Bowling, Selman Stewart, RADM

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Last Rank
Rear Admiral Upper Half
Primary Unit
1954-1957, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense/Manpower and Personnel
Service Years
1927 - 1957
Rear Admiral Upper Half
Rear Admiral Upper Half

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Last Address
Corpus Christi, TX

Date of Passing
Jan 08, 1983
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 Duty Stations
US NavyUSS Noa (DD-343)Naval Postgraduate School (Faculty Staff)USS Maryland (BB-46)
USS Colorado (BB-45)Commander in Chief Pacific Fleet (CINCPACFLT)/Commander Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT)NAVSTA Newport, RIMotor Torpedo Boat Squadrons (MTBRON)
COMSEVENTHFLTCTF 70Naval War College (Faculty Staff)USS Cavalier (APA-37)
Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV)/Under Secretary of the Navy (UNSECNAV)DESRON 13USS Blue (DD-744)Department of Defense (DOD)
  1927-1928, USS Memphis (CL-13)
  1928-1929, USS Truxtun (DD-229)
  1929-1931, USS Mindanao (PR-8)
  1931-1932, USS Louisville (CL-28)
  1932-1933, USS Dobbin (AD-3)
  1933-1934, USS Noa (DD-343)
  1934-1936, Naval Postgraduate School (Faculty Staff)
  1936-1938, USS Maryland (BB-46)
  1938-1939, Commander Battleship Division 2
  1938-1939, USS Tennessee (BB-43)
  1939-1940, USS Colorado (BB-45)
  1939-1940, Commander, Battle Force, Pacific Fleet
  1940-1942, Bureau of Navigation
  1942-1942, Commander, Amphibious Force, Southwest Pacific (COMAMPHIBFORSOWESPAC)
  1942-1942, USS Mccawley (AP-10)
  1942-1943, MTBB Tulagi
  1943-1943, NAVSTA Newport, RI/Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron Training Center, Melville
  1943-1943, New York
  1943-1944, MTBRON-21
  1944-1944, USS Portunus (AGP-4)
  1944-1945, COMSEVENTHFLT/Commander, Motor Torpedo Boat Squadrons, Seventh Fleet
  1944-1945, USS Hilo (AGP-2)
  1945-1945, USS Oyster Bay (AGP-6)
  1945-1945, CTF 70/CTG 70.1
  1945-1945, USS Cyrene (AGP-13)
  1945-1945, Commander, Philippine Sea Frontier (COMPHILSEAFRON)/MTB Squadrons, Philippine Sea Frontier
  1945-1948, Chief of Naval Personnel (CHNAVPERS)
  1948-1949, Naval War College (Faculty Staff)
  1949-1950, USS Cavalier (APA-37)
  1950-1951, Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV)/Under Secretary of the Navy (UNSECNAV)
  1951-1953, Naval War College (Faculty Staff)
  1953-1954, DESRON 13
  1953-1954, USS Blue (DD-744)
  1954-1957, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense/Manpower and Personnel
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1942 Philippine Islands Campaign (1941-42)/Battle of the Philippines
  1942-1942 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-42)
  1943-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/New Guinea Campaign (1943-44)
  1944-1944 Leyte Campaign (1944)/Battle of Leyte Gulf
  1944-1944 Leyte Campaign (1944)/Battle of Surigao Strait
  1950-1953 Korean War
 Colleges Attended 
United States Naval AcademyNaval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CANaval War College
  1923-1927, United States Naval Academy
  1934-1936, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA
  1948-1949, Naval War College
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