Craighill, Richard Starr, 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
1965-1967, Commander Antilles Defense Command
Service Years
1932 - 1967
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Rear Admiral Upper Half

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Date of Passing
Feb 07, 1980
Location of Interment
U.S Naval Academy Cemetery - Annapolis, Maryland
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 Duty Stations
US NavyNaval Postgraduate School (Faculty Staff)COMSEVENTHFLTUS Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
USS Little Rock (CL-92)Naval War College (Staff)Bureau of Naval Personnel (BUPERS)Commander, US Fleet Forces Command (COMUSFLTFORCOM)
USS Salamonie (AO-26)CNO - OPNAVUSS Bremerton (CA-130)Commander Amphibious Group Two (COMPHIBGRU 2)
  1932-1934, USS Pennsylvania (BB-38)
  1934-1936, USS New Orleans (CA-32)
  1936-1938, USS Badger (DD-126)
  1938-1939, Naval Postgraduate School (Faculty Staff)
  1939-1941, USS Blakeley (DD-150)
  1941-1942, USS Patterson (DD-392)
  1942-1942, USS Blue (DD-387)
  1942-1943, COMSEVENTHFLT
  1943-1944, USS Drayton (DD-366)
  1945-1948, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
  1948-1949, USS Little Rock (CL-92)
  1949-1950, Naval War College (Staff)
  1950-1952, Bureau of Naval Personnel (BUPERS)
  1952-1953, Commander, Battleships-Cruisers, Atlantic Fleet, Commander, US Fleet Forces Command (COMUSFLTFORCOM)
  1953-1954, USS Salamonie (AO-26)
  1954-1957, CNO - OPNAV
  1957-1958, USS Bremerton (CA-130)
  1958-1960, CNO - OPNAV
  1960-1962, 15th Naval District
  1960-1962, Commander, Carribean Sea Frontier
  1962-1963, Commander Amphibious Group Two (COMPHIBGRU 2)
  1963-1964, CNO - OPNAV
  1964-1965, DCNO (M,P,T&E), Bureau of Naval Personnel (BUPERS)
  1965-1967, Commander, Carribean Sea Frontier
  1965-1967, 10th Naval District
  1965-1967, Commander Antilles Defense Command
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1941 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Attack on Pearl Harbor
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal-Tulagi landings/Battle of Savo Island
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-42)/Guadalcanal-Tulagi landings
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-42)/Battle of the Eastern Solomons1
  1943-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/New Guinea Campaign (1943-44)
  1943-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Bismarck Archipelago Operation1
  1944-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Western Caroline Islands Operation
  1944-1944 Leyte Campaign (1944)/Battle of Leyte Gulf
  1944-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Luzon Campaign (1944-45)1
 Colleges Attended 
George Washington UniversityUnited States Naval AcademyNaval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CANaval War College
  1926-1928, George Washington University
  1928-1932, United States Naval Academy1
  1938-1939, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA
  2003-2003, Naval War College
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