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USS NIMITZ   (CVAN-68)
(later CVN-68)

Commanding Officers
CAPT Bryan Whitfield Compton Jr. (1) USNA 1951 12 July 1972 - 21 August 1976 RADM
CAPT Richard Tillman Gaskill USNA 1954 21 August 1976 - 12 February 1979 RADM
CAPT John Richard Batzler NROTC? 1955 12 February 1979 - 26 February 1982 RADM
CAPT Raymond Paul Ilg USNA 1960 26 February 1982 - 26 September 1984 VADM
CAPT Eugene Davidson Conner USNA 1957 26 September 1984 - 28 August 1987 RADM
CAPT Brent Martin Bennitt USNA 1964 28 August 1987 - 16 September 1989 VADM
CAPT Robert Charles Williamson, Jr. USNA 1967 16 September 1989 - 16 April 1992 RADM
CAPT John Bernard Nathman USNA 1970 16 April 1992 - 26 August 1994 ADM
CAPT Alfred Glen Harms Jr. NROTC 1972? 26 August 1994 - 8 November 1996 VADM
CAPT Isaac Eugene Richardson III NROTC 1973? 8 November 1996 - 8 June 1999 RADM
CAPT Steven Franklin Firks USNA 1974 8 June 1999 - 17 May 2002
CAPT Robert John Gilman USNA 1977 17 May 2002 - 23 November 2004
CAPT Ted Nelson ("Twig") Branch USNA 1979 23 November 2004 - 16 March 2007 VADM
CAPT Michael Charles Manazir USNA 1981 16 March 2007 - 24 August 2009 RADM
CAPT Paul O'Neal ("Mongo") Monger USNA 1982 24 August 2009 - 29 March 2012
CAPT Jeffrey Scott ("Doc") Ruth USNA 1986 29 March 2012 - 8 July 2014 RADM
CAPT John Clinton Ring NROTC 1989? 8 July 2014 - 12 January 2017
CAPT Kevin Paul ("Crash") Lenox NROTC 1990 12 January 2017 - present

Note 1: Photo and biography (page 1, 2) contributed by Robert M. Cieri. (Photo from the Atlantic Fleet Photographic Center, US Naval Air Station, Norfolk, VA 23511.)

Special thanks to LCDR Brad Fagan, Public Affairs Officer, USS Nimitz (CVN-68);
Ron Reeves & Wolfgang Hechler


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