Inspiring Innovation: Examining the Operational Policy and Technical Contributions Made by Vice Admiral Samuel L. Gravely Jr and His Sussessors

Inspiring Innovation: Examining the Operational Policy and Technical Contributions Made by Vice Admiral Samuel L. Gravely Jr and His Sussessors
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Inspiring Innovation: Examining the Operational Policy and Technical Contributions Made by Vice Admiral Samuel L. Gravely Jr and His Sussessors
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[Vice Admiral] Gravely was an inspiration, not only to African Americans but to all naval officers aspiring to be the best that they can be. To this day, I think he is still an inspiration to us all, just an absolutely wonderful officer, gentleman, and a Christian. He strived to mentor and promote excellence in all junior officers, without regard to race or gender. Rear Adm. Anthony Winns, quoted in Ben L. Walton, Great Black War Fighters: Profiles in Service

Samuel L. Gravely Jr. was a man of many firsts in African American history: • Commanding a U.S. Navy warship • Commanding an American warship under combat conditions (since the Civil War) • Becoming an admiral in the  in the U.S. Navy • Commanding a U.S. fleet.

And the list goes on. Gravely’s accomplishments—the result of his perseverance, professionalism, and perpetual optimism—directly and indirectly paved the way for numerous Navy officers, and they continue to provide valuable lessons for us all.

Table of Contents

Foreword iii

INTRODUCTION 1

THE U.S. NAVY’S AFRICAN AMERICAN ADMIRALS 7

Vice Admiral Samuel L. Gravely Jr. 7

Rear Admiral Gerald E. Thomas 12

Rear Admiral Louis Williams 14

Rear Admiral Wendell Norman Johnson 16

Rear Admiral Benjamin T. Hacker 19

Rear Admiral Robert Lee Toney 21

Rear Admiral William E. Powell Jr. 24

Vice Admiral Walter Davis 26

Rear Admiral Macea E. Fussell 29

Rear Admiral Mack Gaston 31

Admiral Joseph Paul Reason 33

Rear Admiral James A. Johnson 37

Rear Admiral Larry L. Poe 40

Vice Admiral Edward Moore Jr. 43

Vice Admiral David L. Brewer III 47

Rear Admiral Osie V. Combs 52

Rear Admiral Gene Kendall 54

Vice Admiral Adam M. Robinson Jr. 57

Rear Admiral Lillian E. Fishburne 60

Rear Admiral Willie C. Marsh 63

Rear Admiral Vinson E. Smith 66

Rear Admiral Reubin B. Bookert 68

Rear Admiral Barry C. Black 70

Vice Admiral Derwood Curtis 73

Rear Admiral Julius S. Caesar 78

Vice Admiral Anthony L. Winns 81

Rear Admiral Victor G. Guillory 85

Rear Admiral Arthur J. Johnson 88 ii

inspiring innovation Rear Admiral Earl L. Gay 90

Rear Admiral Kelvin N. Dixon 93

Rear Admiral Sinclair Harris 96

Rear Admiral Norman R. Hayes 100

Rear Admiral Vincent L. Griffith 103

Admiral Michelle Howard 106

Rear Admiral Charles K. Carodine 110

Rear Admiral Kevin D. Scott 113

Rear Admiral John W. Smith Jr. 116

Rear Admiral Jesse A. Wilson Jr. 119

Rear Admiral James W. Crawford III 122

Rear Admiral Annie B. Andrews 125

Rear Admiral Fernandez Ponds 128

Rear Admiral Dwight D. Shepherd 133

Rear Admiral Willie L. Metts 136

Rear Admiral Eric C. Young 139

Rear Admiral Stephen C. Evans 143

Rear Admiral Alvin Holsey 147

THE U.S. NAVY’S CENTENNIAL SEVEN 150

Captain C. A. ‘Pete’ Tzomes 151

Rear Admiral Anthony Watson 153

Dr. William F. Bundy 155

Vice Admiral Melvin G. Williams Jr. 159

Admiral Cecil D. Haney 164

Vice Admiral Bruce E. Grooms 167

Captain Joseph P. Peterson 171

SPECIAL RECOGNITION: THE HEART OF COMMAND AND SENIOR LEADERSHIP 173

Rear Admiral Lawrence C. Chambers 173

The Honorable B. J. “Buddie” Penn 179

Conclusion 183

Acronyms and Abbreviations 184

African American Admirals Commissioning and Promotion Data 187

About the Author 190

Notes 191

Audience

Individuals interested in naval history and African-Americans who served with great distinction, instructors and historians associated with naval history, 

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  • Crosby, Robert
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  • John A. Van Buren Studies in Leadership and Ethics, No. 1
  • Gravely, Samuel L.
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