Photo #: 80-G-669737
Admiral Arleigh A. Burke, USN (center)
Takes the oath of office as Chief of Naval Operations, during ceremonies in Dahlgren Hall, U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland, on 17 August 1955.
Administering the oath is the Navy Judge Advocate General, Rear Admiral Ira H. Nunn. Looking on, beyond and between the two officers, is Secretary of the Navy Charles S. Thomas.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
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Image posted 12 July 2005