Giffen, Robert Carlisle, VADM

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Last Rank
Vice Admiral
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1945-1946, Commander Service Force, Atlantic Fleet, Commander, US Fleet Forces Command (COMUSFLTFORCOM)
Service Years
1907 - 1946
Vice Admiral
Vice Admiral

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Contact Info
Home Town
West Chester, PA
Last Address
Annapolis, MD

Date of Passing
Dec 12, 1962
Location of Interment
U.S. Naval Academy Cemetery - Annapolis, Maryland
Wall/Plot Coordinates
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United States Navy Memorial
  2019, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page

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Last Known Activity
Not Specified
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Navy Cross
Awarded for Actions During World War I
Service: Navy
Division: U.S.S. Trippe
Citation: The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Commander Robert Carlisle Giffen, United States Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession as Commanding Officer of the U.S.S. TRIPPE, engaged in the important, exacting and hazardous duty of patrolling the waters infested with enemy submarines and mines, in escorting and protecting vitally important convoys of troops and supplies through these waters, and in offensive and defensive action, vigorously and unremittingly prosecuted against all forms of enemy naval activity during World War I.
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 Duty Stations
US NavyUS Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)Commander in Chief Pacific Fleet (CINCPACFLT)/Commander Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT)USS Savannah (CL-42)
CNO - OPNAVCommander, US Fleet Forces Command (COMUSFLTFORCOM)
  1908-1909, USS Virginia (BB-13)
  1909-1909, USS St. Louis (C-20)
  1909-1910, USS Princeton (PG-13)
  1910-1910, Boston Navy Yard
  1911-1911, USS Wisconsin (BB-9)
  1912-1912, USS Idaho (BB-24)
  1912-1913, USS Rhode Island (BB-17)
  1913-1915, Washington Naval Shipyard
  1916-1917, USS Wainwright (DD-62)
  1917-1917, USS Trippe (DD-33)
  1918-1919, USS Schley (DD-103)
  1925-1926, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
  1927-1929, USS Sacramento (PG-19)
  1929-1929, COMDESDIV 45, Commander Destroyers, Battle Force
  1929-1932, Pacific Coast Torpedo Station, Keyport, WA
  1932-1934, USS Neches (AO-5)
  1934-1937, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
  1938-1940, USS Savannah (CL-42)
  1940-1941, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations, CNO - OPNAV
  1941-1943, USS Wichita (CA-45)
  1943-1944, Commander, Cruiser Division SIX
  1944-1945, Commander, Carribean Sea Frontier
  1944-1945, 10th Naval District
  1945-1946, Commander Service Force, Atlantic Fleet, Commander, US Fleet Forces Command (COMUSFLTFORCOM)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1907-1909 Cruise of the Great White Fleet
  1917-1918 World War I/Atlantic Convoy
  1917-1918 World War I/Convoy Duty - Azores and Gibraltar areas
  1942-1942 Operation Torch/Naval Battle of Casablanca
  1943-1943 Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-42)/Battle of Rennel Island
  1943-1943 Aleutians Islands Campaign (1942-43)/Invasion & Occupation on Kiska
 Colleges Attended 
University of Notre DameUnited States Naval AcademyNaval War College
  1902-1903, University of Notre Dame
  1903-1907, United States Naval Academy
  1940-1940, Naval War College
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Aug 29, 1916, Promoted to Lieutenant
  Oct 15, 1917, Promoted to Lieutenant Commander
  Aug 24, 1923, Promoted to Commander
  Jun 30, 1936, Promoted to Captain
  Nov 01, 1941, Promoted to Rear Admiral
  Mar 27, 1942, Bizarre event
  May 14, 1944, Promoted to Vice Admiral
  Jan 01, 1946, Retired
  Oct 25, 2019, General Photos3
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