Melson, Charles, VADM

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Last Rank
Vice Admiral
Last Primary NEC
111X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Surface Warfare
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1964-1966, Naval War College (Faculty Staff)
Service Years
1927 - 1966
Vice Admiral
Vice Admiral

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Home State
Virginia
Virginia
Year of Birth
1904
 
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Date of Passing
Sep 14, 1981
 
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 Duty Stations
US NavyNaval Postgraduate School (Faculty Staff)CNO - OPNAVCommander in Chief Pacific Fleet (CINCPACFLT)/Commander Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT)
Commander, US Fleet Forces Command (COMUSFLTFORCOM)USS Texas (BB-35)Naval Reserve Forces CommandNaval War College (Faculty Staff)
Commander, Naval Surface Force, Atlantic (COMNAVSURFLANT)/DESRON 20US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)USS New Jersey (BB-62)CTF 70
COMMANDER FIRST FLEET (COMFIRSTFLEET)US-Taiwan Defense Command (USTDC)
  1927-1927, USS Trenton (CL-11)
  1927-1928, USS Penguin (AM-33)
  1928-1928, USS Napa (AT-32)
  1929-1930, USS Mccormick (DD-223)
  1930-1931, USS Pittsburgh (CA-4)
  1931-1932, USS Du Pont (DD-152)
  1932-1933, USS Dickerson (DD-157)
  1933-1934, USS Northampton (CA-26)
  1934-1935, Naval Postgraduate School (Faculty Staff)
  1936-1938, USS Pennsylvania (BB-38)
  1938-1940, USS Patterson (DD-392)
  1940-1941, CNO - OPNAV
  1941-1942, Commander in Chief, United States Fleet (CINCUS)
  1942-1944, USS Champlin (DD-601)
  1944-1944, Commander Destroyers, Battle Force/COMDESDIV 32
  1944-1944, USS Boyle (DD-600)
  1944-1945, Commander, US Fleet Forces Command (COMUSFLTFORCOM)/Commander, Destroyers, Atlantic Fleet
  1945-1945, Commander Battleship Division 5
  1945-1945, USS Texas (BB-35)
  1945-1947, Commander Atlantic Reserve Fleet (COMLANTRESFLT)
  1947-1948, Naval War College (Faculty Staff)
  1948-1950, Commander, Naval Surface Force, Atlantic (COMNAVSURFLANT)/DESRON 20
  1950-1952, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
  1951-1952, USS New Jersey (BB-62)
  1953-1953, CTF 70/CTG 70.1
  1953-1955, Commander, US Fleet Forces Command (COMUSFLTFORCOM)/Commander, Battleships-Cruisers, Atlantic Fleet
  1955-1957, Commander, US Fleet Forces Command (COMUSFLTFORCOM)
  1957-1958, Commander, Cruiser Division FOUR
  1958-1960, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
  1958-1960, Severn River Naval Command
  1960-1962, COMMANDER FIRST FLEET (COMFIRSTFLEET)
  1962-1964, US-Taiwan Defense Command (USTDC)
  1964-1966, Naval War College (Faculty Staff)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 Algeria-French Morocco Campaign (1942)/Operation Torch
  1943-1943 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Convoy Duty/ West Bound Atlantic Transit
  1943-1943 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Sicily Campaign (1943)
  1944-1944 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Anzio Campaign (1944)
  1944-1944 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Southern France Campaign (1944)
  1952-1953 Korean War/Third Korean Winter (1952-53)
 Colleges Attended 
University of RichmondUnited States Naval AcademyNaval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CANaval War College
  1921-1923, University of Richmond
  1923-1927, United States Naval Academy
  1934-1935, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA
  1947-1948, Naval War College
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