Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet

Summary

Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet
Seal of the Commander of the United States Pacific Fleet.svg
ADM Aquilino 2018.jpg
Incumbent
ADM John C. Aquilino

since May 17, 2018
SeatNaval Station Pearl Harbor
Formation1907
First holderWilliam T. Swinburne
WebsiteOfficial website

Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT), is the title of the United States Navy officer who commands the United States Pacific Fleet (USPACFLT). Originally established in 1907 as a two-star rear admiral's billet, the position has been held by a four-star admiral since March 19, 1915.

As of May 17, 2018, the 63rd and current Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet is Admiral John C. Aquilino.[1]

History

The position has been known by several titles since its inception.

  • 1907 to December 6, 1922: Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Pacific Fleet (CINCPACFLT)
  • December 6, 1922 to April 1, 1931: Commander-in-Chief, Battle Fleet (CINCBATFLT)
  • April 1, 1931 to February 1, 1941: Commander, Battle Force, United States Fleet (COMBATFOR)
  • February 1, 1941 to October 24, 2002: Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Pacific Fleet (CINCPACFLT)
  • October 24, 2002 to present: Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT)

Commanders Pacific Fleet

Name Picture Rank Assumed post Departed post
Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Pacific Fleet (CINCPACFLT)
1 RADM William T. Swinburne
US-O8 insignia.svg July 22, 1907 May 17, 1909
2 RADM Uriel Sebree
Uriel Sebree.jpg US-O8 insignia.svg May 17, 1909 February 19, 1910
3 RADM Giles B. Harber






US-O8 insignia.svg February 19, 1910 1911
RADM Edward B. Barry
RADM Edward B. Barry.jpg US-O8 insignia.svg 1911 January 15, 1911 (resigned)
RADM Chauncey Thomas Jr.






US-O8 insignia.svg January 15, 1911 1912
4 RADM William H. H. Southerland






US-O8 insignia.svg 1912 March 1913
5 RADM Walter C. Cowles
Walter Cleveland Cowles.JPG US-O8 insignia.svg March 1913 January 1914
6 ADM Thomas B. Howard
Thomas Benton Howard.jpg US-O10 insignia.svg January 1914 September 13, 1915
7 ADM Cameron M. Winslow
Cameron Winslow.jpg US-O10 insignia.svg September 13, 1915 July 29, 1916
8 ADM William B. Caperton
William Banks Caperton.JPG US-O10 insignia.svg July 29, 1916 April 30, 1919
9 ADM Hugh Rodman
Hugh Rodman 2.JPG US-O10 insignia.svg July 1, 1919 Jul 5, 1921
10 ADM Edward W. Eberle
Edward Walter Eberle.jpg US-O10 insignia.svg Jul 5, 1921 Dec 6, 1922
(as CINCPACFLT)
Commander-in-Chief, Battle Fleet (CINCBATFLT)
10 ADM Edward W. Eberle
Edward Walter Eberle.jpg US-O10 insignia.svg Dec 6, 1922
(as CINCBATFLT)
Jun 30, 1923
11 ADM Samuel S. Robison
Samuel S Robison.jpg US-O10 insignia.svg Jun 30, 1923 Oct 14, 1925
12 ADM Charles S. Hughes
Charles Frederick Hughes.jpg US-O10 insignia.svg Oct 14, 1925 Sep 4, 1926
13 ADM Richard H. Jackson
Adm. Richard H. Jackson, USN.jpg US-O10 insignia.svg Sep 4, 1926 Sep 10, 1927
14 ADM Louis R. de Steiguer
Louis Rodolph de Steiguer.JPG US-O10 insignia.svg Sep 10, 1927 Jun 26, 1928
15 ADM William V. Pratt
William Veazie Pratt.jpg US-O10 insignia.svg Jun 26, 1928 May 21, 1929
16 ADM Louis M. Nulton
Pratt Nulton Bostwick 1929.jpg US-O10 insignia.svg May 21, 1929 May 24, 1930
17 ADM Frank H. Schofield
Frank Schofield.jpg US-O10 insignia.svg May 24, 1930 Apr 1, 1931
(as CINCBATFLT)
Commander, Battle Force, United States Fleet (COMBATFOR)
17 ADM Frank H. Schofield
Frank Schofield.jpg US-O10 insignia.svg Apr 1, 1931
(as COMBATFOR)
Sep 15, 1931
18 ADM Richard H. Leigh
Richard Henry Leigh.JPG US-O10 insignia.svg Sep 15, 1931 Aug 11, 1932
19 ADM Luke McNamee
Luke McNamee.jpg US-O10 insignia.svg Aug 11, 1932 May 20, 1933
20 ADM William H. Standley
William H Standley.jpg US-O10 insignia.svg May 20, 1933 July 1, 1933
21 ADM Joseph M. Reeves
Reeves and Pratt.jpg US-O10 insignia.svg July 1, 1933 June 15, 1934
22 ADM Frank H. Brumby
Frank H Brumby.PNG US-O10 insignia.svg June 15, 1934 April 1, 1935
23 ADM Harris Laning
Admiral Harris Laning.png US-O10 insignia.svg April 1, 1935 March 30, 1936
24 FADM William D. Leahy
William Leahy cropped.jpg US-O11 insignia.svg March 30, 1936 December 31, 1936
25 ADM Claude C. Bloch
NH 79466 Admiral Claude Charles Bloch, USN.jpg US-O10 insignia.svg December 31, 1936 January 29, 1938
26 ADM Edward C. Kalbfus
Admiral Edward C. Kalbfus.jpg US-O10 insignia.svg January 29, 1938 June 24, 1939
27 ADM James O. Richardson
James Richardson.jpg US-O10 insignia.svg June 24, 1939 February 1, 1941
No. Commander Term
Portrait Name Took office Left office Term length
Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Pacific Fleet (CINCPACFLT)
28
Husband E. Kimmel
Admiral
Husband E. Kimmel
February 1, 1941December 17, 1941319 days
-
William S. Pye
Vice Admiral
William S. Pye
Acting
December 17, 1941December 31, 194114 days
29
Chester W. Nimitz
Admiral
Chester W. Nimitz
December 31, 1941November 24, 19453 years, 328 days
30
Raymond A. Spruance
Admiral
Raymond A. Spruance
November 24, 1945February 1, 194669 days
31
John H. Towers
Admiral
John H. Towers
February 1, 1946February 28, 19471 year, 27 days
32
Louis E. Denfeld
Admiral
Louis E. Denfeld
February 28, 1947February 28, 1947278 days
33
DeWitt C. Ramsey
Admiral
DeWitt C. Ramsey
February 28, 1947December 3, 19471 year, 148 days
34
Arthur W. Radford
Admiral
Arthur W. Radford
April 30, 1949July 10, 19534 years, 71 days
35
Felix B. Stump
Admiral
Felix B. Stump
July 10, 1953January 14, 19584 years, 188 days
36
Maurice E. Curts
Admiral
Maurice E. Curts
January 14, 1958February 1, 195818 days
37
Herbert G. Hopwood
Admiral
Herbert G. Hopwood
February 1, 1958August 30, 19602 years, 211 days
38
John H. Sides
Admiral
John H. Sides
August 30, 1960September 30, 19633 years, 31 days
39
U.S. Grant Sharp Jr.
Admiral
U.S. Grant Sharp Jr.
September 30, 1963June 26, 1964270 days
40
Thomas H. Moorer
Admiral
Thomas H. Moorer
June 26, 1964March 30, 1965277 days
41
Roy L. Johnson
Admiral
Roy L. Johnson
March 30, 1965November 30, 19672 years, 245 days
42
John J. Hyland
Admiral
John J. Hyland
November 30, 1967December 5, 19703 years, 5 days
43
Bernard A. Clarey
Admiral
Bernard A. Clarey
December 5, 1970September 30, 19732 years, 299 days
44
Maurice F. Weisner
Admiral
Maurice F. Weisner
September 30, 1973August 12, 19762 years, 317 days
45
Thomas B. Hayward
Admiral
Thomas B. Hayward
August 12, 1976May 9, 19781 year, 270 days
46
Donald C. Davis
Admiral
Donald C. Davis
May 9, 1978July 31, 19813 years, 83 days
47
James D. Watkins
Admiral
James D. Watkins
July 31, 1981July 31, 1981301 days
48
Sylvester R. Foley
Admiral
Sylvester R. Foley
May 28, 1982September 16, 19853 years, 111 days
49
James A. Lyons Jr.
Admiral
James A. Lyons Jr.
September 16, 1985September 30, 19872 years, 14 days
50
David E. Jeremiah
Admiral
David E. Jeremiah
September 30, 1987February 15, 19902 years, 138 days
51
Charles R. Larson
Admiral
Charles R. Larson
February 15, 1990February 15, 19911 year, 0 days
52
Robert J. Kelly
Admiral
Robert J. Kelly
February 15, 1991August 6, 19943 years, 172 days
53
Ronald J. Zlatoper
Admiral
Ronald J. Zlatoper
August 6, 1994November 7, 19962 years, 93 days
54
Archie Clemins
Admiral
Archie Clemins
November 7, 1996October 8, 19992 years, 335 days
55
Thomas B. Fargo
Admiral
Thomas B. Fargo
October 8, 1999May 4, 20022 years, 208 days
56
Walter F. Doran
Admiral
Walter F. Doran
May 4, 2002October 24, 2002173 days
Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT)
56
Walter F. Doran
Admiral
Walter F. Doran
October 24, 2002July 8, 20052 years, 257 days
57
Gary R. Roughead
Admiral
Gary R. Roughead
July 8, 2005May 8, 20071 year, 304 days
58
Robert F. Willard
Admiral
Robert F. Willard
May 8, 2007September 25, 20092 years, 140 days
59
Patrick M. Walsh
Admiral
Patrick M. Walsh
September 25, 2009January 20, 20122 years, 117 days
60
Cecil D. Haney
Admiral
Cecil D. Haney
January 20, 2012October 16, 20131 year, 269 days
61
Harry B. Harris Jr.
Admiral
Harry B. Harris Jr.
October 16, 2013May 27, 20151 year, 223 days
62
Scott H. Swift
Admiral
Scott H. Swift
May 27, 2015May 17, 20182 years, 355 days
63
John C. Aquilino
Admiral
John C. Aquilino
May 17, 2018Incumbent2 years, 82 days

See also

Notes

  1. ^ U.S. Pacific Fleet conducts change of command Retrieved 19th May, 2018

External links

  • Official website
  • U.S. Pacific Fleet Commanders