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- United States Navy : That part of the United States Department of Defense responsible for combat on, over, and under water
- World War Two in the Pacific : The part of World War II (1937-45) fought in Asia and the Pacific Ocean between Japan and the U.S., China, Britain, Australia, and other Allies.
- Submarine : A ship or boat that can travel underwater
- Aircraft carrier : A warship designed to launch and recover combat aircraft and aircraft that support military operations
- Circular cruising formation : Developed by Chester W. Nimitz, a naval tactical formation in which the high value units (e.g., aircraft carriers and amphibious warfare ships) are in the center of the formation, surrounded by concentric rings of escorts for anti-air warfare, anti-submarine warfare, and early warning (i.e., pickets)
- Island hopping : U.S. strategic doctrine of World War Two in the Pacific, in which Japanese island bases were invaded only if their land was needed, but bypassed and blockaded if they simply needed to be neutralized
- Fast carrier operations : Strategic doctrine of the U.S. Navy in World War Two in the Pacific, which greatly increased the tempo of carrier operations by keeping them mostly at sea, with intense underway replenishment and repair, and by alternating command and planning with two fleet staffs
- Battle of Pearl Harbor : Imperial Japanese Navy raid on United States' naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, which took place on the morning of Sunday, December 7, 1941.
- Doolittle Raid : The first U.S. offensive operation in the Pacific during the Second World War.
- Battle of the Coral Sea : Fought in May 1942, the first battle between naval forces built around aircraft carriers, in which the opposing United States and Japanese ships never saw one another; it was a tactical Japanese defeat and strategic U.S. victory
- Battle of Midway : Generally considered to be the turning point of the Pacific Theater in the Second World War, a Japanese force intending to capture Midway Island was turned back with the loss of four aircraft carriers, at the cost of one U.S. carrier; it was the last major Japanese offensive of the war
- United States Pacific Command : The U.S. Unified Combatant Command, headquartered in Hawaii, and responsible for the Pacific and East Asia
- Chief of Naval Operations : The senior officer of the United States Navy, not in the operational chain of command but responsible for preparation and readiness of naval forces
- Ernest J. King : Fleet Admiral, United States Navy, Chief of Naval Operations during the Second World War
- Douglas MacArthur : Senior U.S. Army commander in the Second World War, head of the Occupation of Japan, holder of the highest rank and highest honor for valor in the Army, yet relieved of command for insubordination
- Frank Jack Fletcher : Admiral, U.S. Navy, who commanded carrier task forces in 1942, but was transferred to a less critical command after heavy losses in the Battle of the Eastern Solomons, and some concerns about his aggressiveness
- Robert Ghormley : U.S. Navy Vice Admiral who commanded naval forces in the South Pacific Area at the beginning of World War II in the Pacific; replaced by William Halsey
- William Halsey : Fleet admiral of the U.S. Navy in the Pacific theater of World War II, commanding the Third United States Fleet; a colorful and inspirational fighting leader with some limitations in strategy and large fleet command
- Edwin Layton : U.S. Pacific Fleet chief intelligence officer during the Second World War
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- Raymond Spruance : Admiral of the U.S. Navy in the Pacific theater of World War II, commanding the Fifth United States Fleet; a reserved and intellectual officer on whom Chester Nimitz depended always to bring back the fleet
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- Richmond Kelly Turner : United States Navy admiral who held key staff positions before WWII, and commanded amphibious forces in World War Two in the Pacific; known for hot temper and desire to dominate
- A.A. Vandegrift : First four-star Commandant of the Marine Corps, promoted to that position after commanding the Guadalcanal campaign, for which he received the Medal of Honor
- Karl Doenitz : German naval officer who rose to head the submarine forces of Nazi Germany, then the overall naval command (Oberkommando der Marine), and was briefly Adolf Hitler's successor as President of the Reich. Sentenced to 10 years imprisonment by the International Military Tribunal (Nuremberg)
- Husband Kimmel : U.S. Naval officer who was the commander of the Pacific Fleet at the Battle of Pearl Harbor; relieved of command (sometimes regarded as a scapegoat); Chester W. Nimitz replaced him
- Isoroku Yamamoto : Admiral, Imperial Japanese Navy, Commander-in-Chief, Combined Fleet; planned the Battle of Pearl Harbor although opposed to war with the United States; shot down and killed March 1943
- Yi Sunshin : A Korean admiral renowned for his naval victories against the Japanese invaders during the Korean War of 1592-1598.