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VADM (Ret.) Gerald L. Hoewing

  • Retired Vice Admiral of the USN, and Former CEO of the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation

Vice Admiral Gerry Hoewing, USN (ret) served for 35 years in the United States Navy as a Naval Aviator flying missions from aircraft carriers at sea. He commanded a F/A-18 squadron, a Combat Logistics Support Ship, an Aircraft Carrier, a Carrier Strike Group, and the Navy Personnel Command. In his final assignment, he served as the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Manpower, Personnel, Training and Education where he was responsible for the growth and development of all active and reserve Navy men and women.

Following his career in the Navy, Gerry was selected to become the President/CEO of the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation at the National Naval Aviation Museum.  As CEO, he was instrumental in developing and implementing the National Flight Academy, America’s premier Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics education program.

After retiring from the Foundation, Gerry served as Senior Advisor Strategic Initiatives at the University of West Florida’s Innovation Institute.  He currently serves as Vice Chairman, Columbia Southern University Board of Trustees.

Vice Admiral Hoewing received his BS degree from Iowa State University, attended the National War College in Washington DC, and received an Honorary Doctor of Education degree from Purdue University.