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Tailhooker of the Year

The Navy Tailhooker of the Year Award is established as the annual award to the one individual who, in the judgment of the Board of Directors, has made the most significant contribution to U.S. carrier aviation.

  • 2019

    CAPT "BLADES" DIENNA

  • 2018

    CDR MIKE "JOCKEY" LISA

  • 2017

    CAPT RICHARD BROPHY

  • 2016

    CAPT SCOTT FARR

  • 2015

    CAPT GREG HARRIS

  • 2014

    CAPT GREGORY FENTON

  • 2013

    CAPT SAM PAPARO

  • 2012

    CAPT DAVID SILKEY

  • 2011

    CAPT MARK DARRAH

  • 2010

    CAPT DAN CHEEVER

  • 2009

    CAPT THOMAS HALEY

  • 2008

    CAPT BILL SIZEMORE

  • 2007

    CAPT MIKE MANAZIR

  • 2006

    CAPT KEVIN DONEGAN

  • 2005

    CAPT DON QUINN

  • 2004

    CAPT CYRUS VANCE

  • 2003

    CAPT WILLIAM GORTNEY

  • 2002

    CDR STERLING GILLIAM

  • 2001

    CAPT GEORGE DOM

  • 2000

    VADM MIKE BOWMAN

  • 1999

    CAPT EVAN CHANIK

  • 1998

    CAPT KEN PARKS

  • 1997

    ADM LEIGHTON SMITH

  • 1996

    CDR BOB STUMPF

  • 1995

    RADM FRED LEWIS

  • 1994

    CAPT FIELDS RICHARDSON

  • 1993

    RADM LYLE BULL

  • 1991

    CAPT JAY CAMPBELL

  • 1990

    RADM ED ALLEN

  • 1989

    CAPT JOHN MANNING

  • 1988

    CAPT BOB CANEPA

  • 1987

    CAPT BYRON DUFF

  • 1986

    VADM EDWARD MARTIN

  • 1985

    RADM PAUL GILLCRIST

  • 1984

    RADM JERRY TUTTLE

  • 1983

    VADM ROBERT SCHOULTZ

  • 1982

    VADM WESLEY MCDONALD

  • 1981

    RADM ROBERT KIRSKY

  • 1980

    VADM GEORGE KNNNEAR

  • 1979

    VADM FREDERICK TURNER

  • 1978

    ADM THOMAS HAYWARD

  • 1977

    VADM ROBERT COOGAN

  • 1976

    RADM JAMES STOCKDALE

  • 1975

    VADM ROBERT BALDWIN

  • 1974

    VADM FREDERICK MICHAELIS

  • 1973

    VADM DAMON COOPER

  • 1972

    VADM WILLIAM HOUSER

  • 1971

    VADM MAURICE WEISNER

  • 1970

    ADM JOHN HYLAND

  • 1969

    VADM THOMAS CONNOLLY

  • 1968

    ADM THOMAS MOOER

  • 1967

    ADM ROY JOHNSON

  • 1966

    VADM PAUL RAMSEY

  • 1965

    VADM PAUL STROOP

  • 1964

    CAPT BOB ELDER

  • 1963

    CAPT DICK PHILLIPS

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