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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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This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to United States Naval Academy?” and “Which celebrities are United States Naval Academy alumni?”
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Jimmy Carter is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous United States Naval Academy Alumni
Statesman, Politician, Novelist
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
Pilot, Statesman, Politician
John Sidney McCain III was an American politician and naval officer who served as a United States Senator from Arizona from 1987 until his passing. He previously served two terms in the United ...more
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Oliver North is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous United States Naval Academy Alumni
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 (June 27, 1930 – July 9, 2019) was an American businessman best known for being an independent presidential candidate in 1992 and the Reform party presidential candidate in ...more
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Montel Williams is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous United States Naval Academy Alumni
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.