Senior US Navy Leaders, December 31, 1970
This is a list of the Navy's senior leaders at the end of 1970, as the nation was beginning its draw down in Vietnam while remaining locked in the Cold War with the Soviet
Union. The information was obtained from the Navy Register and does not specify positions held by other than the senior shore-based leadership in Washington.


PRESIDENT - Richard M. Nixon
SECRETARY OF DEFENSE - Melvin Laird
SECRETARY OF THE NAVY - John Chafee
UNDER SECRETARY OF THE NAVY - John W. Warner
ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE NAVY (INSTALLATIONS & LOGISTICS) - Frank P. Sanders
ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE NAVY (FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT) - Charles A. Bowsher
ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE NAVY (RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT) - Robert A. Frosch
ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE NAVY (MANPOWER & RESERVE AFFAIRS) - James D. Hittle

CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS - Admiral Elmo R. Zumwalt, Jr.
VICE CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS - Admiral Ralph W. Cousins
DEPUTY CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS (MANPOWER & NAVAL RESERVE) - Vice Admiral Benedict J. Semmes, Jr.
DEPUTY CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS (LOGISTICS) - Vice Admiral Ralph L. Shifley
DEPUTY CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS (AIR) - Vice Admiral Thomas F. Connolly
DEPUTY CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS (PLANS & POLICY) - Vice Admiral Francis M. Blouin
DEPUTY CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS (DEVELOPMENT) - Rear Admiral Edward A. Ruckner
DIRECTOR, NAVY PROGRAM PLANNING - Vice Admiral Ralph Weymouth
DIRECTOR, ASW PROGRAMS - Vice Admiral Turner F. Caldwell, Jr.
NAVAL INSPECTOR GENERAL - Vice Admiral John A. Tyree

CHIEF OF NAVAL PERSONNEL - Vice Admiral Dick H. Guinn
CHIEF OF BUREAU OF MEDICINE & SURGERY (& SURGEON GENERAL) - VADM George M. Davis, Jr., MC
CHIEF OF MILITARY SEALIFT COMMAND - Vice Admiral Arthur R. Gralla
OCEANOGRAPHER OF THE NAVY - Rear Admiral William W. Behrens, Jr.
DEPUTY COMPTROLLER - Rear Admiral William M. Harnish
JUDGE ADVOCATE GENERAL - Rear Admiral Joseph B. McDevitt, JAGC
CHIEF OF NAVAL RESEARCH - Rear Admiral Carl. O. Holmquist

CHIEF OF NAVAL MATERIAL - Admiral Jackson D. Arnold
VICE CHIEF OF NAVAL MATERIAL - Vice admiral George E. Moore II
COMMANDER, NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND - Rear admiral Thomas J. Walker III
COMMANDER, NAVAL ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS COMMAND - Rear Admiral Joseph E. Rice
COMMANDER, NAVAL FACILITIES ENGINEERING (& CHIEF OF CIVIL ENGINEERS) - Rear Admiral Walter M. Enger, CEC
COMMANDER, NAVAL ORDNANCE SYSTEMS COMMAND - Rear Admiral Mark W. Woods
COMMANDER, NAVAL SHIP SYSTEMS COMMAND - Rear Admiral Nathan Soneshein
COMMANDER, NAVAL SUPPLY SYSTEMS COMMAND (& CHIEF OF SUPPLY CORPS) - Rear Admiral Kenneth R. Wheeler, SC

MARINE CORPS

COMMANDANT - General Leonard F. Chapman, Jr.
ASSISTANT COMMANDANT = General Lewis W. Walt
CHIEF OF STAFF - Lt. General William J. Van Ryzin
DEPUTY CHIEF OF STAFF (PLANS & PROGRAMS) - Lt. General John R. Chaisson
DEPUTY CHIEF OF STAFF (MANPOWER) & DIRECTOR OF PERSONNEL - Lt. General Louis B. Robertshaw
DEPUTY CHIEF OF STAFF (AIR) - Maj. General Homer S. Hill
DEPUTY CHIEF OF STAFF (RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, & STUDIES) - Maj. General Louis Metzger
ASSISTANT CHIEF OF STAFF, G-1 DIVISION - Maj. General Edwin B. Wheeler
ASSISTANT CHIEF OF STAFF, G-2 DIVISION - Colonel Stone W. Quillian
ASSISTANT CHIEF OF STAFF, G-3 DIVISION - Maj. General Clifford B. Drake
ASSISTANT CHIEF OF STAFF, G-4 DIVISION - Maj. General Herman Poggemeyer
QUARTERMASTER GENERAL - Maj. General Wallace H. Robinson, Jr.
INSPECTOR GENERAL - Maj. General Marion E. Carl
DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF PERSONNEL - Maj. General Earl E. Anderson
LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT - Brig. General Fred E. Haynes, Jr.
DIRECTOR OF MARINE CORPS RESERVE - Brig. General Leonard E. Fribourg
DIRECTOR, DIVISION OF INFORMATION - Brig. General Jay W. Hubbard
DIRECTOR, JUDGE ADVOCATE DIVISION - Brig. General Duane L. Faw
FISCAL DIRECTOR - Mr. James F. Wright

The Naval Service's Flag and General Officers included the following:
UNRESTRICTED LINE
ADMIRALS (9)

Thomas H Moorer (Chair, JCS)
Elmo R. Zumwalt, Jr. (CNO)
Horacio Rivero, Jr.
John S. McCain, Jr.
John J. Hyland
Bernard A. Clarey
Waldemar F. A. Wendt
Charles K. Duncan
Ralph W. Cousins

VICE ADMIRALS (42)

Benedict J. Semmes, Jr.
Lloyd M. Mustin
Luther C. Heinz
Thomas F. Connolly
Francis J. Blouin
Arnold F. Schade
John M. Lee
Walter H. Baumberger
William I. Martin
Nels C. Johnson
Harold G. Bowen, Jr.
Ralph L. Shifley
Noel A. M. Gayler
Paul Masterson
Turner F. Caldwell, Jr.
William F. Bringle
John V. Smith
John A. Tyree, Jr.
Bernard M. Strean
David C. Richardson
Richard G. Colbert
James W. O'Grady
William P. Mack
Vincent P. Depoix
Robert L. Townsend
Arthur R. Gralla
Maurice F. Weisner
C. Edwin Bell
Frederick H. Michaelis
Walter L. Curtis, Jr.
Isaac C. Kidd, Jr.
Evan P. Aurand
Eugene P. Wilkinson
Frederic A. Bardshar
Jerome H. King, Jr.
Eli T. Reich
Frederick H. Schenider, Jr.
James F. Calvert
John P. Weinel
Raymond E. Peet
Dick H. Guinn
Gerald E. Miller

REAR ADMIRALS (178)

Francis D. Foley
George H. Miller
Alfred R. Matter
Daniel F. Smith, Jr.
Henry L. Miller
Edward A. Ruckner
Odale D. Waters, Jr.
Joseph C. Wylie, Jr.
William H. Groverman, Jr.
George P. Koch
Herman J. Kossler
Kenneth L. Veth
Draper L. Kauffman
Eugene B. Fluckey
Robert H. Weeks
Joseph W. Williams, Jr.
James O. Cobb
Robert A. MacPherson
Clyde J. Vandarsdall, Jr.
Ernest E. Christensen
Joseph B. Tibbets
John H. Shaffer
John H. Maurer
Robert E. Riera
Horace V. Bird
Mason B. Freeman
Norvell G. Ward
William S. Guest
Allan F. Fleming
John D.. Bulkeley
Frederick J. Harflinger II
Fred G. Bennett
Richard R. Pratt
Charles S. Minter, Jr.
Earl R. Crawford
Philip A. Beshany
Robert W. McNutt
Ralph Weymouth
Thomas J. Walker III
Lawrence R. Geis
Thomas D. Davies
Fillmore B. Gilkeson
John R.. Wadleigh
Burton H. Shuppa
Frederick E. Janney
Robert B. Erly
Valdemar G. Lambert
Ben. B. Pickett
Leslie J. O'Brien, Jr.
William N. Leonard
Walter L. Small, Jr.
Lucien B. McDonald
Leroy V. Swanson
Frank W. Vannoy
Thomas J. Rudden, Jr.
Charles D. Nace
Lloyd R. Vasey
Ernest W. Dobie, Jr.
Roy M. Isaman
Roy G. Andrews
William E. Lemos
Harvey P. Lanham
Lawrence G. Bernard
Lester E. Hubbell
Eugene G. Fairfax
Means Johnston, Jr.
Alexander S. Goodfellow, Jr.
Horace E. Epes, Jr.
Thomas R. Wescher
Malcolm W. Cagle
Pierce N. Charbonnet, Jr.
Gene R. Larocque
Percival W. Jackson
Victor A. Dybdal
George R. Muse
Roger W. Paine, Jr.
James A. Dare
Harry L. Harty, Jr.
James L. Abbot, Jr.
Francis J. Fitzpatrick
Emmett P. Bonner
Sheldon H. Kinney
Herman J. Trum III
William R. McKinney
Julian T. Burke, Jr.
George S. Morrison
Roderick O. Middleton
Herbert H. Anderson
Damon W. Cooper
Sam H. Moore
William M. Harnsih
Harold E. Shear
William D. Houser
Mark W. Woods
Paul L. Lacy, Jr.
James L. Holloway III
Maurice H. Rindskopf
James D. Ramage
William E. Kuntz
William H. House
James C. Longino, Jr.
Vincent P. Healey
Allan A. Bergner
Robert R. Crutchfield
Walter D. Gaddis
David F. Welch
Douglas C. Plate
Martin D. Carmody
William J. Moran
James B. Osborn
John B. Davis, Jr.
Parker B. Armstrong
Jack M. James
Michael U. Moore
William R. McClendon
Leo B. McCuddin
Leslie H. Sell
James C. Donaldson, Jr.
Tazewell T. Shepard, Jr.
Kenneth C. Wallace
John K. Beling
George C. Talley, Jr.
Shannon D. Cramer, Jr.
Robert E. Adamson, Jr.
William W. Behrens, Jr.
Frank H. Price, Jr.
Arthur G. Esch
Robert L. Boughan, Jr.
James B. Hildreth
Mayo A. Hadden, Jr.
Henry Suerstedt, Jr.
Edwin M. Rosenberg
Philip P. Cole
Daniel E. Bergin, Jr.
George L. Cassell
Howard S. Moore
Philip S. McManus
Lawrence Heyworth, Jr.
William T. Rapp
John M. Barrett
Marmaduke G. Bayne
Robert L. J. Long
Clarence A. Hill, Jr.
William R. Flanagan
David H. Bagley
Kent L. Lee
Frederick C. Turner
Robert B. Baldwin
Julian J. Lebourgeois
George P. Steele, II
John D. Chase
David M. Rubel
Robert S. Salzer
Paul E. Pugh
John L. Butts, Jr.
William M. Pugh II
Ward S. Miller
Roger E. Spreen
James Ferris
John H. Dick
William H. Livingston
Howard E. Greer
Jon L. Boyes
Donald C. Davis
Donald V. Cox
Herbert S. Ainsworth
Earl P. Yates
Donald D. Engen
Oliver H. Perry, Jr.
Edwin K. Snyder
Herpert S. Matthews, Jr.
Dean L. Axene
Patrick J. Hannifin
James W. Nance
Rembrandt C. Robinson
Worth H. Bagley
George G. Halverson

ENGINEERING DUTY
REAR ADMIRALS (14)

William F. Petrovic
Joseph E. Rice
Emery A. Grantham
Nathan Sonenshein
Frank C. Jones
Henry C. Mason
Jamie Adair
John W. Dolan, Jr.
David H. Jackson
Burton H., Andrews
Robert C. Gooding
Charles N. Payne, Jr.
Clarence R. Bryan
Clarence M. Hart

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING DUTY
ADMIRAL (1)

Jackson D. Arnold

REAR ADMIRALS (8)
Paul A. Holmberg
James H. Smith, Jr.
Kenan C. Childers, Jr.
Carl O. Holmquist
Daniel K. Weitzenfeld
Albert J. Clancy, Jr.
Raymond J. Schneider
Norvin O. Wittman

SDO CRYPTOLOGY
REAR ADMIRAL (1)

Ralph E. Cook

SDO - NAVAL INTELLIGENCE
REAR ADMIRALS (2)

Donald M. Showers
John L. Marocchi

ORDNANCE ENGINEER
REAR ADMIRALS (2)

Levering Smith
Thomas J. Christman

LINE TAR
REAR ADMIRALS (2)

Edwin J. Zimmerman, Jr.
John B. Johnson

MEDICAL CORPS
VICE ADMIRAL (1)

George M. Davis, Jr.

REAR ADMIRALS (14)
Joseph L. Yon
Horace D. Warden
John W. Albrittain
Frank T. Norris
Harry S. Etter
Frank B. Voris
Rufus J. Pearson, Jr.
Felix P. Ballenger
Ralph E. Faucett
Harry P. Mahin
David P. Osborne
Herbert G. Stoecklein
William C. Turville
Oscar Gray, Jr.

SUPPLY CORPS
VICE ADMIRAL (1)

George E. Moore II

REAR ADMIRALS (18)

Elton W. Sutherling
Harry J. P. Foley
Jack J. Appleby
Kenneth R. Wheeler
Fowler W. Martin
Frederic W. Carle
Joseph L. Howard
Paul F. Cosgrove, Jr.
Grover C. Heffner
Elliott Bloxom
Roland Rieve
Stuart H. Smith
Douglas H. Lyness
Wallace R. Dowd, Jr.
John A. Scott
Vincent A. Lascard
Edwin E. McMorries
Charles Becker

CHAPLAIN CORPS
REAR ADMIRALS (2)

Henry J. Rotrige
Francis L. Garrett

CIVIL ENGINEER CORPS
REAR ADMIRALS (7)

Walter M. Enger
Paul E. Suefer
Robert R. Woodring
Spencer R. Smith
James V. Bartlett
Henry J. Johnson
John G. Dillon

JAG CORPS
REAR ADMIRALS (2)

Joseph B. McDevitt
Donald D. Chapman

DENTAL CORPS
REAR ADMIRALS (4)

Edward C. Raffetto
Maurice E. Simpson
Myron G. Turner
John P. Arthur


MARINE CORPS

GENERALS (2)

Leonard F. Chapman, Jr.
Lewis W. Walt

LIEUTENANT GENERALS (8)

Robert E. Cushman, Jr.
William J. Van Ryzin
Louis B. Robertshaw
Frederick E. Leek
Keith B. McCutcheon
William K. James
Raymon G. Davis
John R,. Chiasson

MAJOR GENERALS (28)

Rathven M. Tompkins
Paul J. Fontana
George S. Bowman, Jr.
Carl A. Youngdale
Ormand R. Simpson
Norman J. Anderson
Hugh M. Elwood
Donn J. Robertson
William G. Thrash
Marion E. Carl
Arthur H. Adams
Louis Metzger
Clifford B. Drake
Wallace H. Robinson, Jr.
Robert G. Owens, Jr.
Earl E. Anderson
Michael P. Ryan
Oscar F. Peatross
Edwin B. Wheeler
Robert P. Keller
Alan J. Armstrong
George C. Axtell
Foster C. Lahue
Charles F. Widdecke
Louis H., Wilson, Jr.
John N. McLaughlin
Robert R. Fairburn
Homer S. Hill

BRIGADIER GENERALS (38)

George C. Webster
Jacob E. Glick
John E. Williams
Leo J. Dulacki
Harry C. Olson
Carl W. Hoffman
William G. Johnson
Henry W. Hise
Edwin H. Simmons
Robert B. Carney, Jr.
Herman Poggemeyer, Jr.
William C. Chip
Ralph H. Spanjer
Robert F. Conley
Fred E. Haynes, Jr.
Lawrence F. Snoddy, Jr.
Ross T. Dwyer, Jr.
Samuel Jaskilka
Kenneth J. Houghton
Joseph C. Fegan, Jr.
Leselie E. Brown
Jay W. Hubbard
Charles S. Robertson
Duane L. Faw
Mauro J. Paolino
Edward S. Fris
Franck C. Lang
Victor A. Armstong
Thomas H. Miller, Jr.
Robert H. Barrow
Herbert L. Beckington
Leonard E. Fribourg
Robert D. Bohn
William F. Doehler
Edward J. Miller
Wilbur F. Simlik
James H. Berge, Jr.
James R. Jones


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