Stickney, Herman Osman, 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
1919-1921, Commander in Chief Pacific Fleet (CINCPACFLT)/Commander Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT)
Service Years
1888 - 1921
Rear Admiral Upper Half
Rear Admiral Upper Half

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Contact Info
Home Town
Last Address
Washington, District of Columbia

Date of Passing
Sep 13, 1936
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section 3, Grave 1821

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Last Known Activity

He was Assistant Engineer, U.S. Navy, July 1, 1890; transferred to the line and promoted through the grades to Rear Admiral, December 22, 1919. 

On the USS Princeton (PG-13), Philippine Insurrection, 1899-1901. 

Inspector in Charge, Light House District, Philadelphia, 1910-12. 

Commander, USS Prairie (1890), 1913-14; 
Administrator of Custom, Vera Cruz, Mexico, 1914;

His Medal of Honor Citation reads:
"For distinguished conduct in battle, engagements of Vera Cruz, 21 and 22 April 1914. Comdr. Stickney covered the landing of the 21st with the guns of the Prairie, and throughout the attack and occupation, rendered important assistance to our forces on shore with his 3-inch battery." 

Other Comments:

He retired from the Navy on December 21, 1921. 

Attorney at law, he was admitted to the Bar in Virginia, June 27, 1923.

U.S. Commissioner to the Sesquicentennial Exposition, Philadelphia, 1926-27; in charge of federal participation in that exposition. 

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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
US NavyPearl Harbor Naval Ship YardUS Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)Naval War College (Staff)
Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV)Commander in Chief Pacific Fleet (CINCPACFLT)/Commander Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT)
  1897-1898, USS Iowa (BB-4)
  1901-1901, Pearl Harbor Naval Ship Yard
  1902-1905, USS Texas
  1905-1906, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
  1906-1908, Pearl Harbor Naval Ship Yard
  1908-1910, USS South Dakota (ACR-9)
  1912-1912, USS Massachusetts (BB-2)
  1912-1913, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
  1914-1914, Naval War College (Staff)
  1915-1918, USS Vermont (BB-20)
  1918-1918, Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV)
  1918-1919, Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV)
  1919-1921, Commander in Chief Pacific Fleet (CINCPACFLT)/Commander Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1898-1898 Spanish-American War
  1899-1902 Philippine-American War/Philippine Insurrections
  1914-1914 US Occupation of Veracruz
 Colleges Attended 
United States Naval Academy
  1884-1888, United States Naval Academy
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