Magazine article Joint Force Quarterly

Admiral Forrest Percival Sherman. (of Chiefs and Chairmen)

Magazine article Joint Force Quarterly

Admiral Forrest Percival Sherman. (of Chiefs and Chairmen)

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Admiral Forrest Percival Sherman (1896-1951) Chief of Naval Operations

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Born in Merrimack, New Hampshire; graduated from Naval Academy (1917); served in Atlantic and Mediterranean in World War I; USS Reid (1920); commanded USS Barry (1921); USS Florida (1921-22); flight training, Pensacola (1922); fighting squadron 2, USS Aroostook (1923-24); flight instructor, Pensacola (1924-26); Naval War College (1926-27); USS Lexington and USS Saratoga (1931-32); commanded fighting squadron 1 (1932-33); director, aviation ordnance section, Bureau of Ordnance (1933-36); USS Ranger (1936-37); staff positions (1937-40); war plans division, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations (1940-42); commanded USS Wasp (1942); chief of staff to Admiral John Towers (1943); deputy chief of staff to Admiral Chester Nimitz (1943-45); commanded carrier division 1 (1945-47); commander of naval forces in Mediterranean (1948-49); Chief of Naval Operations (1949-51); died at Naples, Italy.

Unification of operational command of forces, including air, in each theater and area is conducive to the most effective conduct of war. …

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