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Rear Admiral Upper Half
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1909-1910, Naval War College (Faculty Staff)
Service Years
1868 - 1910
Rear Admiral Upper Half
Rear Admiral Upper Half

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District Of Columbia
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Washington, D.C.
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He died on December 28, 1925 and is buried in Section 2 of Arlington National Cemetery.

Date of Passing
Dec 28, 1925
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Raymond Perry Rodgers

Born in Washington, D.C., December 20, 1849. His parents were Christopher Raymond Perry Rodgers and Julia Slidell Rodgers. He graduated from the Naval Academy in 1868 and married Gertrude Stuyvesant. Appointed Ensign, USN, 1869 and was promoted through the grades to rear admiral on July 4, 1908. 

He served as Executive Officer of USS Iowa in the Spanish-American War and was advanced five numbers in grade for "imminent and conspicious conduct" in the battle which destroyed Cevera's squadron off Santiago, Cuba. He is also the brother of Thomas Slidell Rodgers. 
Both brothers, Raymond and Thomas Rodgers, held the position of Director of Naval Intelligence.

Rodgers also involved ONI in cryptography, and the office took on the task of finding useful inventions for the Navy, receiving a flood of letters detailing all manner of odd devices. Rodgers' command was among the best in ONI history, as young, vigorous officers flocked to the office, setting the tone for ONI operations throughout the rest of the century, as naval attaches in Europe searched out advances in naval technology, while in Latin America ONI kept a close watch over European colonial interests. Despite this new drive, a transfer of ONI from the Bureau of Navigation to the Office of the Secretary of the Navy in 1890 increased the demand on ONI for more information, and a weakness in intelligence-gathering would be revealed by the Spanish-American War.

He died on December 28, 1925 and is buried in Section 2 of Arlington National Cemetery.

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US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)US NavyOffice of Naval Intelligence (ONI)Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV)
Naval Attache/Asst Naval Attache, CNO - OPNAVNaval War College (Faculty Staff)
  1864-1868, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
  1868-1869, Naval Sea Units
  1870-1872, Naval Sea Units
  1874-1876, Naval Sea Units
  1885-1889, Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI)
  1890-1890, Bureau of Navigation
  1890-1893, Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV)
  1894-1898, Naval Attache/Asst Naval Attache, CNO - OPNAV
  1897-1899, USS Iowa (BB-4)
  1899-1901, USS Nashville (PG-7)
  1903-1905, USS Kearsarge (BB-5)
  1906-1908, Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI)
  1908-1909, Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI)
  1909-1910, Naval War College (Faculty Staff)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1898-1898 Spanish-American War/Battle of Guantanamo Bay
  1898-1898 Spanish-American War/Battle of Santiago
  1900-1902 China Relief Expedition
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United States Naval Academy
  1964-1968, United States Naval Academy
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  Raymond Perry Rodgers
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