Hopwood, Herbert Gladstone, ADM

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Last Rank
Last Primary NEC
00X-Unknown NOC/Designator
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1958-1960, Commander in Chief Pacific Fleet (CINCPACFLT)/Commander Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT)
Service Years
1915 - 1960

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Contact Info
Home Town
Mount Carmel, PA
Last Address
Livingston, NJ

Date of Passing
Sep 15, 1966
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
4 3141-B

 Official Badges 

US Pacific Command US Navy Retired 30

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
WWII Memorial National RegistryUnited States Navy Memorial
  2020, WWII Memorial National Registry
  2020, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

After retiring from the Navy, he worked as vice president in charge of operations for the Grace Steamship Company until 1964.

He was awarded with Navy Distinguished Service Medal during Cold War and twice with the Legion of Merit for his World War II service, once as Director of Planning and Control in the Bureau of Naval Personnel and once as commanding officer of the light cruiser Cleveland.

He is the namesake of
Hopwood Junior High School in Saipan, originally the first institution of higher learning in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, which was renamed in his honor in the late 1950s when he was Commanding Officer for the Northern Marianas as CINCPACFLT.

He died at St. Barnabas Hospital in
Livingston, New Jersey at the age of 67, and is buried with his wife in Arlington National Cemetery.
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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
US NavyUS Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)USS Indianapolis (CA-35)Commander in Chief Pacific Fleet (CINCPACFLT)/Commander Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT)
Bureau of Naval Personnel (BUPERS)USS Cleveland (CL-55)Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV)Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Financial Management & Comptroller)  ASN (FM&C)
  1917-1917, USS New Jersey (BB-16)
  1918-1918, USS Oklahoma (BB-37)
  1919-1919, USS America (ID-3006)
  1919-1924, USS Florida (BB-30)
  1924-1925, USS Hopkins (DD-249)
  1925-1925, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
  1926-1927, USS Ramapo (AO-12)
  1930-1932, 4th Naval District
  1932-1934, USS Indianapolis (CA-35)
  1934-1936, Commander Destroyers, Battle Force
  1936-1937, Bureau of Navigation
  1937-1939, USS Mahan (DD-364)
  1939-1940, USS Melville (AD-2)
  1941-1944, Bureau of Naval Personnel (BUPERS)
  1944-1945, USS Cleveland (CL-55)
  1946-1950, Navy Budget Office (NCBO), Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV)
  1950-1952, Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Financial Management & Comptroller) ASN (FM&C)
  1952-1953, Commander, Cruiser Division THREE
  1953-1955, Commander in Chief Pacific Fleet (CINCPACFLT)/Commander Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT)
  1957-1958, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (Logistics) OP-04, DCNO (M,P,T&E)
  1958-1960, Commander in Chief Pacific Fleet (CINCPACFLT)/Commander Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1917-1918 World War I
  1944-1944 Western Caroline Islands Operation/Battle of Peleliu
  1945-1945 Luzon Campaign (1944-45)/Battle of Corregidor
  1945-1945 Southern Philippines Campaign (1945)/Battle of Mindanao
  1945-1945 Borneo Operations/Battle of Balikpapan
 Colleges Attended 
United States Naval Academy
  1915-1919, United States Naval Academy
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Four Star Admiral Hopwood
  Jun 07, 1919, Commissioned as Ensign
  Jun 07, 1922, Promoted to Lieutenant Junior Grade
  Jun 07, 1925, Promoted to Lieutenant
  Jul 01, 1939, Promoted to Commander
  Jun 18, 1942, Promoted to Captain
  Feb 01, 1958, Promoted to Admiral
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