Eller, Ernest McNeill, RADM

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Last Rank
Rear Admiral Upper Half
Last Primary NEC
00X-Unknown NOC/Designator
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1956-1970, 00X, Naval Historical Center (NAVHISTCEN)
Service Years
1925 - 1970
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Rear Admiral Upper Half

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Contact Info
Home Town
Marion, VA
Last Address
Annapolis, MD

Date of Passing
Jul 30, 1992
Location of Interment
Salem Moravian Graveyard - Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Wall/Plot Coordinates
03L 2 10

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United States Navy Memorial
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Ernest was the son of Edward Edward Eller and Elizabeth McNeill Eller. He attended North Wilkesboro High School and NC State University, and entered the United States Naval Academy in 1921. He graduated in 1925 and received his Master of Arts in Psychology from George Washington University in 1934.

He served in World War II and
Korea. He entered as an Ensign and retired with the rank of Rear Admiral. He served on the USS Utah, the USS Texas, the USS S-33, the USS Saratoga. He served on the staff of Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, Commander in Chief, United States Pacific Fleet (CINCPAC), as Assistant Gunnery and Anti-submarine Training Officer. He also taught classes at the Naval Academy

He was awarded the Legion of Merit, the American Defense Medal, the American Campaign Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, the World War II Victory Medal, the Navy Occupation Service Medal, the China Service Medal, and the National Defense Service Medal. In 1937 he received the Alfred Thayer Mahan Award for Literary Achievement.
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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
US NavyUSS Texas (BB-35)NAVSUBASE New London/GrotonUSS S-33 (SS-138)
Bureau of Medicine (BUMED)US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)Naval Attache/Asst Naval Attache, CNO - OPNAVBureau of Ordnance
USS Saratoga (CV-3)Commander in Chief Pacific Fleet (CINCPACFLT)/Commander Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT)Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS)USS Albany (CA-123)
CNO - OPNAVNaval Historical Center (NAVHISTCEN)
  1925-1926, 00X, USS Utah (BB-31)
  1926-1927, 00X, Naval Torpedo Station, Newport RI
  1927-1927, 00X, USS Texas (BB-35)
  1927-1928, 00X, NAVSUBASE New London/Groton
  1928-1929, 00X, USS S-33 (SS-138)
  1929-1930, 00X, Naval Hospital (NAVHOSP)/Navy Regional Medical Center (NRMC)/Naval Medical Center (NAVMEDCEN)/Naval
  1930-1932, 00X, USS Utah (BB-31)
  1932-1935, 00X, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
  1935-1938, 00X, USS Utah (BB-31)
  1938-1940, 00X, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
  1940-1941, 00X, Naval Attache Office (NAO) London, Naval Attache/Asst Naval Attache
  1941-1941, 00X, Bureau of Ordnance
  1941-1942, 00X, USS Saratoga (CV-3)
  1942-1945, 00X, Commander in Chief Pacific Fleet (CINCPACFLT)/Commander Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT)
  1945-1945, 00X, USS Clay (APA-39)
  1945-1946, 00X, 12th Naval District
  1946-1948, 00X, Administrative Command, Public Information Office
  1949-1950, 00X, Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS)
  1950-1951, 00X, Commander Middle Eastern Force (COMMIDEASTFOR)
  1951-1952, 00X, USS Albany (CA-123)
  1952-1953, 00X, CNO - OPNAV
  1956-1970, 00X, Naval Historical Center (NAVHISTCEN)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 Antisubmarine Campaign/Attack on USS SARATOGA (CV-3)
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Okinawa Gunto Operation
 Colleges Attended 
North Carolina State UniversityUnited States Naval AcademyGeorge Washington UniversityNational War College
  1920-1921, North Carolina State University
  1921-1925, United States Naval Academy
  1933-1934, George Washington University
  1948-1949, National War College
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Ernest M. Eller Prize in History
  Jun 04, 1925, Commissioned Ensign
  Jun 04, 1928, Promoted to Lieutenant Junior Grade
  Jul 01, 1934, Promoted to Lieutenant
  Jul 01, 1939, Promoted to Lieutenant Commander
  Aug 01, 1942, Promoted to Commander
  Jul 20, 1943, Promoted to Captain
  Sep 30, 1946, Promoted to Commodore (Temporary)
  Apr 01, 1954, Promoted to Rear Admiral
  Jan 01, 1970, Retired
  Apr 17, 1991, NAMESAKE - Ernest M. Eller house, East Carolina University
  Nov 06, 2020, General Photos
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