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USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN   (CVN-72)

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Commanding Officers
Captain William Buford ("T-Ball") Hayden NROTC 1966 11 November 1989 - 16 June 1991 (Note 1) RADM
Captain James Oren Ellis, Jr. USNA 1969 16 June 1991 - 9 September 1993 ADM
Captain Richard Jerome Nibe USNA 1968 9 September 1993 - 22 August 1995 RADM
Captain Robert Frederick Willard USNA 1973 22 August 1995 - 18 February 1998 ADM
Captain James Joseph Quinn USNA 1974 18 February 1998 - 15 May 2000 RADM
Captain Douglas Kent Dupouy USNA 1974 15 May 2000 - 5 November 2002
Captain Kendall L. Card NROTC 1977 5 November 2002 - 17 March 2005 VADM
Captain Charles Andrew ("Andy") McCawley USNA 1980 17 March 2005 - 18 June 2007
Captain Patrick Douglas ("Monty") Hall   [Biography] NROTC 1983 18 June 2007 - 28 January 2010 RADM
Captain John David Alexander AOCP 1982 28 January 2010 - 21 September 2012 VADM
Captain Karl Owen Thomas NROTC 1986 21 September 2012 - 7 August 2014 RADM
Captain Ronald Lanuza Ravelo NROTC 1987 7 August 2014 - 15 May 2017  
Captain Putnam Huntington Browne USNA 199015 May 2017 - present  
Note 1: PCU Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) was officially established 2 October 1987; CDR David P. Keller was designated Officer In Charge (OIC). CAPT J.J. Dantone, the first designated Commanding Officer (CO) reported aboard 14 December 1987 along with the Executive Officer (XO), CDR Stanley W. Bryant. CAPT Dantone was relieved as CO by CAPT Bryant (XO) on 26 September 1988, and transferred to USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) as CO. CAPT Bryant was relieved by CAPT William B. Hayden on 13 December 1988 and reassumed the duties of XO.

Sources: LCDR John Filostrat, Public Affairs Officer, USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72); Ship's Command History;
Ron Reeves & Wolfgang Hechler


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