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USS CONSTELLATION   (CVA-64)
(later CV-64)

Commanding Officers
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Captain Thomas Jackson Walker III, USN USNA 1939 27 Oct 1961 – 19 Nov 1962 VADM
Captain Stanley Winfield ("Swede") Vejtasa, USN NAVCAD 1939 19 Nov 1962 – 9 Nov 1963
Captain Frederick Abshire Bardshar, USN USNA 1938 9 Nov 1963 – 27 Nov 1964 VADM
Captain George Henry Mahler III, USN USNA 1941 27 Nov 1964 – 29 Jan 1966
Captain William Douglas ("Bill") Houser, USN USNA 1941 29 Jan 1966 – 9 Dec 1966 VADM
Captain John Max Thomas, USN ? 9 Dec 1966 – 11 Dec 1967
Captain William Robert Flanagan, USN ? 11 Dec 1967 – 27 Nov 1968 RADM
Captain John Saabye ("Jack") Christiansen, USN USNR 1943 27 Nov 1968 – 24 Jan 1970 RADM
Captain John Mark Tierney, USN USNA 1945 24 Jan 1970 – 9 Jan 1971 RADM
Captain Harry E. Gerhard, Jr., USN USNR 1945 9 Jan 1971 – 27 Sep 1971 RADM
Captain John David ("Jake") Ward, USN ? 1944 27 Sep 1971 – 11 Apr 1973
Captain Paul Harold Speer, USN USNA? 1946 11 Apr 1973 – 10 Sep 1974 RADM
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(Note 1)
Captain Lowell Franklin ("Gus") Eggert, USN ? 1952 10 Sep 1974 – 3 Sep 1976 RADM
Captain Morris Albert ("Mo") Peelle, USN ? 1953 3 Sep 1976 – 29 Jun 1978
Captain Paul Fenton McCarthy, Jr., USN NROTC 1954 29 Jun 1978 – 4 Jan 1980 VADM
Captain Leon Albert ("Bud") Edney, USN USNA 1957 4 Jan 1980 – 28 Apr 1981 ADM
Captain Dennis Matthew Brooks, USN ? 28 Apr 1981 – 16 Sep 1982 RADM
Captain Lyle Franklin Bull, USN ? 16 Sep 1982 – 5 Jun 1984 RADM
Captain John Franklin Calhoun, USN ? 5 Jun 1984 – 13 Dec 1985
Captain Melvin David Munsinger, USN ? 1959 13 Dec 1985 – 14 May 1987
Captain Philip Shepard Anselmo, USN ? 14 May 1987 – 3 Jun 1988 RADM
Captain John Joseph Zerr, USN ? 196? 3 Jun 1988 – 21 Jan 1990 RADM
Captain Leonard Nelson Oden, USN ? 21 Jan 1990 – 9 May 1991
Captain Michael Brent Nordeen, USN AOC 1966 9 May 1991 – 7 May 1993
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Captain Gilman Everett Rud, USN ? 7 May 1993 – 5 Dec 1994
Captain Marc Alan Ostertag II, USN AOCT 19?? 5 Dec 1994 – 23 May 1996
Captain Rocklun Allen ("Rocky") Deal, USN NROTC 1972 23 May 1996 – 15 Jan 1998
Captain Donald Kenneth Bullard, USN NROTC 1973 15 Jan 1998 – 17 Sep 1999 RADM
Captain James Dean ("Jamie") Kelly, USN USNA 1973 17 Sep 1999 – 13 May 2001 RADM
Captain John William ("Fuzzy," "Fozzie") Miller, USN USNA 1979 13 May 2001 – 7 Aug 2003 VADM
Note 1: The photo over the name CAPT L.F. Bull is actually CAPT L.F. Eggert, and the photo over the name CAPT L.F. Eggert actually belongs to CAPT M.A. Peelle. [Back]

Source: USS Constellation Association; Ron Reeves & Wolfgang Hechler.
Photo sets: courtesy Robert M. Cieri.
Individual portraits: courtesy U.S. Navy; Bill Gonyo.


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