Category:Vice Chiefs of Naval Operations
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The following 36 pages are in this category, out of 36 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 36 pages are in this category, out of 36 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Vice Chief of Naval Operations – The current VCNO is Admiral William F. Moran. The senior leadership of the U. S, the Vice Chief of Naval Operations is the principal deputy of the Chief of Naval Operations. The VCNO may also perform other delegated duties that either the Secretary of the Navy or the CNO assigns to him or her, in the event that the CNO is absent or is unable to perform their duties, the VCNO assumes the duties and responsibilities of the CNO. Within the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, while there are several Deputy Chiefs of Naval Operations of either three and two star rank, there is only one VCNO. The VCNO is appointed by the President of the United States, while there is not a fixed term nor a term limit in the statute, the historical precedent is that a Vice Chief of Naval Operations serves for a tenure of two to three years. The equivalent of the current VCNO position was called Assistant for Operations in 1915, in 1942 the title became Vice Chief of Naval Operations
2. Stan Arthur – Admiral Stanley R. Arthur, USN was the Vice Chief of Naval Operations from 1992–95, culminating more than 37 years as an officer in the United States Navy. Admiral Arthur was born in Jackson, Ohio, and was commissioned in U. S. Navy through the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps Program in June 1957, following completion of flight training, he was designated as a Naval Aviator in 1958. During the 1970s and 1980s, he held command of a carrier-based attack squadron, a carrier air wing, an aircraft carrier, a carrier battle group. In December 1990, then-Vice Admiral Arthur took command of the United States Seventh Fleet, at the time, the Seventh Fleet staff also had oversight of U. S. Naval Forces Central Command in Bahrain and was forward deployed in the Persian Gulf. Thus, Vice Admiral Arthur oversaw the U. S. Navy buildup for the Persian Gulf War which broke out on 17 January 1991 and he directed the operations of more than 96,000 Navy and Marine Corps personnel and 130 U. S. Navy and Allied ships. This represented the largest U. S. naval armada amassed since World War II and he continued directing U. S. Naval Forces Central Command until April 1991, when he returned to Yokosuka to take up Seventh Fleet duties once more. He continued to command Seventh Fleet until July 1992, Admiral Arthur assumed duties as the Vice Chief of Naval Operations on 6 July 1992. He retired from military service on 1 June 1995. In that job as the Navys number two officer, he was also the Navys most senior Naval Aviator immediately after the 1991 Tailhook Incident, Admiral Arthur was nominated by President Bill Clinton to head U. S. Rather than let the Pacific fleet job go unfilled during what might have been protracted hearings, critics charged that the Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Mike Boorda, sacrificed Arthur to improve the Navys image on sexual harassment following the Tailhook Incident. The volume of complaints prompted Boorda to issue a public defense of Arthur and his decision not to fight for the nomination. Who chose to take this selfless action, in the interests of more rapidly filling a critical leadership position. Those who postulate other reasons for the withdrawal are simply wrong, Arthur joined Lockheed Martin in 1996 and was appointed President, Missiles and Fire Control – Orlando, Florida, in July 1999. Arthur is a graduate of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and he later earned a second bachelors degree in aeronautical engineering from the U. S. Naval Postgraduate School and received his masters degree in administration from George Washington University. In 1996 Arthur received the Admiral Arleigh A. Burke Leadership Award from the Navy League and he was inducted into the Naval Aviation Hall of Honor in 2008. He also received the Gray Eagle Award
3. James B. Busey IV – Admiral James Buchanan Busey IV is a retired United States Navy four star admiral. He served as Vice Chief of Naval Operations, from 1985 to 1987 and as Commander in Chief, U. S. Naval Forces Europe/Commander in Chief, James Buchanan Busey IV was born on October 7,1932 in the city of Peoria, Illinois. In January 1952, Busey entered the U. S. Navy and attended the training at Boot Camp of Naval Station Great Lakes. In March 1953, Busey was chosen to Aviation Cadet Training Program at Pensacola, during the years 1967, Busey served at various Naval posts, including Naval Air Station Cecil Field or Naval Air Station Jacksonville. In July 1964, Busey attended the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California and earned there his BS, in January 1967, Busey was transferred to the U. S. Attack Squadron 163 and served as a pilot in Vietnam War, during combat near Hanoi, North Vietnam, Busey commanded the group of six aircraft with the task of bombing the Hanoi thermal power plant. Despite the damage of Busey´s aircraft by North Vietnamese Anti-Aircraft guns, he regained control of his plane, Busey destroyed the target and returned to USS Oriskany. For this action, Busey received the Navy Cross and his other decorations from Vietnam War, including Legion of Merit with V Device, three Distinguished Flying Crosses, Air Medal or Bronze Star Medal with V Device. After retiring from the navy, he served as the administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration from 1989 to 1991. He then served as United States Deputy Secretary of Transportation from 1991 to 1992, afterwards, he became a board member at Curtiss-Wright until 2008
4. Bernard A. Clarey – Bernard Ambrose Clarey, nicknamed Chick, was an admiral of the United States Navy. A submarine commander during World War II, he served during the late 1960s as Vice Chief of Naval Operations and in the early 1970s as Commander in Chief, Clarey was born in Oskaloosa, Iowa on May 4,1912, son of Mrs. S. B. Clarey and the late Mr. Clarey and he was graduated from Oskaloosa High School and attended William Penn College for one year. He was appointed to the United States Naval Academy from his state in 1930. As a midshipman he was on the Staff of the Lucky Bag and he was graduated and commissioned Ensign on May 31,1934. His first assignment after graduation was to the cruiser Milwaukee from June 1934 until December 1936 and he entered instruction at the Submarine School at Submarine Base New London in January 1937. After designation as a submariner, he reported to the submarine Nautilus in June 1937 and he served as Engineer, First Lieutenant and Communications Officer in the Nautilus when she was the flagship of Submarine Division Twelve, based at Pearl Harbor. In June 1941 he reported to Dolphin, Clarey was Executive Officer on board Dolphin at Pearl Harbor when the Japanese attacked the Naval Base on December 7,1941, and subsequently made one war patrol in Dolphin to the Marshall Islands. After commissioning the Amberjack at New London, Connecticut on June 19,1942, during the first war patrol, which lasted fifty-seven days, the Amberjack sank the 19, 000-ton Japanese ship Tonan Maru, a 5, 000-ton transport and a 7, 000-ton cargo ship. She also delivered 9,000 gallons of fuel,200 100-pound bombs. On her second war patrol, lasting fifty-one days, she scored one hit on a 4, 000-ton freighter while patrolling south of Shortland. For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action in the performance of his duties in the USS Amberjack during a war patrol of that vessel and he was awarded the Silver Star. Clarey made one patrol to the South Pacific as a Prospective Commanding Officer in the submarine Peto. On January 1,1944, he became the Commanding Officer of the new submarine Pintado at Portsmouth, later between the Marianas and Luzon she sank three freighters and damaged a large freighter. He further led his submarines in an attack to sink a destroyer, on the night of December 12–13, he conducted three surface attacks, in heavy seas, to sink two enemy merchantmen, which contributed to Pintados sinking of over 40, 000-tons of Japanese shipping. Clarey also wore a ribbon for the Presidential Unit Citation awarded to Pintado, detached from Pintado in April 1945, he was assigned to the staff of Commander Submarine Force Pacific Fleet and was serving in that assignment at the cessation of hostilities in August 1945. In April, he was transferred to the Office of the Naval Inspector General, from April 1947 until June 1949, he served on the Staff of Commander Submarine Force, Atlantic Fleet as Aide and Flag Secretary, Legal Officer, and Public Information Officer. In June 1949, he returned to the Navy Department to serve in the Officer Personnel Division for Submarine Officer Assignments, in the Bureau of Naval Personnel, in June 1951, he reported as Executive Officer of the heavy cruiser Helena, which operated with the U. S
5. Ralph W. Cousins – Ralph W. Cousins was a United States Navy four star admiral and aviator. As an aircraft pilot, Cousins led dive-bomber attacks against the Imperial Japanese Navy at the Battle of the Coral Sea in May 1942 for which he was awarded the Navy Cross. During the Vietnam War from 1967–1969, Cousins commanded the carrier strike force of five carriers stationed off the coast of Vietnam. In 1970, Cousins was promoted to four star admiral and appointed Vice Chief of Naval Operations, from 1972 to 1975, he commanded the US Atlantic Fleet and NATO forces. Cousins retired from the navy in 1975 and served as president and executive of Newport News Shipbuilding and he was promoted to President of Tenneco Europe based in London where he served with distinction from 1979 until his retirement in 1985. He died on August 5,2009 from complications from a fall in Newport News and his wife of 60 years, Mary McBride, had died in 2007. Ralph W. Cousins,94, Admiral Commanded NATO Forces, Led Naval Air Operation in Vietnam
6. Donald B. Duncan – This is about the American naval officer. Donald Bradley Duncan was an admiral in the United States Navy, Duncan graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1917, and was assigned to the USS Oklahoma. He received a degree in radio engineering from Harvard University in 1925. In 1941, he was the first commander of the USS Long Island and he was then appointed to be the first commanding officer of the carrier Essex. Duncan held several important staff and operational positions following the war and he served as Deputy Chief of Naval Operations from March 6,1947 to January 20,1948. He commanded the 2nd Task Fleet after 1948, and was the Vice Chief of Naval Operations from 1951 to 1956, following his retirement from the navy on March 1,1957, he served as Governor of the Naval Home until May 1962. He died on September 8,1975, an oral history recorded in 1964 is in the Butler Library at Columbia University
7. Leon A. Edney – Leon Albert Bud Edney is a retired United States Navy officer. A native of Dedham, Massachusetts, he retired from the Navy as an admiral, designated a naval aviator in 1958, Admiral Edneys first operational flying tours were with Air Antisubmarine Squadrons 27 and 24. Following his graduate studies at Harvard, he served a tour in Washington, D. C. as a special assistant to the deputy chief of naval operations for research. In 1965, Edney transitioned to light attack jet aircraft and was assigned to Attack Squadron 164, in 1970, he was assigned to the staff of the chief of naval operations as the Western Hemisphere plans officer in the Political-Military Plans Division. He was selected as a White House Fellow in 1970 and served as an assistant to the secretary of transportation. In 1971, Edney was named officer of Attack Squadron 27. Edney assumed command of Carrier Air Wing Two embarked in the aircraft carrier USS Ranger in 1974 and he then became the commanding officer of the fleet oiler USS Ponchatoula two years later. He then served as chief of staff for commander, Cruiser Destroyer Group FIVE before assuming command of the aircraft carrier USS Constellation in January 1980. Under his command, Constellation participated in RIMPAC80 exercise with navies from the Pacific basin before deploying to the Western Pacific in April 1980, during this deployment, Constellation remained on station in the Indian Ocean for 110 straight days in support of U. S. foreign policy. In June 1981, Edney was designated a commodore admiral and became the sixty-ninth Commandant of Midshipmen at the US Naval Academy, in March 1984, he became commander, Carrier Group ONE and made another deployment to the Western Pacific embarked in Constellation the following year. In 1987, he became the chief of personnel, and the deputy chief of naval operations for manpower, personnel. In May 1990, Edney assumed duties as NATOs supreme allied commander, Atlantic and he retired on 1 August 1992. During his career he has accumulated more than 5,600 flight hours, flown 340 combat sorties, Edney is married to the former Margon Beck of Hastings, Nebraska. They have two daughters, Merrie and Jaimie, Edney retired in August 1992 and was appointed as an éminence grise for the Center for Naval Analyses and the National Defense University. In April 1997 Charles R. Larson selected Edney to fill the post of Distinguished Professor of Leadership at the United States Naval Academy, in this position, Edney was charged with teaching core leadership and ethics courses and promoting moral development and leadership education to academy students. He has also in recent years been awarded government contracts to perform services for the National Defense University. In 1986 Edney was presented with the Outstanding Alumni Award from Dedham High School, Edney serves on the board of advisors for the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs. He is active in politics in Coronado Island, California
8. Richard S. Edwards – Admiral Richard Stanislaus Edwards served in the United States Navy during World War I and World War II. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Edwards was appointed to the United States Naval Academy in 1903, during World War I, he served as engineer officer on board USS Kentucky, then as gunnery officer on board USS Kansas and USS Arkansas. His commands included USS Wood, Submarine Squadron 6, Submarine Base, New London, Connecticut, USS Colorado, Submarines, Patrol Force, and Submarines, Atlantic Fleet. During World War II he served as Deputy Chief of Staff and Aide to the Commander in Chief, United States Fleet and then Deputy Commander in Chief, U. S. Fleet, for his World War II service, he was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal. He subsequently served as Vice Chief of Naval Operations, Commander, Western Sea Frontier and he died at the Naval Hospital, Oakland, California,2 June 1956. Here is the bar of Admiral Richard S. Edwards. This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships, the entry can be found here
9. William J. Fallon – William Joseph Fallon is a retired United States Navy four-star admiral who retired after serving for over 41 years. His last military assignment was as Commander, U. S, Central Command from March 2007 to March 2008. ADM Fallon was the first Navy officer to hold that position and his other four-star assignments include Commander, U. S. Pacific Command from February 2005 to March 2007, Commander, U. S, Fleet Forces Command from October 2003 to February 2005, and 31st Vice Chief of Naval Operations from October 2000 to August 2003. Fallon was born in East Orange, New Jersey and raised in Merchantville and he earned a diploma from Camden Catholic High School in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. A1967 graduate of Villanova University, he received his commission through the Navy ROTC Program and was designated a Naval Flight Officer upon completion of training in December 1967. Fallon is a graduate of the Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island, and he holds a Master of Arts Degree in International Studies from Old Dominion University. He then transitioned to the A-6E Intruder in 1974 at NAS Oceana and he has logged more than 1,300 carrier arrested landings and over 4,800 flight hours in tactical jet aircraft. Admiral Fallon served as Commander, U. S. Second Fleet and Commander and his first flag officer assignment was with NATO as Assistant Chief of Staff, Plans and Policy for Supreme Allied Commander, Atlantic. He was then assigned as Deputy and Chief of Staff, U. S, Atlantic Fleet followed by assignment as Deputy Commander in Chief and Chief of Staff, U. S. Nominated for his star, he became the 31st Vice Chief of Naval Operations in October 2000. In 2002 he testified before the U. S and he was then nominated and confirmed for assignment as the Commander, U. S. Atlantic Fleet from October 2003 to February 2005 during that time he was assigned to Operation Iraqi Freedom, following that, he was Commander, U. S. Pacific Command from February 2005 until March 2007, his assignment was his four star assignment. During his tenure as head of the U. S, Pacific Command, Fallon took a conciliatory approach towards China, a position that drew the ire of hardliners including Washington Times reporter Bill Gertz. On January 4,2007, President Bush nominated Fallon for his fourth four-star command to replace John Abizaid, the United States Senate confirmed Admiral Fallon as the first Navy admiral to command CENTCOM on February 7. He relieved General Abizaid on March 16,2007, as combatant commander of Central Command, Fallon was General David Petraeuss superior officer, who was at that time the commander of Multinational Force Iraq. Petraeus succeeded Fallon as CENTCOM commander, relieving the Acting CENTCOM Commander, as CENTCOM commander, Fallon often criticized Iran while also encouraging negotiations