Austin, Bernard, VADM

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Last Rank
Vice Admiral
Last Primary NEC
112X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Submarine Warfare
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1968-1968, Commander, US Fleet Forces Command (COMUSFLTFORCOM)
Service Years
1924 - 1968
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Order of the Golden Dragon
Order of the Spanish Main
Panama Canal
Plank Owner
Cold War
Vice Admiral
Vice Admiral

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Home State
South Carolina
South Carolina
Year of Birth
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Contact Info
Home Town
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Last Address
Springfield, MA

Date of Passing
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Location of Interment
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 Official Badges 

Joint Chiefs of Staff Inter American Defense Board WW II Honorable Discharge Pin

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
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Submarine Officer Badge
Command Ashore
Command at Sea

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
Bureau of OrdnanceUS NavyUS Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)Chief of US Navy Information (CHINFO), CNO - OPNAV
State Department, Washington, DC, Naval Support Unit (NSU)DESRON 23, Commander, Naval Surface Force, Pacific (COMNAVSURFPAC)COMDESRON 14, COMCRUDESLANTCommander in Chief Pacific Fleet (CINCPACFLT)/Commander Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT)
CNO - OPNAVNaval War College (Staff)Formal Schools and Training CoursesNaval Attache/Asst Naval Attache, CNO - OPNAV
USS Piedmont (AD-17)COMSEVENTHFLTUSS Roanoke (CL-145)Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers in Europe (SHAPE)
Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS)COMSECONDFLTUSS Intrepid (CV-11)USS Northampton (CC-1)
Inter American Defense Board (IADB)Bureau of Naval Personnel (BUPERS)Commander, US Fleet Forces Command (COMUSFLTFORCOM)
  1924-1924, Bureau of Ordnance
  1924-1926, USS New York (BB-34)
  1926-1926, Naval Torpedo Station, Newport RI
  1926-1927, USS Chewink (AM-39)
  1927-1929, USS R-10 (SS-87)
  1929-1931, USS R-6 (SS-83)
  1931-1934, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
  1934-1937, USS R-11 (SS-88)
  1937-1937, USS Potomac (AG-25)
  1937-1940, Chief of US Navy Information (CHINFO), CNO - OPNAV
  1940-1942, US Embassy London, England
  1942-1942, USS Woolsey (DD-437)
  1942-1943, USS Foote (DD-511)
  1943-1943, USS Spence (DD-512)
  1943-1943, Commander, Destroyer Divison 46, DESRON 23
  1943-1943, USS Converse (DD-509)
  1943-1944, Commander, Destroyer Division 27, COMDESRON 14
  1944-1944, USS Bailey (DD-492)
  1944-1944, Commander, Destroyers, Pacific Fleet
  1944-1945, Commander in Chief Pacific Fleet (CINCPACFLT)/Commander Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT)
  1944-1945, Commander in Chief, Pacific Ocean Areas (CINCPOA)
  1945-1945, CNO - OPNAV
  1946-1947, Naval War College (Staff)
  1947-1949, CNO - OPNAV
  1949-1950, British Imperial Defence College
  1949-1950, Naval Attache/Asst Naval Attache, CNO - OPNAV
  1950-1950, USS Hector (AR-7)
  1950-1950, USS Jason (ARH-1)
  1950-1950, CTF 53
  1950-1951, USS Piedmont (AD-17)
  1950-1951, Commander Task Force 79 (CTF-79), COMSEVENTHFLT
  1950-1951, Commander Naval Logistics Pacific (COMNAVLOGPAC)
  1951-1954, CNO - OPNAV
  1954-1955, Commander, Cruiser Division TWO
  1954-1955, USS Roanoke (CL-145)
  1955-1956, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers in Europe (SHAPE)
  1956-1958, Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS)
  1958-1959, COMSECONDFLT
  1958-1959, USS Intrepid (CV-11)
  1958-1959, USS Northampton (CC-1)
  1959-1960, CNO - OPNAV
  1960-1964, Naval War College (Staff)
  1964-1967, Inter American Defense Board (IADB)
  1967-1967, Bureau of Naval Personnel (BUPERS)
  1968-1968, Commander, US Fleet Forces Command (COMUSFLTFORCOM)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1945 World War II
  1942-1942 Algeria-French Morocco Campaign (1942)/Operation Torch
  1943-1943 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Convoy Duty / East Bound Atlantic Transit
  1943-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Northern Solomon Islands Campaign (1943-44)
  1943-1943 New Georgia Campaign (1943)/Battle of Kolombangara
  1943-1943 New Georgia Campaign (1943)/Battle of Vella Gulf
  1943-1943 Northern Solomon Islands Campaign (1943-44)/Battle of Vella Lavella
  1943-1943 Northern Solomon Islands Campaign (1943-44)/Treasury-Bougainville operation (1943)
  1943-1943 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Treasury-Bougainville Operation
  1943-1943 Treasury-Bougainville Operation/Battle of Empress Augusta Bay
  1943-1943 Treasury-Bougainville Operation/Battle of Cape St George
  1950-1953 Korean War
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Offensive (1950)/Inchon Landing/Operation Chromite
 Colleges Attended 
The CitadelUnited States Naval AcademyNaval War College
  1919-1920, The Citadel
  1920-1924, United States Naval Academy
  1946-1947, Naval War College
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