Edward Clifford Kalbfus, American naval officer. member of staff Naval War College, 1927-1929; member American Battle Monuments Commission, 1947-1952.; Member Military Order of Carabao.
Kalbfus, Edward Clifford was born on November 24, 1877 in Mauch Chunk, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Daniel and Mary Electra (Jones) Kalbfus.
Graduated from the United States Naval Academy, 1899.
Commissioned ensign, United States Navy, 1901. Promoted through grades to rear admiral, 1931. Permanent rank of admiral on retired list, 1942.
Participated in Spanish-American War, 1898, Philippine Insurrection, 1900-1901, Cuba Pacification, 1905, Mexican occupation, 1914. Captain United States Ship Pocahontas, World War I, later captain United States Ship Iowa, Trenton, California. Member of staff Naval War College, 1927-1929.
Chief of staff Battleship Divisions, Battle Fleet, 1930. Director War Plans, Navy Department, 1931. Commander Destroyers, Battle Force, United States Fleet, 1931-1934.
President Naval War College, 1934-1936, 39-42. Vice admiral, commander Battleships, Battle Force, United States Fleet, 1937. Admiral, commander Battle Force, United States Fleet, 1938-1939, member General Board, 1942-1945.
Director of Naval History, 1944-1945. Member American Battle Monuments Commission, 1947-1952.
Member of staff Naval War College, 1927-1929. Member American Battle Monuments Commission, 1947-1952. Member Military Order of Carabao.
Clubs: Army and Navy (Washington). Member Cruising.