WOOLDRIDGE, Edmund, ADM

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Admiral
Last Primary NEC
111X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Surface Warfare
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1959-1961, 113X, The White House/National Security Council (NSC)
Service Years
1920 - 1961
Admiral
Admiral

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Home State
Kentucky
Kentucky
Year of Birth
1897
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Lawrenceburg Anderson County KY
Last Address
Not Specified

Date of Passing
Dec 15, 1968
 
Location of Interment
U.S Naval Academy Cemetery - Annapolis, Maryland
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 Official Badges 

Joint Chiefs of Staff Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) US Navy Retired 30 NATO Standing Naval Forces Atlantic




 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback US Navy Honorable Discharge Cold War Medal Order of the Golden Dragon






 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Admiral Edmund Tyler Wooldridge

US Navy Four Star Admiral. Wooldridge graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1920. Following tours with submarines based in New London, Connecticut and the Panama Canal Zone he served as an instructor at the naval academy. During World War II he commanded the battleship New Jersey in the Iwo Jima and Okinawa campaigns and in the first naval raid on Tokyo. Earlier in the war he served with the Atlantic Fleet and in the Navy Department. For a year after the war, Wooldridge commanded the occupation forces in northeastern Japan. Then he was named as the assistant chief of naval operation post in Washington. He left Washington for tours with the Atlantic Fleet, then returned to become commandant of the National War College. He held that post from 1955 to 1958 and on April 6, 1959 he was promoted to full Four Star Admiral. Wooldridge was assistant chief of naval operations after the war and Commander Striking Fleet, Atlantic, a NATO command under Supreme Allied Commander Atlantic. He also represented the Joint Chiefs of Staff on the National Security Council. He received 15 decorations for his wartime service. He retired in 1961. 
   
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 Duty Stations
US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)US NavySubmarine School Officers BasicUSS S-36 (SS-141)
Naval District Washington, DCCommander-in-Chief, US Atlantic Fleet (CINCLANTFLT)Bureau of Naval Personnel (BUPERS)USS New Jersey (BB-62)
CNO - OPNAVCommander, US Fleet Forces Command (COMUSFLTFORCOM)Commander, US Fleet Forces Command (COMUSFLTFORCOM)COMSECONDFLT
  1916-1919, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
  1919-1922, 116X, USS Delaware (BB-28)
  1922-1923, 111X, USS Galveston (CL-19)
  1923-1923, 111X, USS Chewink (AM-39)
  1923-1924, 117X, Submarine School Officers Basic
  1925-1928, 112X, USS S-36 (SS-141)
  1929-1932, 112X, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
  1933-1934, 111X, Hingham
  1935-1935, Panama Canal Zone
  1935-1936, 111X, Naval District Washington, DC/Naval Support Activity Washington (NSA Washington)
  1936-1937, 111X, USS Tattnall (DD-125)
  1938-1942, 111X, Commander-in-Chief, US Atlantic Fleet (CINCLANTFLT)
  1943-1944, 111X, Bureau of Naval Personnel (BUPERS)
  1945-1945, 111X, USS New Jersey (BB-62)
  1945-1947, 111X, Commander, Cruiser Division 16
  1947-1950, 111X, CNO - OPNAV/Deputy Chief of Naval Operations
  1950-1953, 111X, Commander, US Fleet Forces Command (COMUSFLTFORCOM)/Commander, Destroyers, Atlantic Fleet
  1953-1955, 111X, Commander, US Fleet Forces Command (COMUSFLTFORCOM)/Commander, Battleships-Cruisers, Atlantic Fleet
  1955-1958, 111X, COMSECONDFLT
  1959-1961, 113X, The White House/National Security Council (NSC)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Convoy Duty / East Bound Atlantic Transit
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Iwo Jima Operation
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Okinawa Gunto Operation
 Colleges Attended 
United States Naval Academy
  1916-1919, United States Naval Academy
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