Sides, John, ADM

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Admiral
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1960-1963, Commander in Chief Pacific Fleet (CINCPACFLT)/Commander Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT)
Service Years
1925 - 1963
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Washington
Washington
Year of Birth
1904
 
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Roslyn, WA

Date of Passing
Apr 03, 1978
 
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Throughout a distinguished naval career spanning nearly four decades, Admiral Sides contributed immensely to the field of weapons, specifically with regard to shipboard missile systems. The guided missile frigate Sides (FFG-14), the first ship so named in his honor, represents a most appropriate marriage of platform and namesake.


A native of Roslyn, Washington, Admiral Sides received his commission from the U.S. Naval Academy, having graduated with distinction in the class of 1925. His early sea tours were served principally aboard battleships. While ashore he pursued development of his specialty - ordnance - First, in 1942, as Chief of Ammunition and explosive section of the Bureau of Ordnance; then in 1948 as Deputy to the Assistant Chief of Naval Operations for Guided Missiles; in 1951 in the Office of the Director of Guided Missiles, Office of the Secretary of Defense; and, most notably, in 1952, as Director of the Guided Missile Division, Office of the CNO, from which he director the Navy's Guided Missile Efforts for almost four years.


Admiral Sides at sea commands include: Commander Mine Division Eight (1944), Commander Destroyer Squadron Forty-Seven (1945), USS ALBANY (1950), and Commander Cruiser Division Six (1956).


On August 31, 1960, he was appointed Commander in Chief, U.S. Pacific Fleet, and served in that capacity until 1963 at which time he retired from active duty. He passed away April 3, 1978 leaving his spouse, the former Virginia E. Roach and daughter, Mrs. Joanne Savina Sides Watson.


   
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NULTON, Louis McCoy, ADM, (1889-1933) Rear Admiral Upper Half
Rowcliff, Gilbert Jonathan, RADM, (1902-1945) Captain
SNYDER, Charles, ADM, (1900-1946) Captain
Anderson, Walter Stratton, VADM, (1903-1946) Commander
Bagley, David Worth, ADM, (1904-1947) Commander
FRIEDELL, Wilhelm L., RADM, (1901-1946) Commander
RICHARDSON, James, ADM, (1902-1942) Commander
ROCKWELL, Francis, VADM, (1908-1948) Commander
Conolly, Richard Lansing, ADM, (1914-1953) Lieutenant Commander
Gatch, Thomas Leigh, VADM, (1912-1947) Lieutenant Commander
Kidd, Isaac Campbell, RADM, (1906-1941) Lieutenant Commander
McCormick, Lynde Dupuy, ADM, (1915-1956) Lieutenant Commander
Rosendahl, Charles Emery, VADM, (1914-1946) Lieutenant Commander
Tisdale, Mahlon, VADM, (1912-1947) Lieutenant Commander
Van Valkenburgh, Franklin, CAPT, (1905-1941) Lieutenant Commander
Carney, Robert, ADM Lieutenant
Christie, Ralph Waldo, VADM, (1915-1949) Lieutenant
Clark, Joseph James, ADM, (1917-1953) Lieutenant
Denebrink, Francis Compton, VADM, (1917-1956) Lieutenant
Fechteler, William Morrow, ADM, (1916-1956) Lieutenant
Goggins, William Bernard, RADM, (1919-1949) Lieutenant
Holloway Jr., James Lemuel, ADM, (1918-1959) Lieutenant
Wooster, Stanton Hall, LT, (1917-1927) Lieutenant
CALNAN, George C., LT, (1920-1933) Ensign
Freeman, James Sheperd, RADM, (1921-1951) Ensign
Gardner, Francis Hartt, RDML, (1924-1954) Ensign
HUGHES, James, CDR, (1915-1945) Ensign
Lent, Willis (Pilly), RADM, (1925-1955) Ensign
Abele, Mannert Lincoln, LCDR, (1926-1942) Midshipman
Abercrombie, Laurence, RADM, (1920-1948) Midshipman
Arnold, Murr Edward, RADM, (1923-1962) Midshipman
Black, Hugh, LCDR, (1926-1942) Midshipman
Brockman, William Herman, RADM, (1922-1947) Midshipman
Brockman Jr., William Herman, RADM, (1922-1947) Midshipman
Eller, Ernest, RADM, (1925-1970) Midshipman
Espe, Carl, VADM, (1922-1960) Midshipman
Felt, Harry Donald, ADM, (1923-1964) Midshipman
GARCIA, Edmund, RADM, (1927-1955) Midshipman
Grenfell, Elton Watters, VADM, (1926-1964) Midshipman
Hoskins, John, VADM, (1921-1957) Midshipman
Hutchins, Carlton Barmore, LT, (1926-1938) Midshipman
Jackson, Alexander, RADM, (1925-1958) Midshipman
Jackson, Jr., Charles, CAPT, (1926-1956) Midshipman
Klakring, Thomas, RADM Midshipman
LEE, Fitzhugh, VADM, (1926-1967) Midshipman
LOHMANN, Philip, RADM, (1922-1953) Midshipman
MALANAPHY, Michael, RADM, (1918-1958) Midshipman
McDonald, David Lamar, ADM, (1928-1967) Midshipman
McInerney, Francis, VADM, (1929-1955) Midshipman
McKINNEY, Eugene, RADM, (1927-1960) Midshipman
McLEAN, Ephraim, VADM, (1924-1959) Midshipman
Moosbrugger, Fredrick, VADM, (1923-1956) Midshipman
Mumma, Morton, RADM, (1925-1953) Midshipman
PERRY, John Richard, RADM, (1918-1955) Midshipman
PETERSEN, Wallis, RADM, (1920-1963) Midshipman
Pryce, Roland Fremont, CAPT, (1927-1957) Midshipman
RABY, John, RADM Midshipman
Romoser, William Kilian, RADM, (1926-1961) Midshipman
Ryan Jr., Thomas John, RADM, (1921-1950) Midshipman

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