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List of famous alumni from United States Naval Academy, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from United States Naval Academy include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished United States Naval Academy alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended United States Naval Academy are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from United States Naval Academy.

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Jimmy Carter is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous United States Naval Academy Alumni
Jimmy Carter Statesman, Politician, Soldier James Earl "Jimmy" Carter, Jr. is an American politician, author, and member of the Democratic Party who served as the 39th President of the United States from 1977 to 1981. He was ...more

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John McCain is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous United States Naval Academy Alumni
John McCain Pilot, Statesman, Politician John Sidney McCain III is the senior United States Senator from Arizona. He was the Republican presidential nominee in the 2008 United States presidential election. McCain followed his father ...more

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Oliver North is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous United States Naval Academy Alumni
Oliver North Politician, Military Officer, Author Oliver Laurence "Ollie" North is a political commentator and television host, military historian, New York Times best-selling author, and a former United States Marine Corps lieutenant ...more

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George Tiller is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous United States Naval Academy Alumni
George Tiller Physician George Richard Tiller, MD was an American physician from Wichita, Kansas. He gained national attention as the medical director of Women's Health Care Services, one of only three clinics ...more

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Wally Schirra is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous United States Naval Academy Alumni
Wally Schirra Pilot, Astronaut, Actor Walter Marty "Wally" Schirra, Jr., was an American naval officer and aviator, aeronautical engineer, test pilot, and one of the original seven astronauts chosen for Project Mercury, ...more

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William Anders is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous United States Naval Academy Alumni
William Anders Astronaut, Fighter pilot, Engineer William Alison "Bill" Anders, is a former United States Air Force officer, nuclear engineer, NASA astronaut, and businessman. He is, along with Apollo 8 crewmates Frank Borman and Jim ...more

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Jerome Clarke Hunsaker is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous United States Naval Academy Alumni
Jerome Clarke Hunsaker Pilot, Inventor, Aerospace Engineer Jerome Clarke Hunsaker was an American airman born in Creston, Iowa, and educated at the Naval Academy and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Frank J. Sprague is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous United States Naval Academy Alumni
Frank J. Sprague Inventor, Electrical engineer, Engineer Frank Julian Sprague was an American naval officer and inventor who contributed to the development of the electric motor, electric railways, and electric elevators. His contributions were ...more

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Bradley Fiske is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous United States Naval Academy Alumni
Bradley Fiske Inventor Rear Admiral Bradley Allen Fiske was an officer in the United States Navy who was noted as a technical innovator. During his long career, Fiske invented more than a hundred and thirty electrical ...more

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Ross Perot is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous United States Naval Academy Alumni
Ross Perot Businessperson, Entrepreneur Henry Ross Perot is an American businessman best known for being an independent presidential candidate in 1992 and the Reform party presidential candidate in 1996. Perot founded Electronic Data ...more

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Montel Williams is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous United States Naval Academy Alumni
Montel Williams Spokesperson, Journalist, Television producer Montel Brian Anthony Williams is an American television personality, radio talk show host, and actor. He is best known as host of the long-running The Montel Williams Show, and more recently as ...more

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John Adams Howell is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous United States Naval Academy Alumni
John Adams Howell Inventor John Adams Howell was a rear admiral of the United States Navy, who served during the Civil War and the Spanish–American War. He was also a noted inventor.

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Albert Schaufelberger is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous United States Naval Academy Alumni
Albert Schaufelberger Albert Schaufelberger was a Lieutenant Commander in the United States Navy who was assassinated in El Salvador.

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Stephen Frick is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous United States Naval Academy Alumni
Stephen Frick Astronaut, Aerospace Engineer, Engineer Stephen Nathaniel Frick is an American astronaut and a veteran of two Space Shuttle missions. Raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Frick graduated from Pine-Richland High School in 1982, earned a ...more

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Jim Lovell is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous United States Naval Academy Alumni
Jim Lovell Astronaut, Actor, Writer James Arthur "Jim" Lovell, Jr., is a former NASA astronaut and a retired captain in the United States Navy, most famous as the commander of the Apollo 13 mission, which suffered a ...more

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William C. McCool is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous United States Naval Academy Alumni
William C. McCool Astronaut William Cameron "Willie" McCool, was an American naval officer and aviator, test pilot, aeronautical engineer, and NASA astronaut, who was the pilot of Space Shuttle Columbia mission ...more

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Kenneth Ham is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous United States Naval Academy Alumni
Kenneth Ham Astronaut Kenneth "Hock" Todd Ham is a retired American astronaut and a Captain in the United States Navy. Ham was selected for NASA's astronaut program in August 1998, while serving as the ...more

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George D. Zamka is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous United States Naval Academy Alumni
George D. Zamka Astronaut George David "Zambo" Zamka is an American NASA astronaut and United States Marine Corps pilot with over 3500 flight hours in more than 30 different aircraft. Zamka piloted the Space ...more

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David Leestma is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous United States Naval Academy Alumni
David Leestma Pilot, Astronaut David Cornell Leestma is a former American astronaut and retired Captain in the United States Navy.

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Robert Curbeam is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous United States Naval Academy Alumni
Robert Curbeam Astronaut, Engineer Robert Lee Curbeam, Jr. is a former NASA astronaut and captain in the United States Navy. Curbeam graduated from Woodlawn High School, Baltimore County, Maryland in 1980. He earned a bachelor of ...more

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Sunita Williams is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous United States Naval Academy Alumni
Sunita Williams Flight engineer, Astronaut, Engineer Sunita Lyn "Suni" Williams née Pandya is an American astronaut and United States Navy officer of Indian-Slovenian descent. She holds the records for longest single space flight ...more

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Lisa Nowak is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous United States Naval Academy Alumni
Lisa Nowak Flight engineer, Astronaut, Engineer Lisa Marie Nowak is an American former naval flight officer and NASA astronaut. Born in Washington, D.C., she was selected by NASA in 1996 and qualified as a mission specialist in robotics. ...more

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Donn F. Eisele is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous United States Naval Academy Alumni
Donn F. Eisele Pilot, Test pilot Donn F. Eisele, was an United States Air Force officer, test pilot, and later a NASA astronaut. He occupied the Command Module Pilot seat during the flight of Apollo 7 in 1968. After retiring ...more

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James Irwin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous United States Naval Academy Alumni
James Irwin Astronaut James Benson "Jim" Irwin, was an American astronaut, aeronautical engineer, test pilot, and a United States Air Force pilot. He served as Lunar Module Pilot for Apollo 15, the fourth ...more

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David M. Walker is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous United States Naval Academy Alumni
David M. Walker Astronaut David Mathieson Walker was an American naval officer, test pilot and a former NASA astronaut. He flew aboard four Space Shuttle missions in the 1980s and 1990s.

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Michael Coats is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous United States Naval Academy Alumni
Michael Coats Astronaut Michael Lloyd Coats is a former NASA astronaut, raised in Riverside, California. From December 2005 to December 2012, he served as Director of the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.

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James Buchli is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous United States Naval Academy Alumni
James Buchli Astronaut, Engineer James Frederick Buchli is a retired United States Marine aviator and former NASA astronaut who flew on four Space Shuttle missions.

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Thomas P. Stafford is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous United States Naval Academy Alumni
Thomas P. Stafford Astronaut Thomas Patten "Tom" Stafford, is an American former Air Force officer, test pilot, and NASA astronaut. He flew aboard two Gemini space flights; and in 1969 was the Commander of Apollo ...more

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Michael López-Alegría is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous United States Naval Academy Alumni
Michael López-Alegría Astronaut Miguel López-Alegría is a Spanish-American astronaut; a veteran of three Space Shuttle missions and one International Space Station mission. He is known for having performed ten ...more

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Alan Shepard is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous United States Naval Academy Alumni
Alan Shepard Pilot, Astronaut, United States Naval Aviator Alan Bartlett "Al" Shepard, Jr., was an American naval officer and aviator, test pilot, flag officer, one of the original NASA Mercury Seven astronauts, and businessman, who in 1961 ...more

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Bruce McCandless II is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous United States Naval Academy Alumni
Bruce McCandless II Astronaut, United States Naval Aviator, Engineer Bruce McCandless II, is a former American naval officer and aviator, electrical engineer, and former NASA astronaut. During the first of his two Space Shuttle missions he made the first ever ...more

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William Shepherd is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous United States Naval Academy Alumni
William Shepherd Astronaut, Engineer William McMichael "Bill" Shepherd, is an American former Navy SEAL and astronaut, who served as Commander of Expedition 1, the first crew on the International Space Station. Shepherd ...more

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Stephen Bowen is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous United States Naval Academy Alumni
Stephen Bowen Astronaut, Engineer Stephen Gerard Bowen is a United States Navy submariner and a NASA astronaut; he was the second submariner to travel into space. Bowen has been on three spaceflights, all of which were Space ...more

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John A. Lejeune is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous United States Naval Academy Alumni
John A. Lejeune John Archer Lejeune was a United States Marine Corps lieutenant general and the 13th Commandant of the Marine Corps. Known as the "greatest of all Leathernecks" and the "Marine's ...more

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John W. Weeks is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous United States Naval Academy Alumni
John W. Weeks Politician, Sailor John Wingate Weeks was an American politician in the Republican Party. He served as the Mayor of Newton, Massachusetts from 1902 to 1903, a United States Representative for Massachusetts from ...more

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George Dewey is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous United States Naval Academy Alumni
George Dewey Soldier George Dewey was Admiral of the Navy, the only person in U.S. history to have attained the rank. Admiral Dewey is best known for his victory at the Battle of Manila Bay during the ...more

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William T. Sampson is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous United States Naval Academy Alumni
William T. Sampson William Thomas Sampson was a United States Navy rear admiral known for his victory in the Battle of Santiago de Cuba during the Spanish–American War.

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Richard E. Byrd is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous United States Naval Academy Alumni
Richard E. Byrd Pilot, Naval Officer, Explorer Rear Admiral Richard E. Byrd, Jr., USN was an American naval officer who specialized in feats of exploration. He was a pioneering American aviator, polar explorer, and organizer of polar ...more

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John L. Phillips is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous United States Naval Academy Alumni
John L. Phillips Pilot, Flight engineer, Astronaut John Lynch Phillips, PhD is a NASA astronaut. Phillips is also a Naval Aviator and retired Captain, United States Navy Reserve. Phillips has received numerous awards and special honors. He is a ...more

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Charlie Wilson is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous United States Naval Academy Alumni
Charlie Wilson Politician Charles Nesbitt "Charlie" Wilson was a United States naval officer and former 12-term Democratic United States Representative from Texas's 2nd congressional district. Wilson is best ...more

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Merian C. Cooper is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous United States Naval Academy Alumni
Merian C. Cooper Film Producer, Screenwriter Merian C. Cooper was a film producer, film director, cinematographer and writer.

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Hyman G. Rickover is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous United States Naval Academy Alumni
Hyman G. Rickover Military Officer Hyman George Rickover was a United States Navy admiral who directed the original development of naval nuclear propulsion and controlled its operations for three decades as director of Naval ...more

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John Poindexter is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous United States Naval Academy Alumni
John Poindexter John Marlan Poindexter is a retired United States naval officer and Department of Defense official. He was Deputy National Security Advisor and National Security Advisor for the Reagan ...more

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Alfred Thayer Mahan is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous United States Naval Academy Alumni
Alfred Thayer Mahan Politician, Historian Alfred Thayer Mahan was a United States Navy admiral, geostrategist, and historian, who has been called "the most important American strategist of the nineteenth century." His concept ...more

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Miles Browning is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous United States Naval Academy Alumni
Miles Browning Miles Rutherford Browning was an officer in the United States Navy in the Atlantic during World War I and in the Pacific during World War II. A pioneer in the development of aircraft carrier ...more

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David McCampbell is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous United States Naval Academy Alumni
David McCampbell Captain David McCampbell was an American naval aviator, Medal of Honor recipient, and the US Navy’s all-time leading ace with 34 aerial victories during World War II. The third-highest scoring ...more

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Charles D. Griffin is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous United States Naval Academy Alumni
Charles D. Griffin Admiral Charles Donald Griffin was a four-star admiral in the United States Navy who served as commander in chief of United States Naval Forces Europe from 1963 to 1965 and as commander in chief ...more

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Craig Malloy is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous United States Naval Academy Alumni
Craig Malloy Entrepreneur Craig Malloy co-founded LifeSize Communications in January 2003 and currently serves as its CEO. Previously, he was a co-founder and CEO of ViaVideo, an Austin-based startup launched in ...more

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Clark H. Woodward is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous United States Naval Academy Alumni
Clark H. Woodward Clark Howell Woodward served the United States Navy in five wars: the Spanish-American War, Philippine-American War, the Chinese Boxer Rebellion, and both World Wars. A staunch promoter of an ...more

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Wendell Cushing Neville is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous United States Naval Academy Alumni
Wendell Cushing Neville Wendell Cushing Neville was a major general of the United States Marine Corps. He was a Medal of Honor recipient and 14th Commandant of the Marine Corps between 1929 and 1930.