Merrill, Aaron Stanton, VADM

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Last Rank
Vice Admiral
Primary Unit
1946-1947, Commander Gulf Sea Frontier
Service Years
1912 - 1947
Vice Admiral
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Home Town
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Last Address
Natchaz, MS

Date of Passing
Feb 28, 1961
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Foreign Awards:

Officer of the Order of the Crown by the Belgium Government 
Order al Merito Grade de Comendador by the Government of Chile

Grand Officer of the Order of Merit by the Government of Chile.
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 Duty Stations
Naval Academy Prep School (Faculty Staff) Newport, RIUS Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)US NavyAdvancement Schools and Courses
State Department, Washington, DC, Naval Support Unit (NSU)COMSIXTHFLTOffice of Naval Intelligence (ONI)CNO - OPNAV
Under Secretary of the Navy (UNSECNAV), Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV)USS Barry (DD-248)Commander, US Fleet Forces Command (COMUSFLTFORCOM)Naval Attache/Asst Naval Attache, CNO - OPNAV
Naval War College (Staff)DESRON 8, Cruiser Destroyer Group 12NROTC (Faculty Staff)COMTHIRDFLT
CTF 68 Chief of US Navy Information (CHINFO), CNO - OPNAV
  1908-1908, Naval Academy Prep School (Faculty Staff) Newport, RI
  1908-1912, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
  1912-1913, USS Louisiana (BB-19)
  1913-1913, USS Tennessee (ACR-10)
  1913-1914, USS Scorpion (PY-3)
  1914-1914, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
  1914-1916, USS Roe (DD-24)
  1916-1917, USS Conyngham (DD-58)
  1917-1918, San Francisco
  1918-1918, Packard Marine Training School, Naval Reserve Armory, Detroit, MI
  1918-1919, USS Aylwin (DD-47)
  1919-1919, USS Harvard (SP-209)
  1919-1919, Lafayette Radio Station, Crois d'Hins, France, Bureau of Engineering
  1919-1921, High Commissioner of Turkey, State Department, Washington, DC
  1921-1922, Commander, US Naval Detachment in Turkish Waters, COMSIXTHFLT
  1922-1923, Commander, U. S. Naval Forces, Eastern Mediterranean
  1923-1924, Receiving Station (NRS), NSY Brooklyn
  1924-1924, USS Nevada (BB-36)
  1924-1925, USS Mccormick (DD-223)
  1925-1926, USS Elcano (PG-38)
  1926-1927, Commander, Destroyers, Asiatic Fleet (COMDESAF) , Commander In Chief Asiatic Fleet
  1927-1927, Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI)
  1927-1929, CNO - OPNAV
  1929-1932, USS Williamson (DD-244)
  1932-1933, Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI)
  1933-1934, Under Secretary of the Navy (UNSECNAV), Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV)
  1934-1935, USS Pensacola (CA-24)
  1935-1935, USS Barry (DD-248)
  1935-1936, Commander, Destroyer Division 8, Commander, Destroyers, Atlantic Fleet
  1936-1936, USS Childs (DD-241)
  1936-1938, Naval Attache Office (NAO) Santiago, Chile, Naval Attache/Asst Naval Attache
  1938-1939, Naval War College (Staff)
  1939-1940, Commander, Destroyer Division 17, Commander, Destroyers, Atlantic Fleet
  1939-1940, USS Somers (DD-381)
  1940-1940, DESRON 8, Cruiser Destroyer Group 12
  1940-1940, USS Winslow (DD-359)
  1940-1942, NROTC (Faculty Staff)
  1942-1943, USS Indiana (BB-58)
  1943-1943, CTF 39, COMTHIRDFLT
  1943-1944, Commander, Cruiser Division 12
  1943-1944, USS Montpelier (CL-57)
  1943-1944, CTF 68
  1943-1944, CTG 36.2, CTF 36
  1944-1945, Chief of US Navy Information (CHINFO), CNO - OPNAV
  1946-1947, 8th Naval District
  1946-1947, Commander Gulf Sea Frontier
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1917-1918 World War I
  1939-1941 Neutrality Operations in the North Atlantic
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-42)/Battle of the Eastern Solomons1
  1943-1943 Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-42)/Battle of Rennel Island
  1943-1943 Northern Solomon Islands Campaign (1943-44)/Battle of Blackett Strait
  1943-1943 Northern Solomon Islands Campaign (1943-44)/Battle of Kula Gulf
  1943-1943 New Georgia Campaign (1943)/Battle of Kolombangara
  1943-1943 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Treasury-Bougainville Operation1
  1943-1943 Treasury-Bougainville Operation/Battle of Empress Augusta Bay
 Colleges Attended 
United States Naval AcademyNaval War College
  1908-1912, United States Naval Academy
  1938-1939, Naval War College
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