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Navy Distinguished Service Medal

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  • Admiral Louis de Steiguer (1867 - 1947)
    Appointed Naval Cadet from Ohio 17 March 1885. Captain 10 Aug 1916. Chief of Staff of Commandant 3 Naval District New York NY 27 March 1917 to 12 Sept 1918. Command of Arkansas 28 Sept 1918. Awarded or...
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    See: Admiral Joseph Strauss (16 November 1861 – 30 December 1948) was an officer of the United States Navy, who served in World War I, and later commanded the Asiatic Fleet.
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    Hugh Rodman KCB (6 January 1859 – 7 June 1940) was an officer in the United States Navy who served during the Spanish–American War and World War I, later serving as the Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Pacific...
  • Admiral William Sims, USN (1858 - 1936)
    "William Sowden Sims (October 15, 1858 – September 25, 1936) was an admiral in the United States Navy who sought during the late 19th and early 20th centuries to modernize the Navy. During World War ...
  • Admiral Austin M. Knight (1854 - 1927)
    Austin Melvin Knight (December 16, 1854 - February 26, 1927) was an admiral in the United States Navy. He was commander in chief of the U.S. Asiatic Fleet from 1917 to 1918. His textbook Modern Seamans...

Navy Distinguished Service Medal:

The Navy Distinguished Service Medal is a military decoration of the United States Navy and United States Marine Corps which was first created in 1919 and is presented to sailors and Marines to recognize distinguished and exceptionally meritorious service to the United States while serving in a duty or position of great responsibility.

Navy Distinguished Service Medal is equivalent to the Army's Distinguished Service Medal, Air Force and Space Force's Air Force Distinguished Service Medal, and the Coast Guard Distinguished Service Medal. The Navy Distinguished Service Medal was originally senior to the Navy Cross, until August 1942 when the precedence of the two decorations was reversed. Currently, it is worn after the Defense Distinguished Service Medal and before the Silver Star Medal.