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

Office of Naval Material

In January 1942 the Director of Material and Procurement was appointed to coordinate all material procurement activities of the US Navy. In 1948 the office title was changed to Chief of Division of Material, and in 1984 to Chief of the Office of Naval Material. In 1983 title was changed to Naval Material Command. On 6 May 1985, the Command was disestablished. Acquisition functions were passed onto the following Commands: Naval Air Systems, Naval Sea Systems, Space and Naval Warfare Systems, Naval Facilities Engineering, Naval Supply Systems, and the Strategic Systems Program Office. The Office of Naval Acquisition Support was established to create acquisition support for functions that span across Commands, and that require a degree of independence in their operations.

1.
1942-1945
RADM Samuel M. Robinson
2.
1946-1946
VADM Ben Moreel
3.
1947-1947
VADM Edward L. Cochrane
4.
1948-1949
VADM Arthur C. Miles
5.
1950-1950
VADM Edwin D. Foster
6.
1951-1951
VADM Albert G. Noble
7.
1952-1953
VADM Charles W. Fox
8.
1954-1954
VADM John Gingrich
9.
1955-1955
VADM Murry L. Royar
10.
1956-1960
VADM Edward W. Clexton February 1956
11.
1960-1963
VADM Goege F. Beardsley July 1960
12.
1963-1965
VADM William A. Schoech July 1963
13.
1965-1970
VADM Ignatius J. Galantin March 1965
14.
1970-1971
VADM Jackson D. Arnold June 1970
15.
1971-1975
ADM Issac C. Kidd December 1971
16.
1975-1978
ADM Frederick H. Michaelis April 1975
17.
1978-1981
ADM Alfred J. Whittle Jr. August 1978
18.
1981-1983
ADM John G. Williams Jr. July 1981
19.
1983-1985
ADM Steve A. White August 1983

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


04 December 2006