United States Secretary of the Navy

Secretary of the Navy
United States Department of the Navy Seal.svg
Seal of the Department of the Navy
Flag of the United States Secretary of the Navy.svg
Flag of the Secretary of the Navy
Carlos Del Toro SECNAV portrait.jpg
Incumbent
Carlos Del Toro

since August 9, 2021
Department of the Navy
StyleMister Secretary
The Honorable (formally)
AbbreviationSECNAV
Reports toSecretary of Defense
Deputy Secretary of Defense
AppointerThe President,
with Senate advice and consent
Constituting instrument10 U.S.C. § 8013
Formation18 June 1798 (18 June 1798)
First holderBenjamin Stoddert
Succession3rd in SecDef succession
DeputyThe Under Secretary
(Principal Civilian Deputy)
Chief of Naval Operations
(Navy Advisor and Deputy)
The Commandant
(Marine Corps Advisor and Deputy)
SalaryExecutive Schedule, level II
Websitewww.secnav.navy.mil

The secretary of the Navy (or SECNAV) is a statutory officer (10 U.S.C. § 5013) and the head (chief executive officer) of the Department of the Navy, a military department (component organization) within the United States Department of Defense.

By law, the secretary of the Navy must be a civilian at least five years removed from active military service. The secretary is appointed by the president and requires confirmation by the Senate.

The secretary of the Navy was, from its creation in 1798, a member of the president's Cabinet until 1949, when the secretary of the Navy (and the secretaries of the Army and Air Force) were by amendments to the National Security Act of 1947 made subordinate to the secretary of defense.[1]

On August 7, 2021, Carlos Del Toro was confirmed as secretary of the Navy.[2]

From 2001 to 2019, proposals to rename the Department of the Navy to the Department of the Navy and Marine Corps, which would have also renamed the secretary of the Navy to the secretary of the Navy and Marine Corps, were introduced with wide support in the United States Congress, but failed due to the opposition of Senator and former U.S. Navy officer John McCain.[3]

Responsibilities

The Department of the Navy (DoN) consists of two Uniformed Services: the United States Navy and the United States Marine Corps.[4] The secretary of the Navy is responsible for, and has statutory authority (10 U.S.C. § 5013) to "conduct all the affairs of the Department of the Navy", i.e. as its chief executive officer, subject to the limits of the law, and the directions of the president and the secretary of defense. In effect, all authority within the Navy and Marine Corps, unless specifically exempted by law, is derivative of the authority vested in the secretary of the Navy.

Specifically enumerated responsibilities of the SECNAV in the before-mentioned section are: recruiting, organizing, supplying, equipping, training, mobilizing, and demobilizing. The secretary also oversees the construction, outfitting, and repair of naval ships, equipment, and facilities. SECNAV is responsible for the formulation and implementation of policies and programs that are consistent with the national security policies and objectives established by the president or the secretary of defense.[5][6]

The secretary of the Navy is a member of the Defense Acquisition Board (DAB), chaired by the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics. Furthermore, the secretary has several statutory responsibilities under the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) with respect to the administration of the military justice system for the Navy & the Marine Corps, including the authority to convene general courts-martial and to commute sentences.

The principal military advisers to the SECNAV are the two service chiefs of the naval services: for matters regarding the Navy the chief of naval operations (CNO), and for matters regarding the Marine Corps the commandant of the Marine Corps (CMC). The CNO and the Commandant act as the principal executive agents of the SECNAV within their respective services to implement the orders of the secretary.

Navy Regulations

The United States Navy Regulations is the principal regulatory document of the Department of the Navy, and all changes to it must be approved by the secretary of the Navy.

U.S. Coast Guard

Whenever the United States Coast Guard operates as a service within the Department of the Navy, the secretary of the Navy has the same powers and duties with respect to the Coast Guard as the secretary of homeland security when the Coast Guard is not operating as a service in the Department of the Navy.[7]

The Navy Secretariat

The Office of the Secretary of the Navy, also known within DoD as the Navy Secretariat or simply just as the Secretariat in a DoN setting, is the immediate headquarters staff that supports the secretary in discharging his duties. The principal officials of the Secretariat include the under secretary of the Navy (the secretary's principal civilian deputy), the assistant secretaries of the Navy (ASN), the general counsel of the Navy, the judge advocate general of the Navy (JAG), the Naval inspector general (NIG), the chief of Legislative Affairs, and the chief of naval research. The Office of the Secretary of the Navy has sole responsibility within the Department of the Navy for acquisition, auditing, financial and information management, legislative affairs, public affairs, research and development.[8]

Pursuant to SecNavInst 5090.5F, the Department of the Navy Environmental Programs Manual, the secretary of the Navy and chief of naval operations recognize a number of commands annually for achievements in such areas as environmental quality, environmental cleanup, natural resources conservation, cultural resources management, pollution prevention, and recycling.[9]

The chief of naval operations and the commandant of the Marine Corps have their own separate staffs, the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations (also known by its acronym OPNAV) and Headquarters Marine Corps.

Secretaries of the Navy

  Denotes acting secretaries

[10]

Continental Congress

PositionPortraitNameTerm of office
Chairman of the Marine CommitteeUS Navy 031029-N-6236G-001 A painting of President John Adams (1735-1826), 2nd president of the United States, by Asher B. Durand (1767-1845)-crop.jpgJohn Adams13 October 1775 – 1779
Member of the Marine CommitteeJohn langdon.jpgJohn Langdon13 October 1775–?
Member of the Marine CommitteeSilas Deane - Du Simitier and B.L. Prevost.jpgSilas Deane13 October 1775–?
Member of the Marine CommitteeJoseph Hewes.jpgJoseph Hewes1775[11]
Continental Navy Board
(under Marine Committee)
6 November 1776 – 28 October 1779
Chairman of the Continental Board of AdmiraltyFrancis Lewis.jpgFrancis LewisDecember 1779 – 1780
Secretary of MarineAlexanderMcdougall.jpgAlexander McDougall7 February 1781 – 29 August 1781
Agent of Marine
(devolved onto Superintendent of Finance)
Robert Morris.jpgRobert Morris29 August 1781 – 1784[12]

(Post of Secretary of Marine created but remained vacant)

Executive Department, 1798–1949

No.PortraitNameStateTerm of officeServed under
1Benjamin Stoddert SecNavy.jpgBenjamin StoddertMaryland18 June 1798 – 31 March 1801John Adams/Thomas Jefferson
2Robert Smith SecNavy.jpgRobert SmithMaryland27 July 1801 – 4 March 1809Thomas Jefferson
3Paul Hamilton SecNavy.jpegPaul HamiltonSouth Carolina15 May 1809 – 31 December 1812James Madison
4William-Jones.jpgWilliam JonesPennsylvania19 January 1813 – 1 December 1814
5BWCrowninshield.jpgBenjamin W. CrowninshieldMassachusetts16 January 1815 – 30 September 1818
James Monroe
6SmithThompson.jpgSmith ThompsonNew York1 January 1819 – 31 August 1823
7Samuel L. Southard SecNavy.jpgSamuel L. SouthardNew Jersey16 September 1823 – 4 March 1829
John Quincy Adams
8JohnBranch2.jpgJohn BranchNorth Carolina9 March 1829 – 12 May 1831Andrew Jackson
9Levi Woodbury.jpgLevi WoodburyNew Hampshire23 May 1831 – 30 June 1834
10Mahlon Dickerson.jpgMahlon DickersonNew Jersey1 July 1834 – 30 June 1838
Martin Van Buren
11JKPaulding.jpgJames K. PauldingNew York1 July 1838 – 4 March 1841
12GEBadger-portrait.jpgGeorge E. BadgerNorth Carolina6 March 1841 – 11 September 1841William Henry Harrison
John Tyler
13Abel P. Upshur SecNavy.jpgAbel P. UpshurVirginia11 October 1841 – 23 July 1843
14David Henshaw SecNavy.jpgDavid HenshawMassachusetts24 July 1843 – 18 February 1844
15Thomas Gilmer newer.jpegThomas W. GilmerVirginia19 February 1844 – 28 February 1844
16JYMason.jpgJohn Y. MasonVirginia26 March 1844 – 4 March 1845
17George Bancroft United States Secretary of Navy c. 1860.jpgGeorge BancroftMassachusetts11 March 1845 – 9 September 1846James K. Polk
18JYMason.jpgJohn Y. MasonVirginia10 September 1846 – 4 March 1849
19WmBdPreston.jpgWilliam B. PrestonVirginia8 March 1849 – 22 July 1850Zachary Taylor
20William Alexander Graham - Brady-Handy.jpgWilliam A. GrahamNorth Carolina2 August 1850 – 25 July 1852Millard Fillmore
21JohnKennedy.jpgJohn P. KennedyMaryland26 July 1852 – 4 March 1853
22JCDobbin.jpgJames C. DobbinNorth Carolina8 March 1853 – 4 March 1857Franklin Pierce
23Isaac Toucey - Brady-Handy.jpgIsaac TouceyConnecticut7 March 1857 – 4 March 1861James Buchanan
24Gideon Welles - Ambrotype.jpgGideon WellesConnecticut7 March 1861 – 4 March 1869Abraham Lincoln
Andrew Johnson
25Adolph Borie, Brady-Handy bw photo portrait, ca1860-1875.jpgAdolph E. BoriePennsylvania9 March 1869 – 25 June 1869Ulysses S. Grant
26George Robeson 1865 1880.jpgGeorge M. RobesonNew Jersey26 June 1869 – 4 March 1877
(acting)William Faxon cropped.jpgWilliam Faxon4 March 1877 – 13 March 1877Rutherford B. Hayes
27RWThompson.jpgRichard W. ThompsonIndiana13 March 1877 – 20 December 1880
28Nathan Goff, Jr. - Brady-Handy.jpgNathan Goff, Jr.West Virginia7 January 1881 – 4 March 1881
29William-Henry-Hunt.jpgWilliam H. HuntLouisiana7 March 1881 – 16 April 1882James A. Garfield
Chester A. Arthur
30Wm Eaton Chandler.jpgWilliam E. ChandlerNew Hampshire16 April 1882 – 4 March 1885
31William Collins Whitney by Charles Milton Bell c1892.jpgWilliam C. WhitneyNew York7 March 1885 – 4 March 1889Grover Cleveland
32BFTracy.jpgBenjamin F. TracyNew York6 March 1889 – 4 March 1893Benjamin Harrison
33Hilary A. Herbert.jpgHilary A. HerbertAlabama7 March 1893 – 4 March 1897Grover Cleveland
34JDLong.jpgJohn Davis LongMassachusetts6 March 1897 – 30 April 1902William McKinley
Theodore Roosevelt
35WHMoody.jpgWilliam H. MoodyMassachusetts1 May 1902 – 30 June 1904
36Paul Morton.jpgPaul MortonIllinois1 July 1904 – 30 June 1905
37CJBonaparte.jpgCharles J. BonaparteMaryland1 July 1905 – 16 December 1906
38VHMetcalf.jpegVictor H. MetcalfCalifornia17 December 1906 – 30 November 1908
39Truman Handy Newberry (cropped).jpgTruman Handy NewberryMichigan1 December 1908 – 4 March 1909
40GvLMeyer.jpgGeorge von Lengerke MeyerMassachusetts6 March 1909 – 4 March 1913William Howard Taft
41Josephus Daniels 1.jpgJosephus DanielsNorth Carolina5 March 1913 – 4 March 1921Woodrow Wilson
42ECDenby.jpgEdwin DenbyMichigan6 March 1921 – 10 March 1924Warren G. Harding
Calvin Coolidge
(acting)Theodore Roosevelt Jr. 1921.jpgTheodore Roosevelt Jr.10 March 1924 – 19 March 1924
43Curtis Dwight Wilbur.jpgCurtis D. WilburCalifornia19 March 1924 – 4 March 1929
44CharlesAdamsIII.jpgCharles Francis Adams IIIMassachusetts5 March 1929 – 4 March 1933Herbert Hoover
45Claude Augustus Swanson.jpgClaude A. SwansonVirginia4 March 1933 – 7 July 1939Franklin D. Roosevelt
46Charles Edison.jpgCharles EdisonNew Jersey7 July 1939 – 2 January 1940
2 January 1940 – 24 June 1940
(acting)Lewis Compton (Assistant Secretary of the Navy).jpgLewis Compton24 June 1940 – 11 July 1940
47Fknox.jpgFrank KnoxIllinois11 July 1940 – 28 April 1944
(acting)Ralph Bard 1922.jpgRalph Austin Bard28 April 1944 – 19 May 1944
48James Forrestal - SecOfDef.jpgJames ForrestalNew York19 May 1944 – 17 September 1947
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Harry S. Truman
49John L Sullivan SecofNavy.jpgJohn L. SullivanNew Hampshire18 September 1947 - 24 May 1949
50Francis P. Matthews.jpgFrancis P. MatthewsNebraska25 May 1949 - 10 August 1949

  Denotes an Acting United States Secretary of the Navy

Military Department (Department of Defense), 1949–present

No.PortraitNameTerm of officeServed under
BeganEndedDays of serviceSecretaryPresident
50Francis P. Matthews.jpgFrancis P. Matthews10 August 194931 July 1951797Louis A. Johnson
George C. Marshall
Harry S. Truman
51DanAKimball.jpgDan A. Kimball31 July 195120 January 1953539George C. Marshall
Robert A. Lovett
52Robert B Anderson.jpegRobert B. Anderson4 February 19533 March 1954392Charles E. WilsonDwight D. Eisenhower
53CharlesSThomas Cropped.jpgCharles Thomas3 May 19541 April 19571064
54Thomas Gates official DoD photo.jpgThomas S. Gates Jr.1 April 19578 June 1959798Charles E. Wilson
Neil H. McElroy
55K-19407 William B. Franke official portrait (cropped).jpgWilliam B. Franke8 June 195919 January 1961591Neil H. McElroy
Thomas S. Gates, Jr.
56John Connally.jpgJohn Connally25 January 196120 December 1961329Robert S. McNamaraJohn F. Kennedy
57FredKorth.jpgFred Korth4 January 19621 November 1963666
(acting)PaulBFay.jpgPaul B. Fay2 November 196328 November 196326John F. Kennedy
Lyndon B. Johnson
58Paul Nitze.jpegPaul Nitze29 November 196330 June 19671309Lyndon B. Johnson
(acting)Charles F. Baird1 July 196731 August 196761
59Ignatius, Paul Robert.jpgPaul Ignatius1 September 196724 January 1969511Robert S. McNamara
Clark Clifford
Melvin R. Laird
Lyndon B. Johnson
Richard Nixon
60John Chafee.jpgJohn Chafee31 January 19694 May 19721189Melvin R. LairdRichard Nixon
61John W Warner Sec of Navy.jpgJohn Warner4 May 19728 April 1974704Melvin R. Laird
Elliot Richardson
James R. Schlesinger
62JohnWilliamMiddendorf.jpgJ. William Middendorf8 April 197420 January 19771018James R. Schlesinger
Donald H. Rumsfeld
Richard Nixon
Gerald Ford
63William Graham Claytor Jr., Secretary of the Navy official portrait.jpgW. Graham Claytor Jr.14 February 197724 August 1979921Harold BrownJimmy Carter
64I06944k.jpgEdward Hidalgo24 October 197920 January 1981454
65John Lehman, official photo as Secretary of the Navy, 1982.JPEGJohn Lehman5 February 198110 April 19872255Caspar W. WeinbergerRonald Reagan
66James Webb, Assistant Secretary of Defense, official photo.JPEGJim Webb1 May 198723 February 1988298Caspar W. Weinberger
Frank C. Carlucci
67Secretary of the Navy William Ball.jpgWilliam L. Ball28 March 198815 May 1989413Frank C. Carlucci
Richard B. Cheney
Ronald Reagan
George H. W. Bush
68Henry Lawrence Garrett III, official Navy photo, 1987.jpgHenry L. Garrett III15 May 198926 June 19921138Richard B. CheneyGeorge H. W. Bush
(acting)J. Daniel Howard, Under Secretary of the Navy (2).jpgDaniel Howard26 June 19927 July 199211
69Sean O'Keefe, official Navy photo, 1992.jpgSean O'Keefe7 July 19922 October 199287
2 October 199220 January 1993110
(acting)Admiral Frank Kelso, official military photo.JPEGAdmiral Frank B. Kelso II20 January 199321 July 1993182Les AspinBill Clinton
70DaltonJohn.jpgJohn H. Dalton22 July 199316 November 19981943Les Aspin
William J. Perry
William S. Cohen
71Richard Danzig, official Navy photo.jpgRichard Danzig16 November 199820 January 2001796William S. Cohen
(acting)Robert Pirie, official photo portrait, circa 2001.jpgRobert B. Pirie, Jr.20 January 200124 May 2001124Donald H. RumsfeldGeorge W. Bush
72Gordon England portrait.jpgGordon R. England24 May 200130 January 2003616
(acting)US Navy 030202-N-0000X-001 Under Secretary of the Navy.jpgSusan Livingstone30 January 20037 February 20038
(acting)US Navy 030402-N-0000X-001 Secretary of the Navy Hansford T. Johnson (Acting).jpgHansford T. Johnson7 February 200330 September 2003235
73Gordon England portrait.jpgGordon R. England1 October 200329 December 2005[13]820
(acting)AvilesDionel.jpgDionel M. Aviles29 December 2005[13]3 January 2006[13]5
74Donald Winter, official photo as Secretary of the Navy, 2006.jpgDonald C. Winter3 January 2006[13]13 March 2009[14]1165Donald H. Rumsfeld
Robert M. Gates
George W. Bush
Barack Obama
(acting)PennBJ.jpgB. J. Penn13 March 2009[14]19 May 2009[15]67Robert M. GatesBarack Obama
75SECNAV-Mabus-OfficialPhoto2-2014.jpgRay Mabus19 May 2009[14]20 January 20172803Robert M. Gates
Leon Panetta
Chuck Hagel
Ash Carter
(acting)Sean J. Stackley.jpgSean Stackley20 January 20173 August 2017195Jim MattisDonald Trump
76Richard V. Spencer.jpgRichard V. Spencer3 August 201715 July 2019711Jim Mattis
Patrick M. Shanahan (Acting)
Mark Esper (Acting)
(acting)Thomas B. Modly.jpgThomas Modly15 July 201931 July 201916Richard V. Spencer (Acting)
Mark Esper
76Richard V. Spencer.jpgRichard V. Spencer31 July 201924 November 2019116Mark Esper
(acting)Thomas B. Modly.jpgThomas Modly24 November 20197 April 2020135
(acting)James McPherson Acting Navy Secretary.jpgJames E. McPherson7 April 202029 May 202052
77Kenneth J. Braithwaite II official photo.jpgKenneth Braithwaite29 May 2020[16]20 January 2021236
(acting)Thomas W. Harker official photo.jpgThomas Harker20 January 20219 August 2021201David Norquist (Acting)
Lloyd Austin
Joe Biden
78Carlos Del Toro SECNAV portrait.jpgCarlos Del Toro9 August 2021Incumbent365Lloyd Austin

  Denotes an Acting United States Secretary of the Navy

See also

References

  1. ^ "Guide to Federal Records – General Records of the Department of the Navy, 1798–1947". Retrieved 23 September 2007.
  2. ^ Quinn, Melissa; Segers, Grace (20 January 2021). "Who is leading federal agencies until Senate confirms Biden's nominees". CBS News. Retrieved 20 January 2021.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ "Congressman: I'll 'keep fighting like a bulldog' to rename the Navy Department for Marines". Marine Corps Times. 2 May 2016. Retrieved 16 March 2022.
  4. ^ "The US Navy". Retrieved 23 September 2007.
  5. ^ "US CODE: Title 10,5013. Secretary of the Navy". Retrieved 23 September 2007.
  6. ^ "U.S. Navy Biographies – The Honorable Donald C. Winter". Retrieved 23 September 2007.
  7. ^ "US CODE: Title 10,5013a. Secretary of the Navy: powers with respect to Coast Guard". Retrieved 23 September 2007.
  8. ^ "US CODE: Title 10,5014. Office of the Secretary of the Navy". Retrieved 23 September 2007.
  9. ^ (PDF). US Navy https://fas.org/man/dod-101/navy/docs/surftraman1.pdf. Retrieved 10 March 2021. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  10. ^ "Department of the Navy, Office of the General Counsel (DON-OGC) – OGC History". Archived from the original on 24 July 2007. Retrieved 23 September 2007.
  11. ^ Joseph Hewes. Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. Naval Historical and Heritage Command.
  12. ^ Benson J. Lossing. Household History for All Readers. 1877. Republished in Our Country vol. 2
  13. ^ a b c d Staff reporter (29 December 2005). "Acting Deputy Defense Secretary Relinquishes Top Navy Post". American Forces Press Service. Retrieved 18 May 2009. Navy Undersecretary Dionel M. Aviles will serve as acting Navy secretary effective today. Donald Winter, who was confirmed by the Senate last month, will be sworn in as the 74th secretary of the Navy on Jan. 3.
  14. ^ a b c "Navy Secretary Departs Office" (Press release). United States Department of Defense. 13 March 2009. Retrieved 18 May 2009. The 74th Secretary of the Navy, Donald C. Winter, resigned his office today as planned. Winter had agreed to remain in office until March 13, 2009, to ease the transition of the Department of Defense. [...] BJ Penn will be the acting Secretary of the Navy until the Senate confirms a nominee chosen by President Barack Obama.
  15. ^ Staff reporter (19 May 2005). "Mabus Sworn in as New Navy Secretary". NNS. Retrieved 20 May 2009. Ray Mabus, former Mississippi governor and U.S. ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, was sworn in May 19 as the 75th secretary of the Navy. (Archived by WebCite at WebCite)
  16. ^ "Kenneth Braithwaite Sworn in as Secretary of the Navy". USNI News. 29 May 2020. Retrieved 30 May 2020.

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US Navy 031029-N-6236G-001 A painting of President John Adams (1735-1826), 2nd president of the United States, by Asher B. Durand (1767-1845)-crop.jpg
Naval Historical Center, Washington, D.C. -- A painting of President John Adams (1735-1826), 2nd president of the United States, by Asher B. Durand (1767-1845). Every October 30th, the birthday of John Adams, Naval Reserve Center (NRC) Quincy, Mass., conducts a wreath-laying ceremony at First Parish Church. Both Adams and his son President John Quincy Adams are buried at the church. Adams was one of the leading advocates for the creation of a Continental Navy, he drafted the first set of rules and regulations for the new navy. He was able to convince the Congress to pass an “Act Providing a Naval Armament,” which was less than he thought was necessary but at least provided for the equipping of three frigates, the Constitution, the United States, and the Constellation. U.S. Navy photo. (RELEASED)
JYMason.jpg
John Y. Mason, Democratic Congressman from Virginia, 1831-1837; Secretary of the Navy, 1844-1845, 1846-1849; U.S. Attorney General, 1845-1846; U.S. Minister to France, 1854-1859.
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Isaac Toucey. Library of Congress description: "Hon. Isaac Toucey of Conn"
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William Henry Moody, 35th U.S. Secretary of the Navy, 45th Attorney General of the United States, Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court
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Flag of the United States Navy (official).svg
The Flag of the United States Navy, as defined in s:Executive Order 10812 of April 24, 1959. The design is described there as:

The flag for the United States Navy is 4 feet 4 inches hoist by 5 feet 6 inches fly, of dark blue material, with yellow fringe, 2½ inches wide. In the center of the flag is a device 3 feet and 1 inch overall consisting of the inner pictorial portion of the seal of the Department of the Navy (with the exception that a continuation of the sea has been substituted for the land area), in its proper colors within a circular yellow rope edging, all 2 feet 6 inches in diameter above a yellow scroll inscribed "UNITED STATES NAVY" in dark blue letters.

The U.S. Navy flag is used for display purposes at ceremonies, parades, and other public functions where the U.S. Navy has an official presence, usually being carried by an honor guard on ceremonial occasions. It is not used for outdoor, fixed (permanent) purposes, and is not flown on Navy ships. Versions without fringe and different dimensions seem to be common, though it appears they are not technically the official U.S. Navy flag, as the executive order has not been amended.

Prior to 1959, the Navy Infantry Battalion flag was used to represent the U.S. Navy.

For more information, see the Navy's flag history page, SeaFlags, Flags of the World, U.S. Navy document NTP 13(B) [1], section 1710, and Navy regulation OPNAVINST 10520.1 (which replaced a similar SECNAVINST 10520.2D regulation from 1974).
Flag of the United States Navy.svg
The Flag of the United States Navy, as defined in s:Executive Order 10812 of April 24, 1959. The design is described there as:

The flag for the United States Navy is 4 feet 4 inches hoist by 5 feet 6 inches fly, of dark blue material, with yellow fringe, 2½ inches wide. In the center of the flag is a device 3 feet and 1 inch overall consisting of the inner pictorial portion of the seal of the Department of the Navy (with the exception that a continuation of the sea has been substituted for the land area), in its proper colors within a circular yellow rope edging, all 2 feet 6 inches in diameter above a yellow scroll inscribed "UNITED STATES NAVY" in dark blue letters.

The U.S. Navy flag is used for display purposes at ceremonies, parades, and other public functions where the U.S. Navy has an official presence, usually being carried by an honor guard on ceremonial occasions. It is not used for outdoor, fixed (permanent) purposes, and is not flown on Navy ships. Versions without fringe and different dimensions seem to be common, though it appears they are not technically the official U.S. Navy flag, as the executive order has not been amended.

Prior to 1959, the Navy Infantry Battalion flag was used to represent the U.S. Navy.

For more information, see the Navy's flag history page, SeaFlags, Flags of the World, U.S. Navy document NTP 13(B) [1], section 1710, and Navy regulation OPNAVINST 10520.1 (which replaced a similar SECNAVINST 10520.2D regulation from 1974).
Emblem of the United States Navy.svg
Official emblem of the U.S. Navy.
Hilary A. Herbert.jpg
Hilary A. Herbert (1834–1919), U.S. Secretary of the Navy under President Grover Cleveland; Harvard Art Museum/Fogg Museum, Historical Photographs and Special Visual Collections Department, Fine Arts Library
SECNAV-Mabus-OfficialPhoto2-2014.jpg
Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, 2014 photo
JDLong.jpg
Massachusetts Governor, United States Secretary of the Navy w:John Davis Long.
William Graham Claytor Jr., Secretary of the Navy official portrait.jpg
W. Graham Claytor, Jr., was nominated by President Carter to be Secretary of the Navy on 7 February 1977, confirmed by the Senate on 11 February, and sworn into office on 14 February 1977 and served until 24 August 1979.
Paul Hamilton SecNavy.jpeg
Paul Hamilton, Secretary of the Navy, 15 May 1809 - 31 December 1812
Kenneth J. Braithwaite II official photo.jpg
Kenneth J. Braithwaite II, 77th Secretary of the Navy
JohnWilliamMiddendorf.jpg
John William Middendorf II, former US Secretary of the Navy
John langdon.jpg
John Langdon
  • by en:Hattie Elizabeth Burdette (1872 - 1955)
  • Oil on canvas, 1916
  • Sight measurement
    • Height: 29.25 inches (74.3 cm)
    • Width: 24.25 inches (61.6 cm)
  • Signature (lower right corner): HEBurdette
  • Cat. no. 32.00023.000

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Richard Danzig, official Navy photo.jpg
Richard Danzig, United States Secretary of the Navy.
US-AssistantSecretaryOfTheNavy-Flag.svg

Flag of the United States Assistant Secretary of the Navy. It dates from 1892, using the flag of the Secretary of the Navy with reversed colors. At the time, this was just one person, but nowadays there are four Assistant Secretaries. It is defined in naval regulations, document NTP 13(B) [1] section 1808, as:

The flags of each of the Assistant Secretaries of the Navy are the same design as that for the Secretary of the Navy except that the field is white and the anchor and stars are blue. Gold fringe is authorized for use with the flag when it is displayed in a static, indoor position. The cord and tassels are of golden yellow. The flag is the personal flag of the Assistant Secretaries of the Navy for Financial Management, Installation and Logistics, and Research and Development.
For more information, see SeaFlags.
Curtis Dwight Wilbur.jpg
U.S. Secretary of the Navy "Curtis Dwight Wilbur" photographed at the Navy Department, Washington, DC, circa 1925-28.
Ignatius, Paul Robert.jpg
Secretary of the Navy, Paul R. Ignatius
Thomas W. Harker official photo.jpg
Thomas W. Harker, Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Financial Management and Comptroller)
Benjamin Stoddert SecNavy.jpg
Benjamin Stoddert, Secretary of the Navy, 1 May 1798 - 31 March 1801
Lewis Compton (Assistant Secretary of the Navy).jpg
Lewis Compton (Assistant Secretary of the Navy)
GEBadger-portrait.jpg
George Edmund Badger, Secretary of the Navy from March to September 1841.
Francis P. Matthews.jpg
Francis P. Matthews, United States Secretary of the Navy
George Robeson 1865 1880.jpg
George Robeson, Secretary of Navy 1869 - 1877.
Wm Eaton Chandler.jpg
Senator William E. Chandler
Robert Smith SecNavy.jpg
Robert Smith, Secretary of the Navy, 27 July 1801 - 7 March 1809
Samuel L. Southard SecNavy.jpg
Samuel L. Southard, Secretary of the Navy, 16 September 1823 - 3 March 1829
John L Sullivan SecofNavy.jpg
John L Sullivan, Secretary of the Navy
Thomas B. Modly.jpg
Thomas B. Modly, Under Secretary of the Navy
Flag of the United States Secretary of the Navy.svg
Flag of the United States Secretary of the Navy. It dates from at least 1865, and the version with four stars since at least 1867, remaining mostly unchanged since (though the anchor has gradually gotten bigger and been redesigned a bit). It is defined in naval regulations, document NTP 13(B) [1] section 1806, as:
The flag of the Secretary of the Navy shall consist of a rectangular blue field with a fouled white anchor in the center. Four white stars flank the anchor, two on each side, all with one point of each star upward. A gold fringe is authorized for use on the flag when it is displayed in a static, indoor position. The cord and tassels are of golden yellow.
For more information, see SeaFlags.
William Alexander Graham - Brady-Handy.jpg
William Alexander Graham. Library of Congress description: "Gov. Wm. A Graham, N.C. Gov of N.C. 1845-1849, Sec. of the Navy in the cabinet of Pres. Fillmore, July 20, 1850-March 7, 1853, Member of State Senate, 1854, 1862, 1865, Senator in 2nd Confederate Congress"
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John Howard Dalton, Navy Secretary from 1993-1998.
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*Description: On a circular background of fair sky and moderate sea with land in sinister base, a tri-mast square rigged ship under way before a fair breeze with after top-sail furled, commission pennant atop the foremast, National Ensign atop the main, and the commodore's flag atop the mizzen. In front of the ship a luce-type anchor inclined slightly bendwise with the crown resting on the land and, in front of the shank and in back of the dexter fluke, an American bald eagle rising to sinister regarding to dexter, one foot on the ground, the other resting on the anchor near the shank; all in proper colors. The whole within a blue annulet bearing the inscription "Department of the Navy" at the top and "United States of America" at the bottom, separated on each side by a mullet and within a rim in the form of a rope; inscription, rope, mullet, and edges of annulet all gold. *Background: The policy for use of the Navy seal and emblem is contained in SECNAV Instr 5030.4 and SECNAV Instr 5030.6. The seal design was approved by the President of the United States by Executive Order 10736 dated October 23, 1957. Request for use of the Navy emblem should be submitted in writing to Defense Printing Service, ATTN: DPSMO, 8725 John Kingman Rd Suite 3239, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060-6220. The telephone number is (703) 767-4218. 1879 version here: http://etc.usf.edu/clipart/54900/54985/54985_seal_navy.htm
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Gordon R. England, Deputy Secretary of Defense and former Secretary of the Navy.
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Photographic portrait of Boston businessman and United States diplomat George von Lengerke Meyer
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David Henshaw, Secretary of the Navy, 24 July 1843 - 18 February 1844
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Edward Hidalgo (Secretary of the Navy)
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Picture of Charles S Thomas, Secretary of the Navy 1954-57
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New York politician and Continental Army general Alexander McDougall.
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Image taken from [1]. This is a faithful representation of an original U.S. government work. As such, it attracts no new copyright. However, the USMC flag is protected by U.S. Trademark Registration Nos. 4852947 and 4193304, and may not be used commercially without a trademark license from the USMC's Trademark Licensing Office. Originally uploaded to en.wikipedia by Mbr7975; description page is (was) here: w:Image:Marine corps flag.gif
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Richard W. Thompson, the 27th U.S. Secretary of the Navy.
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File Photo. The Honorable Hansford T. Johnson, Secretary of the Navy (Acting). U.S. Navy photo. (RELEASED)
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Adolph E. Borie, former Secretary of the Navy of the United States.
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J. Daniel Howard, Under Secretary of the Navy
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Abel P. Upshur, Secretary of the Navy, 11 October 1841 - 23 July 1843
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Portrait photograph of Secretary of the Navy William L. Ball III
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Official photo of Acting Secretary of the Navy James E. McPherson (U.S. Navy photo/Released)
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Dan A Kimball, former Secretary of the Navy
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William Henry Hunt, Secty of Navy 1881, Born in Charleston, S.C. 1824, Supreme Court Justice, Minister to Russia
George Bancroft United States Secretary of Navy c. 1860.jpg
Wet plate collodion photograph of George Bancroft, United States Secretary of the Navy, on glass. [Partially] cleaned-up version, with initial restoration - further versions will be uploaded over this one.
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Flag of the United States Under Secretary of the Navy. It dates from June 16, 1943, after the position of Under Secretary was created in 1940. It is defined in naval regulations, document NTP 13(B) [1] section 1807, as:

The flag of the Under Secretary of the Navy is the same design as that for the Secretary of the Navy except that the field is red and the anchor and stars are white. A gold fringe is authorized for use on the flag when it is displayed in a static, indoor position. The cord and tassels are of golden yellow.
For more information, see SeaFlags.
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Nathan Goff, Jr.. Library of Congress description: "Goff, Hon. Nathan of W. Va. Secty. Navy - Hays Admin."
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John W. Warner, Secretary of the Navy
Robert Morris.jpg
Author/Creator:
Painter: Robert Edge Pine (c. 1720 - 1788)
Photographer: cliff1066
, Licence: CC BY 2.0
Oil on canvas painting of Robert Morris; size without frame 92.4×74.6 cm.
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Emblem of the United States Marine Corps. This differs from the official seal in the inscription.
James Webb, Assistant Secretary of Defense, official photo.JPEG
James Webb, U.S. politician, former Secretary of the Navy and Assistant Secretary of Defense.
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WASHINGTON (Aug. 11, 2021) The 78th Secretary of the Navy The Honorable Carlos Del Toro. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ford Williams)
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Senator John Chafee.
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Paul B. Fay, former US Secretary of the Navy
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Charles Francis Adams III, United States Secretary of the Navy
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Levi Woodbury, half-length portrait, head three-quarters to the right
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A photo of BJ Penn, Acting Navy Secretary (2009-)
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Sean J. Stackley, Acting Secretary of the Navy
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Richard V. Spencer, 76th secretary of the Navy
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Fmr. Texas Gov. John Connally photograph (taken as Secretary of the Navy)
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William B. Franke, Secretary of the Navy, June 1959 to January 1961.
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Claude Augustus Swanson (March 31, 1862 – July 7, 1939), American lawyer and politician, while Secretary of the Navy
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U.S. Navy file photo of the honorable Susan Morrisey Livingstone, Under Secretary of the Navy. U.S. Navy photo. (RELEASED)
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Fred Korth, former US Secretary of the Navy.