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Gary Roughead

Official portrait of ADM Gary Roughead
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NameGary Roughead
AllegianceUnited States of America
Service/branchUnited States Navy
Years of service1973-present
Commands heldChief of Naval Operations
U.S. Fleet Forces Command
U.S. Pacific Fleet
Battles/warsVietnam War
AwardsDefense Distinguished Service Medal
Navy Distinguished Service Medal (2)
Defense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit (4)

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Gary Roughead (born July 15, 1951) is a United States Navy admiral who is serving as the 29th and current Chief of Naval Operations. He previously served as Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, from May 17, 2007, to September 29, 2007. Prior to that he served as the 31st Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet, from July 8, 2005, to May 8, 2007. He assumed his current assignment on September 29, 2007. On June 16, 2011, it was announced that he will retire from the Navy in September, 2011. He will be replaced by Admiral Jonathan W. Greenert.

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