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In this file photo taken Dec. 30, 1986, Adm. Frank B. Kelso II, commander in chief, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, tours the battleship USS Iowa (BB 61).

In this file photo taken June 29, 1990, Adm. Frank B. Kelso II speaks during the change of command ceremony at which he is replaced by Adm. Leon A. Edney as Commander in Chief, US Atlantic Command.

An informal portrait of Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Frank B. Kelso II, on Aug. 24, 1990.

In this file photo taken Sept. 7, 1990, Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Frank B. Kelso II addresses crew members aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Belleau Wood (LHA 3)

In this file photo taken July 4, 1991, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Frank B. Kelso II shares a laugh with another flag officer following his arrival at Naval Air Station Norfolk

In this file photo taken July 4, 1991, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Frank B. Kelso II speaks during the commissioning of the guided-missile destroyer USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51).

An official U.S. Navy portrait of the 24th Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Frank B. Kelso II.

In this file photo taken Oct. 1, 1991, Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Frank B. Kelso II answers a reporter's question during a press conference at the Pentagon

In this file photo taken Oct. 1, 1991, Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Frank B. Kelso II answers a reporter's question during a press conference at the Pentagon regarding the Navy's investigation of the April 19, 1989

In this file photo taken Jan. 30, 1993, Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Frank B. Kelso II tours the Fleet Mail Center.

In this file photo from Feb. 13, 1992, Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Frank B. Kelso II, answers questions during an interview at the Pentagon. Kelso, 79, died Sunday, June 23, 2013,

In this file photo from July 1993, Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Frank B. Kelso II speaks to Sailors and Marines on the flight deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS Ponce (LPD 15).

In this file photo taken July 26, 1993, side boys salute as Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Frank B. Kelso II arrives for a visit aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71).

In this file photo taken Dec. 13, 1993, Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Frank B. Kelso II, is welcomed aboard by Personnelman 3rd Class Ruiz.

Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Terry Scott greets Rear Adm. Rick Ruehe, Commander Task Force Seventy Six (CTF-76), while making a visit aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2)

Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Terry Scott speaks with Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Joseph Speranza and Hospital Corpsman 1s Class Tessie Delossantos while having lunch with Sailors in Camp Shields Crows Nest, Naval Hospital Okinawa

Adm. Vern Clark, CNO

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SECNAV swearing in

A Naval District Washington chief petty officer is pinned by family members at the Navy Memorial.

Naval District Washington chief petty officer selectees march through family members and shipmates at the Navy Memorial to begin their pinning ceremony, welcoming them to the Chief's Mess.

A Naval District Washington chief petty officer is pinned by shipmates at the Navy Memorial.

Admiral William Fallon, Vice Chief of Naval Operations, greets His Eminence Theodore Cardinal McCarrick, Archbishop of Washington

MH-60S Introduction Ceremony w/CNO

SECNAV at 2003 Budget Meeting

CNO replaces ID with CAC

MCPON Change of Office

Purple Heart presentation at the Pentagon

CINCPACFLT Change of Command

Admiral Vern Clark (CNO) speaks at Annual Strategy Forum

CNO addresses Annual Current Stategy Forum

2002 Sailors of Year

Texas Keel authentication

Admiral Vern Clark, Chief of Naval Operations

Admiral Vern Clark, the Chief of Naval Operations and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Terry Scott

Admiral Vern Clark, Chief of Naval Operations, is given a tour of the Naval Air Station, Whidbey Island�s Aircraft Intermediate Maintaince Divison (AIMD)

CNO visits 3rd Fleet.

CNO attends change of command ceremony

CNO speaks with Naval Officers Association members.

Sailor assigned to the U.S. Navy's Ceremonial Guard stands at attention

Admiral Vern Clark, Chief of Naval Operations, addresses attendees during a retirement ceremony

Admiral Vern Clark, Chief of Naval Operations, addresses attendees during a retirement ceremony

Admiral Vern Clark, Chief of Naval Operations & Bronze Star awardee from 1945

CNO answers questions from Navy Reservists and NRORTC cadets

Admiral Vern Clark, Chief of Naval Operations, takes time to answer questions from local Navy Reservists and Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC) cadets

Admiral Vern Clark, Chief of Naval Operations, takes time to answer questions from local Navy Reservists and Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC) cadets

Rear Adm. Gerry L. Hoewing (right), Chief of Naval Personnel, is promoted to Vice Admiral by Adm. Vern Clark, Chief of Naval Operations

Adm. Clark candid photo

A bell donated by the late Adm. Arleigh Burke was recovered from the rubble after the Sept. 11, 2001 attack on the Pentagon.

Adm. Vern Clark, Chief of Naval Operations, addresses the families and friends of Navy personnel who perished in the attack.

Rear Adm. Joseph Krol, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations, addresses the families and friends of Navy personnel who perished in the attack.

CNO and MCPON accept a donation from the Navy League.

CNO conducts leadership call

MCPON uses submarine simulator

CNO talks with student

CNO comments on Sea Power 21

The U.S. Navy Blue Angels Flight Demonstration Team performs special flight manuvers

A close up shot of the Legion of Merit as it hangs on a presentation frame which was presented to Vice Admiral Cees van Duyvendijk, Commander in Chief, Royal Netherlands Navy

Admiral Vern Clark, Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) (Right) stands with Vice Admiral Cees van Duyvendijk, Commander in Chief of the Royal Netherlands Navy

Presented the Legion of Merit by Admiral Vern Clark, Chief of Naval Operations (CNO), Vice Admiral Cees van Duyvendijk, Commander in Chief, Royal Netherlands Navy,

Admiral Vern Clark, Chief of Naval Operations is takes questions from local media at the Virginia Beach Convention Center

Admiral Vern Clark, Chief of Naval Operations, speaks with Lt. Cmdr. Pat Garrison

Admiral Vern Clark, Chief of Naval Operations, speaks to a full auditorium at the Virginia Beach Convention Center

Admiral Vern Clark, Chief of Naval Operations congratulates Mr. John Burlage, Senior Staff Writer for �Navy Times�

CNO address crew aboard USS La Salle.

Leap Frogs

Leadership forum at Naval Support Activity Mid-South

Admiral Vern Clark, Chief of Naval Personnel, spends time with visiting NASCAR race car driver Mike Wallace

Sailors assigned to the newly commissioned destroyer USS Preble (DDG 88) man the rails

USS Preble (DDG 88) commissioning ceremony

USS Preble (DDG 88) commissioning ceremony

Admiral Vern Clark, Chief of Naval Operations

The U.S. Navy and Marine Corps� senior leadership recognize six separate commands for their tremendous safety record

Remote mine-hunting system

NAVSEA Coastal Systems Station

Gen. Eric K. Shinseki, Army Chief of Staff, Adm. Vern Clark, Chief of Naval Operations, Gen. William L. Nyland, Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps, and The Honorable Gordon R. England, Secretary of the Navy

Navy and USMC leadership celebrate Navy victory over Army

CNO addresses Midshipmen following a 58 to 12 win over Army.

Naming of the next Nimitz Class aircraft carrier USS George H. W. Bush (CVN 77).

Admiral Bulent Alpakaya, Commander of Turkish Naval Forces is presented the Legion of Merit by Admiral Vern Clark, Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) during a full honors ceremony held at Washington Navy Yard's Navy Museum.

Admiral Vern Clark, Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) speaks to recipients of this year�s Recruiter of the Year awards, inside the auditorium of the Navy Memorial.

Secretary of the Navy, Gordon R. England (right) watches Storekeeper 2nd Class Samantha Romero-Green, the Enlisted Recruiter of the Year get promoted to the rank of First Class Petty Officer by Admiral Vern Clark, Chief of Naval Operations (CNO).

Admiral Vern Clark, Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) speaks with reporters shortly after the establishment ceremony held for Naval Personnel Development Command

Adm. Vern Clark, Chief of Naval Operations (CNO), speaks with Sailors and Marines assigned to Naval Support Activity, Bahrain.

Adm. Vern Clark, Chief of Naval Operations (CNO), speaks with Sailors and Marines assigned to Naval Support Activity, Bahrain.

Adm. Vern Clark, Chief of Naval Operations (CNO), speaks with Sailors and Marines assigned to Naval Support Activity, Bahrain.

Adm. Vern Clark, Chief of Naval Operations (CNO), speaks with Sailors and Marines assigned to Naval Support Activity, Bahrain.

Adm. Vern Clark, Chief of Naval Operations (CNO), speaks to the crew of USS Milius (DDG 69).

Commandant of the Marine Corps CMC General Michael W. Hagee and Chief of Naval Operations CNO Admiral Vern Clark pose for photographs with departing Secretary of the Navy SECNAV Gordon R. England at the conclusion of his farewell ceremony

Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Admiral Vern Clark makes remarks on behalf of departing Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Gordon R. England during a farewell ceremony held at the Washington Navy Yard

Adm. Vern Clark, Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) appears before the Senate Armed Service Committee to discuss and answer questions concerning the 2004 fiscal year defense programs

Adm. Vern Clark, Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) shown on a television monitor inside the Dirksen Senate Office Building, appears before the Senate Armed Service Committee

Senate Armed Service Committee 2004 DOD budget hearing.

JCS appear before the Senate Armed Services Committee

Vice Adm. Chris Ritchie, Chief of Navy, Royal Australian Navy, receives the Legion of Merit from Adm. Vern Clark, Chief of Naval Operations (CNO).

Adm. Vern Clark, Chief of Naval Operations (CNO), Honorable Hansford T. Johnson, Acting Secretary of the Navy and Gen. Michael W. Hagee, Commandant of the Marine Corps appear before the House Armed Services Committee.

Washington, D.C. (Feb. 26, 2003) -- Adm. Vern Clark, Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) listens during questioning by the House Armed Services Committee concerning the 2004 fiscal year National Defense Authorization budget request.