Thomas Lynch (admiral)

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Thomas C. Lynch
RADM T C Lynch 1987.jpeg
Born (1942-04-07) April 7, 1942 (age 75)
Lima, Ohio, U.S.
Allegiance  United States
Service/branch United States Navy
Years of service c.1964–1995
Rank Rear admiral
Commands held Superintendent of the United States Naval Academy, others below

Thomas Charles Lynch (born April 7, 1942) is a retired a rear admiral in the United States Navy. He was Superintendent of the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland from June 15, 1991 to August 1, 1994. He was reassigned in the aftermath of an exam cheating scandal there.[1] Born in Lima, Ohio, the son of Rodney and Marie Lynch, he is a 1964 graduate of the United States Naval Academy.[2] He played football there, lettering three times and captaining the 1963 team. He also was involved in boxing.[3] Lynch also held the command of the Eisenhower Battle Group during the course of Operation Desert Shield, and chief of Navy Legislative Affairs. He retired in 1995, in the position of Director of the Navy Staff at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.

In 2012, Lynch was named to the board of directors of Premier Holdings Corporation, an energy services holding company.[4] He is also a member of many boards of private and public corporations, including Safeguard Scientifics, Inc., The Musser Group, Livingston Group, Chrysalis Holdings, and The Staubach Company.[5][6] As the chairman of the board at mortgage bank NewDay USA, he also appears as its spokesman for VA home loans on television.[7] He is a trustee on the Naval Academy Foundation, member of the Army-Navy Game Committee, Philadelphia Sports Congress as well as a distinguished graduate of the Naval Academy.[8] He was married to Kathleen Quinn and has three children. His wife died on May 18, 2010.[9]


Academic offices
Preceded by
Virgil L. Hill Jr.
Superintendent of United States Naval Academy
Succeeded by
Charles R. Larson