“It is a function of the navy to carry the war to the enemy so that it will not be fought on U.S. soil.”
Chester Nimitz (1885 to 1966)
Chester William Nimitz was an Admiral in the US Navy. He was the commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet during World War II. One of the navy’s foremost administrators and strategists, he commanded all land and sea forces in the central Pacific area.
In December 1944, he was promoted to the US Navy’s newest and highest rank – Fleet Admiral (OF-10), equivalent to Field Marshal or General of the Army.