USS NIMITZ CVN 68

Mobility, flexibility and combat readiness are the primary characteristics that highlight NIMITZ and her crew.  As the lead ship of the world’s most powerful and capable class of warships, NIMITZ and her class will long be remembered as our nation’s finest instrument of peace, power projection and platform for diplomacy.

JUL 1976 - FEB 1977 Mediterranean Cruise

 

NOV 1977 - JUN 1978 Mediterranean Cruise

 

SEP 1979 - MAY 1980 Mediterranean-Persian Gulf

 

MAR 1985 - OCT 1985 Mediterranean Cruise

 

AUG 1986 - OCT 1986 Blue Nose - Artic Circle

 

DEC 1986 - JUL 1987 Mediterranean Cruise

 

FEB 1991 - AUG 1991 Operation Desert Storm

 

 

SEP 1997 - MAR 1998 97-98 World Tour

 

MAR 2003 - NOV 2003 West Pac

 

MAY 2005 - NOV 2005 West Pac

 

APR 2007 - SEP 2007 West Pac-Indian Ocean

 

JAN 2008 - JUN 2008 Surge Deployment - Pacific Ocean

 

JUL 2009 - MAR 2010 West Pac

 

JUN 2012 - AUG 2012 RIMPAC 2012

CAPT Bryan Whitfield Compton, Jr.

CAPT Richard Tillman Gaskill

CAPT John Richard Batzler

CAPT Raymond Paul Ilg

CAPT Eugene Davidson Conner

CAPT Brent Martin Bennitt

CAPT Robert Charles Williamson, Jr.

CAPT John Bernard Nathman

CAPT Alfred Glen Harms Jr.

CAPT Isaac E. Richardson III

CAPT Steven Franklin Firks

CAPT Robert John Gilman

CAPT Ted N. Branch

CAPT Michael Charles Manazir

CAPT Paul O.Monger

CAPT Jeffrey S. Ruth

2 July 1972 - 21 August 1976 RADM

21 August 1976 - 12 February 1979 RADM

12 February 1979 - 26 February 1982 RADM

26 February 1982 - 26 September 1984 VADM

26 September 1984 - 28 August 1987 RADM

28 August 1987 - 16 September 1989 RADM

16 September 1989 - 16 April 1992 RADM

16 April 1992 - 26 August 1994 ADM

26 August 1994 - 8 November 1996 VADM

8 November 1996 - 8 June 1999 RADM

8 June 1999 - 17 May 2002

17 May 2002 - 23 November 2004

23 November 2004 - 16 March 2007 RADM

16 March 2007 - 24 August 2009 RADM

24 August 2009 - 29 March 2012

29 March 2012 - Present

USS NIMITZ (CVN 68) Legacy

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