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STIMSON OFFICERS PROMOTED TO ADMIRAL RANK

RADM Stanley Guy Catola *  EP
RADM David Selby Cruden   *
VADM John Grossenbacher
RADM Fred Gustavson
RADM Donald Perry Hall   *  EP
VADM Dennis Jones
RADM Thomas J. Kearny
RADM Charles Leidig
RADM Scott Sears  EP
ADM William Dee Smith   *
VADM George Sterner

* prior Commanding Officers 

BLUE CREW

EP- CAPT Richard Edmund Jortberg. . . . .Feb 1965—Feb 1967
Commissioning Commanding Officer
EP- CDR Donald Perry Hall . . . . . . . . . . . . Feb 1967—Jun 1970
Promoted to RADM
CDR David Selby Cruden . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jun 1970—Oct 1971
Promoted to RADM
CDR William Dee Smith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Oct 1971—Aug 1974
Promoted to ADM
CDR William Llewellyn Powell Jr. . . . . . . . Aug 1974—May 1978
EP -CDR Thomas Rolland Conrey . . . . . . .May 1978—Oct 1981
CDR William Edward Fitzpatrick Jr. . . . . . .Oct 1981—Nov 1984
Second Overhaul Commanding Officer
CDR George Edwin Keefe Jr. . . . . . . . . . . Nov 1984—Apr 1988
CDR Michael E. Flenniken . . . . . . . . . . . . . Apr 1988—Jun 1991
CDR Samuel D. Johnson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jun 1991—May 1992

CDR Samuel D. Johnson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 1992—May 1993
Decommissioning Commanding Officer

GOLD CREW

EP- CDR Robert Hart Weeks . . . . . . . . . . . . Jan 1966—Feb 1971
Commissioning Commanding Officer
CDR William Dee Smith. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Feb 1971—Mar 1973
First Overhaul Commanding Officer
Promoted to ADM
EP- CDR Stanley Guy Catola . . . . . . . . . . . . .Mar 1973—Jun 1974
Promoted to RADM
CDR Gary Eugene Bell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jun 1974—Sep 1977
CDR Joseph Brian Mueller. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Sep 1977—Jul 1981
C4 Conversion Commanding Officer
CDR William Edward Fitzpatrick Jr. . . . . . . . .Jul 1981—Oct 1981
Second Overhaul Commanding Officer
CDR Michael James Showers . . . . . . . . . .. . .Aug 1984—Oct 1987
CDR Rudy Edward Plummer . . . . . . . . . . . . .Oct 1987—Mar 1990
CDR Richarl L. 'Rick' Towner . . . . . . . . . . .Mar 1990—May 1992