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The commandant of midshipmen is the second-in-command at the United States Naval Academy. According to the Naval Academy, the commandant of midshipmen is "responsible for the professional development and day-to-day activities of all 4,500 Midshipmen in the Brigade" and equates to a dean of students at a civilian university." The commandant reports to the superintendent. Modern commandants typically hold the Navy rank of captain. The current commandant is Captain Thomas R. Buchanan.

List of Commandants of Midshipmen[]

Order Image Name Rank Start date End date Notes/References
1 James Harman Ward.jpg Ward, James HarmanJames Harman Ward Lieutenant 1845 1847 [1][2]
2
Lee, Sydney SmithSydney Smith Lee Lieutenant 1848 1851 [2]
3
Craven, Thomas TingeyThomas Tingey Craven Lieutenant 1851 1855 [2][3]
4
Green, Joseph FosterJoseph Foster Green Lieutenant 1855 1858 [2]
5
Craven, Thomas TingeyThomas Tingey Craven Lieutenant 1858 1860 [2][3]
6
Rodgers, Christopher Raymond PerryChristopher Raymond Perry Rodgers Lieutenant 1860 1861 [2]
7
Rodgers, George WashingtonGeorge Washington Rodgers Lieutenant 1861 1862 [2]
8
Simpson, EdwardEdward Simpson Lieutenant 1862 1863 [4]
9
Corbin, Thomas G.Thomas G. Corbin Commander 1863 1863
10 Donald M. Fairfax.jpg Fairfax, Donald McNeillDonald McNeill Fairfax Commander 1863 1865
11 Stephen Bleecker Luce.jpg Luce, Stephen B.Stephen B. Luce Lieutenant Commander 1865 1868 Later became the first President of the Naval War College[5]
12
Harrison, Napoleon BonaparteNapoleon Bonaparte Harrison Captain 1868 1870
13 SPCarter.jpg Carter, Samuel P.Samuel P. Carter Captain 1870 1873
14 KidderBreese.jpg Breese, Kidder RandolphKidder Randolph Breese Commander 1873 1875
15
Terry, EdwardEdward Terry Commander 1875 1878
16
McNair, Sr., Frederick V.Frederick V. McNair, Sr. Commander 1878 1883
17 Norman von Heldreich Farquhar.jpg Farquhar, Norman von HeldreichNorman von Heldreich Farquhar Commander 1883 1886
18
Huntington, Charles LathropCharles Lathrop Huntington Commander 1886 1887
19
Harrington, Purnell FrederickPurnell Frederick Harrington Commander 1887 1889
20 Henry Glass.jpg Glass, HenryHenry Glass Commander 1889 1891
21
Chester, Colby MitchellColby Mitchell Chester Commander 1891 1895
22 Willard H. Brownson.jpg Brownson, Willard HerbertWillard Herbert Brownson Commander 1895 1896
23
White, EdwinEdwin White Commander 1896 1898
24
Hutchins, Charles ThomasCharles Thomas Hutchins Commander 1898 1900
25 Charles E Colahan.jpg Colahan, Charles EllwoodCharles Ellwood Colahan Commander 1900 1903
26 Charles J. Badger.jpg Badger, Charles JohnstonCharles Johnston Badger Commander 1903 1905
27
Colvocoresses, George PartridgeGeorge Partridge Colvocoresses Captain 1905 1907
28 William S. Benson.jpg Benson, William S.William S. Benson Commander 1907 1908
29
Gove, Charles AugustusCharles Augustus Gove Commander 1908 1909
30
Clark, George RamseyGeorge Ramsey Clark Commander 1909 1910
31 Robert E. Coontz.jpg Coontz, Robert EdwardRobert Edward Coontz Commander 1910 1911
32
Logan, George WoodGeorge Wood Logan Commander 1911 1914
33
Burrage, Guy HamiltonGuy Hamilton Burrage Captain 1914 1915
34
Chandler, Lloyd HorwitzLloyd Horwitz Chandler Captain 1915 Started in the Summer
35 ADM Louis M. Nulton, ca. 1915.jpg Nulton, Louis McCoyLouis McCoy Nulton Captain 1915 1918
36
Standley, William H.William H. Standley Captain 1918 1919
37 Cluverius.jpeg Cluverius, Jr., Wat TylerWat Tyler Cluverius, Jr. Captain 1919 1921
38
Kurtz, Thomas RichardsonThomas Richardson Kurtz Captain 1921 1924
39
Cook, Harold EarleHarold Earle Cook Captain 1924 1925
40
Gannon, SinclairSinclair Gannon Captain 1925 1928
41 ADM Charles P. Snyder.jpg Snyder, CharlesCharles Snyder Captain 1928 1931
42
Cooke, Jr., Henry DavidHenry David Cooke, Jr. Captain 1931 1932
43
Holmes, Ralston SmithRalston Smith Holmes Captain 1932 1935
44
Todd, Forde AndersonForde Anderson Todd Captain 1935 1937
45
Draemel, Milo FrederickMilo Frederick Draemel Rear admiral 1937 1940
46
Vossler, Francis Alfred L.Francis Alfred L. Vossler Captain 1940 1941
47 Mahlon S. Tisdale.jpg Tisdale, MahlonMahlon Tisdale Captain 1941 1942
48
Overesch, Harvey EdwardHarvey Edward Overesch Captain 1942 1943
49
Murray, Stuart ShadrickStuart Shadrick Murray Captain 1943 1945
50 VADM Stuart H. Ingersoll.jpg Ingersoll, Stuart H.Stuart H. Ingersoll Rear admiral 1945 1947
51
Ward, Frank T.Frank T. Ward Captain 1947 1949
52
Adams, Carleton R.Carleton R. Adams Captain 1949
53 Robert B. Pirie.jpg Pirie, Robert B.Robert B. Pirie Captain 1949 1952
54
Buchanan, Charles AllenCharles Allen Buchanan Rear admiral 1952 1954
55
Keith, Robert T.S.Robert T.S. Keith Captain 1954 1956
56
Shinn, Allen M.Allen M. Shinn Captain 1956 1958
57
Ashworth, Frederick L.Frederick L. Ashworth Captain 1958
58 ADM Bringle, William F.jpg Bringle, William F.William F. Bringle Captain 1958 1960
59
Mini, James H.James H. Mini Captain 1960 1961
60 VADM Minter, Charles Stamps Jr.jpg Minter, Jr., Charles S.Charles S. Minter, Jr. Captain 1961 1964
61
Kinney, Sheldon H.Sheldon H. Kinney Captain 1964 1967
62
Heyworth Jr., Lawrence T.Lawrence T. Heyworth Jr. Captain 1967 1969
63 Coogan, Robert P.jpg Coogan, Robert P.Robert P. Coogan Captain 1969 1971
64
Morris, Max K.Max K. Morris Captain 1971 1973
65
Forbes, Donald K.Donald K. Forbes Captain 1973 1976
66
Winnefeld, James A.James A. Winnefeld Captain 1976 1978
67
Darby, Jack N.Jack N. Darby Captain 1978 1979
68
McCauley, William F.William F. McCauley Rear admiral 1979 1981
69 Leon Edney.jpg Edney, Leon A.Leon A. Edney Captain 1981 1984
70
Palmer, Leslie N.Leslie N. Palmer Captain 1984
71
Chadwick, Stephan K.Stephan K. Chadwick Captain 1985 1986
72
Habermeyer Jr., Howard W.Howard W. Habermeyer Jr. Captain 1987 1990
73
Prueher, Joseph W.Joseph W. Prueher Captain 1989 1990
74
Haskins, Michael D.Michael D. Haskins Captain 1990 1992
75
Padgett, III, John B.John B. Padgett, III Captain 1992 1994
76
Bogle, William T. R.William T. R. Bogle Captain 1994 1997
77 US Navy 071108-N-0000X-001 Navy file photo of Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Gary Roughead.jpg Roughead, GaryGary Roughead Captain 1997 December 1999
78 Admiral Samuel J. Locklear III 2012.jpg Locklear, Samuel J.Samuel J. Locklear Captain 1999 December 2001
79 General John R. Allen.jpg Allen, John R.John R. Allen Colonel January 2002 September 2003 First Marine Corps officer to serve as commandant; selected brigadier general, January 2003
80
Leidig, Charles J.Charles J. Leidig Captain September 2003 June 2005
81 Bruce Grooms.jpg Grooms, Bruce E.Bruce E. Grooms Captain June 2005 December 2006 [6]
82 RADM Margaret D. Klein.jpg Klein, Margaret D.Margaret D. Klein Captain December 2006 June 2008 First woman to serve as commandant[7]
83 CaptainKlunder.jpg Klunder, Matthew L.Matthew L. Klunder Captain June 2008 April 2010 [8]
84
Clark II, Robert E.Robert E. Clark II Captain April 2010 May 2013 [9]
85 RDML Byrne.jpg Byrne Jr., William D.William D. Byrne Jr. Captain May 2013 June 2015 [10]
86
Liszewski, StephenStephen Liszewski Colonel June 2015 present [11]

References[]

  1. Edward Marshall (1862). History of the United States Naval Academy. Applewood boooks. pp. 112–124. ISBN 978-1-4290-2050-3. https://books.google.com/books?id=Tr8cfVFjG4cC&pg=PA63&dq=History+of+the+Commandant+of+Midshipmen&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0CC4Q6AEwA2oVChMI5vLz7_arxwIVhHQ-Ch0UmgIj#v=onepage&q=History%20of%20the%20Commandant%20of%20Midshipmen&f=false. Retrieved August 15, 2015. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Edward Marshall (1862). History of the United States Naval Academy. Applewood boooks. p. 139. ISBN 978-1-4290-2050-3. https://books.google.com/books?id=Tr8cfVFjG4cC&pg=PA63&dq=History+of+the+Commandant+of+Midshipmen&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0CC4Q6AEwA2oVChMI5vLz7_arxwIVhHQ-Ch0UmgIj#v=onepage&q=History%20of%20the%20Commandant%20of%20Midshipmen&f=false. Retrieved August 15, 2015. 
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  6. "United States Navy Biography: Vice Admiral Bruce Estes Grooms Deputy Chief of Staff, Capability Development at NATO Headquarters Supreme Allied Commander Transformation". United States Navy. August 5, 2015. http://www.navy.mil/navydata/bios/navybio.asp?bioID=420. Retrieved August 15, 2015. 
  7. "United States Navy Biography: Rear Admiral Margaret DeLuca "Peg" Klein Senior Advisor to the Secretary of Defense for Military Professionalism". United States Navy. November 18, 2014. http://www.navy.mil/navydata/bios/navybio.asp?bioID=451. Retrieved August 15, 2015. 
  8. "United States Navy Biography: Rear Admiral Matthew L. Klunder Chief of Naval Research/Director, Innovation, Technology Requirements, and Test & Evaluation (N84)". United States Navy. June 3, 2015. http://www.navy.mil/navydata/bios/navybio.asp?bioID=604. Retrieved August 15, 2015. 
  9. Clark, Jessica (May 1, 2013). "Commandant of Midshipmen Reflects on Naval Academy Tour". United States Naval Academy. http://www.usna.edu/PAO/news_articles/2013-05-01-commandant-of-midshipmen-reflects-on-naval-academy-tour.php. Retrieved August 16, 2015. 
  10. "United States Navy Biography: Rear Admiral William D. Byrne, Jr. Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Korea". United States Navy. August 6, 2015. http://www.navy.mil/navydata/bios/navybio.asp?bioID=876. Retrieved August 15, 2015. 
  11. "Colonel Stephen Liszewski, USMC". United States Naval Academy. http://www.usna.edu/Commandant/commandantbio.php. Retrieved August 15, 2015. 

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