Eller, Ernest M., Rear Adm., USN (Ret.)

Graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1925, Rear Admiral Ernest M. Eller, U.S. Navy, reported to the Pacific Fleet staff of Admiral Chester and served there throughout much of World War II. He was both eyewitness and participant in a great deal of the planning and execution of the South Pacific and Central Pacific campaigns. He is best remembered today for his longtime leadership and stewardship as Director of Naval History and Curator in the Office of Chief of Naval Operations, a role he fulfilled from 1956 to 1970.

Articles by Ernest M. Eller

 "An August Morning with Farragut." Lithograph of an oil painting by William H. Overend

Naval Strategy

By Lieutenant E. M. Eller, U. S. Navy
October 1973
People like Eller in the 1920s and 1930s ensured that the Navy was morally ready when the strenuous test of World War II arrived.