Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet

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
Incumbent
ADM John C. Aquilino

since May 17, 2018
SeatNaval Station Pearl Harbor
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]

History

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 Fleet

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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