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Naval Air Force, US Atlantic Fleet

On 1 January 1943, Naval Air Force, US Atlantic Fleet was established within the Atlantic Fleet, and initially titled Air Force, Atlantic Fleet. Norfolk, Virginia, was designated as the headquarters for Commander Air Force, Atlantic Fleet (COMAIRLANT), and Rear Admiral Alva D. Bernhard, USN, assumed command of the newly formed organization.

1. 1943 RADM Alva D. Bernhard January 1943
2. 1943-1946 VADM Patrick N. Bellinger March 1943
3. 1946-1948 VADM Gerald F. Bogan February 1946
4. 1948-1951 VADM Felix B. Stump December 1948
5. 1951-1954 VADM John J. Ballentine April 1951
6. 1954-1956 VADM Frederick W. McMahon May 1954
7. 1956-1960 VADM William L. Rees May 1956
8. 1960-1963 VADM Frank O'Beirne September 1960
9. 1963-1965 VADM Paul H. Ramsey September 1963
10. 1965-1969 VADM Charles T. Booth II March 1965
11. 1969-1972 VADM Robert L. Townsend March 1969
12. 1972-1975 VADM Frederick H. Michaelis February 1972
13. 1975-1978 VADM Howard E. Greer February 1975
14. 1978-1981 VADM George E. Kinnear II March 1978
15. 1981-1983 VADM Thomas J. Kilcline July 1981
16. 1983-1983 VADM Carol C. Smith, Jr. August 1983
17. 1983-1986 VADM Robert F. Dunn December 1983
18. 1986-1989 VADM Richard M. Dunleavy December 1986
19. 1989-1991 VADM John K. Ready May 1989
20. 1991-1994 VADM Anthony A. Less August 1991
21. 1994-1996 VADM Richard C. Allen March 1994
22. 1996-1998 VADM John J. Mazach March 1996
23. 1998-2001 VADM Joseph S. Mobley November 1998
24. 2001-2002 RADM Michael D. Malone April 2001
25. 2002-2004 RADM James M. Zortman July 2002
26. 2004- RADM Harold D. Starling II July 2004

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


04 December 2006