Bates, Richard, RADM

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Last Rank
Rear Admiral Upper Half
Primary Unit
1949-1958, Naval War College (Staff)
Service Years
1915 - 1949
Rear Admiral Upper Half
Rear Admiral Upper Half

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Home Town
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Last Address
Newport, RI

Date of Passing
Dec 27, 1973
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Other Comments:
Was temporarily promoted to Comodore during the latter stages of WWII. Reverted back to Captain then retired as Rear Admiral.
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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)US NavyCNO - OPNAVNaval Postgraduate School (Faculty Staff)
USS Maryland (BB-46)NAVSTA Pearl Harbor, HICommander in Chief Pacific Fleet (CINCPACFLT)/Commander Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT)Naval War College (Staff)
COMSEVENTHFLTAmphibious Force Flagship (AGC)Bureau of Medicine (BUMED)National War College
  1911-1915, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
  1913-1913, USS Kansas (BB-21)
  1914-1914, USS Ohio (BB-12)
  1915-1916, USS Maryland (ACR-8)
  1916-1917, USS Yorktown (PG-1)
  1917-1919, USS Cincinnati (C-7)
  1919-1919, USS Alabama (BB-8)
  1919-1920, USS Sproston (DD-173)
  1920-1921, CNO - OPNAV
  1921-1922, Masters Program (Faculty Staff), Naval Postgraduate School (Faculty Staff)
  1922-1922, NTS Westinghouse
  1922-1925, USS Maryland (BB-46)
  1925-1927, CNO - OPNAV
  1927-1930, USS Richmond (CL-9)
  1930-1932, NAVSTA Pearl Harbor, HI
  1930-1932, Naval Hydrographic Office
  1930-1932, 14th Naval District/COMNAVBASE Pearl Harbor
  1932-1933, USS Buchanan (DD-131)
  1933-1934, USS Ramapo (AO-12)
  1934-1935, USS Long (DD-209)
  1935-1935, Commander, Destroyers, Pacific Fleet
  1935-1938, Bureau of Engineering
  1938-1940, USS Clark (DD-361)
  1940-1941, Naval War College (Staff)
  1941-1943, Naval War College (Staff)
  1943-1944, USS Minneapolis (CA-36)
  1944-1944, USS Louisville (CA-28)
  1944-1944, Commander in Chief Pacific Fleet (CINCPACFLT)/Commander Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT)
  1944-1944, Commander, Cruiser Division FOUR
  1944-1944, COMSEVENTHFLT
  1944-1944, USS Wasatch (AGC-9)
  1944-1945, Commander Battleship Division 1
  1945-1945, Commander, Motor Torpedo Boat Squadrons, Pacific Fleet (ComMTBRonsPac)
  1945-1945, Commander in Chief, United States Fleet (CINCUS)
  1945-1946, Commander, Philippine Sea Frontier (COMPHILSEAFRON)
  1946-1946, Naval Hospital Mare Island, Vallejo, CA
  1946-1949, Naval War College (Staff)
  1947-1947, National War College
  1949-1949, 12th Naval District
  1949-1958, Naval War College (Staff)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1943 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Naval attack of Truk (Operation Hailstone)
  1943-1943 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  1943-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Northern Solomon Islands Campaign (1943-44)
  1943-1943 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Marshall Islands Operation
  1944-1944 Marshall Islands Operation (1944)/Battle of Kwajalein Atoll (Operation Flintlock)
  1944-1944 New Guinea Campaign (1943-44)/Operation Reckless
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Saipan
  1944-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Tinian
  1944-1944 Western Caroline Islands Operation/Battle of Peleliu
  1944-1944 Leyte Campaign (1944)/Battle of Surigao Strait
  1944-1944 Leyte Campaign (1944)/Battle of Leyte Gulf
  1944-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Luzon Campaign (1944-45)
  1945-1945 Luzon Campaign (1944-45)/Invasion of Lingayen Gulf
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Okinawa Gunto Operation
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Borneo Operations
 Colleges Attended 
United States Naval AcademyNaval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CAColumbia UniversityNational War College
  1911-1915, United States Naval Academy
  1920-1921, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA
  1921-1922, Columbia University
  1940-1941, National War College
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