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Rear Admiral (RADM) (upper half) John R. Batzler, commander, Carrier Group Three, comes aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS CARL VINSON (CVN 70) for a change of command ceremony. He is being relieved of duty by Rear Admiral (RDML) (lower half) Edward W. Clexton Jr

Rear Admiral (lower half) Francis R. Donovan (covered)

Officers prepare to cut the cake during the change of command ceremony for Carrier Group Three aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS CARL VINSON (CVN 70). Rear Admiral (RADM) (upper half) John R. Batzler, right, is being relieved of duty by RDML (lower half) Edward W. Clexton Jr., left. Assisting is Vice Admiral (VADM) Kendall E. Moranville, commander, Third Fleet

Vice Admiral (VADM) Kendall E. Moranville, commander, Third Fleet, talks with Rear Admiral (RDML) (lower half Robert L. Toney, commander, Service Group One and Naval Base, San Francisco, during a change of command ceremony aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS CARL VINSON (CVN 70). Rear Admiral (RADM) (upper half) John R. Batzler, commander, Carrier Group Three, is being relieved of duty by RDML (lower half) Edward W. Clexton Jr

Captain (CAPT) Thomas A. Mercer, center, commanding officer of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS CARL VINSON (CVN 70). Speaks with other officers during a change of command ceremony aboard his ship. Rear Admiral (RADM) (upper half) John R. Batzler, commander, Carrier Group Three, is being relieved of duty by RDML (lower half) Edward W. Clexton Jr.

Rear Admiral (RDML) (lower half) Larry E. Blose USN, (uncovered)

Posing for a photo during the change of command ceremony aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS CARL VINSON (CVN-70), are left to right: CAPT. George D. O'Brien Jr., new commanding officer; Rear Adm. (lower half) Edward W. Clexton Jr., commander, Carrier Group Three; and Rear Adm. (lower half) Thomas A. Mercer, outgoing commanding officer of the ship

CAPT. Thomas A. Mercer puts on his rear admiral (lower half) jacket during the change of command ceremony aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS CARL VINSON (CVN-70). Mercer is being promoted after being relieved of command of the carrier by CAPT. George D. O`Brien

Rear Adm. (lower half) Thomas A. Mercer poses for photo with his family during the change of command ceremony aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS CARL VINSON (CVN-70). Mercer is being relieved as commanding officer of the ship by CAPT. George D. O`Brien Jr.

Guests shake hands with Rear Adm. (lower half) Thomas A. Mercer during the change of command ceremony aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS CARL VINSON (CVN-70). Mercer is being relieved as commanding officer of the ship by CAPT. George D. O'Brien Jr.

CAPT. Thomas A. Mercer puts on his rear admiral (lower half) jacket during the change of command ceremony aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS CARL VINSON (CVN-70). Mercer is promoted after being relieved of command of the carrier by CAPT. George D. O`Brien Jr

Exchanging salutes with Vice Adm. James E. Service, commander, Naval Air Force, Pacific Fleet, upon his arrival for the change of command ceremony aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier are, left to right, Rear Adm. (lower half) Edward W. Clexton Jr, commander, Carrier Group Three; Capt. George D. O`Brien Jr. and Capt. Thomas A. Mercer. O`Brien Jr. is relieving Capt. Thomas A. Mercer as commanding officer of the ship

Vice Adm. James E. Service, commander, Naval Air Force, Pacific Fleet, speaks with CAPT. Thomas A. Mercer upon his promotion to rear admiral (lower half) during the change of command ceremony aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS CARL VINSON (CVN-70). Mercer is being relieved as commanding officer of the ship by Capt. George D. O`Brien Jr.

Guests greets Rear Adm. (lower half) and Mrs. Thomas A. Mercer, left, and CAPT. and Mrs. George D. O'Brien Jr., right, during the change of command ceremony aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS CARL VINSON (CVN-70). O'Brien is relieving Mercer as commanding officer of the ship

Vice Adm. James E. Service, commander, Naval Air Force, Pacific Fleet, promotes CAPT. Thomas A. Mercer to rear admiral (lower half) during the change of command ceremony aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS CARL VINSON (CVN-70). CAPT. George D O`Brien Jr. is relieving Mercer as commanding officer of the ship

Rear Adm. (lower half) Edward W. Clexton Jr., commander, Carrier Group Three, and CAPT. George D. O'Brien Jr. exchange salutes as O'Brien assumes command of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS CARL VINSON (CVN-70). Looking on is CAPT. Thomas A. Mercer, former commanding officer of the ship

Saluting during the change of command ceremony aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier are, left to right: Vice Adm. James E. Service, commander, Naval Air Force, Pacific Fleet; Rear Adm. (Lower half) Thomas A. Mercer, former commanding officer of the carrier; Rear Adm. (lower half) Edward W. Clexton Jr., commander, Carrier Group Three; and Capt. George D. O`Brien Jr., new commanding officer

Rear Adm. (lower half) Edward W. Clexton Jr. commander, Carrier Group Three, shakes hands with CAPT. Thomas A. Mercer upon his arrival for the change of command ceremony aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS CARL VINSON (CVN-70). Looking on is Capt. George D. O`Brien Jr., who is relieving Mercer as commanding officer of the ship

Rear Adm. (lower half) Thomas A. Mercer, left, and CAPT. George D. O'Brien Jr. prepare to cut the cake during the change of command ceremony aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS CARL VINSON (CVN-70). O'Brien is relieving Mercer as commanding officer of the carrier

Rear Admiral (RADM) (lower half) John J. Higginson, commander, Naval Surface Group, Long Beach, California, speaks during the commissioning of the guided missile frigate USS REUBEN JAMES (FFG 57)

Rear Admiral (RDML) (lower half) John J. Higginson, commander, Naval Surface Group, Long Beach, California, speaks during the commissioning of the guided missile frigate USS REUBEN JAMES (FFG 57)

Rear Admiral (RADM) (lower half) John J. Higginson, commander, Naval Surface Group, Long Beach, California, speaks during the commissioning of the guided missile frigate USS REUBEN JAMES (FFG 57)

Distinguished guests seated on the speakers platform during the commissioning of the guided missile frigate USS REUBEN JAMES (FFG 57), include, from left to right, Secretary of Energy John S. Herrington; Commander (CDR) John J. Kieley, prospective commanding officer; Rear Admiral (RADM) (lower half) John J. Higginson, commander, Naval Surface Group, Long Beach, California; and RADM Donald P. Roane, deputy commander, Surface Combatants, Naval Sea Systems Command

Commander (CDR) John J. Kieley, commanding officer of the guided missile frigate USS REUBEN JAMES (FFG 57), salutes during the ship's commissioning. In the background is Rear Admiral (RDML) (lower half) John J. Higginson, commander, Naval Surface Group, Long Beach

Rear Admiral (RDML) (lower half) Paul C. Rosser, USN (covered)

Rear Admiral (upper half) Clyde Roberts Bell (uncovered)

RADM (lower half) John F. Calhoun(uncovered)

Rear Admiral (lower half) Joseph P. Reason (covered)

Rear Admiral (RDML) (lower half) Richard K. Chambers, USN (covered)

Rear Admiral (RADM) (lower half) Edward B. Baker Jr., USN (covered)

Rear Admiral (lower half) David M. Bennett, deputy commander, Naval Surface Force, US Atlantic Fleet, confers with Vice Admiral Robert F. Dunn, commander, Naval Air Force, US Atlantic Fleet, while aboard the aircraft carrier USS SARATOGA (CV 60). The ship has just returned to port after a deployment to the Mediterranean Sea

Rear Admiral (RDML) (lower half) James B. Whittaker, USN (covered)

Rear Admiral (RDML) (lower half) Stephen G. Yusem, USN (covered)

Rear Admiral (RDML) (lower half) William B. Finagrin, USN (covered)

Rear Admiral (RDML) (lower half) William B. Finagrin, USN (covered)

Rear Admiral (RAML) (Lower half) James S. McFarland, USN (covered)

Rear Admiral (lower half) Thomas J. Johnson , USN (covered) (Substandard image)

Rear Admiral (RDML) (lower half) Robert L. Toney, commander, Naval Base, San Francisco, speaks with reporters during a press conference aboard the battleship USS MISSOURI (BB 63). The ship has just arrived in San Francisco to be recommissioning

Rear Admiral (RDML) (lower half) Robert Toney, commander, Naval Base, San Francisco, speaks with reporters during a press conference aboard the battleship USS MISSOURI (BB 63). The ship has just arrived in San Francisco to be recommissioned

Rear Admiral (RDML) (lower half) Robert Toney, commander, Naval Base, San Francisco, thanks the San Francisco Navy Band for their participation in the recommissioning of the battleship USS MISSOURI (BB 63)

Rear Admiral (RDML) (lower half) Robert Toney, commander, Naval Base, San Francisco, speaks with reporters during a press conference aboard the battleship USS MISSOURI (BB 63). The ship has just arrived in San Francisco to be recommissioned

Mayor Dianne Feinstein applauds during a post-recommissioning ceremony the battleship USS MISSOURI (BB 63). On the left is Rear Admiral (RDML) (lower half) Robert L. Toney, commander, Naval Base, San Francisco

Rear Admiral (RDML) (lower half) Robert L. Toney, commander, Naval Base, San Francisco, speaks with reporters during a press conference aboard the battleship USS MISSOURI (BB 63). The ship has just arrived in San Francisco to be recommissioned

General (GEN) Robert W. Bazley, commander in chief, Pacific Air Forces, is greeted by Rear Admiral (RDML) (lower half) Edward W. Clexton Jr., right, commander, Carrier Group Three, and Captain (CAPT) John T. O'Brian, commanding officer, center, upon his arrival aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS CARL VINSON (CVN 70)

General (GEN) Robert W. Bazley, commander in chief, Pacific Air Forces, speaks with Rear Admiral (RDML) (lower half) Edward W. Clexton Jr., center, commander, Carrier Group Three, and Captain (CAPT) John T. O'Brian, commanding officer, right, on the bridge of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS CARL VINSON (CVN 70)

General (GEN) Robert W. Bazley, commander in chief, Pacific Air Forces, talks with Rear Admiral (RDML) (lower half) Edward W. Clexton Jr., commander, Carrier Group Three, on the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS CARL VINSON (CVN 70)

Rear Admiral (RDML) (lower half) James B. Greene, USN (covered)

Rear Admiral (RDML)(lower half)Edward W. Clexton Jr., USN (uncovered)

Rear Admiral (RADM) (Upper Half) Richard E. Young, USNR, chairman, Fifth International Naval Review, 1986, and a junior officer discuss operations during the International Naval Review

President Ronald Reagan, Rear Admiral (RADM) (upper half) E. Young, USNR, chairman, Fifth International Naval Review, 1986, center, and Commander (CDR) Pat Dunne, naval aide to the president, right, attend the are 100th anniversary of the Statue of Liberty aboard the battleship USS IOWA (BB 61)

President and Mrs. Ronald Reagan, Commander (CDR) Pat Dunne, naval aide to the president, and Rear Admiral (RADM) (upper half) Richard E. Young, USNR, chairman, Fifth International Naval Review, 1986, right, attend the International Naval Review aboard the battleship USS IOWA (BB 61)

Rear Admiral (RADM) (upper half) Richard E. Young, USNR, chairman, Fifth International Naval Review, 1986, discusses security procedures with a civilian in preparation for the 100th anniversary celebration of the Statue of Liberty and the International Naval Review

Rear Admiral (RADM) (Upper Half) Richard E. Young, USNR, chairman, Fifth International Naval Review, 1986, observes the International Naval Review from a small boat

Rear Admiral (RADM) (upper half) Richard E. Young, USNR, chairman, Fifth International Naval Review, 1986, and an unidentified commander discuss security procedures with a civilian in preparation for the 100th anniversary celebration of the Statue of Liberty and the International Naval Review

Rear Admiral (lower half) Thomas A. Mercer, USN (covered)

Rear Admiral (RDML) (lower half) Leighton W. Smith, USN (covered)

Rear Admiral (RDML) (lower half) Grady L. Jackson, USN (uncovered)

Rear Admiral (RDML) (lower half) George H. Strohsahl, USN (uncovered)

Rear Admiral (RDML) (lower half) George W. Davis VI, USN (uncovered)

Rear Admiral (RDML) (lower half) George W. Davis VI, USN (covered)

Rear Admiral (RDML) (lower half) Francis L. Filipiak, USN (covered)

Rear Admiral (RDML) (lower half) Anthony Albert Less, USN (covered)

Rear Admiral (RADM) (upper half) Robert H. Shumaker, USN (covered)

GUNNER's Mate First Class V.W. Allen explains operations inside the No. 1 gun turret aboard the battleship USS MISSOURI (BB 63) to Rear Admiral (RDML) (upper half) D.J. Martin, Royal Australian Navy, left; K.C. Beazley, minister of defense, center; and Vice Admiral (VADM) M.W. Hudson, Royal Australian Navy, right. The ship is on a port visit during a cruise around the world

Portrait: US Navy (USN) Rear Admiral (RADM) (upper half) John McNamara, CHIEF of Chaplains (covered)

Portrait: US Navy (USN) Rear Admiral (RADM) (upper half) Kenneth C. Malley (uncovered)

Rear Admiral (RDML) (lower half) Eric A. McVadon, USN (covered)

Portrait: US Navy (USN) Rear Admiral (RADM) (upper half) Haruto W. Yamanouchi (covered)

Portrait: US Navy (USN) Rear Admiral (RADM) (upper half) William T. Pendley (covered)

Portrait: US Navy (USN) Rear Admiral (RADM) (upper half) John F. Addams (uncovered)

Rear Admiral (RDML) (lower half) Malcolm MacKinnon III, supervisor of shipbuilding, conversion and repair, speaks during the commissioning of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS CHICAGO (SSN 721)

Rear Admiral (RDML) (lower half) Stanley E. Bump, commander, Submarine Group Six, speaks during the commissioning of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS CHICAGO (SSN 721)

Portrait: US Navy (USN) Rear Admiral (RDML) (lower half) Robert L. Leuschner (covered)

Portrait: US Navy (USN) Rear Admiral (RADM) (upper half) John R. Batzler (covered)

Rear Admiral (RDML) (lower half) Stephen K. Chadwick, USN (uncovered)

Rear Admiral (RDML) (lower half) Jimmy Pappas, USN (covered) (SUBSTANDARD)

Portrait: US Navy (USN) Rear Admiral (RDML) (lower half) David B. Robinson (uncovered)

Portrait: US Navy (USN) Rear Admiral (RADM) (upper half) Harry K. Fiske (covered)

Portrait: US Navy (USN) Rear Admiral (RDML) (lower half) Rodney K. Squibb (covered)

Portrait: US Navy (USN) Rear Admiral (RADM) (upper half) Frederick G. Kelley (uncovered)

Portrait: US Navy (USN) Rear Admiral (RADM) (upper half) Hugh D. Campbell (uncovered)

Portrait: US Navy (USN) Rear Admiral (RADM) (upper half) William A. Armstrong (uncovered)

Portrait: US Navy (USN) Rear Admiral (RADM) (upper half) John C. Weaver (covered)

Portrait: US Navy (USN) Rear Admiral (RADM) (upper half) John R. Wilson Jr. (covered)

Portrait: US Navy (USN) Rear Admiral (RDML) (lower half) John E. Gordon (uncovered)

Portrait: US Navy (USN) Rear Admiral (RADM) (upper half) Robert B. Abele (covered)

Portrait: US Navy (USN) Rear Admiral (RADM) (upper half) Robert B. Abele (uncovered)

Portrait: US Navy (USN) Rear Admiral (RDML) (lower half) John M. Kersh (covered)

Portrait: US Navy (USN) Rear Admiral (RDML) (lower half) John M. Kersh (covered)

Portrait: US Navy (USN) Rear Admiral (RADM) (upper half) John F. Shaw (uncovered)

Rear Admiral (RADM) (upper half) Dennis M. Brooks, commander, Carrier Group Five, visits the bridge of the aircraft carrier USS KITTY HAWK (CV 63)

Portrait: US Navy (USN) Rear Admiral (lower half) (RDML) Grant A. Sharp (covered)

Portrait: US Navy (USN) Rear Admiral (RADM) (upper half) James E. Taylor (covered)

RADM (lower half) Jerome F. Smith Jr., USN(covered)

Portrait: US Navy (USN) Rear Admiral (RADM) (upper half) James G. Reynolds (uncovered)

Portrait: US Navy (USN) Rear Admiral (RDML) (lower half) William P. Houley (covered)

Portrait: US Navy (USN) Rear Admiral (RDML) (lower half) William P. Houley (uncovered)

Portrait: US Navy (USN) Rear Admiral (RDML) (lower half) Raymond G. Jones Jr. (covered)

Portrait: US Navy (USN) Rear Admiral (RDML) (lower half) Raymond G. Jones Jr., (uncovered)

Portrait: US Navy (USN) Rear Admiral (RADM) (upper half) John D. Tolmie (covered)