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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 Gerald L. Hoewing, USN (ret), a native of Keokuk, Iowa was commissioned an ensign from Iowa State University with a Bachelor of Science degree. He flew the A-7E Corsair II, the F-14 Tomcat and the F/A-18 Hornet aircraft on multiple deployments to the Western Pacific in USS Constellation (CV-64) and USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) followed by multiple Mediterranean and Indian Ocean deployments on USS Independence (CV-62), USS Forestall (CV-59) and USS Saratoga (CV-60).

Vice Admiral Hoewing was the Operational Test Director for the F/A-18 aircraft during its initial operation evaluation and later commanded VFA-81 embarked in USS Saratoga (CV-60) during Operation Desert Shield. Additional sea duty commands included USS Seattle (AOE-3), USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67) and Commander Carrier Group SEVEN/USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74) Carrier Strike Group.

His shore assignments include multiple assignments in the personnel domain ranging from the Bureau of Naval Personnel to the Office of the Secretary of Defense. Vice Admiral Hoewing's final active duty assignment was as Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (Manpower, Personnel, Training and Education) and Chief of Naval Personnel.

Following transition from active duty Vice Admiral Hoewing served as President and Chief Executive Officer, Naval Aviation Museum Foundation at the National Naval Aviation Museum and National Flight Academy in Pensacola, FL. He currently serves as an Independent Education and Defense Industry Consultant.