Scope and Content Note
This collection contains the printed text of speeches made by U.S. Navy flag officers who have held the post of Chief of Naval Operations. In many cases, speeches made before becoming CNO are included as well.
The overall organization of the collection is chronological, with the folders arranged first in the order in which the officers became CNO and then by date.
This collection should be cited as Speeches of the Chief of Naval Operations, 1973-1997, Archives Branch, Naval History and Heritage Command, Washington, DC.