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DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY -- NAVAL HISTORICAL CENTER
805 KIDDER BREESE SE -- WASHINGTON NAVY YARD
WASHINGTON DC 20374-5060

Assistant Secretary of the Navy (AIR)

Established in 1926, the office was redesignated Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Research and Development) as of 6 February 1959. This office was again redesignated to Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Research, Engineering and Systems) in April 1977. The office was disestablished in 1990, and the duties were combined with Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Shipbuilding and Logistics) into Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Research, Development and Acquisitions).

1.
1926-1929
Edward P. Warner 7 July 1926-15 March 1929
2.
1929-1932
David S. Ingalls 16 March 1929-1 June 1932
3.
1941-1945
Artemus L. Gates 5 September 1941-30 June 1945
4.
1945-1946
John L. Sullivan 5 July 1945-17 June 1946
5.
1946-1949
John N. Brown 12 January 1946-8 March 1949
6.
1949-1949
Dan A. Kimball 9 March 1949-24 May 1949
7.
1949-1953
John F. Floberg 5 December 1949-23 July1953
8.
1953-1956
James H. Smith, Jr. 23 July 1953-20 June 1956
9.
1956-1959
Garrison Norton 7 July 1956-5 February 1929
10.
1959-1964
James H. Wakelin, Jr. 5 June 1959-30 June 1964
11.
1964-1966
Robert W. Morse 1 July 1964-30 June 1966
12.
1967-1973
David S. Potter 14 September 1973-16 August 1973
13.
1974-1977
H. Tyler Marcy 15 October 1974- 4 April 1977
14.
1977 1981
David E. Mann April 1977-January 1981
15.
1981-1981
Gerald A. Cann January 1981-December 1981
16.
1981-1987
Melvyn R. Paisley December 1981-March 1987
17.
1987-1990
Vacant


26 October 2006