Leary, Herbert Fairfax, VADM

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Last Rank
Vice Admiral
Last Primary NEC
111X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Surface Warfare
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1943-1945, Commander Eastern Sea Frontier
Service Years
1905 - 1945
Vice Admiral
Vice Admiral

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Home State
District Of Columbia
Year of Birth
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Contact Info
Home Town
Washington D.C.
Last Address
Died: Dec. 3, 1957
Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island
Buried: U.S. Naval Academy Cemetery

Date of Passing
Dec 03, 1957
Location of Interment
U.S. Naval Academy Cemetery - Annapolis, Maryland
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

WW II Honorable Discharge Pin US Navy Retired 30

 Unofficial Badges 

Pearl Harbor Memorial Medallion US Navy Honorable Discharge

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity


Other Comments:
21 December 1945.
The Navy announced today retirement of Vice Admiral Herbert F. Leary to inactive duty. 
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 Duty Stations
US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)US NavyCommander, US Fleet Forces Command (COMUSFLTFORCOM)CNO - OPNAV
Navy Munitions Command (NMC)Naval War College (Staff)USS Portland (CA-33)Commander, U.S. Atlantic Fleet  (COMLANTFLT)
Commander in Chief Pacific Fleet (CINCPACFLT)/Commander Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT)Commander in Chief Pacific Fleet (CINCPACFLT)/Commander Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT)United Nations Command (UNC)
  1901-1905, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
  1905-1906, NAVSTA Portsmouth VA
  1911-1912, USS Lamson (DD-18)
  1912-1913, USS Preston (DD-19)
  1917-1918, USS Aylwin (DD-47)
  1918-1919, Atlantic Fleet Division 3 , Commander, US Fleet Forces Command (COMUSFLTFORCOM)
  1918-1919, Defense Liaison Division, CNO - OPNAV
  1928-1931, Detachment Indian Head, MD, CONUS WEST (NMCCWD)
  1932-1932, Naval War College (Staff)
  1933-1934, USS Portland (CA-33)
  1936-1937, Commander, Destroyers, Scouting Force, Pacific Fleet, Commander, Scouting Force, Pacific Fleet
  1938-1939, Commander, U.S. Atlantic Fleet (COMLANTFLT)
  1940-1940, Training Division, Bureau of Navigation
  1941-1941, Commander, Cruisers, Battle Force, Commander, Battle Force, Pacific Fleet
  1942-1942, Commander, Allied Naval Forces, Southwest Pacific Area
  1942-1942, Commander, Battleships-Cruisers, Pacific Fleet (ComBatCruPac)
  1942-1942, United Nations Command (UNC)
  1943-1943, 5th Naval District
  1943-1945, Commander Eastern Sea Frontier
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1917-1918 World War I/Anti-Submarine Warfare
  1918-1918 World War I/Surrender of Germany
  1941-1945 World War II
  1942-1942 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Battle of the Coral Sea1
 Colleges Attended 
United States Naval Academy
  1901-1905, United States Naval Academy
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Oct 21, 2013, General Photos1
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