Charles Johnston Badger

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Charles Johnston Badger
Charles J. Badger.jpg
Born (1853-08-06)August 6, 1853
Rockville, Maryland
Died September 7, 1932(1932-09-07) (aged 79)
Place of burial Arlington National Cemetery
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch United States Department of the Navy Seal.svg United States Navy
Years of service 1873 - 1921
Rank US-O8 insignia.svg Rear Admiral
Commands held U.S. Atlantic Fleet
Battles/wars Spanish-American War
World War I
Awards Navy Distinguished Service Medal
Relations

Charles Johnston Badger (August 6, 1853 – September 7, 1932) was an admiral in the United States Navy. His active-duty career included service in the Spanish-American War and World War I.

Life and naval career[edit]

The son of Commodore Oscar C. Badger (1823–1899), Charles Badger was born August 6, 1853 in Rockville, Maryland. He attended the United States Naval Academy, graduating in 1873.[1]

Badger served in Cincinnati (C-7) during the Spanish-American War, and climaxed his career as Commander in Chief, Atlantic Fleet. He served as superintendent of the United States Naval Academy from 1907 to 1909.

He was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal for his contribution as chairman of the Navy General Board during World War I. Rear Admiral Badger died September 7, 1932 and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

He was an hereditary member of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States.

Awards[edit]

Legacy[edit]

Two Navy ships have been named in honor of R.Adm. Badger: USS Charles J. Badger (DD-657), and USS Badger (FF-1071).

Rear Admiral Badger was a cousin of Secretary of the Navy George E. Badger (1790–1865); Admiral Oscar C. Badger II (1890–1958) was his son.

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References[edit]

This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships.

External links[edit]

Media related to Charles Johnston Badger at Wikimedia Commons

Academic offices
Preceded by
James H. Sands
Superintendent of United States Naval Academy
1907-1909
Succeeded by
John M. Bowyer
Military offices
Preceded by
Hugo Osterhaus
Commander in Chief, United States Atlantic Fleet
1913-1914
Succeeded by
Frank F. Fletcher