Bertram J. Rodgers

Bertram Joseph Rodgers
Born (1894-03-19)March 19, 1894
Knoxville, Pennsylvania
Died November 30, 1983(1983-11-30) (aged 89)
Coronado, California
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch United States Navy
Years of service 19161956
Rank Vice Admiral
Commands held 12th Naval District
Amphibious Forces, Pacific Fleet
USS Salt Lake City
Battles/wars World War I
World War II
Cold War
Awards Navy Cross
Distinguished Service Medal (2)
Legion of Merit

Bertram Joseph Rodgers (March 19, 1894 November 30, 1983) was a highly decorated Vice Admiral in the United States Navy during World War II. He received his Navy Cross as a Captain of USS Salt Lake City during the Aleutian Islands Campaign.[1]


Bertram Joseph Rodgers was born on March 19, 1894 in Knoxville, Pennsylvania. He attended the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland and graduated in 1916 with the rank of Ensign. His first service assignment was on the board of battleship USS South Carolina. During the World War I, Rodgers served with this ship within Atlantic Fleet.

He subsequently commanded the submarines USS H-8 and USS R-8 and also served as Engineer and repair Officer at the submarine base, Coco Solo in the Panama Canal Zone.

Military decorations

Here is the ribbon bar of Vice admiral Bertram J. Rodgers:

Gold star
Gold star
Bronze star
Bronze star
Bronze star
Bronze star
Bronze star
Bronze star
Bronze star
Naval Aviator Badge
1st Row Navy Cross
2nd Row Navy Distinguished Service Medal with Gold Star Legion of Merit with "V" Device Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with Gold Star and "V" Device
3rd Row Navy Unit Commendation with one bronze award star World War I Victory Medal with Fleet Clasp American Defense Service Medal
4th Row Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with four Service stars European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with one Service star American Campaign Medal
5th Row World War II Victory Medal Navy Occupation Service Medal National Defense Service Medal
Submarine Warfare insignia


  1. "Valor awards for Bertram Joseph Rodgers". Retrieved 19 November 2013.
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