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DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY -- NAVAL HISTORY & HERITAGE COMMAND
805 KIDDER BREESE SE -- WASHINGTON NAVY YARD
WASHINGTON DC 20374-5060

Bureau of Aeronautics (Navy)

Established on 12 July 1921, the Bureau was under this name until 18 August 1959, when the Bureau merged with the Bureau of Ordnance to form the Bureau of Naval Weapons. On 1 May 1966, functions were divided and the Naval Air System Command was created.

1.
1921-1933
RADM William A. Moffett July 1921
2.
1933-1936
RADM Ernest J. King June 1933
3.
1936-1939
RADM Arthur B. Cook June 1936
4.
1939-1942
RADM John H. Towers June 1939
5.
1942-1943
RADM John S. McCain October 1942
6.
1943-1945
RADM DeWitt C. Ramsey August 1943
7.
1945-1947
RADM Harold B. Sallada June 1945
8.
1947-1951
RADM Alfred M. Pride May 1947
9.
1951-1953
RADM Thomas S. Combs May 1951
10.
1953-1955
RADM Apollo Soucek June 1953
11.
1955-1957
RADM James S. Russell March 1955
12.
1957-1959
RADM Robert E. Dixon July 1957
Bureau of Naval Weapons
13.
1959-1962
RADM Paul D. Stroop September 1959
14.
1962-1964
RADM Kleber S. Masterson October 1962
15.
1964-1964
RADM Wellington T. Hines (acting) March 1964
16.
1964-1966
RADM Allen M. Shinn May 1964
Naval Air System Command
17.
1966-1969
RADM Robert L. Townsend September 1966
18.
1969-1971
RADM Thomas J. Walker III February 1969
19.
1971-1973
RADM Thomas R. McClellan April 1971
20.
1973-1976
VADM Kent L. Lee August 1973
21.
1976-1980
VADM Forrest S. Peterson October 1976
22.
1980-1983
VADM Ernest R. Seymour May 1980
23.
1983-1985
VADM James B. Busey July 1983
24.
1985-1989
VADM Joesph B. Wilkinson September 1985
25.
1989-1991
VADM Richard C. Gentz September 1989
26.
1991-1991
VADM William C. Bowes March 1991
27.
1995-2000
VADM John A. Lockard March 1995
28.
2000-2003
VADM Joe W. Dyer June 2000
29.
2003-2007
VADM Walter B. Massenburg February 2003
30.  2007- VADM David J. Venlet February 2007

Note: RADM = Rear Admiral, VADM = Vice Admiral.


06 August 2009