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USS CARL VINSON   (CVN-70)

Commanding Officers
Captain Richard Lee Martin USNA 1959 13 March 1982 – 30 July 1983 (1)  
Captain Thomas Alexander Mercer USNA 1962 30 July 1983 – 20 March 1986 RADM
Captain George Donoghue O'Brien, Jr. USNA 1960 20 March 1986 – 14 April 1989  
Captain Doyle John Borchers II USNA 1965 14 April 1989 – 28 March 1992  
Captain John Scott Payne USNA 1967 28 March 1992 – 7 October 1994  
Captain Larry Clifford Baucom USNA 1970 7 October 1994 – 29 January 1997 RADM
Captain David Mark Crocker NROTC? 29 January 1997 – 8 November 1999 RADM
Captain Bruce Waid Clingan NROTC 1977 8 November 1999 – 6 October 2001 ADM
Captain Richard Burton ("Rick") Wren USNA 1978 6 October 2001 – 14 May 2004 RADM
Captain Kevin Michael ("Kid") Donegan NROTC? 1980? 14 May 2004 – 5 October 2006 VADM
Captain Walter Edward ("Ted") Carter Jr. USNA 1981 5 October 2006 - 7 July 2009 RADM
Captain Bruce Hicks Lindsey USNA 1982 7 July 2009 - 2 December 2011 RADM
Captain Kent David ("Torch") Whalen USNA 1984 2 December 2011 - 1 September 2014  
Captain Captain Karl Owen Thomas NROTC 1986 1 September 2014 - 31 May 2016  
Captain Captain Douglas Charles ("V8") Verissimo AOCS 1989 31 May 2016 - present  

Note 1: Commanding Officer of PCU Carl Vinson since March 1980.  [Back]

Sources: Public Affairs Office, USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70);
Ron Reeves & Wolfgang Hechler


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