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Service Status
Not Specified
Last Rank
Rear Admiral Upper Half
Service Years
1926 - 1956
NEC
111X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Surface Warfare
Home State
Texas
Rear Admiral Upper Half Rear Admiral Upper Half
Command at Sea


Location
Texas
Location of Interment
U.S. Naval Academy Cemetery - Annapolis, Maryland
Jul 02, 1993
Service to 1956
Under Secretary of the Navy (UNSECNAV)/Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Financial Management & Comptroller)  ASN (FM&C)
Under Secretary of the Navy (UNSECNAV)/Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Financial Management & Comptroller) ASN (FM&C)
Rank
Captain
Location
Washington - District Of Columbia
NEC
111X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Surface Warfare
Comments
Comments Pending
Captain Captain
1955 - 1956
Commander in Chief Pacific Fleet (CINCPACFLT)/Commander Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT)
Commander in Chief Pacific Fleet (CINCPACFLT)/Commander Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT)
Rank
Captain
Location
Honolulu - Hawaii
NEC
111X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Surface Warfare
Comments
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Captain Captain
1953 - 1954
USS Marquette (AKA-95)
USS Marquette (AKA-95)
Rank
Captain
NEC
111X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Surface Warfare
Comments
Comments Pending
Captain Captain
1950 - 1952
Bureau of Naval Personnel (BUPERS)
Bureau of Naval Personnel (BUPERS)
Rank
Commander
Location
Washington - District Of Columbia
NEC
111X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Surface Warfare
Comments
Comments Pending
Commander Commander
1949 - 1950
CNO - OPNAV/Surface Warfare OPNAV N86
CNO - OPNAV/Surface Warfare OPNAV N86
Rank
Commander
NEC
111X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Surface Warfare
Comments
Comments Pending
Commander Commander
1946 - 1948
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal
Criteria
The Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal was awarded for for qualifying service within the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946, under any of the following condi... More
Description
Description Pending
1945
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal
Criteria
The Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal was awarded for for qualifying service within the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946, under any of the following condi... More
Description
Description Pending
1945
World War II Victory Medal
Criteria
The World War II Victory Medal commemorates military service during the Second World War.
Description
Description Pending
1945
Battle of Bataan, Recapture
Description
Part of the campaign for the liberation of the Philippines
Memories
From 1943 to 1945 he took part in the planning and execution of every major amphibious operation in ... More
1945 - 1945
Iwo Jima Operation
Description
The Battle of Iwo Jima (19 February – 26 March 1945), or Operation Detachment, was a major battle in which the United States Armed Forces fought for and captured the island of Iwo Jima from the Japane... More
Memories
From 1943 to 1945 he took part in the planning and execution of every major amphibious operation in ... More
1945 - 1945
Southern Philippines Campaign (1945)
Description
On 10 March 1945, the U.S. Eighth Army—under Lt. Gen. Robert L. Eichelberger—was formally ordered by Gen. Douglas MacArthur to clear the rest of Mindanao, with the start of Operation VICTOR V, with ex... More
Memories
From 1943 to 1945 he took part in the planning and execution of every major amphibious operation in ... More
1945 - 1945
Okinawa Gunto Operation
Description
The Battle of Okinawa, codenamed Operation Iceberg. was fought on the Ryukyu Islands of Okinawa and was the largest amphibious assault in the Pacific War of World War II. The 82-day-long battle lasted... More
Memories
From 1943 to 1945 he took part in the planning and execution of every major amphibious operation in ... More
1945 - 1945
Luzon Campaign (1944-45)
Description
On December 15, 1944, landings against minimal resistance were made on the southern beaches of the island of Mindoro, a key location in the planned Lingayen Gulf operations, in support of major landin... More
Memories
From 1943 to 1945 he took part in the planning and execution of every major amphibious operation in ... More
1944 - 1945
Commander Amphibious Force, US Seventh Fleet
Commander Amphibious Force, US Seventh Fleet
Rank
Commander
NEC
111X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Surface Warfare
Comments
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Commander Commander
1943 - 1945
Legion of Merit
Devices : Gold Letter V
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
Legion of Merit

Awarded for actions during the World War II
The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Legion of Merit to Captain Charles Adair (NSN: 0-60294), United... 
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1944
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal
Criteria
The Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal was awarded for for qualifying service within the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946, under any of the following condi... More
Description
Description Pending
1944
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal
Criteria
The Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal was awarded for for qualifying service within the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946, under any of the following condi... More
Description
Description Pending
1944
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal
Criteria
The Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal was awarded for for qualifying service within the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946, under any of the following condi... More
Description
Description Pending
1944
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal
Criteria
The Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal was awarded for for qualifying service within the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946, under any of the following condi... More
Description
Description Pending
1944
Philippine Presidential Unit Citation
Criteria
The Philippine Presidential Unit Citation is a unit decoration of the Republic of the Philippines. It has been awarded to certain units of the United States military for actions both during and subseq... More
Description
Description Pending
1944
Philippine Liberation Medal
Criteria
The Philippine Liberation Medal was awarded for service in the liberation of the Philippines from October 17, 1944, to September 2, 1945. In order to qualify, one of the following provisions must be m... More
Description
Description Pending
1944
Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)
Description
The Mariana and Palau Islands campaign, also known as Operation Forager, was an offensive launched by United States forces against Imperial Japanese forces in the Mariana Islands and Palau in the Paci... More
Memories
From 1943 to 1945 he took part in the planning and execution of every major amphibious operation in ... More
1944 - 1944
Battle of Guam
Description
Guam, ringed by reefs, cliffs, and heavy surf, presents a formidable challenge for an attacker. But despite the obstacles, on 21 July, the Americans landed on both sides of the Orote peninsula on the ... More
Memories
From 1943 to 1945 he took part in the planning and execution of every major amphibious operation in ... More
1944 - 1944
Battle of Leyte Gulf
Description
The Battle of Leyte Gulf, also called the Battles for Leyte Gulf, and formerly known as the Second Battle of the Philippine Sea, is generally considered to be the largest naval battle of World War II ... More
Memories
From 1943 to 1945 he took part in the planning and execution of every major amphibious operation in ... More
1944 - 1944
Battle of Arawe
Description
The Battle of Arawe was fought between Allied and Japanese forces during the New Britain Campaign of World War II. The battle formed part of the Allied Operation Cartwheel, and had the objective of se... More
Memories
From 1943 to 1945 he took part in the planning and execution of every major amphibious operation in ... More
1943 - 1944
Silver Star
Criteria
The Silver Star may be awarded to any person who, while serving in any capacity with the Armed Forces of the United States, is cited for gallantry in action, against an enemy of the United States whil... More
Comments
Silver Star

Awarded for actions during the World War II
The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Captain [then Commander] Charles Adair (NSN: 0-60294... 
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1943
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal
Criteria
The Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal was awarded for for qualifying service within the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946, under any of the following condi... More
Description
Description Pending
1943
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal
Criteria
The Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal was awarded for for qualifying service within the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946, under any of the following condi... More
Description
Description Pending
1943
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal
Criteria
The Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal was awarded for for qualifying service within the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946, under any of the following condi... More
Description
Description Pending
1943
World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Description
The plan of the Pacific subseries was determined by the geography, strategy, and the military organization of a theater largely oceanic. Two independent, coordinate commands, one in the Southwest Paci... More
Memories
From 1943 to 1945 he took part in the planning and execution of every major amphibious operation in ... More
1943 - 1943
Invasion & Occupation on Kiska
Description
The final step in recovery of the Aleutian Islands
Memories
From 1943 to 1945 he took part in the planning and execution of every major amphibious operation in ... More
1943 - 1943
Battle of Tarawa
Description
The Battle of Tarawa (US code name Operation Galvanic) was a battle in the Pacific Theater of World War II, fought from November 20 to November 23, 1943. It took place at the Tarawa Atoll in the Gilbe... More
Memories
From 1943 to 1945 he took part in the planning and execution of every major amphibious operation in ... More
1943 - 1943
Invasion & Occupation of Attu
Description
Because of poor weather, limited photo intel, initial planning estimated 27,000 Japanese garrison troops based on vessel movements. Intel provided just prior to D-day drasticly reduced those estimates... More
Memories
From 1943 to 1945 he took part in the planning and execution of every major amphibious operation in ... More
1943 - 1943
New Georgia Group Operation
Description
This operation was fought during the Pacific war on this group of islands situated in the central Solomons. US forces invaded them as part of an American offensive (CARTWHEEL) to isolate and neutraliz... More
Memories
From 1943 to 1945 he took part in the planning and execution of every major amphibious operation in ... More
1943 - 1943
Marshall Islands Operation
Description
In the Pacific Theater of World War II, the Gilbert and Marshall Islands campaign, from November 1943 through February 1944, were key strategic operations of the United States Pacific Fleet and Marine... More
Memories
From 1943 to 1945 he took part in the planning and execution of every major amphibious operation in ... More
1943 - 1943
Naval attack of Truk (Operation Hailstone)
Description
Operation Hailstone was a massive naval air and surface attack launched on February 16–17, 1944, during World War II by the United States Navy against the Japanese naval and air base at Truk in the Ca... More
Memories
From 1943 to 1945 he took part in the planning and execution of every major amphibious operation in ... More
1941 - 1943
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal
Criteria
The Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal was awarded for for qualifying service within the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946, under any of the following condi... More
Description
Description Pending
1942
Philippine Defense Medal
Criteria
The Philippine Defense Medal was awarded for service in the defense of the Philippines from December 8, 1941 to June 15, 1942, under either of the following conditions: Participation in any engagement... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1942
Battle of Corrigedor
Description
The battle and delivery of food to Corrigedor P. I. and evacuates certain military personnel
Memories
On 2 December, President Roosevelt ordered, through Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Harold R. Sta... More
1942 - 1942
Battle of Bataan
Description
Battle of Bataan and Bataan Death March
Memories
As a result of plans and actions of Lt. Comdr. Charles Adair, Flag Lieutenant to Admiral Hart, appro... More
1942 - 1942
USS Lanikai (auxillary schooner)
USS Lanikai (auxillary schooner)
Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Comments
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Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Commander
1941 - 1942
Battle of the Philippines
Description
American Forces relentless effort to hold the Philippine Islands against an overwhelming Japanese Force. The Japanese eventually forced an American Surrender.
Memories
Commander in Chief Asiatic Fleet, and was in that job when World War II broke out. He moved to Corr... More
1941 - 1942
Combat Action Ribbon
Criteria
The Combat Action Ribbon is a personal decoration awarded to members of the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard (when operating under the control of the Navy) in the grade of captain (or colonel in th... More
Description
Description Pending
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
1941
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
1941
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal
Criteria
The Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal was awarded for for qualifying service within the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946, under any of the following condi... More
Description
Description Pending
1941
Commander In Chief Asiatic Fleet
Commander In Chief Asiatic Fleet
Rank
Lieutenant Commander
NEC
111X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Surface Warfare
Comments
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Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Commander
1940 - 1941
US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Location
Annapolis - Maryland
NEC
111X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Surface Warfare
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Commander
1938 - 1940
COMCRUDESLANT/COMDESRON 14
COMCRUDESLANT/COMDESRON 14
Rank
Lieutenant
NEC
111X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Surface Warfare
Comments
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Lieutenant Lieutenant
1937 - 1938
CNSG-2/DESRON 6
CNSG-2/DESRON 6
Rank
Lieutenant
NEC
116X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Surface Warfare (In Training)
Comments
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Lieutenant Lieutenant
1935 - 1937
Naval Postgraduate School (Faculty Staff)
Naval Postgraduate School (Faculty Staff)
Rank
Lieutenant
Location
Monterey - California
NEC
111X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Surface Warfare
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Lieutenant
1933 - 1935
USS Patoka (AG-125)
USS Patoka (AG-125)
Rank
Lieutenant Junior Grade
NEC
116X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Surface Warfare (In Training)
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Junior Grade Lieutenant Junior Grade
1930 - 1932
USS Blakeley (DD-150)
USS Blakeley (DD-150)
Rank
Lieutenant Junior Grade
NEC
116X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Surface Warfare (In Training)
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Junior Grade Lieutenant Junior Grade
1928 - 1930
USS Toucey (DD-282)
USS Toucey (DD-282)
Rank
Ensign
NEC
116X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Surface Warfare (In Training)
Comments
Comments Pending
Ensign Ensign
1927 - 1928
USS Mississippi (BB-23)
USS Mississippi (BB-23)
Rank
Ensign
NEC
116X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Surface Warfare (In Training)
Comments
Comments Pending
Ensign Ensign
1926 - 1927
Service from 1926

 
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