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This page contains a list of notable officers and sailors of the U.S. Navy

Officers

Astronauts

  • Neil Armstrong — naval aviator (Korean War), X-15 pilot, astronaut Gemini 8 and Apollo 11, first man on the moon
  • Alan Bean — astronaut (Apollo 12 and Skylab 3)
  • Malcolm Carpenter — naval aviator, astronaut, Mercury 7
  • Christopher CassidyNavy SEAL
  • Eugene Cernan — naval aviator, astronaut (Gemini 9)
  • Laurel Clark — astronaut
  • Pete Conrad — naval aviator, astronaut (Gemini 5 and 11, Apollo 12 and Skylab 2)
  • Robert Crippen — naval aviator, astronaut (STS-1, STS-7, STS-41C and STS-41G)
  • Ronald Evans — naval aviator, astronaut (Apollo 17)
  • Owen Garriott — astronaut (Skylab 3)
  • Richard Gordon, Jr. — naval aviator, astronaut (Gemini 11 and Apollo 12)
  • Fred Haise, Jr. — naval aviator, astronaut (Apollo 13)
  • Joseph Kerwin — astronaut (Skylab 2)
  • Susan Kilrain — astronaut
  • Wendy Lawrence — astronaut
  • Jim Lovell — naval aviator, astronaut (Gemini 7 and 12, Apollo 8 and 13)
  • Thomas Mattingly, Jr. — naval aviator, astronaut (Apollo 16)
  • William C. McCool — naval aviator, astronaut, pilot of Columbia mission STS-107
  • Edgar Mitchell — naval aviator, astronaut (Apollo 14)
  • Lisa Nowak — astronaut
  • Alan G. PoindexterAviation — Son of John Poindexter and a NASA astronaut.
  • Walter Schirra, Jr. — naval aviator, astronaut (Mercury 8, Gemini 6A and Apollo 7)
  • Alan Shepard — naval aviator and flag officer (Rear Admiral), first American in space (Mercury-Redstone 3) and Apollo 14 commander
  • William ShepherdNavy SEAL, astronaut (STS-27, STS-41, STS-52)
  • Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper — astronaut
  • Richard Truly — naval aviator and flag officer (Vice Admiral), Manned Orbiting Laboratory and Space Shuttle astronaut, serving as pilot for both Space Shuttle Enterprise landing tests and on second orbital test flight (STS-2). Later became first astronaut to serve as NASA Administrator under President George H. W. Bush.
  • Paul J. Weitz — astronaut (Skylab 2)
  • John Young — naval aviator, astronaut (Gemini 3 and 10, Apollo 10 and 16, Shuttle flight STS-1 and STS-9)

Others

  • Eddie Albert — actor (Roman Holiday)
  • James Avery — actor (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air)
  • Bob Barker — former host of The Price is Right
  • Harry Belafonte — singer and actor
  • Yogi Berra — baseball hall of famer, Catcher New York Yankees
  • Humphrey Bogart — Academy Award-winning actor (Casablanca)
  • Ernest Borgnine — Academy Award-winning actor (Marty)
  • Christopher "Big Black" Boykin — Star of MTV's Rob & Big television series and personal bodyguard to pro-skateboarder Rob Dyrdek
  • Carl Brashear — first African American Master Diver
  • author — former US Navy JAG Officer, author of the Navy Justice Series
  • Lenny Bruce — comedian
  • Johnny Carson — longtime host of The Tonight Show
  • James H. Clark — American entrepreneur, founder of Netscape and other Silicon Valley startups.
  • Jerry Clower — Country Comedian
  • Bill Cosby — actor, comedian and educational philanthropist
  • Vincent Eugene Craddock, aka Gene Vincent — 50's rock & roll singer
  • Tony Curtis — actor (Some Like It Hot)
  • Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. — actor (Little Caesar)
  • Bob Feller — baseball Hall of Famer
  • Antwone Fisher — author and film producer who was the basis for the 2002 motion picture Antwone Fisher
  • Larry Flynt — publisher of Hustler
  • Henry Fonda — Academy Award-winning actor (The Grapes of Wrath (1940))
  • Chris Gardner — self-made millionaire, entrepreneur, motivational speaker and philanthropist who, during the early 1980s, struggled with homelessness while raising his toddler son, Christopher. The 2006 film The Pursuit of Happyness is based on his life.
  • Arthur Hill Gilbert — impressionist painter
  • Robert A. Heinlein — science fiction author
  • Barron Hilton — heir and co-chairman of the Hilton Hotels chain.
  • L. Ron Hubbard— science fiction author and founder of the Church of Scientology
  • Robert LaSardo — actor (Nip/Tuck)
  • Charlie Murphy — entertainer and brother of comedian Eddie Murphy.
  • Armistead Maupin — author and gay rights activist
  • Paul Newman — Academy Award-winning actor (The Hustler)
  • Tom Peters — bestselling author.
  • Regis Philbin — talk show host of Regis and Kelly
  • Thomas Pynchon — writer and novelist
  • Soupy Sales — comedian
  • MC Hammer — rap artist
  • Bill Sharman — member of the Basketball Hall of Fame
  • Craig Venter — biologist instrumental in mapping the human genome. He was listed on Time Magazine's 2007 and 2008 Time 100 list of the most influential people in the world.
  • Montel Williams — talk show host
  • Bill Withers — singer
  • Jeremiah Wright — senior pastor, Trinity United Church of Christ; cardiopulmonary technician (once assisted in surgery on President Lyndon Johnson, himself an ex-Navy officer)
  • Delmer J. Yoakum — artist

Groups

  • Golden Thirteen — the thirteen African-American enlisted men who became the first African-American commissioned officers in the United States Navy.
  • The Port Chicago 50 — group of 50 African-American Sailors who refused to return to work until changes were made at the U.S. Navy's Port Chicago near San Francisco.

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