Smoot, Roland Nesbit, VADM

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Last Rank
Vice Admiral
Last Primary NEC
112X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Submarine Warfare
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1958-1962, US-Taiwan Defense Command (USTDC)
Service Years
1923 - 1962
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Order of the Golden Dragon
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Vice Admiral
Vice Admiral

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Home Town
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Last Address
Santa Monica, CA

Date of Passing
Feb 13, 1984
Location of Interment
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 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback Order of the Arctic Circle (Bluenose)

 Military Association Memberships
United States Naval Academy Alumni Association
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 Duty Stations
US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)US NavySubmarine School Officers BasicUSS S-26 (SS-131)
NROTC (Faculty Staff)USS Narwhal (SS-167)USS Maryland (BB-46)Pearl Harbor Naval Ship Yard
NSY Puget SoundBalboa Naval Hospital San Diego, CA (NMCSD)Fleet Sonar A School Commander in Chief Pacific Fleet (CINCPACFLT)/Commander Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT)
COMCRUDESLANT/COMDESRON 14Commander, Naval Surface Force, Pacific (COMNAVSURFPAC)/DESRON 56Naval Station Yokosuka (NAVSTA Yokosuka)Bureau of Naval Personnel (BUPERS)
CTF 84USS Missouri (BB-63)Newport NewsUSS Newport News (CA-148)
Commander, US Fleet Forces Command (COMUSFLTFORCOM)CNO - OPNAVUSS Helena (CA-75)Mine Force Pacific Fleet (MINEPAC)
US-Taiwan Defense Command (USTDC)
  1919-1923, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
  1923-1925, USS Chase (DD-323)
  1925-1925, Submarine School Officers Basic
  1925-1927, USS S-7 (SS-112)
  1927-1928, USS S-26 (SS-131)
  1928-1929, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
  1929-1930, Pennsylvania State University NROTC (Faculty Staff)
  1930-1933, USS Narwhal (SS-167)
  1933-1935, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
  1935-1938, USS Maryland (BB-46)
  1938-1939, Pearl Harbor Naval Ship Yard
  1939-1940, USS Aulick (DD-258)
  1940-1941, NSY Puget Sound
  1941-1942, USS Monssen (DD-436)
  1942-1942, Balboa Naval Hospital San Diego, CA (NMCSD)
  1942-1944, Fleet Sonar A School
  1944-1944, USS Frazier (DD-607)
  1944-1944, Commander Destroyers, Battle Force/COMDESDIV 7
  1944-1945, COMDESRON 14/Commander, Destroyer Division 27
  1944-1945, Commander, Naval Surface Force, Pacific (COMNAVSURFPAC)/DESRON 56
  1944-1945, USS Newcomb (DD-586)
  1945-1945, USS Richard P. Leary (DD-664)
  1945-1945, Commander, Destroyers, Pacific Fleet/Task Flotilla FOUR
  1945-1945, Naval Station Yokosuka (NAVSTA Yokosuka)
  1945-1948, Bureau of Naval Personnel (BUPERS)
  1948-1948, CTF 84
  1948-1948, USS Missouri (BB-63)
  1948-1949, Newport News
  1949-1950, USS Newport News (CA-148)
  1950-1951, Commander, US Fleet Forces Command (COMUSFLTFORCOM)/Commander, Cruisers, Atlantic Fleet
  1951-1952, CNO - OPNAV
  1952-1953, Commander, Cruiser Division THREE
  1952-1953, USS Helena (CA-75)
  1954-1955, Mine Force Pacific Fleet (MINEPAC)
  1955-1957, Bureau of Naval Personnel (BUPERS)
  1957-1958, CNO - OPNAV
  1958-1962, US-Taiwan Defense Command (USTDC)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1939-1941 Neutrality Operations in the North Atlantic
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-42)/Battle of the Eastern Solomons
  1942-1942 Pacific Air Offensive (1942-45)/Doolittle B-25 Attack on Tokyo
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-42)/Cape Esperance (Second Savo)
  1942-1942 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Battle of Midway
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-42)/Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal-Tulagi landings/Battle of Savo Island
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-42)/Guadalcanal-Tulagi landings
  1944-1944 Leyte Campaign (1944)/Battle of Surigao Strait
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Surrender of Japan, End of WWII
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Iwo Jima Operation
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Okinawa Gunto Operation
 Colleges Attended 
United States Naval AcademyUnited States Naval AcademyPennsylvania State University, University Park
  1919-1923, United States Naval Academy
  1928-1929, United States Naval Academy
  1929-1930, Pennsylvania State University, University Park
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