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Located onboard NAS Jacksonville, Commander, Navy Region Southeast has gone through a series of name and mission changes, establishments and disestablishments.

In May 1942, the command was called Naval Air Operational Training Command and was responsible for all aviation-related training in the southeast during World War II. By November 1945, the name changed to Naval Air Advanced Training Command with fighter pilot training as the primary focus. The Navy's Blue Angels formed in 1946 and served under this command until 1948.

In 1948, Commander, Fleet Air Jacksonville assumed flag responsibilities as the command that controlled all operations-related aviation assets in the Jacksonville area. In 1974, the name was changed to Commander, Sea Based Antisubmarine Wings Atlantic. The command's name changed again when Commander, Helicopter Wings Atlantic, was established Oct. 1, 1986.

The command then went through subsequent mission and name changes, including Commander, Naval Aviation Activities Jacksonville, on Oct. 1, 1992, followed by Commander, Naval Base Jacksonville, effective June 2, 1994. The latest and current name - Commander, Navy Region Southeast - was established Feb. 2, 1999.

Navy Region Southeast is a team of dedicated patriots that set the standards of excellence and leadership in shore installation management throughout the Navy.



Captain Ian Johnson May 2023 - present
Rear Admiral Wesley McCall     April 2021 - May 2023
Rear Admiral Gary Mayes  February 2019 - April 2021
Rear Admiral Bette Bolivar  February 2017 - February 2019
Rear Admiral Mary M. Jackson July 2014 - February 2017
Rear Admiral Ricky Williamson August 2013 - July 2014
Rear Admiral John C. “Jack” Scorby, Jr. August 2011 - August 2013
Rear Admiral Townsend G. Alexander January 2009 - August 2011
Rear Admiral Michael C. Vitale October 2007 - January 2009
Rear Admiral Mark S. Boensel December 2005 - October 2007
Rear Admiral Annette E. Brown October 2002 - December 2005
Rear Admiral Jan C. Gaudio August 2000 - October 2002
Rear Admiral J. Kevin Moran      February 1999 - August 2000


Rear Admiral Arthur B. Cook           May 1942 - August 1943
Rear Admiral Andrew C. McFall August 1943 - February 1945
Rear Admiral Ralph Davison                            February 1945 - November 1945


Rear Admiral Ralph Davison                            November 1945 - July 1948
Rear Admiral Ernest W. Litch July 1948 - November 1948


Rear Admiral Calvin T. Durgin                         November 1948 - June 1949
Rear Admiral John H. Cassady July 1949 - January 1950
Rear Admiral Alfred E. Montgomery February 1950 - July 1951
Rear Admiral Osborne B. Hardison                   August 1951 - June 1954
Rear Admiral John Perry July 1954 - July 1955
Rear Admiral Delbert S. Cornwell August 1955 - June 1957
Rear Admiral Wendell G. Switzer July 1957 - February 1959
Rear Admiral Kenneth Craig  March 1959 - May 1961
Rear Admiral Joseph M. Carson June 1961 - June 1963
Rear Admiral Robert Goldthwaite July 1963 - August 1965
Rear Admiral H. Howard Caldwell September 1965 - September 1967
Rear Admiral Robert J. Stroh October 1967 - October 1969
Rear Admrial Lawrence Heyworth, Jr. November 1969 - June 1971
Rear Admiral Lawrence R. Geis   July 1971 - June 1974


Rear Admiral Norman K. Green                        July 1974 - February 1977
Captain Russell L. Moffitt March 1977 - April 1977
Rear Admiral Robert W. Carius April 1977 - March 1979
Rear Admiral David L. Harlow 1979 - June 1981
Rear Admiral Fred W. Johnston July 1981 - August 1983
Rear Admiral Allan G. Paulson 1983 - July 1985
Rear Admiral Leonard G. Perry 1985 - September 1986


Rear Admiral Leonard G. Perry                         October 1986 - October 1987
Rear Admiral Ronald H. Jesburg  October 1987 - August 1990
Rear Admiral Joseph S. Walker August 1990 - July 1992
Rear Admiral Frank M. Dirren, Jr. July 1992 - September 1992


Rear Admiral Frank M. Dirren, Jr.                      October 1992 - May 1994


Rear Admiral Frank M. Dirren, Jr.                      June 1994 - May 1995
Rear Admiral Kevin F. Delaney May 1995 - May 1998
Rear Admiral Kenneth C. Belisle May 1998 - December 1998
Rear Admiral J. Kevin Moran December 1998 - February 1999

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