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Oct 21 2010
1 John F. Kennedy — former U.S. President; decorated PT Boat commander in World War II 31953
2 Tony Curtis — actor (Some Like It Hot) 26158
3 Theodore Roosevelt — former U.S. President; assistant Secretary of the Navy 19626
4 Jimmy Carter — former U.S. President; Cold War submariner and Peace Prize laureate 14681
5 George H. W. Bush — former U.S. President; former director of the Central Intelligence Agency 13214
6 Neil Armstrong — naval aviator (Korean War), X-15 pilot, astronaut, first man on the moon 11664
7 Lyndon B. Johnson — former U.S. President; worked as a bomb observer with the Army during World War II 10529
8 Gerald Ford — former U.S. President; served aboard carrier during World War II 9389
9 Bill Cosby — actor, comedian and educational philanthropist 9003
10 Paul NewmanAcademy Award-winning actor (The Hustler) 7931
11 Humphrey BogartAcademy Award-winning actor (Casablanca) 7729
12 Ernest BorgnineAcademy Award-winning actor (Marty) 6630
13 Jesse Ventura — Former Navy UDT, professional wrestler and 38th Governor of Minnesota 6083
14 John McCain — senior U.S. Senator from Arizona and Republican presidential primary candidate in 2000; former naval aviator and POW 5940
15 L. Ron Hubbard— science fiction author and founder of the Church of Scientology 5498
16 MC Hammer — rap artist 5148
17 Regis Philbin — talk show host of Regis and Kelly 4600
18 Harvey Milk — First openly gay San Francisco supervisor. Assassinated November 27, 1978. Subject of the Academy Award winning documentary "The Times of Harvey Milk ", as well as the bestselling book "The Mayor of Castro Street" 3996
19 Robert A. Heinleinscience fiction author 3989
20 Harry Belafonte — singer and actor 3962
21 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. 3830
22 Henry FondaAcademy Award-winning actor (The Grapes of Wrath (1940)) 3533
23 Bob Barker — former host of The Price is Right 3388
24 Johnny Carson — long time host of the Tonight Show 3306
25 John Paul Jones — commander during the American Revolutionary War, considered to be the founder of the American Naval tradition 3209
26 Larry Flynt — publisher of Hustler 3155
27 John Kerry — junior U.S. Senator and 2004 Democratic presidential candidate; swift boat commander during the Vietnam War 2884
28 Thomas Pynchon — writer and novelist 2841
29 Donald Rumsfeld — Naval Aviator; served two times as Secretary of Defense 2758
30 Charlie Murphy — entertainer and brother of comedian Eddie Murphy. 2683
31 Lenny Bruce — comedian 2493
32 John Wooden — famous college basketball coach 2473
33 Bill Withers — singer 2420
34 Roger Staubach — football hall of Famer, Vietnam veteran 2420
35 James Avery — actor (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air) 2354
36 Grace Hopper — futurist, early computing pioneer, Rear Admiral in the Navy Reserve 2133
37 Alan Shepard — naval aviator and flag officer (Rear Admiral), first American in space (Mercury-Redstone 3) and Apollo 14 commander 1757
38 David FarragutAmerican Civil War Admiral, first officer to become an Admiral 1614
39 Michael Mullen — 28th Chief of Naval Operations; Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff 1549
40 Jim Lovell — naval aviator, astronaut, pilot of first lunar orbit flight (Apollo 8) and commander of Apollo 13 mission 1477
41 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. 1407
42 David Robinson — former NBA star (San Antonio Spurs), commonly nicknamed "The Admiral" 1355
43 Barron Hilton — heir and co-chairman of the Hilton Hotels chain. 1273
44 Montel Williams — talk show host 1207
45 Eddie Albert — actor (Roman Holiday) 996
46 Soupy Sales — comedian 974
47 Bob Feller — baseball Hall of Famer 959
48 Richard Evelyn Byrd — polar explorer 948
49 Jeremiah Wright — senior pastor, Trinity United Church of Christ; cardiopulmonary technician (once assisted in surgery on President Lyndon Johnson, himself an ex-Navy officer) 916
50 William Halsey, Jr. — Third Fleet Commander, won battles off Guadalcanal and the Solomons; Fleet Admiral (5 stars) 890
51 James Stockdale — one of the most highly decorated officers in the history of the Navy 872
52 Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. — actor (Little Caesar) 870
53 George Dewey — Hero of the Battle of Manila Bay in Spanish-American War; first and only Admiral of the Navy 847
54 Richard Marcinko — author, founder and commander of SEAL Team Six 843
55 James H. Clark — American entrepreneur, founder of Netscape and other Silicon Valley startups. 822
56 George Lincoln Rockwell — U.S. Navy Commander and founder of the American Nazi Party 743
57 Oliver Hazard Perry — Commanded the Battle of Lake Erie 730
58 Edgar Mitchell — aviator, astronaut (Apollo 14) 715
59 Carl Brashear — first African American Master Diver 684
60 Eugene Cernan — naval aviator, astronaut (Gemini 9) 652
61 Duke CunninghamUnited States Naval Aviator; A former member of the US House of Representatives 615
62 John Young — naval aviator and Gemini, Apollo, and Space Shuttle astronaut 575
63 Lisa Nowak — astronaut 566
64 Tom Peters — bestselling author. 535
65 Hyman G. Rickover — Admiral, "Father of the Nuclear Navy" 519
66 Stephen Decatur — Hero of Tripoli 490
67 Robert LaSardo — actor (Nip/Tuck) 487
68 Armistead Maupin — author and gay rights activist 472
69 Pete Conrad — naval aviator, astronaut, commander of Apollo 12 and 3rd man to walk on the moon 460
70 Ernest King — Fleet Admiral; former Chief of Naval Operations 420
71 John Poindexter — served as National Security Advisor 394
72 Antwone Fisher — author and film producer who was the basis for the 2002 motion picture Antwone Fisher 392
73 Jeremy Michael BoordaAdmiral, former Chief of Naval Operations 372
74 Robert F. Willard — Admiral, former Vice Chief of Naval Operations 371
75 Raymond A. Spruance — Commander at the Battle of Midway, led the Fifth Fleet in the Central Pacific and Okinawa. Rebuilt the Naval War College after World War II 361
76 William D. Leahy — first Fleet Admiral; first head of the Chiefs of Staff (before the post was renamed Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff); former Chief of Naval Operations; former Governor of Puerto Rico; former U.S. ambassador to France 358
77 Charles Keating — Naval Aviator; real estate developer and banker. 347
78 Alan Bean — astronaut (Skylab 3) 331
79 J. W. Marriott, Jr. — Chairman and CEO of Marriott International 326
80 Nile Kinnick — Naval Aviator; Heisman Trophy winner 255
81 Andrew Baldwin — doctor and the bachelor for Season 10 of The Bachelor 216
82 Commodore John Barry — "Father of the American Navy" 204
83 Laurel Clark — astronaut 197
84 Bill Sharman — member of the Basketball Hall of Fame 182
85 Robert Crippen — astronaut (STS-1) 166
86 Patrick M. Walsh — Admiral, Vice Chief of Naval Operations 161
87 Theodore Roosevelt IVSpecial Warfare, great grandson of President Theodore Roosevelt and a prominent conservationist and environmentalist 150
88 Ronald Evans — naval aviator, astronaut (Apollo 17) 120
89 Vern Clark — former Chief of Naval Operations 110
90 Esek Hopkins — first Commander in Chief of the Navy during the Revolutionary War 100
91 Hunter Ellis — Naval Aviator; TV Presenter and former Survivor contestant 87
92 Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper — astronaut 82
93 Donnie Cochran — first African-American aviator assigned to the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron (Blue Angels) 77
94 Christopher CassidyNavy SEAL. 75
95 Edmund Giambastiani — 7th Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff 71
96 Isaac Hull — captain of USS Constitution 66
97 Golden Thirteen — the thirteen African-American enlisted men who became the first African-American commissioned officers in the United States Navy. 62
98 Alan G. Poindexter Aviation — Son of John Poindexter and a NASA astronaut. 62
99 Paul J. Weitz — astronaut (Skylab 2) 47
100 Terry Deitz — Naval Aviator; TV Presenter and former Survivor contestant 43
101 P. T. Deutermann; author, former United States Navy captain 37
102 Arthur Hill Gilbertimpressionist painter 37
103 Wilson Flagg — retired Admiral, killed in Sept 11 attack 32
104 Paul Spangler — Naval surgeon, senior long distance runner 27
105 Bruce Bromley — Associate Judge of the New York Court of Appeals, prominent trial lawyer at Cravath, Swaine & Moore 26
106 Eli Thomas Reich — Vice Admiral, only submariner to sink a Japanese battleship unaided during WW2 24
107 Delmer J. Yoakum — artist 24
108 Lillian E. Fishburne — first African-American female to hold the rank of Rear Admiral 23
109 Jackson T. Stephens — investment banker 22
110 James F. Cahill — one of the first scuba divers and first Navy SEALs 22
111 Rodger W. Simpson — distinguished himself during World War II, recipient of 2 Navy Crosses 19
112 Glenn Robert Davis — former member of the U.S. House of Representatives 15
113 George Howard, Jr. — first African-American federal judge in Arkansas history; served in World War II. 11
114 W. W. Behrens, Jr.earth-sciences futurist 10
115 Homer A. McCrereyearth sciences futurist, Fleet Meteorologist and oceanographer 9
116 Thomas McClelland — Captain; served as Commander, Amphibious Squadron FIVE, conducting advance force operations with the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit against the Iraqi Army during Desert Storm 8
117 Richard Gordon, Jr. — naval aviator, astronaut (Gemini 11) < 5
118 Robert Kerrey — former U.S. Senator; Navy SEAL commander during Vietnam War and first SEAL officer to win the Medal of Honor for classified raid in which he lost his lower leg by a Viet Cong grenade. < 5
119 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. < 5
120 Chester Nimitz — Fleet Admiral; former Chief of Naval Operations; signed for the U.S. when Japan formally surrendered onboard the USS Missouri, class of carriers named after him < 5
121 Robert Dennison — retired Admiral, presidential aide < 5
122 Joseph Kerwin — astronaut (Skylab 2) < 5
123 Wendy Lawrence — astronaut < 5
124 Fred Haise, Jr. — naval aviator, astronaut (Apollo 13) < 5
125 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. < 5
126 William C. McCool — naval aviator, astronaut, pilot of Columbia mission STS-107 < 5
127 Susan Kilrain — astronaut < 5
128 Malcolm Carpenter — naval aviator, Mercury 7 < 5
129 Richard M. Nixon — former U.S. President; supply officer in World War II < 5
130 Christopher "Big Black" Boykin — Star of MTV's Rob & Big television series and personal bodyguard to pro-skateboarder Rob Dyrdek < 5
131 Owen Garriott — astronaut (Skylab 3) < 5
132 Thomas Mattingly, Jr. — naval aviator, astronaut (Apollo 16) < 5
133 Cesar Chavez — civil rights activist who co-founded the National Farm Workers Association, which later became the United Farm Workers < 5
134 Matthew Perry — Commodore who forced the opening of Japan < 5
135 Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. — Naval Aviator; elder brother of future President John F. Kennedy, killed in World War II. < 5
136 Walter Schirra, Jr. — naval aviator, astronaut (Mercury 8) < 5

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