Charles R. Larson

United States admiral

Charles Robert Larson (November 20, 1936 – July 26, 2014) was an American four-star Admiral of the United States Navy.

Charles R. Larson
Admiral Charles Larson as superintendent of the US Naval Academy
Born(1936-11-20)November 20, 1936
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
DiedJuly 26, 2014(2014-07-26) (aged 77)
Annapolis, Maryland
AllegianceUnited States of America
Service/branchUnited States Navy
Years of service1958–1998
UnitUSS Sculpin (SSN-590) (XO)
USS Halibut (SSN-587) (CO)
Commander, Submarine Development Group One
Commands heldSuperintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy
U.S. Pacific Command
AwardsDefense Distinguished Service Medal
Navy Distinguished Service Medal (7)
Legion of Merit (3)
Bronze Star
Presidential Service Badge
Other workBoard of Directors, Northrop Grumman
Political candidate

A 1958 graduate of the United States Naval Academy, Larson twice served as Superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. He also served as Commander in Chief, United States Pacific Command (CINCPAC).

Larson died in his home in Annapolis, Maryland, after a two-year battle with leukemia at the age of 77.[1]


  1. Rodricks, Dan (26 July 2014). "Adm. Charles R. Larson, former Naval Academy superintendent, dies". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved 27 July 2014.

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