/Battle of Kwajalein Atoll (Operation Flintlock)
 Colleges Attended 
United States Naval AcademyNaval War CollegeGeorge Washington UniversityGeorge Washington University
  1911-1915, United States Naval Academy
  1923-1924, Naval War College
  1929-1929, George Washington University
  1934-1934, George Washington University
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