Kinney, Sheldon, RADM

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Last Rank
Rear Admiral Upper Half
Last Primary NEC
111X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Surface Warfare
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
Service Years
1935 - 1972
Rear Admiral Upper Half
Rear Admiral Upper Half

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Home Town
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Last Address
Annapolis, MD

Date of Passing
Dec 11, 2004
Location of Interment
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 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
Destroyer Escort Sailors Association
  1970, Destroyer Escort Sailors Association [Verified]

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Not Specified
Other Comments:
His brother was killed at Pearl Harbor on the USS Arizona (BB-39) link: Kinney, Gilbert, PO2

He also recieved the following foreign awards:

Order of the Patriotic War, First Class from the U.S.S.R. 
(for perilous convoy protection runs to Murmansk and the northern
ports of Russia)
Gold Cross of Merit from the Polish Government in Exile
 (for spiriting the
treasury of the government in gold bullion across the submarine-infested Atlantic one league ahead of the Nazis from Dakar to New York City for safekeeping.)

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 Duty Stations
US NavyNaval Academy Prep School (Faculty Staff) Newport, RIUS Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)Advancement Schools and Courses
Naval Ship Yard Philidelphia, PAUSS Bronstein (DE-189)Commander, US Fleet Forces Command (COMUSFLTFORCOM)Naval Legal Service Units (JAG)
USS Columbus (CA-74)Naval War College (Staff)USS Taylor (DD-468)Bureau of Naval Personnel (BUPERS)
CNO - OPNAVUSS Mitscher (DL-2)Commander in Chief US Naval Forces Europe (CINCUSNAVEUR)/Commander US Naval Forces Europe (COMUSNAVEUSS Mississinewa (AO-144)
COMPHIBRON 12, Commander Amphibious Group Two (COMPHIBGRU 2)COMSIXTHFLTUSS Francis Marion (LPA-249)USS Taconic (AGC-17)
  1935-1935, Recruit Training Center (RTC) (Faculty Staff)
  1935-1936, USS Omaha (CL-4)
  1936-1937, SM-0000, USS New York (BB-34)
  1937-1937, SM-0000, Naval Academy Prep School (Faculty Staff) Newport, RI
  1937-1941, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
  1941-1942, USS Sturtevant (DE-239)
  1942-1942, Armed Guard Gunnery School
  1942-1943, Naval Ship Yard Philidelphia, PA
  1943-1943, USS Edsall (DE-129)
  1943-1944, USS Bronstein (DE-189)
  1944-1946, Commander, Destroyers, Atlantic Fleet, Commander, US Fleet Forces Command (COMUSFLTFORCOM)
  1946-1948, Office of Judge Advocate General (OJAG)
  1948-1948, Commander, Cruiser Division FOUR
  1948-1950, 6th Naval District
  1950-1951, USS Columbus (CA-74)
  1950-1960, Naval War College (Staff)
  1951-1951, USS Ludlow (DD-438)
  1951-1952, USS Taylor (DD-468)
  1952-1954, Bureau of Naval Personnel (BUPERS)
  1954-1956, CNO - OPNAV
  1956-1958, USS Mitscher (DL-2)
  1958-1959, CNO - OPNAV
  1960-1962, Commander in Chief US Naval Forces Europe (CINCUSNAVEUR)/Commander US Naval Forces Europe (COMUSNAVE
  1962-1963, USS Mississinewa (AO-144)
  1962-1963, COMPHIBRON 12, Commander Amphibious Group Two (COMPHIBGRU 2)
  1962-1963, Commander, Amphibious Force, US Sixth Fleet, COMSIXTHFLT
  1962-1963, USS Francis Marion (LPA-249)
  1963-1964, USS Taconic (AGC-17)
  1964-1967, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
  1967-1968, COMCRUDESFLOT 11
  1967-1968, Commander, Cruiser Destroyer Group, 7th Fleet, COMSEVENTHFLT
  1967-1968, CTG 70.8
  1967-1968, USS Chicago (CG-11)
  1967-1969, USS Newport News (CA-148)
  1969-1970, Navy Personnel Command (NAVPERSCOM - NPC)
  1970-1971, Chief of Naval Personnel (CHNAVPERS)
  1971-1972, COMCRUDESPAC
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  1944-1944 Antisubmarine Operations 15 June 1942 to 2 September 1945/U-603
  1944-1944 Antisubmarine Operations 15 June 1942 to 2 September 1945/U-709
  1944-1944 Antisubmarine Operations 15 June 1942 to 2 September 1945/U-603
  1950-1953 Korean War
  1966-1968 Operation Sea Dragon
 Colleges Attended 
United States Naval AcademyGeorge Washington UniversityNaval War CollegeGeorge Washington University
George Washington University
  1937-1941, United States Naval Academy
  1946-1948, George Washington University
  1959-1960, Naval War College
  1960-1960, George Washington University
  1966-1966, George Washington University
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