Bryant, Carleton, VADM

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Vice Admiral
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
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1944-1946, Fleet Operations Control Center Navy Europe (FLTOCCNAVEUR)
Service Years
1914 - 1946
Vice Admiral
Vice Admiral

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New York
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Carleton F. Bryant died at Camden, Maine, on 11 April 1987.

Date of Passing
Apr 11, 1987
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Vice Admiral Carleton Fanton Bryant
USN Retired, 1892-1987
In the scope of Fire Support for the American Landing Forces,
Rear-Admiral Carleton F. BRYANT was in command of all Battleships.

Carleton F. Bryant was born in New York City on 29 November 1892. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in June 1914 and, in the ranks of Ensign and Lieutenant, served for nearly five years as an officer of the battleship Wyoming. In 1919-1921 he received postgraduate instruction in the field of ordnance at Navy facilities and at Lehigh University. This was followed by three years of sea duty in the destroyer Stribling and the battleship Pennsylvania. Promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Commander in mid-1924, Bryant was an inspector of ordnance material from then until 1927, when he was assigned to the new aircraft carrier Saratoga, in which he served until mid-1930.

After recruiting duty in 1930-1932, Lieutenant Commander Bryant was sent to the Far East, where he commanded the gunboats Asheville and Oahu and the destroyer Stewart. Further ordnance duty followed his 1934 promotion to Commander and subsequent return to the United States. During 1937-1942 he was commanding officer of the gunboat Charleston and served in Washington, D.C., mainly with the Office of Naval Intelligence. Captain Bryant went to the battleship Arkansas in April 1941 and commanded her during two eventful years of rising tension and war in the Atlantic.

After achieving Flag Rank, in May 1943 Rear Admiral Bryant was given command of an Atlantic Fleet battleship division. His force provided effective gunfire support during the June 1944 Normandy Operation and the invasion of Southern France two months later. From October 1944 until the beginning of 1946, he was Commander, Fleet Operations Training Command, Atlantic Fleet. Elevated to the rank of Vice Admiral when he retired in May 1946, Carleton F. Bryant died at Camden, Maine, on 11 April 1987.

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US NavySchool Assignments - StaffNaval Ordnance CenterUSS Saratoga (CV-3)
Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI)USS Arkansas (BB-33)Commander, US Fleet Forces Command (COMUSFLTFORCOM)
  1914-1916, USS Wyoming (BB-32)
  1916-1917, USS Wyoming (BB-32)
  1917-1918, USS Wyoming (BB-32)
  1918-1919, USS Wyoming (BB-32)
  1919-1920, Ordnance and Ammunition Handling School
  1922-1923, USS Stribling (DD-96)
  1923-1924, USS Pennsylvania (BB-38)
  1924-1927, Naval Ordnance Center
  1927-1930, USS Saratoga (CV-3)
  1930-1931, USS Asheville (PG-21)
  1932-1933, USS Oahu (PR-6)
  1939-1941, Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI)
  1941-1943, USS Arkansas (BB-33)
  1943-1944, Commander, Battleships-Cruisers, Atlantic Fleet, Commander, US Fleet Forces Command (COMUSFLTFORCOM)
  1944-1946, Fleet Operations Control Center Navy Europe (FLTOCCNAVEUR)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Southern France Campaign (1944)
 Colleges Attended 
United States Naval AcademyLehigh University
  1910-1914, United States Naval Academy
  1919-1921, Lehigh University
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  Vice Admiral Carleton F. Bryant, USN (Retired), (1892-1987)2
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