Fleet Admiral William "Bull" Halsey, Jr., United States Navy, (October 30, 1882 – August 16, 1959), was a U.S. Naval officer. He commanded the South Pacific Area during the early stages of the Pacific War against Japan. Later he was commander of the Third Fleet through the duration of hostilities.
U.S. Admiral William Halsey (right), commander of the 3rd Fleet, U.S. Navy, talks with Vice Admiral John McCain on board the battleship USS New Jersey (BB-62 ) on the way to the Philippines, December 1944.