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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

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 1993

Decommissioning Commanding Officer

GOLD CREW

EP- CDR Robert Hart Weeks . . . . . . . . . . . .Jan 1966—Oct 1971

Commissioning Commanding Officer

CDR William Dee Smith. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oct 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