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Charles Johnston Badger
Born (1853-08-06)August 6, 1853
Died September 7, 1932(1932-09-07) (aged 79)
Place of birth Rockville, Maryland
Place of burial Arlington National Cemetery
Allegiance United States
Service/branch 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

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

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 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.


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.

See also


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

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

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