Hewitt, Henry Kent, ADM

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Last Rank
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1947-1949, United Nations Command (UNC)
Service Years
1906 - 1949

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Home State
New Jersey
New Jersey
Year of Birth
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Contact Info
Home Town
Hackensack, NJ
Last Address
Middlebury, VT

Date of Passing
Sep 15, 1972
Location of Interment
United States Naval Academy Cemetery - Annapolis, Maryland
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Order of the Shellback

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Navy Cross
The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Commander Henry Kent Hewitt, United States Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession as Commanding Officer of the U.S.S. CUMMINGS, engaged in the important, exacting and hazardous duty of patrolling the waters infested with enemy submarines and mines, in escorting and protecting vitally important convoys of troops and supplies through these waters, and in offensive and defensive action, vigorously and unremittingly prosecuted against all forms of enemy naval activity during World War I.
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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
US NavyUS Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) (Faculty Staff)Naval War College (Staff)
USS Indianapolis (CA-35)USS Chicago (CA-29)Puget Sound Navy YardCommander, US Fleet Forces Command (COMUSFLTFORCOM)
Commander Naval Amphibious Forces Atlalntic (COMPHIBLANT)Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV)United Nations Command (UNC)
  1906-1910, USS Missouri (BB-11)
  1910-1911, USS Connecticut (BB-18)
  1911-1912, USS Flusser (DD-20)
  1912-1913, USS Florida (BB-30)
  1913-1914, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
  1914-1914, USS Idaho (BB-24)
  1914-1915, USS Maine (BB-10)
  1915-1916, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
  1916-1917, USS Eagle (SP-145)
  1918-1918, USS Conner (DD-72)
  1918-1918, USS Cummings (DD-44)
  1919-1919, USS Ludlow (DD-112)
  1919-1921, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
  1922-1923, USS Pennsylvania (BB-38)
  1923-1926, Fleet Training Group (Faculty Staff)
  1929-1931, Naval War College (Staff)
  1931-1933, 111X, Commander, Destroyer Division Twelve
  1934-1936, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
  1936-1936, USS Indianapolis (CA-35)
  1937-1938, USS Chicago (CA-29)
  1938-1939, Puget Sound Navy Yard
  1939-1941, 111X, Commander, Cruiser Division Eight
  1941-1942, 111X, Commander, US Fleet Forces Command (COMUSFLTFORCOM)
  1942-1943, 111X, Commander Naval Amphibious Forces Atlalntic (COMPHIBLANT)
  1942-1945, Commander Naval Forces, Northwest African Waters
  1943-1945, 111X, Commander, Eighth Fleet
  1945-1945, 111X, Commander, Twelfth Fleet
  1945-1945, 111X, Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV)
  1945-1947, 111X, Naval War College (Staff)
  1947-1949, United Nations Command (UNC)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1907-1909 Cruise of the Great White Fleet
  1916-1916 Invasion of the Dominican Republic (Dominican Campaign)
  1918-1918 World War I/Convoy Duty
  1936-1936 F.D.R. Pan-American Conference
  1941-1942 World War II/American Theater/Battle of the Atlantic
  1942-1942 Operation Torch/Naval Battle of Casablanca
  1943-1943 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Tunisia Campaign (1942-43)
  1943-1943 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Sicily Campaign (1943)
  1943-1943 Naples-Foggia Campaign (1943-44)/Operation Avalanche
  1944-1944 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Anzio Campaign (1944)
  1944-1944 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Southern France Campaign (1944)
 Colleges Attended 
United States Naval Academy
  1903-1906, United States Naval Academy
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Dec 20, 1913, Promoted to Lieutenant
  Jul 23, 1918, Promoted to Lieutenant Commander
  Feb 11, 1922, Promoted to Commander
  Jun 30, 1932, Promoted to Captain
  Dec 01, 1940, Promoted to Rear Admiral
  Nov 17, 1942, Promoted to Vice Admiral
  Apr 03, 1945, Promoted to Admiral
  Jan 01, 1949, Retired
  Sep 15, 1972, Death of Admiral Hewitt3
  Sep 25, 1976, NAMESAKE - USS HEWITT (DD-966)4
  Mar 17, 2019, General Photos
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