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Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet

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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.

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
Formation1907
First holderWilliam T. Swinburne
WebsiteOfficial website

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

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HistoryEdit

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 FleetEdit

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






  February 19, 1910 1911
RADM Edward B. Barry
    1911 January 15, 1911 (resigned)
RADM Chauncey Thomas, Jr.






  January 15, 1911 1912
4 RADM William H. H. Southerland






  1912 March 1913
5 RADM Walter C. Cowles
    March 1913 January 1914
6 ADM Thomas B. Howard
    January 1914 September 13, 1915
7 ADM Cameron M. Winslow
    September 13, 1915 July 29, 1916
8 ADM William B. Caperton
    July 29, 1916 April 30, 1919
9 ADM Hugh Rodman
    July 1, 1919 Jul 5, 1921
10 ADM Edward W. Eberle
    Jul 5, 1921 Dec 6, 1922
(as CINCPACFLT)
Commander-in-Chief, Battle Fleet (CINCBATFLT)
10 ADM Edward W. Eberle
    Dec 6, 1922
(as CINCBATFLT)
Jun 30, 1923
11 ADM Samuel S. Robison
    Jun 30, 1923 Oct 14, 1925
12 ADM Charles S. Hughes
    Oct 14, 1925 Sep 4, 1926
13 ADM Richard H. Jackson
    Sep 4, 1926 Sep 10, 1927
14 ADM Louis R. de Steiguer
    Sep 10, 1927 Jun 26, 1928
15 ADM William V. Pratt
    Jun 26, 1928 May 21, 1929
16 ADM Louis M. Nulton
    May 21, 1929 May 24, 1930
17 ADM Frank H. Schofield
    May 24, 1930 Apr 1, 1931
(as CINCBATFLT)
Commander, Battle Force, United States Fleet (COMBATFOR)
17 ADM Frank H. Schofield
    Apr 1, 1931
(as COMBATFOR)
Sep 15, 1931
18 ADM Richard H. Leigh
    Sep 15, 1931 Aug 11, 1932
19 ADM Luke McNamee
    Aug 11, 1932 May 20, 1933
20 ADM William H. Standley
    May 20, 1933 July 1, 1933
21 ADM Joseph M. Reeves
    July 1, 1933 June 15, 1934
22 ADM Frank H. Brumby
    June 15, 1934 April 1, 1935
23 ADM Harris Laning
    April 1, 1935 March 30, 1936
24 FADM William D. Leahy
    March 30, 1936 December 31, 1936
25 ADM Claude C. Bloch






  December 31, 1936 January 29, 1938
26 ADM Edward C. Kalbfus
    January 29, 1938 June 24, 1939
27 ADM James O. Richardson
    June 24, 1939 February 1, 1941
Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Pacific Fleet (CINCPACFLT)
28 ADM Husband E. Kimmel
    February 1, 1941 December 17, 1941
VADM William S. Pye

(acting)

    December 17, 1941 December 31, 1941
29 FADM Chester W. Nimitz     December 31, 1941 November 24, 1945
30 ADM Raymond A. Spruance     November 24, 1945 February 1, 1946
31 ADM John H. Towers     February 1, 1946 February 28, 1947
32 ADM Louis E. Denfeld     February 28, 1947 December 3, 1947
33 ADM DeWitt C. Ramsey     December 3, 1947 April 30, 1949
34 ADM Arthur W. Radford     April 30, 1949 July 10, 1953
35 ADM Felix B. Stump     July 10, 1953 January 14, 1958
36 ADM Maurice E. Curts     January 14, 1958 February 1, 1958
37 ADM Herbert G. Hopwood     February 1, 1958 August 30, 1960
38 ADM John H. Sides     August 30, 1960 September 30, 1963
39 ADM U.S. Grant Sharp Jr.     September 30, 1963 June 26, 1964
40 ADM Thomas H. Moorer     June 26, 1964 March 30, 1965
41 ADM Roy L. Johnson     March 30, 1965 November 30, 1967
42 ADM John J. Hyland     November 30, 1967 December 5, 1970
43 ADM Bernard A. Clarey     December 5, 1970 September 30, 1973
44 ADM Maurice F. Weisner     September 30, 1973 August 12, 1976
45 ADM Thomas B. Hayward     August 12, 1976 May 9, 1978
46 ADM Donald C. Davis     May 9, 1978 July 31, 1981
47 ADM James D. Watkins     July 31, 1981 May 28, 1982
48 ADM Sylvester R. Foley   May 28, 1982 September 16, 1985
49 ADM James A. Lyons Jr.     September 16, 1985 September 30, 1987
50 ADM David E. Jeremiah     September 30, 1987 February 15, 1990
51 ADM Charles R. Larson     February 15, 1990 February 15, 1991
52 ADM Robert J. Kelly     February 15, 1991 August 6, 1994
53 ADM Ronald J. Zlatoper     August 6, 1994 November 7, 1996
54 ADM Archie Clemins     November 7, 1996 October 8, 1999
55 ADM Thomas B. Fargo
    October 8, 1999 May 4, 2002
56 ADM Walter F. Doran
    May 4, 2002 October 24, 2002
(as CINCPACFLT)
Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT)
56 ADM Walter F. Doran
    October 24, 2002
(as COMPACFLT)
July 8, 2005
57 ADM Gary R. Roughead
    July 8, 2005 May 8, 2007
58 ADM Robert F. Willard
    May 8, 2007 September 25, 2009
59 ADM Patrick M. Walsh
    September 25, 2009 January 20, 2012
60 ADM Cecil D. Haney
    January 20, 2012 October 16, 2013
61 ADM Harry B. Harris Jr.
    October 16, 2013 May 27, 2015
62 ADM Scott H. Swift
    May 27, 2015 May 17, 2018
63 ADM John C. Aquilino
    May 17, 2018 Incumbent

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