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Service Status
Not Specified
Last Rank
Vice Admiral
Service Years
1899 - 1947
NEC
111X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Surface Warfare
Home Country
Germany
Vice Admiral Vice Admiral


Location
Germany
Oct 29, 1947
Legion of Merit
Criteria
The Legion of Merit is awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the United States without degree for exceptionally outstanding conduct in the performance of meritorious service to the United States. ... More
Comments
Comments Pending
2003
Philippine Campaign Medal - Navy/Marine Corps
Criteria
The Philippine Campaign Medal was awarded for military service in the Philippine Islands.
Description
Description Pending
2003
Pacification of Cuba Medal
Criteria
The Army of Cuban Pacification Medal was awarded for qualifying service between the inclusive dates of October 6, 1906, and April 1, 1909.
Description
Description Pending
2003
Service to 1947
Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV)
Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV)
Rank
Vice Admiral
Comments
Comments Pending
Vice Admiral Vice Admiral
1943 - 1947
World War II Victory Medal
Criteria
The World War II Victory Medal commemorates military service during the Second World War.
Description
Description Pending
1945
American Campaign Medal
Criteria
The American Campaign Medal was awarded for For thirty days service outside the Continental United States but within the American Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946; or,... More
Description
Description Pending
1943
5th Naval District
5th Naval District
Rank
Rear Admiral Lower Half
Comments
Comments Pending
Rear Admiral Lower Half Rear Admiral Lower Half
1938 - 1941
Naval Station Norfolk
Naval Station Norfolk
Rank
Rear Admiral Lower Half
Comments
Comments Pending
Rear Admiral Lower Half Rear Admiral Lower Half
1938 - 1941
American Defense Service Medal
Criteria
The American Defense Service Medal was awarded for service in the Armed Forces between September 8, 1939, and December 7, 1941. Army members had to serve 12 months to be eligible, but Navy and Marine ... More
Description
Description Pending
1939
Commander Cruisers Scouting Force
Commander Cruisers Scouting Force
Rank
Rear Admiral Lower Half
Comments
Comments Pending
Rear Admiral Lower Half Rear Admiral Lower Half
1937 - 1938
USS Chicago (CA-29)
USS Chicago (CA-29)
Rank
Rear Admiral Lower Half
Comments
Comments Pending
Rear Admiral Lower Half Rear Admiral Lower Half
1937 - 1938
Commander Battleship Division 3
Commander Battleship Division 3
Rank
Rear Admiral Lower Half
Comments
Comments Pending
Rear Admiral Lower Half Rear Admiral Lower Half
1936 - 1937
USS Idaho (BB-42)
USS Idaho (BB-42)
Rank
Rear Admiral Lower Half
Comments
Comments Pending
Rear Admiral Lower Half Rear Admiral Lower Half
1936 - 1937
CNO - OPNAV
CNO - OPNAV
Rank
Rear Admiral Lower Half
Comments
Comments Pending
Rear Admiral Lower Half Rear Admiral Lower Half
1933 - 1936
Commander in Chief, United States Fleet (CINCUS)
Commander in Chief, United States Fleet (CINCUS)
Rank
Rear Admiral Lower Half
Comments
Comments Pending
Rear Admiral Lower Half Rear Admiral Lower Half
1932 - 1933
Commander Battle Ship Divisions Battle Fleet
Commander Battle Ship Divisions Battle Fleet
Rank
Rear Admiral Lower Half
Comments
Comments Pending
Rear Admiral Lower Half Rear Admiral Lower Half
1931 - 1932
USS Maryland (BB-46)
USS Maryland (BB-46)
Rank
Captain
Comments
Comments Pending
Captain Captain
1930 - 1931
Naval War College (Faculty Staff)
Naval War College (Faculty Staff)
Rank
Captain
Comments
Comments Pending
Captain Captain
1927 - 1930
USS Trenton (CL-11)
USS Trenton (CL-11)
Rank
Captain
Comments
Comments Pending
Captain Captain
1926 - 1927
Naval War College (Faculty Staff)
Naval War College (Faculty Staff)
Rank
Captain
Comments
Comments Pending
Captain Captain
1923 - 1926
USS Cleveland (CL-21)
USS Cleveland (CL-21)
Rank
Captain
Comments
Comments Pending
Captain Captain
1922 - 1923
USS Great Northern (AG-9)
USS Great Northern (AG-9)
Rank
Captain
Comments
Comments Pending
Captain Captain
1921 - 1922
Naval War College (Faculty Staff)
Naval War College (Faculty Staff)
Rank
Commander
Comments
Comments Pending
Commander Commander
1920 - 1921
Naval War College (Faculty Staff)
Naval War College (Faculty Staff)
Rank
Commander
Comments
Comments Pending
Commander Commander
1919 - 1920
Bureau of Navigation
Bureau of Navigation
Rank
Commander
Comments
Comments Pending
Commander Commander
1918 - 1919
WWI Victory Medal
Criteria
The World War I Victory Medal was awarded for military service during the First World War. It was awarded for active service between April 6, 1917, and November 11, 1918; for service with the American... More
Description
Description Pending
1918
WWI Victory Medal
Criteria
The World War I Victory Medal was awarded for military service during the First World War. It was awarded for active service between April 6, 1917, and November 11, 1918; for service with the American... More
Description
Description Pending
1918
USS Little (DD-79)
USS Little (DD-79)
Rank
Commander
Comments
Comments Pending
Commander Commander
1917 - 1918
World War I
Description
The United States of America declared war on the German Empire on April 6, 1917. The U.S. was an independent power and did not officially join the Allies. It closely cooperated with them militarily bu... More
1917 - 1918
Anti-Submarine Warfare
Description
Submarine Chasers operated in the Atlantic. http://www.subchaser.org/
1917 - 1918
Navy Distinguished Service Medal
Criteria
The Navy Distinguished Service Medal is awarded to members of the Armed Forces who, while serving in any capacity with the Navy or Marine Corps, distinguish themselves by exceptionally meritorious ser... More
Comments
TAUSSIG, JOSEPH K., SR.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Distinguished Service Medal to Joseph K. Taussig, Sr., Captain, U.S. Navy, for exceptionally me... 
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1917
Commander, Division Eight, Destroyer Force
Commander, Division Eight, Destroyer Force
Rank
Commander
Comments
Comments Pending
Commander Commander
1916 - 1917
USS Wadsworth (DD-60)
USS Wadsworth (DD-60)
Rank
Commander
Comments
Comments Pending
Commander Commander
1915 - 1917
Commander, Division Six, Destroyer Force
Commander, Division Six, Destroyer Force
Rank
Commander
Comments
Comments Pending
Commander Commander
1915 - 1916
Bureau of Navigation
Bureau of Navigation
Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Commander
1912 - 1915
USS Ammen (DD-35)
USS Ammen (DD-35)
Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Commander
1911 - 1912
Commander Battleship Division 4
Commander Battleship Division 4
Rank
Lieutenant
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Lieutenant
1911 - 1911
USS Georgia (BB-15)
USS Georgia (BB-15)
Rank
Lieutenant
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Lieutenant
1911 - 1911
Commander Battleship Division 2
Commander Battleship Division 2
Rank
Lieutenant
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Lieutenant
1910 - 1910
USS Minnesota (BB-22)
USS Minnesota (BB-22)
Rank
Lieutenant
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Lieutenant
1910 - 1910
Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY), Portsmouth, VA
Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY), Portsmouth, VA
Rank
Lieutenant
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Lieutenant
1908 - 1909
5th Naval District
5th Naval District
Rank
Lieutenant
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Lieutenant
1908 - 1909
USS Kansas (BB-21)
USS Kansas (BB-21)
Rank
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Junior Grade Lieutenant Junior Grade
1907 - 1907
USS Celtic (AF-2)
USS Celtic (AF-2)
Rank
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Junior Grade Lieutenant Junior Grade
1906 - 1907
USS Amphitrite (BM-2)
USS Amphitrite (BM-2)
Rank
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Junior Grade Lieutenant Junior Grade
1905 - 1906
USS Texas
USS Texas
Rank
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Junior Grade Lieutenant Junior Grade
1902 - 1905
Silver Lifesaving Medal
Criteria
The Silver Lifesaving Medal is awarded by the Commandant of the Coast Guard to any person who rescues, or endeavors to rescue, any other person from drowning, shipwreck, or other peril of water. To me... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1902
USS Yorktown (PG-1)
USS Yorktown (PG-1)
Rank
Ensign
Comments
Comments Pending
Ensign Ensign
1901 - 1902
China Relief Expedition
Description
The China Relief Expedition was the United States military term for the rescue of diplomatic personnel, and other United States citizens, in the wake of the Boxer Rebellion. The China Relief Expeditio... More
1900 - 1902
USS Culgoa (AF-3)
USS Culgoa (AF-3)
Rank
Midshipman
Comments
Comments Pending
1900 - 1901
USS Nashville (PG-7)
USS Nashville (PG-7)
Rank
Midshipman
Comments
Comments Pending
1900 - 1900
Purple Heart
Criteria
The Purple Heart may be awarded to any member of the Armed Forces of the United States who, while serving under competent authority in any capacity with one of the Armed Forces, has been wounded, kill... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1900
China Relief Service
Criteria
The China Relief Expedition Medal was awarded to Navy and Marine Corps personnel who served ashore with the China Relief Expedition between May 24, 1900, and May 27, 1901, or who were assigned to cert... More
Description
Description Pending
1900
USS Newark (C-1)
USS Newark (C-1)
Rank
Midshipman
Comments
Comments Pending
1899 - 1900
Service from 1899
US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
Rank
Midshipman
Comments
Comments Pending
1895 - 1899
USS New York (ACR-2)
USS New York (ACR-2)
Rank
Midshipman
Comments
Comments Pending
1898 - 1898
West Indies Naval Campaign Medal 1898 (Sampson Medal)
Criteria
The Sampson Medal was first authorized by a Joint resolution of the United States Congress on March 3, 1901. The resolution authorized the Secretary of the Navy to have produced bronze medals to comme... More
Description
Description Pending
1898
Spanish Campaign 1898
Criteria
The Spanish Campaign Medal was awarded for military service in, or on the high seas en route to, any of the following countries during the dates indicated: Cuba (May 11 to July 17, 1898), Puerto Rico ... More
Description
Description Pending
1898
Spanish War Service Medal
Criteria
The Spanish War Service Medal commemorates certain service during the Spanish-American War. It was awarded for military service of not less than ninety days between April 20, 1898, and April 11, 1899,... More
Description
Description Pending
1898
Spanish-American War
Description
The Spanish–American War (Spanish: Guerra hispano-estadounidense or Guerra hispano-americana; Filipino: Digmaang Espanyol-Amerikano) was a conflict fought between Spain and the United States in 1898. ... More
1898 - 1898

 
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