Charles Johnston Badger

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

Life & Career

The son of Commodore Oscar C. Badger (1823–1899), Charles Badger was born 6 August, 1853 in Rockville, Maryland. He attended the United States Naval Academy, graduating in 1873. Badger served in the cruiser Cincinnati 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 the First World War. Rear Admiral Badger died on 7 September, 1932 and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

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


Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Charles E. Colahan
Commandant of Midshipmen, Naval Academy
1903 – 1905
Succeeded by
George P. Colvocoresses
Preceded by
James H. Dayton
Captain of U.S.S. Chicago
29 May, 1905[1] – 29 Dec, 1906[Inference]
Succeeded by
Robert M. Doyle
Preceded by
James H. Sands
Superintendent of the Naval Academy
15 Jul, 1907[2] – 10 Jun, 1909
Succeeded by
John M. Bowyer
Preceded by
Charles E. Vreeland
Captain of U.S.S. Kansas
14 Jun, 1909[3] – 19 Apr, 1911[4][5][Inference]
Succeeded by
John A. Hoogewerff
Preceded by
Aaron Ward
Aide for Naval Inspections
21 Dec, 1911[6] – 10 Nov, 1913[Inference]
Succeeded by
Augustus F. Fechteler
Preceded by
Hugo Osterhaus
Commanding Atlantic Fleet
Jan, 1913[7] – Sep, 1914[8]
Succeeded by
Frank F. Fletcher


  1. Register of Officers, 1906. p. 12.
  2. Register of Officers, 1908. p. 10.
  3. Register of Officers, 1911. p. 8.
  4. Register of Officers, 1911. p. 8.
  5. Register of Officers, 1912. p. 12.
  6. Register of Officers, 1913. p. 8.
  7. Wikipedia.
  8. Wikipedia.