Naval History and Heritage Command

Portraits of the six U.S. Presidents who served in the Navy (Johnson, Kennedy, Nixon, Ford, Carter, George H. W. Bush)
Presidents

Presidents

“Any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think I can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction, ‘I served in the United States Navy.’”

John F. Kennedy, August 1963