Distinguished Members
Current and Former Companions of the Naval Order

Who are among the Companions of the Naval Order - the oldest, exclusively naval, American society...eleven years older than the Navy League? A partial listing of some of our more notable Companions, past and present, includes:

  • President/Commander-in-Chief:   Richard M. Nixon (CDR), Ronald W. Reagan (Honorary), George H.W. Bush (LT)
  • Secretaries of State, Defense and Navy:   Charles F. Adams Charles Edison Paul B. Fay James V. Forrestal Gordon R. England, Fred Korth John F. Lehman J. William Middendorf II John F. Lehman Truman H. Newberry George P. Shultz John L. Sullivan Curtis D. Wilbur David I. Walsh
  • Admiral of the Navy:   George Dewey
  • Fleet Admirals:   William D. Leahy Ernest J. King Chester W. Nimitz William F. Halsey.
  • Admirals: George W Anderson , Jr. Jackson D. Arnold Stanley R. Arthur, Oscar C. Badger Walter F. Boone Jeremy M. (Mike) Boorda William F. Bringle Robert P. Briscoe Charles R. Brown Arleigh A. Burke Robert P. Briscoe Robert B. Carney Arthur S. Carpender John H. Cassady Joseph J. Clark Vernon E. Clark Archie Clemins Oswald S. Colclough Thomas S. Combs Richard L. Conolly Charles M. Cooke, Jr. William J. Crowe, Jr. Donald C. Davis Louis E. Denfeld Louis R. Desteiguer Austin K. Doyle D.B. Duncan Leon A. Edney James O. Ellis, Jr. Terrance T. Etnyre Frank G. Fahrion William J. Fallon Thomas B. Fargo William M. Fechteler Harry D. Felt James Fife Aubrey W. Fitch Sylvester R. Foley, Jr. Matthias B. Gardner Albert Gleaves James S. Gracey J.H. Hall, Jr. Byron H. Hanlon Huntington Hardisty William H. Harris Thomas C. Hart Ronald J. Hays Thomas B. Hayward Henry K. Hewitt Harry W. Hill James R. Hogg James J. Holloway, Jr. James J. Holloway, III, John H. Hoover Royal E. Ingersoll David E. Jeremiah Jerome L. Johnson, Roy L. Johnson Edward C. Kalbfus Robert J. Kelly Frank B. Kelso, II Isaac C. Kidd, Jr. Husband E. Kimmel Thomas C. Kinkaid Alan G. Kirk Robert E. Kramek James M. Loy Henry H. Mauz, Jr. Henry T. Mayo John S. McCain, Jr. Wesley L. McDonald Luke McNamee Frederick H. Michaelis Thomas H. Moorer Ben Morell Stuart S. Murray Robert J. Natter   Albert G. Noble William A. Owens William K. Phillips Alfred M. Pride Joseph W. Prueher Arthur W. Radford Dewitt C. Ramsey Samuel M. Robinson Harold B. Sallada U.S. Grant Sharp Forrest P. Sherman Frederick C. Sherman William S. Sims Leighton W. Smith Raymond A. Spruance William H. Standley Arthur D, Struble Felix B. Stump William T. Swinburne James H. Thach, Jr. John S. Thach Carlisle A. H. Trost, Richmond K. Turner Russell R. Waesche James D. Watkins Maurice F. Weisner John M. Will Jerald Wright   Harry E. Yarnell   Paul A. Yost, Jr. Elmo R. Zumwalt, Jr.
  • Generals: Walter E. Boomer Clifton B. Cates Graves B. Erskine Alfred M. Gray, Jr. Michael W. Hagee Richard D. Hearney Thomas Holcomb Paul X. Kelley Vernon E. McGee Alfred H. Noble Randolph McC. Pate Christian F. Schilt Lemuel C. Shepard, Jr. Holland Mc. Smith Oliver P. Smith Gerald C. Thomas Alexander A. Vandergrift Anthony C. Zinni
  • Vice Admirals: Walden L. Ainsworth Adolphus Andrews Wilder D. Baker Robert   B. Baldwin Daniel E. Barbey Frank E. Beatty A. Bruce Beran Bernhard H. Bieri Thomas H. Binford Gerald F. Bogan Joseph F. Boland Michael L. Bowman Carl A. Broaddus John H. Brown, Jr. Eliot H. Bryant Paul D. Butcher John H. Carson Arthur K. Cebrowski Edward L. Cochrane Robert P. Coogan Thomas R. Cooley John D. Costello Edgar A. Cruise Richard H. Cruzen Edmund S. Davis Glenn B. Davis M.V. Davis, Jr. William V. Davis, Jr. W.S. Delay, Sr. F.C. Denebrink J.S. Disher   Joseph S. Donnell III James H. Doyle, Sr. Richard M. Dunleavy Robert F. Dunn, C.T. Durgin R. Earl, Jr. Clarence E. Ekstrom C.F. Espe John H. Fetterman, Jr. Mark P. Fitzgerald Bernard B. Forbes, Jr. E.P. Forrestel   G.H. Fort   J.H. Foskett   E.D. Foster L.H. Frost Roy A. Gano Henry C. Giffin, III W.A. Glassford R. Goldthwaite Hugh H. Goodwin   A.R. Gralla Samuel L. Gravely, Jr. Howard E. Greer T.B. Ingram R.M. Griffin   Charles H. Griffiths Michael D. Haskins R.W. Hayler Diego E. Hernandez R.H. Hillenkoetter E.C. Holden, Jr. William D. Houser Raymond R. Ilg James C. Irwin Randall Jacobs Jules James Harry B. Jarrett Ralph E. Jennings F.L. Johnson N.C. Johnson Timothy W. Josiah C. Turner Joy Michael P. Kalleres Bernard M. Kauderer James L. Kauffman Monroe Kelly Cecil J. Kempf Ingolf N. Kiland Thomas J. Kilcline Thomas J. Kilcline, Jr. Emory S. Land John B. LaPlante Conrad C. Lautenbacher, Jr. Herbert F. Leary Fitzhugh Lee Anthony A. Less Ruthven E. Libby F.S.L. Littlefield Charles A. Lockwood, Jr. Leland P. Lovette Clyde T. Lusk, Jr. J.J. Manning Edward H. Martin William A. Martin Allan R. McCann Justin D. McCarthy Ephraim R. McLean, Jr Heber H. McLean Joseph J. McClelland J.L. McCrea Ephraim R. McLean, Jr. H.H. McLean Gordon Mclintock Frederick W. McMahon William P. McNamee Joseph Metcalf III A.C. Miles Paul David Miller E.W. Mills Lucian A. Moebus Charles B. Momsen W.R. Munroe French R. Moore Joseph P. Moorer W.J. Moran Marion E. Murphy George D. Murray J.W. Ogrady Jesse B. Oldendorf Daniel T. Oliver, Howard E. Orem James B. Perkins, III Raymond E. Peet F.W. Pennoyer, Jr. Robert B. Pirie Charles. A. Pownall J.D. Price William F. Raborn Paul H. Ramsey William E. Ramsey John K. Ready R. Barton Read William A. Read, Jr. John R. Redman John W. Reeves, Jr. Ralph S. Riggs Clyde E. Robins B.J. Rogers: Charles E. Rosendahl Murrey L. Royar Lorenzo S. Sabin Harry Sanders Walter G. Schindler William A. Schoech Robert F. Schoultz James E. Service J.F. Shafroth, Jr. Ralph L. Shifley William R. Smedberg, III Allan E. Smith Robert J. Spane Seldon B. Spangler Thomas L. Sprague James B. Stockdale Paul D. Stroop Wendell G. Switzer W.T. Tarrant Joseph K. Taussig, Sr. L.H. Thebaud Donald C. Thompson Howard B. Thorsen N. Ronald Thunman Frederick M. Trapnell William T. Tarrant Jerry O. Tuttle Ernest H. Vonheimburg Austin C. Wagner Thomas J. Walker Edward C. Waller, III Robert L. Walters Frank T. Ward, Jr. Frank T. Watkins Charles Wellborn, Jr. Mark A. Whalen Richard F. Whitehead Francis E.M. Whiting   J.P. Whitney Joseph B. Wilkinson, Jr. Arthur L. Willard Morton D. Willcutts Clark H. Woodward G.C. Wrignt Howard A. Yeager James A. Zimble.
  • Lieutenant Generals:   John W. Bergman William T. Clement Edward A. Craig Thomas J. Cushman George F. Good, Jr. Leo D. Hermle Leroy P. Hunt Clayton C. Jerome Victor H. Krulak Edward J. Miller Robert F. Milligan John C. McQueen Ralph J. Mitchell William E. Riley Keller E. Rockey Alan Shapley Merwin H. Silverthorn Holland M. Smith William J. Wallace Thomas E. Watson Walter W. Wensinger Louis E. Woods
  • Rear Admirals: J.W. Adams G.A. Aitcheson D.S. Albright, Jr. P.L. Albright F.J. Allston F.L. Ames F.H. Anderson T.L. Andrews, III   P.L. Andrus V.J. Anzelotti J.A. Austin J.M. arr J.J. Barth, Jr. J.R. Batzler T.R. Beard , Jr. George E. Belknap Reginald R. Belknap J.R. Benjamin J.J. Bepko, III Harold J. Bernsen D.H. Beumer B.H. Bieri J.W. Bitoff B.A. Black P.A. Bondi R.E. Box A.A. Braccia J.C. Breast S.R. Briggs M.K. Brown Thomas F. Brown, III J.F. Brunelli Richard E. Byrd Joseph F. Callo J.. Campbell J.J. Carey R.K. Chambers E.M. Chanik, Jr. D.E. Ciancaglini C.A. Ciardello H.I. Cone D.R. Conley R.R. Couture W.V. Cross, II R.P. Cueroni S.A. Cummins A.M. Danielsen J.P. Debbout J. Ronald Denney Jeremiah A. Denton Richard F. Donnelly R.F. Duncan Winford G. Ellis Robert C. Esterbrooks Marsha J. Evans Kenneth L. Fisher John R. Fisher Bradley A. Fiske Eugene B. Fluckey H.J. Patrick Foley James E. Forrest Larry B. Franklin C.W.G. Fulcher Robert B. Fulton Mack C. Gaston J.D. Gavan Ralph McD. Ghormley F. Stephen Glass Albert Gleaves J.E. Gordon Russell W. Gorman James V. Grealish Charles D. Grojean Wallace N. Guthrie, Jr. Benjamin T. Hacker Lyle R. Hall T.F. Hall F.W. Harness William H. Harris Kenneth G. Haynes Raymond Hemming Nelson O. Heyer Robert P. Hickey, Jr. John J. Higginson Thomas J. Hill Virgil L. Hill, Jr. Edward J. Hogan, Jr. Grant T. Hollett, Jr. Stewart W. Hopkins Charles F. Horne, III Paul N. Howell G.A. Huchting William C. Hushing Robert G. James Thurston H. James P.J. Johnson R.G. Jones Wesley E. Jordan Paul Kaufman Thomas A. Kamm Isaac C. Kidd, Sr. Frank W. Keane Stephen T. Keith Morris D. Kerstein John H. Kirkpatrick D.L. Kloeppel J.E. Koehr G.E. Kuhn John F. Kurtzke William H. Langenberg Arthur N. Langston, III Bobby C. Lee Ben J. Lehman W.T. Leland Eugene H. C. Leutze Lee E. Levenson Fredrick L. Lewis T.G. Lilly James H. Lipscomb, III William H. Livingston Stephen B. Luce W.J. Lynch G.W. Mackay Alfred Thayer Mahan W.C. Marsh T.F. Marfiak J.I. Maslowski T.T. Matteson James H. Mayer Henry T. Mayo Burnham C. McCaffree, Jr. James E. McCardell Dennis F. McCoy Michael A. McDevitt Barbara E. McGann Henry C. McKinney William T. McMullen Thomas A. Mercer William F. Merlin Wayne E. Meyer Floyd H. Miller James E. Miller Jay R. Miller Joseph H. Miller Lloyd W. Moffitt Benjamin F. Montoya Douglas M. Moore, Jr. Thomas E. Morris Samuel Eliot Morison Albert G. Mumma William M. Narva R.J. Naughton B. Bruce Newell Alvin S. Newman Richard J. Nibe David R. Nicholson Robert C. North Robert M. Nutwell. James D. Olson Warren H. O’Neil Owen H. Oberg J.F. Ohara J.F. Paddock P.W. Parcells J.W. Partington Thomas J. Patterson, Jr. Albert G. Paulsen Charles N. Paxton Jack F, Pearse Paul A. Peck Gordon G. Piché S.R. Pietropaoli Stuart F. Platt Paul J. Pluta James D. Ramage Robert A. Ravitz Joseph John R. Redman George Reider Daniel C. Richardson Albert E. Rieder Tommie F. Rinard Stewart A. Ring David S. Rogers Eustine P. Rucci Merrill W. Ruck William T. Sampson R.R. Sareeram Norman T Saunders Winfield S. Schley John J. Schieffelin Jud Scott J.W. Seeley Brian T. Sheehan M.R. Shelley D.M. Showers W. Gene Sizemore G.J. Slavonic Duret S. Smith F. Neal Smith Jack S. Smith Lester R. Smith Philip W. Smith Robert Smith, III Robert L. Smith Leonard A. Snead, II Arnold I. Sobel Bennette S. Sparks Paul H. Speer Robert C. Stack Thomas A. Stansbury D.M. Stowers William D. Sullins, Jr. John J. Sweeney William G. Thompson E.E. Tissot Morton E. Toole Ronald D. Tucker N.C. Venzke Edward K. Walker, Jr. John G. Walker Anthony J. Watson Alban Weber Hugh L. Webster Winston H. Weese Glenn E. Whisler, Jr. Philip A. Whitacre Louis A. Williams Park W. Willis, III Donald E. Wilson Edwin M. Wilson, Jr. John R. Wilson, Jr. Ray C. Witter Gerald F. Woolever John L. Worden H.W. Yamanouochi R.E. Young Stephen G. Yusem A.G. Ziagos, Sr.. R.G. Ziolkowski R.L. Zralek
  • Major Generals:   Ronald L. Beckwith James H. Berge, Jr. Robert Blake William G. Bowdon, III Dudley, S. Browne Gary E. Brown Andrew E Creesy Paul A. Fratarangelo Jack M. Frisbie Hugh W. Hardy Field Harris Franklin A. Hart Charles Heywood Sherlock Hibbs William P.H. Hill Robert P. Hollis Charles. J. Horner Samuel L. Howard Samuel S. Jack Gerald S. Maloney James E. Livingston Melvin J. Maas David M. Mize   Richard Mulberry Raymond L. Murray James M. Myatt Robert G. Owens, Jr. Jeremiah W. Pearson, III William R. Quinn Leonard E. Rea Fred S. Robillard Ray A. Robinson Lawson H. Sanderson John L. Smith Clyde L. Vermilyea John T. Walker Mitchell J. Waters William J. Whaling Thomas L. Wilkerson William A. Worton
  • Brigadier Generals:   J.P. Adams M. K. Beyer James Forney William J. Fox J.A. Gallinetti E.J. Hagen, III W.H. Klenke, Jr. A.W. Kreiser J.R. Lanigan James F. Lawrence H.D. Linscott Jarvis D. Lynch, Jr. Charles L. McCawley John N. McLaughlin Ivan W. Miller Richard Mulberry Michael L. Mulqueen Frederick R. Payne Robert H. Pepper Percival C. Pope George C. Reid Ronald D. Salmon Harry Schmidt John T. Selden Henry T. Waller Thomas L. Wilkerson, Frank H. Wirsig
  • Senior Enlisted:   MCPOCG V.W. Patton, III FLTCM(SS/SW/AW) C.P. Weaver FORCM(SW/AW) K.H. O’Connor CNOCM(SW) H,J. Kantrovich,

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