Burke, Arleigh Albert, ADM

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Last Rank
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1955-1961, CNO - OPNAV
Service Years
1923 - 1961

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Year of Birth
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Contact Info
Home Town
Boulder, CO
Last Address
Fairfax, VA

Date of Passing
Jan 01, 1996
Location of Interment
U.S. Naval Academy Cemetery - Annapolis, Maryland
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section 8

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 Military Association Memberships
WW II Memorial National RegistryUnited States Navy Memorial
  2019, WW II Memorial National Registry
  2019, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Not Specified
Other Comments:

"Life has been good to me. I didn't die young. I wasn't killed in the war. I did most everything I wanted to do, and some things I didn't want to do. I had a job I liked and a woman I loved. Couldn't ask for more than that." 
- ADM Burke

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 Duty Stations/ Advancement Schools
USS Arizona (BB-39)US NavyUSS Argonne (AS-10))Bureau of Ordnance
Pearl Harbor Naval Ship YardDESRON 23, Commander, Naval Surface Force, Pacific (COMNAVSURFPAC)Commander in Chief Pacific Fleet (CINCPACFLT)/Commander Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT)CNO - OPNAV
  1923-1928, USS Arizona (BB-39)
  1928-1929, USS Procyon (AK-19)
  1931-1931, Naval Gun Factory, Washington Navy Yard
  1933-1933, USS Chester (CA-27)
  1933-1935, USS Argonne (AS-10))
  1935-1937, Bureau of Ordnance
  1937-1939, USS Craven (DD-382)
  1939-1940, USS Mugford (DD-389)
  1940-1942, Pearl Harbor Naval Ship Yard
  1943-1944, DESRON 23, Commander, Naval Surface Force, Pacific (COMNAVSURFPAC)
  1944-1945, Fast Carrier Task Force
  1945-1947, Bureau of Ordnance
  1948-1949, USS Huntington (CL-107)
  1950-1953, Commander Naval Forces Far East (COMNAVFE)
  1953-1954, CNO - OPNAV
  1954-1955, Commander, Cruiser Division SIX
  1955-1955, COMCRUDESLANT
  1955-1961, CNO - OPNAV
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Northern Solomon Islands Campaign (1943-44)
  1943-1943 Treasury-Bougainville Operation/Battle of Empress Augusta Bay
  1944-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Bismarck Archipelago Operation
  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 AcademyUniversity of Michigan-Ann ArborUnited States Naval Academy
  1919-1923, United States Naval Academy1
  1929-1931, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
  1929-1929, United States Naval Academy
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Jun 08, 1923, Commissioned as Ensign
  Aug 01, 1930, Promoted to Lieutenant
  Jun 23, 1938, Promoted to Lieutenant Commander
  Jan 01, 1942, Promoted to Commander
  May 01, 1943, Promoted to Captain
  Jul 15, 1950, Promoted to Rear Admiral
  Jun 06, 1955, Promoted to Admiral
  Jul 04, 1991, USS Arleigh Burke (DDG-51)2
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