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USS ENTERPRISE   (CVAN-65)
(later CVN-65)


Commanding Officers
Captain Vincent Paul DePoix USNA 1939 25 Nov 1961 - 20 Jul 1963 VADM
Captain Frederick Hayes ("Mike") Michaelis USNA 1940 20 Jul 1963 - 17 Jul 1965 ADM
Captain James Lemuel Holloway III USNA 1942 17 Jul 1965 - 11 Jul 1967 ADM (1)
Captain Kent Liston Lee ? 11 Jul 1967 - 8 Jul 1969 VADM
Captain Forrest Silas Petersen USNA 1944 8 Jul 1969 - 3 Dec 1971 VADM
Captain Ernest Eugene ("Gene") Tissot, Jr. ? 3 Dec 1971 - 9 Apr 1974 RADM
Captain Carol Castleman Smith, Jr. USNA 1952 9 Apr 1974 - 10 Dec 1976 VADM
Captain James Willis Austin  [Biography] USNA 1954 10 Dec 1976 - 23 Feb 1980 RADM
Captain Robert Joseph ("Barney") Kelly USNA 1959 23 Feb 1980 - 17 Jun 1983 ADM
Captain Robert Lee Leuschner, Jr. ? 17 Jun 1983 - 27 Jan 1986 RADM
Captain Robert Johnson Spane   [Biography] USNA 1962 27 Jan 1986 - 28 Oct 1988 VADM
Captain Harry Taylor Rittenour   [Biography] USNA 1968 28 Oct 1988 - 7 Aug 1991 RADM
Captain Daniel Clark Roper ? 7 Aug 1991 - 27 Aug 1993
Captain Richard Joseph Naughton USNA 1968 27 Aug 1993 - 2 Feb 1996 VADM
Captain Michael Dennis Malone USNA 197? 2 Feb 1996 - 10 Nov 1997 VADM
Captain Evan Marthy ("Marty") Chanik USNA 1973 10 Nov 1997 - 10 Mar 2000 VADM
Captain James Alexander ("Sandy") Winnefeld, Jr. NROTC 1978 10 Mar 2000 - 15 Feb 2002 ADM
Captain Eric Christian Neidlinger   [Biography] USNA 1976 15 Feb 2002 - 10 Dec 2004
Captain Lawrence Scott ("Larry") Rice USNA 1979 10 Dec 2004 - 17 May 2007 RADM
Captain Ronald Horton USNA 1982 17 May 2007 - 6 May 2010 RADM
Captain Owen Paul Honors, Jr. USNA 1983 6 May 2010 - 4 January 2011
Captain Dee Leon Mewbourne USNA 1982 4 January 2011 - 17 August 2011 RADM
Captain William Christopher Hamilton, Jr. AOCS 1983 17 August 2011 - 1 December 2012

Note 1: 20th Chief of Naval Operations (CNO), 1 July 1974–30 June 1978. (Back.)

Source: USS Enterprise official web site;
Ron Reeves & Wolfgang Hechler
Photo of CAPT Holloway courtesy of the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum, via Darryl Baker


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