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Thomas Hinman Moorer
Moorer was born February 9, 1912, in Mt. Willing, Alabama , and graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1933. After completing Naval Aviation training at the Pensacola Naval Air Station in 1936, he flew with fighter squadrons based on the carriers Langley, Lexington and Enterprise.
ADM Moorer served both as Commander in Chief of the Pacific Fleet (CINCPAC) and Commander in Chief of the Atlantic Fleet -- the first Navy officer to have commanded both fleets. He served as the Chief of Naval Operations between 1967 and 1970, at the height of U.S. involvement in Vietnam. He also served as the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 1970 until 1974. While Chair, Moorer received unauthorized material taken from the White House offices of the National Security Council.
| Preceded by:|
Earle G. Wheeler
| Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff|
| Succeeded by:|
George S. Brown
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