- Second World War (1939-1945)
- First Base Headquarters Commandant, Island Command, U.S. Marine Corps
- Awarded on:
- January 4th, 1946
"For exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the Government of the United States as Commanding Officer, First Base Headquarters Commandant, Island Command, Guam, from 2 May 1944 to 17 January 1945, and as Island Provost Marshal, Guam, from 17 January 1945 to 2 September 1945. He rendered valuable service in connection with the early stages of planning for the coming Guam operation and the setting up of the Island Command on the Island. As Commanding Officer, First Base Headquarters Battalion and Headquarters Commandant, during the early trying days of the occupation, his tireless efforts, initiative, sound judgment and able administrative ability were major factors which contributed materially to the early successful functioning of the Island Command. He rendered outstanding services in advising the Island Commander in Connection with the formulation of policy and initiation of measures for the proper police of the Island. He built up a police organization that was a model of efficiency. As Provost Marshal of Guam, one of the major advanced bases in the Pacific, with jurisdiction over vast numbers of troops of all armed services of the United States, he was assigned a task of great responsibility, demanding unusual ability, which he successfully carried out in an exemplary manner. His unwavering devotion to duty and conduct throughout were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service."