Jacobs, Randall, VADM

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Last Rank
Vice Admiral
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1941-1945, Bureau of Naval Personnel (BUPERS)
Service Years
1907 - 1946
Vice Admiral
Vice Admiral

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Contact Info
Home Town
Danville, PA
Last Address
Bethesda, MD

Date of Passing
Jun 19, 1967
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
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Navy Distinguished Service Medal
Awarded for Actions During World War II
Service: Navy
General Orders: Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin No. 345 (December 1945)
Citation: The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Distinguished Service Medal to Vice Admiral Randall Jacobs, United States Navy, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as Chief of Naval Personnel, from December 1941 to September 1945, and responsible in large measure for the policies and reorganization plans attendant upon the expansion of the United States Navy after the beginning of World War II. Vice Admiral Jacobs administered with brilliant success the procurement, training and distribution of all United States Naval personnel. Capable and thorough in handling this vast man-power problem of the Navy, he applied a high degree of professional skill in formulating plans for manning ships and for a comparable personnel expansion in base forces and shore establishments to service and support the Fleet. Under his experienced and foresighted leadership, approximately 3,000,000 men and women, predominantly recruited from civilian life for war service, were screened for training and placement in billets selected for the most effective application of specialized skills and talents, their morale sustained by the establishment of welfare activities and religious interests.
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  1909-1909, USS Kentucky (BB-6)
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  1910-1913, USS South Carolina (BB-26)
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  1922-1923, USS Converse (DD-291)
  1923-1926, Bureau of Navigation
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  Jul 01, 1914, Promoted to Lieutenant
  Apr 05, 1933, Promoted to Captain
  Feb 01, 1941, Promoted to Rear Admiral
  Feb 01, 1944, Promoted to Vice Admiral
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