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Commandants of the United States Army Command and General Staff College: Lucius Roy Holbrook, David Petraeus, William B. Caldwell

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Published November 20th 2012
ISBN : 9781155663265
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32 pages
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 30. Chapters: Alfred C. Richmond, Charles F. Shoemaker, Chester R. Bender, Commandant of the Coast Guard, Edwin J.MorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 30. Chapters: Alfred C. Richmond, Charles F. Shoemaker, Chester R. Bender, Commandant of the Coast Guard, Edwin J. Roland, Ellsworth P. Bertholf, Frederick C. Billard, Harry G. Hamlet, J. William Kime, James Loy, James S. Gracey, John B. Hayes, Joseph F. Farley, Leonard G. Shepard, Merlin ONeill, Owen W. Siler, Paul A. Yost, Jr., Robert E. Kramek, Robert J. Papp, Jr., Russell R. Waesche, Thad Allen, Thomas H. Collins, Willard J. Smith, William E. Reynolds, Worth G. Ross. Excerpt: Ellsworth Price Bertholf (7 April 1866 - 11 November 1921) was a Congressional Gold Medal recipient who later served as the fourth Captain-Commandant of the United States Revenue Cutter Service and because of the change in the name of the agency, the fourth Commandant of the United States Coast Guard. His leadership during his tenure as Commandant was critical to the Coast Guards survival at a time when outside agencies wanted to either take it over or split its missions up among several agencies. Bertholf was born in New York City to John J. Bertholf, an accountant, and Annie Frances Price Bertholf. When he was four, his family moved to Hackensack, New Jersey where he spent his school years. When he was sixteen, he received an appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy but was court-martialed and dismissed for allegedly participating in a hazing incident at the beginning of his second year. A year after his expulsion from the Naval Academy, he was appointed as a cadet at the Revenue Cutter Service School of Instruction at New Bedford, Massachusetts. He graduated from the School of Instruction on 18 October 1887 and was assigned to the USRC Levi Woodbury. He was commissioned as a Third Lieutenant while serving on the Woodbury on 12 June 1889. In 1895 he became the first Revenue Cutter Service officer to graduate from the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island. In April 1890, Bertholf was transferred to the USRC William H. Seward, an American Civil War era side-wheeler that was homeported in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. The Seward patrolled the mouth of the Mississippi River and Lake Pontchartrain, removing hazards to navigation and watching for smuggling activity. In May 1891, he was assigned to the newer iron-hulled USRC Forward, which was based in Mobile. While serving on the Forward, Bertholf was promoted to Second Lieutenant. In June 1893, Bertholf reported aboard the USRC Hamilton, in a Baltimore shipyard. After overhaul, the Hamilton returned to its homeport of