Herman Osman Stickney was a Rear Admiral in the United States Navy who served in various capacities, including as Commander, Pacific Fleet at the end of his military career.
Stickney, Herman Osman was born on December 10, 1867 in Pepperell, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Walter Brooks and Lydia Jane (Edwards) Stickney.
Graduated from the United States Naval Academy, 1888.
He served aboard USS Iowa during the Spanish–American War and aboard USS Princeton during the Philippine–American War, and commanded USS Prairie at the United States occupation of Veracruz. Stickney edited the 3rd revision of Naval Reciprocating Engines and Auxiliary Machinery, published in 1914 by the U.S. Naval Institute for use as a textbook at the Naval Academy. His last Navy post was as Commander, Pacific Fleet.
He retired from the Navy on 21 December 1921. Stickney died on 13 September 1936 and is buried in Section 3 of Arlington National Cemetery.
Served on Iowa, Spanish-American War, 1898. Member Pacific Coast Board of Inspection, San Francisco, 1919.