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Bureau of Naval Personnel

The Bureau was established in 1862 as the Bureau of Navigation. In 1942, it was changed to the Bureau of Naval Personnel. It was disestablished 31 October 1978, and its functions were spilt between the DCNO (Manpower, Personnel and Training) and the Naval Military Personnel Command. Effective 1 October 1998, the name changed to Naval Personnel Command.

    1. 1862-1865 RADM Charles H. Davis July 1862
    2. 1865-1865 CAPT Percival Drayton April 1865
    3. 1865-1865 RADM David D. Porter August 1865
    4. 1865-1869 COMMO Thorton A. Jenkins August 1865
    5. 1869-1871 RADM James Alden April 1869
    6. 1871-1878 COMMO Daniel Ammen October 1871
    7. 1878-1881 COMMO William D. Whiting June 1878
    8. 1881-1889 CAPT John D.G. Walker October 1889
    9. 1889-1897 COMMO Francis M. Ramsay November 1889
    10. 1897-1902 RADM Arent S. Crowninshield April 1897
    11. 1902-1904 RADM Henry C. Taylor April 1902
    12. 1904-1907 RADM George A. Converse August 1904
    13. 1907-1907 RADM William H. Brownson May 1907
    14. 1908-1909 RADM John E. Pillsbury January 1908
    15. 1909-1909 RADM William P. Potter July 1909
    16. 1909-1912 RADM Reginald F. Nicholson December 1909
    17. 1912-1913 RADM Phillip Andrews January 1912
    18. 1913-1916 RADM Victor Blue March 1913
    19. 1916-1918 RADM Leigh C. Palmer August 1916
    20. 1918-1919 RADM Victor Blue December 1918
    21. 1919 1923 RADM Thomas Washington September 1919
    22. 1923-1924 RADM Andrew T. Long July 1923
    23. 1924-1927 RADM William R. Shoemaker June 1924
    24. 1927-1930 RADM Richard H. Leigh February 1927
    25. 1930-1933 RADM Fank B. Upham May 1930
    26. 1933-1935 RADM William D. Leahy July 1933
    27. 1935-1938 RADM Adolphus Andrews June 1935
    28. 1938-1939 RADM James O. Richardson June 1938
    29. 1939-1941 RADM Chester W. Nimitz June 1939
    30. 1941-1945 RADM Randall Jacobs December 1941
    31. 1945-1947 RADM Louis E. Denfeld September 1945
    32. 1947-1950 VADM William M. Fechteler February 1947
    33. 1950-1951 VADM John W. Roper September 1949
    34. 1951-1953 VADM Laurance T. Dubose March 1951
    35. 1953-1956 VADM James L. Holloway Jr. February 1953
    36. 1956-1960 VADM Harold P. Smith January 1956
    37. 1960-1964 VADM William R. Smedberg February 1960
    38. 1964-1968 VADM Benedict J. Semmes Jr. May 1964
    39. 1968-1970 VADM Charles K. Duncan April 1968
    40. 1970-1972 VADM Dick H. Guinn August 1970
    41. 1972-1975 VADM David H. Bagley February 1972
    42. 1975-1978 VADM James D. Watkins April 1975
    43. 1978-1980 VADM Baldwin July 1978
    44. 1980-1983 VADM Zech August 1980
    45. 1983-1985 VADM Lawrence September 1983
    46. 1986-1987 VADM Carlson January 1986
    47. 1987-1988 VADM Edney October 1987
    48. 1988-1991 VADM Jeremy M. Boorda August 1988
    49. 1991-1994 VADM Ronald J. Zlatoper November 1991
    50. 1994-1996 VADM Frank L. Bowman July 1994
    51. 1996-1999 VADM Daniel T. Oliver September 1996
    52. 1999-2002 VADM Norbert R. Ryan, Jr. November 1999
    53. 2002-2005 VADM Gerald L. Hoewing October 2002
    54. 2005-2008 VADM John C. Harvey, Jr. November 2005
    55. 2008-2011 VADM Mark E. Ferguson, III April 2008
    56. 2011-2013 VADM Scott R. Van Buskirk October 2011
    57. 2013 VADM William F. Moran August 2013

Note: CAPT = Captain, COMMO = Commodore, RADM = Rear Admiral, VADM = Vice Admiral.

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Published: Wed Jun 22 09:21:28 EDT 2016