Badger II, Oscar Charles, ADM

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Last Rank
Last Primary NEC
111X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Surface Warfare
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1950-1952, Commander Eastern Sea Frontier
Service Years
1911 - 1952
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Order of the Rock
Panama Canal
Swamp Fox

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District Of Columbia
Year of Birth
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Contact Info
Home Town
Washington, D.C.
Last Address
Long Island, NY

Date of Passing
Nov 30, 1958
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section 2

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Order of the Shellback

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Last Known Activity

"Logistic considerations belong not only in the 
highest echelons of military planning during the
process of preparation for war and for specific 
wartime operations, but may well become the 
controlling element with relation to timing and 
successful operation."

Vice Admiral Oscar C. Badger, USN
Other Comments:

As an ensign on USS Utah (BB-31), in 1914 Charles Badger participated in the U.S. occupation of Veracruz. Several thousand American troops landed, in an effort to force out General Victoriano Huerta, who had seized power in Mexico. Fifty-five men were received the Medal of Honor for this action, including seven leaders of the battleship's 'bluejacket battalion'. Badger was cited, "For distinguished conduct in battle, engagements of Vera Cruz, 21 and April 22, 1914. Ens. Badger was in both days' fighting at the head of his company, and was eminent and conspicuous in his conduct, leading his men with skill and courage."

His father was Rear Admiral Charles J. Badger

His grandfather was Commodore Oscar C. Badger

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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
US NavyUSS Arizona (BB-39)Bureau of OrdnanceCOMDESRON 15, Commander, Naval Surface Force, Pacific (COMNAVSURFPAC)
USS Maryland (BB-46)US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)USS Indianapolis (CA-35)Naval War College (Staff)
CNO - OPNAV11th Naval DistrictCOMSEVENTHFLTSecretary of the Navy (SECNAV)
Naval Reserve Forces Command
  1911-1913, USS Minnesota (BB-22)
  1913-1915, USS Utah (BB-31)
  1915-1915, USS Parker (DD-48)
  1915-1916, USS Maine (BB-10)
  1916-1917, USS Arizona (BB-39)
  1917-1917, USS Parker (DD-48)
  1917-1918, USS Allen (DD-66)
  1918-1918, USS Porter (DD-59)
  1918-1918, USS Sultana (SP-134)
  1918-1919, USS Worden (DD-16)
  1919-1921, Bureau of Ordnance
  1921-1922, USS Pruitt (DD-347)
  1922-1922, COMDESRON 15, Commander, Naval Surface Force, Pacific (COMNAVSURFPAC)
  1922-1923, Commander In Chief Asiatic Fleet
  1923-1925, Bureau of Ordnance
  1925-1928, USS Maryland (BB-46)
  1928-1931, Bureau of Ordnance
  1931-1932, USS Southard (DD-207)
  1932-1933, USS Melville (AD-2)
  1933-1936, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
  1936-1938, USS Indianapolis (CA-35)
  1938-1939, Naval War College (Staff)
  1940-1941, Commander Atlantic Squadron (COMLANTRON)
  1941-1942, USS North Carolina (BB-55)
  1942-1944, CNO - OPNAV
  1944-1944, COMSERVRONSOPAC, Commander South Pacific Area and South Pacific Force (COMSOPAC)
  1944-1945, Commander Battleship Division 7
  1945-1947, COMSERFORPAC, Commander South Pacific Area and South Pacific Force (COMSOPAC)
  1947-1948, 11th Naval District
  1948-1949, COMSEVENTHFLT
  1949-1950, Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV)
  1950-1952, Commander Atlantic Reserve Fleet (COMLANTRESFLT)
  1950-1952, Commander Eastern Sea Frontier
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1914-1914 US Occupation of Veracruz1
  1941-1941 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Attack on Pearl Harbor
  1941-1945 World War II
  1943-1943 Naples-Foggia Campaign (1943-44)/Cairo Conference (Codename SEXTANT)
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Iwo Jima Operation
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Okinawa Gunto Operation
  1945-1951 US Occupation of Japan
 Colleges Attended 
United States Naval AcademyNaval War College
  1907-1911, United States Naval Academy2
  1938-1939, Naval War College
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