Holloway, James Lemuel, Jr., ADM

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Last Rank
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Line Officer
Primary Unit
1957-1959, Commander Naval Forces Eastern Atlantic /Mediterranean (CINCNELM/COMNELM)
Service Years
1918 - 1959

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Contact Info
Home Town
Fort Smith, AR
Last Address
Falls Church, VA

Date of Passing
Jan 11, 1984
Location of Interment
U.S. Naval Academy Cemetery - Annapolis, Maryland
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section 2

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 Military Association Memberships
WWII Memorial National RegistryUnited States Navy Memorial
  2020, WWII Memorial National Registry
  2020, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page

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Last Known Activity

In 1964 James Holloway was recalled to active duty to serve as Governor of the United States Naval Home in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, until 1966. Additionally, he received the honorary degrees of Doctor of Laws from Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania in 1944, and later from the University of Notre Dame, and Doctor of Humane Letters from Villanova University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1948. He died from an aortic aneurysm at the age of 85. The Admiral James L. Holloway Jr. Award is presented annually by the Navy League of the US to the outstanding Navy Reserve Officers Training Corps midshipman in the nation. The Rear Admiral James L. Holloway Jr. Trophy honors the Naval Academy midshipman who has contributed the most to Varsity Offshore J/24 sailing through his leadership, dedication to the team, and sailing skills.
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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
US NavyUS Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)USS West Virginia (BB-48)Naval War College (Staff)
Commander Training Command US Atlantic Fleet (COMTRALANT)CNO - OPNAVDESRON 10, Commander, Naval Surface Force, Atlantic (COMNAVSURFLANT)USS Hamul (AD-20)
Bureau of Naval Personnel (BUPERS)USS Iowa (BB-61)Commander Training Command US Pacific Fleet (COMTRAPAC)Commander in Chief Pacific Fleet (CINCPACFLT)/Commander Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT)
  1918-1919, USS Monaghan (DD-32)
  1919-1920, USS Florida (BB-30)
  1920-1921, USS Wainwright (DD-62)
  1921-1922, USS Mccormick (DD-223)
  1922-1924, USS Truxtun (DD-229)
  1924-1926, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
  1926-1928, USS West Virginia (BB-48)
  1928-1930, Commander Battleship Division 2
  1930-1932, Naval War College (Staff)
  1932-1933, USS Nevada (BB-36)
  1933-1934, Commander Cruisers Scouting Force
  1934-1935, USS Hopkins (DD-249)
  1935-1938, Commander Training Command US Atlantic Fleet (COMTRALANT)
  1938-1939, USS Idaho (BB-42)
  1938-1939, USS Sirius (AK-15)
  1939-1940, Commander Atlantic Squadron (COMLANTRON)
  1940-1942, CNO - OPNAV
  1942-1943, DESRON 10, Commander, Naval Surface Force, Atlantic (COMNAVSURFLANT)
  1943-1943, USS Hamul (AD-20)
  1943-1944, Bureau of Naval Personnel (BUPERS)
  1944-1945, USS Iowa (BB-61)
  1945-1945, Commander Training Command US Pacific Fleet (COMTRAPAC)
  1946-1947, Bureau of Naval Personnel (BUPERS)
  1947-1950, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
  1950-1953, Commander, Battleships-Cruisers, Pacific Fleet (ComBatCruPac)
  1953-1953, Bureau of Naval Personnel (BUPERS)
  1957-1959, Commander Naval Forces Eastern Atlantic /Mediterranean (CINCNELM/COMNELM)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1918-1918 World War I/Anti-Submarine Warfare
  1942-1942 Operation Torch/Naval Battle of Casablanca
  1944-1944 Luzon Campaign (1944-45)/Battle of Mindoro
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Okinawa Gunto Operation
  1958-1958 Operation Bluebat (Lebanon)
 Colleges Attended 
United States Naval AcademyMuhlenberg CollegeUniversity of Notre DameVillanova University
  1915-1918, United States Naval Academy
  1944-1944, Muhlenberg College
  1948-1948, University of Notre Dame
  1948-1948, Villanova University
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Holloways, Father, Son and Grandson1
  Retirement April 19591
  ADM James L. Holloway Jr. (Lord Jim)
  DD-DE Shakedown Task Force1
  Superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy2
  USS Iowa (BB-61)1
  Commander in Chief, U.S. Naval Forces, Eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean3
  Jun 07, 1918, Commissioned as Ensign
  Sep 21, 1918, Promoted to Lieutenant Junior Grade
  Jun 03, 1922, Promoted to Lieutenant
  Jun 30, 1933, Promoted to Lieutenant Commander
  Jul 01, 1939, Promoted to Commander
  Jun 07, 1942, Promoted to Captain
  Sep 04, 1945, Promoted to Rear Admiral
  Feb 02, 1953, Promoted to Vice Admiral
  Jan 01, 1958, Promoted to Admiral
  May 09, 2020, General Photos
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