Admirals Henry B. Wilson, Robert E. Coontz, and Hugh Rodman
Admiral Henry B. Wilson, USN, Commander in Chief, Atlantic Fleet, Admiral Robert E. Coontz, USN, Chief of Naval Operations, and Admiral Hugh Rodman, USN, Commander in Chief, Pacific Fleet. (listed from left to right) Photographed at the Navy Department, Washington, D.C., in 1919. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
During World War I, Wilson served first as Commander, Patrol Forces, Atlantic Fleet and then as Commander, U.S. Naval Forces in France. Coontz was Commandant of the Puget Sound Navy Yard and 13th Naval District throughout the war. Rodman commanded Battleship Division 9, which famously served with the British Grand Fleet at Scapa Flow.