1. Admiral William S. Benson (1915-1919)
  2. Admiral Robert E. Coontz (1919-1923)
  3. Admiral Edward W. Eberle (1923-1927)
  4. Admiral Charles F. Hughes (1927-1930)
  5. Admiral William V. Pratt (1930-1933)
  6. Admiral William H. Standley (1933-1937)
  7. Fleet Admiral William D. Leahy (1937-1939)
  8. Admiral Harold R. Stark (1939-1942)
  9. Fleet Admiral Ernest J. King (1942-1945)
  10. Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz (1945-1947)
  11. Admiral Louis E. Denfeld (1947-1949)
  12. Admiral Forrest P. Sherman (1949-1951)
  13. Admiral William M. Fechteler (1951- 1953)
  14. Admiral Robert B. Carney (1953-1955)
  15. Admiral Arleigh A. Burke (1955-1961)
  16. Admiral George W. Anderson Jr. (1961-1963)
  17. Admiral David L. McDonald (1963- 1967)
  18. Admiral Thomas H. Moorer (1967-1970)
  19. Admiral Elmo R. Zumwalt (1970-1974)
  20. Admiral James L. Holloway III (1974-1978)
  21. Admiral Thomas B. Hayward (1978-1982)
  22. Admiral James D. Watkins (1982-1986)
  23. Admiral Carlisle A.H. Trost (1986-1990)
  24. Admiral Frank B. Kelso II (1990-1994)
  25. Admiral Jeremey M. Boorda (1994-1996)
  26. Admiral Jay L. Johnson (1996-2000)
  27. Admiral Vern Clark (2000-2005)
  28. Admiral Michael Mullen (2005-2007)
  29. Admiral Gary Roughead (2007-2011)
  30. Admiral Johnathan W. Greenert (2011-2015)
  31. Admiral John M. Richardson (2015-present)

(Naval History and Heritage Command)

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