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Courtesy of CAPT Gene Oleson, CHC, USN (Ret)
(bluejacket.com)

USS FORRESTAL   (CVA-59)
(later CV-59 and AVT-59)

Commanding Officers
CVA-59, Commanding Officers (1)
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CAPT Rudolph Lee ("Roy") Johnson USNA '29 1 October 1955–1 June 1956 ADM
CAPT William Edward Ellis USNA '30 1 June 1956–4 July 1957 VADM
CAPT Richard Lucius Kibbe USNA '33 4 July 1957–24 July 1958
CAPT Allen Mayhew ("Al") Shinn USNA '32 24 July 1958–9 May 1959 VADM
CAPT Samuel Robbins Brown, Jr USNA '34 9 May 1959–28 April 1960 RADM
CAPT Robert Emmett Riera USNA '35 28 April 1960–16 June 1961 RADM
CVA-59, Commanding Officers (2)
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CAPT Donald Morison White USNA '37 16 June 1961–4 June 1962 RADM
CAPT Lawrence Raymond Geis USNA '39 4 June 1962–4 May 1963 RADM
CAPT Dick Henry Guinn USNA '41 4 May 1963–26 March 1964 VADM
CAPT Michael Joseph Hanley, Jr. USNA '40 26 March 1964–27 March 1965
CAPT Howard Shackleford ("Shack") Moore USNA '43 27 March 1965–7 May 1966 RADM
CAPT John Kingsman Beling NAVCAD '43 7 May 1966–18 September 1967 RADM
CAPT Robert Bemus ("Bob") Baldwin USNA 1945 (1) 18 September 1967–11 December 1968 VADM
CAPT James Wilson ("Bud") Nance USNA 1945 (1) 11 December 1968–25 November 1969 RADM
CAPT Charles Frederick Demmler (non-USNA grad) 25 November 1969–13 November 1970
CAPT Leonard Alexander ("Swoose") Snead II USNA '46 13 November 1970–23 June 1971 RADM
CAPT Robert Francis ("Dutch") Schoultz NROTC '45 23 June 1971–1 November 1972 VADM
CAPT James Benjamin ("Jim") Linder USNA '49 1 November 1972–10 May 1974 RADM
CVA-59, Commanding Officers (3)
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CAPT James Hernandez Scott USNA '49 10 May 1974–27 August 1975 RADM
CAPT Joseph John ("Joe") Barth, Jr NAVCAD 27 August 1975–26 August 1977 RADM
CAPT Peter Blake Booth USNA '56 26 August 1977–21 March 1979 RADM
CAPT Edwin Rudolph Kohn, Jr NROTC '55 21 March 1979–19 August 1980 VADM
CAPT Clarence Edward ("Skip") Armstrong, Jr NAVCAD 19 August 1980–18 February 1982 RADM
CAPT Bobby Clyde Lee NAVCAD 18 February 1982–30 April 1984 RADM
CAPT Daniel Peter March USNA '61 30 April 1984–10 December 1985 RADM
CAPT Timothy Wayne Wright NAVCAD '62 10 December 1985–23 July 1987 VADM
CAPT John Anthony Pieno, Jr AOCS '62 23 July 1987–23 February 1989
CAPT Louis Edward ("Tim") Thomassy, Jr USNA '62 23 February 1989–2 August 1990
CAPT Robert S. Cole NROTC 2 August 1990–22 January 1992
CAPT Robert Lawrence ("Bunky") Johnson, Jr O.C.A.P. 22 January 1992–11 September 1993
(1)  Graduated in June 1944 with the Class of 1945.  [Back]

Source: USS Forrestal (AVT-59) decommissioning booklet, courtesy of Robert M. Cieri.
With additional information from Ron Reeves & Wolfgang Hechler.


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