Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet

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Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet
US Navy Admiral Flag.jpeg
Admiral Harry B. Harris, Jr.jpg
Incumbent
ADM Harry B. Harris Jr.

since October 16, 2013
Formation 1907
First holder William T. Swinburne
Website Official website

Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT), is the title of the United States Navy officer who commands the United States Pacific Fleet. 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 16 October 2013, the 61st and current Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet is Admiral Harry B. Harris Jr..[1]

History[edit]

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[edit]

Name Picture Rank Assumed post Departed post
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  





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 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
Curtiss NC-4 Crew 1919.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 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 ADM William D. Leahy
William Leahy cropped.jpg US-O10 insignia.svg March 30, 1936 December 31, 1936
25 ADM Claude C. Bloch






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
28 ADM Husband E. Kimmel
Husband Kimmel.jpg US-O10 insignia.svg February 1, 1941 December 17, 1941
VADM William S. Pye

(acting)

William Satterlee Pye.jpg US-O9 insignia.svg December 17, 1941 December 31, 1941
29 FADM Chester W. Nimitz Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz portrait.jpg US-O11 insignia.svg December 17, 1941 November 24, 1945
30 ADM Raymond A. Spruance Ray Spruance.jpg US-O10 insignia.svg November 24, 1945 February 1, 1946
31 ADM John H. Towers John H. Towers.jpg US-O10 insignia.svg February 1, 1946 February 28, 1947
32 ADM Louis E. Denfeld Louis E. Denfeld - Project Gutenberg etext 20587.jpg US-O10 insignia.svg February 28, 1947 December 3, 1947
33 ADM DeWitt C. Ramsey DeWittClintonRamsey.jpg US-O10 insignia.svg December 3, 1947 April 30, 1949
34 ADM Arthur W. Radford ADM Arthur Radford.JPG US-O10 insignia.svg April 30, 1949 July 10, 1953
35 ADM Felix B. Stump Felix Stump 2.jpg US-O10 insignia.svg July 10, 1953 January 14, 1958
36 ADM Maurice E. Curts Maurice E Curts.jpg US-O10 insignia.svg January 14, 1958 February 1, 1958
37 ADM Herbert G. Hopwood





US-O10 insignia.svg February 1, 1958 August 30, 1960
38 ADM John H. Sides John H Sides.PNG US-O10 insignia.svg August 30, 1960 September 30, 1963
39 ADM U.S. Grant Sharp Jr. ADM Sharp, Ulysses Grant Jr.jpg US-O10 insignia.svg September 30, 1963 June 26, 1964
40 ADM Thomas H. Moorer ADM Thomas Moorer.JPG US-O10 insignia.svg June 26, 1964 March 30, 1965
41 ADM Roy L. Johnson ADM Roy Johnson.jpg US-O10 insignia.svg March 30, 1965 November 30, 1967
42 ADM John J. Hyland ADM Hyland, John J.jpg US-O10 insignia.svg November 30, 1967 December 5, 1970
43 ADM Bernard A. Clarey Bernard A Clarey.jpg US-O10 insignia.svg December 5, 1970 September 30, 1973
44 ADM Maurice F. Weisner Maurice F Weisner.jpg US-O10 insignia.svg September 30, 1973 August 12, 1976
45 ADM Thomas B. Hayward ADM Hayward, Thomas B CNO Official Portrait.jpg US-O10 insignia.svg August 12, 1976 May 9, 1978
46 ADM Donald C. Davis Davis DC.jpg US-O10 insignia.svg May 9, 1978 July 31, 1981
47 ADM James D. Watkins Admiral James Watkins, official military photo.JPEG US-O10 insignia.svg July 31, 1981 May 28, 1982
48 ADM Sylvester R. Foley





US-O10 insignia.svg May 28, 1982 September 16, 1985
49 ADM James A. Lyons Jr. James A Lyons Jr.jpg US-O10 insignia.svg September 16, 1985 September 30, 1987
50 ADM David E. Jeremiah ADM David E Jeremiah.JPG US-O10 insignia.svg September 30, 1987 February 15, 1990
51 ADM Charles R. Larson Adm Charles R Larson - official portrait, Superintendent of US Naval Academy.jpg US-O10 insignia.svg February 15, 1990 February 15, 1991
52 ADM Robert J. Kelly Robert J Kelly.jpg US-O10 insignia.svg February 15, 1991 August 6, 1994
53 ADM Ronald J. Zlatoper Ronald J Zlatoper.jpg US-O10 insignia.svg August 6, 1994 November 7, 1996
54 ADM Archie Clemins Archie R Clemins.jpg US-O10 insignia.svg November 7, 1996 October 8, 1999
55 ADM Thomas B. Fargo
Thomas fargo.jpg US-O10 insignia.svg October 8, 1999 May 4, 2002
56 ADM Walter F. Doran
ADMWalterDoran.jpg US-O10 insignia.svg May 4, 2002 July 8, 2005
57 ADM Gary R. Roughead
ADM Gary Roughead CNO.jpg US-O10 insignia.svg July 8, 2005 May 8, 2007
58 ADM Robert F. Willard
Robert F. Willard.jpg US-O10 insignia.svg May 8, 2007 September 25, 2009
59 ADM Patrick M. Walsh
ADM Walsh.jpg US-O10 insignia.svg September 25, 2009 January 20, 2012
60 ADM Cecil D. Haney
ADM Cecil D. Haney.jpg US-O10 insignia.svg January 20, 2012 October 16, 2013
61 ADM Harry B. Harris Jr.
Admiral Harry B. Harris, Jr.jpg US-O10 insignia.svg October 16, 2013 Incumbent

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Pacific Fleet to Continue Rebalance Focus as Harris Assumes Command from Haney". U.S. Pacific Fleet Public Affairs. 2013-10-16. Retrieved 2013-10-16.