James L. Holloway III
James Lemuel Holloway III (February 23, 1922 – November 26, 2019) was a United States Navy admiral and naval aviator. He served during World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. He was Chief of Naval Operations from 1974 to 1978.
|James L. Holloway III|
Admiral James L. Holloway III
20th Chief of Naval Operations
|Born||February 23, 1922|
Charleston, South Carolina, U.S.
|Died||November 26, 2019 (aged 97)|
Alexandria, Virginia, U.S.
|Service/branch||United States Navy|
|Years of service||1943–1978|
|Commands held||Chief of Naval Operations|
United States Seventh Fleet
Task Force 60
Carrier Division Six
USS Enterprise (CVAN-65)
USS Salisbury Sound (AV-13)
|Battles/wars||World War II|
|Awards||Defense Distinguished Service Medal (2)|
Navy Distinguished Service Medal (4)
Legion of Merit (2)
Distinguished Flying Cross
Bronze Star Medal
|Relations||Admiral James L. Holloway, Jr. (father)|
|Other work||Technical advisor for Top Gun|
Chairman Emeritus, Naval Historical Foundation
After retiring from the Navy, Holloway was President of the Naval Historical Foundation from 1980 to 1998 and was its chairman until his retirement in 2008 when he became chairman emeritus.
He was the author of Aircraft Carriers at War: A Personal Retrospective of Korea, Vietnam, and the Soviet Confrontation published in 2007 by the Naval Institute Press.
- "Admiral James L. Holloway: A Lifetime of Service, 23 February 1922–26 November 2019". Chief of Naval Operations. Naval History & Heritage Command. November 26, 2019. Retrieved 2019-11-26.