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Commanding Officers

The following Captains served aboard the USS John F Kennedy aircraft carrier.

Ship's Seal

Click here for CVW3 Click here for Topcats Click here for NightHawks Go to the Island Ship's Seal - Contributed by Bob Haner
Click on the seal above to read the narrative of the seal's history.

VADM - Vice Admiral
RADM - Rear Admiral
CAPT - Captain
XO -

Captains and Deployments

Name
Graduated
Deployment Dates
Title
Mission No.
CAPT Earl Preston ("Buddy") Yates
USNA '44
7 September 1968 -
3 September 1969
RADM
1
CAPT Julian S. Lake
NAVCAD
3 September 1969 -
4 September 1970
RADM
1
CAPT Ferdinand Brailler Koch
USNA '45
4 September 1970 -
1 October 1971
RADM
2
CAPT Robert Hugh Gormley
USNA '48a
1 October 1971 -
30 November 1972
RADM
3
CAPT John Curtis Dixon Jr.
USNA '49
30 November 1972 -
24 May 1974
RADM
4
CAPT William A. ("Bill") Gureck
NAVCAD
24 May 1974 -
29 November 1975
RADM
5
CAPT John Robert Cummings Mitchell
USNA '52
29 November 1975 -
14 May 1977
5, 6, 7
CAPT Jerry Owen Tuttle
NAVCAD
14 May 1977 -
27 November 1978
VADM
7, 8
CAPT Lowell Richard ("Moose") Myers
NAVCAD
27 November 1978 -
27 June 1980
RADM
8
CAPT Diego E. Hernandez
NAVCAD
27 June 1980 -
29 August 1981
VADM
9
CAPT Denny Bruce Cargill
NAVCAD
29 August 1981 -
14 April 1983
RADM
10, 11
CAPT Gary Francis Wheatley
USNA '59
14 April 1983 -
5 September 1984
RADM
12, 13
CAPT William Rankin McGowen
USNA '59
5 SEP 1984 -
1 May 1986
RADM
CAPT John Alden Moriarty
NAVCAD
1 May 1986 -
29 January 1988
RADM
14
CAPT Hugh Dennis Wisely
NAVCAD
29 January 1988 -
27 May 1989
RADM
15
CAPT Herbert A. Browne Jr.
NAVCAD
27 May 1989 -
7 December 1990
VADM
16
CAPT John P. Gay
NAVCAD
7 December 1990 -
6 March 1992
16
CAPT Timothy Robert Beard
USNA '66
6 March 1992 -
24 June 1993
RADM
17
CAPT J. R. (John Rudolph) Hutchison
USNA '69
24 June 1993 -
27 January 1995
CAPT Gerald Lee Hoewing
NAVCAD
27 January 1995 -
15 July 1996
VADM
CAPT Edward Joseph Fahy Jr.
USNA '70
15 July 1996 -
9 December 1997
RADM
18
CAPT Robin Y. Weber
NAVCAD
9 December 1997 -
6 August 1999
CAPT Michael Harold Miller
USNA '74
6 August 1999 -
23 October 2000
RADM
19
CAPT Maurice Stephen ("Moe") Joyce
NAVCAD
23 October 2000 -
13 December 2001
CDR James Gregorski
(XO) in temporary command
NAVCAD
13 December 2001 -
17 December 2001
CAPT
CAPT Johnny Lee ("Turk") Green
NAVCAD
17 December 2001 -
12 February 2002
CAPT Ronald Holstein Henderson Jr.
NAVCAD
12 February 2002 -
8 April 2004
RADM
20
CAPT Stephen George Squires
NAVCAD
8 April 2004 -
27 August 2004
CAPT John W. ("Fozzy") Miller
USNA '79
27 August 2004 -
5 October 2004
RADM
21
CAPT Dennis E. FitzPatrick
NAVCAD
5 October 2004 -
26 May 2006
RADM
21
CAPT Todd Allen Zecchin
AVROC
26 May 2006 -
23 March 2007

CAPT Ronald Bradley Robinson (XO), was the Officer in Charge (USNA '83) from 23 March 2007 to 24 July 2007 when the ship was decommissioned.

Mission numbers - cross-referenced from table above:

  1 5Apr69 - 21Dec69 Mediterranean
  2 14Sep70 - 1Mar71 Mediterranean
  3 18Nov71 - 10May72 Mediterranean
  4 16Apr73 - 1Dec73 Mediterranean
  5 28Jun75 - 25Jan76 Mediterranean
  6 2Sep76 - 9Nov76 NorLant
  7 15Jan77 - 1Aug77 Mediterranean
  8 29Jun78 - 8Feb79 Mediterranean
  9 8Aug80 - 28Mar81 Mediterranean
  10 29Oct81 - 11Dec81 Caribbean
  11 4Jan82 - 14Jul82 Mediterranean, Indian Ocean
  12 26Apr83 - 1Jul83 NorLant
  13 27Sep83 - 2May84 Mediterranean
  14 18Aug86 - 2Mar87 Mediterranean
  15 2Aug88 - 1Feb89 Mediterranean
  16 15Aug90 - 28Mar91 Desert Shield & Desert Storm
  17 7Oct92 - 7Apr93 Mediterranean
  18 29Apr97 - 28Oct97 Mediterranean, Persian Gulf
  19 22Sep99 - 19Mar00 Mediterranean, Persian Gulf
  20 7Feb02 - 17Aug02 Mediterranean; Northern Arabian Sea; Persian Gulf - Jebel Ali & Bahrain
  21 7Jun04 - 13Dec04 Mediterranean, Persian Gulf

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