|Roy F. Hoffmann|
|Service/branch||United States Navy|
Rear Admiral Roy F. "Latch" Hoffmann, U.S. Navy (retired) (born 1925) was Chairman of the former Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, established May 4, 2004, in opposition to John Kerry's candidacy for U.S. President, and which disbanded on May 31, 2008. As a naval officer, he patrolled the Mekong Delta on swift boats during the Vietnam War.
Hoffmann attended the University of Notre Dame. He was commissioned through the Naval ROTC program on June 1, 1946.
In an article for Salon, Joe Conason described Hoffmann as "a cigar-chomping former Vietnam commander once described as 'the classic body-count guy' who 'wanted hooches destroyed and people killed.'" 
Hoffmann claimed he got involved with the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth after reading Douglas Brinkley's book Tour of Duty, which, among other things, detailed Kerry's Swift Boat duty in Vietnam; he told The Washington Post, "I couldn't bear that someone was betraying us and being a dastardly liar. If I can be any more plain than that, I don't know."
In 2009, the Admiral Roy F. Hoffmann Foundation ceased operations.
- Albion Monitor: Kerry in Vietnam: March 24, 2004.
- The United States role in opening the Suez Canal, hearing before the Subcommittee on the Near East and South Asia of ..., 93-2, May 8, 1974. Washington DC. 1974. p. 39.
- Salon.com: Smear Boat Veterans for Bush. May 4, 2002.
- Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel: Hoffmann once rocked boat in Milwaukee. August 23, 2004.
- Washington Post: Unfriendly Fire. October 4, 2002.
- "Admiral Roy F. Hoffmann Foundation, Honoring America's Veterans. John O'Neill, T. Boone Pickens".
- Symmes, Weymouth D. This Is Latch: The Rear Admiral Roy F. Hoffmann Story. Missoula, Mont: Pictorial Histories Pub. Co, 2007. ISBN 9781575101378