John R. Beardall

John Reginald Beardall (February 7, 1887 January 4, 1967) was a rear admiral in the United States Navy. He was Superintendent of the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland from January 31, 1942 to August 16, 1945.[1] He was a 1908 graduate of the Naval Academy and Aide to the Secretary of the Navy, from 1936 to 1939.

John Reginald Beardall
Born(1887-02-07)February 7, 1887
Sanford, Florida
DiedJanuary 4, 1967(1967-01-04) (aged 79)
Orange County, Florida
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Navy
Rank Rear Admiral
Commands heldSuperintendent of the United States Naval Academy
Battles/warsWorld War I
World War II
AwardsLegion of Merit (2)
Navy and Marine Corps Medal

Military awards

Defense Superior Service Medal
Distinguished Service Medal (United States Navy)
Legion of Merit with one oak leaf cluster
Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Navy Expeditionary Medal
Navy and Marine Corps Medal
Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with four service stars
Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal
Mexican Service Medal
World War II Victory Medal
American Campaign Medal
American Defense Service Medal


Academic offices
Preceded by
Russell Willson
Superintendent of United States Naval Academy
Succeeded by
Aubrey W. Fitch

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