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Tom Hayward was born in Southern California, graduating from high school a month before the attack on Pearl Harbor. He enrolled in two local colleges and was appointed an aviation cadet in the V-5 Program prior to entering the Naval Academy in 1944.

Following accelerated graduation in 1947, Ensign Hayward entered flight training. He later flew combat missions in Korea and Vietnam, and served as a test pilot. He commanded the attack carrier USS America (CVA-66) in the early 1970s.

In the mid-1970s, his major commands included the U.S. Seventh and Pacific Fleets. Admiral Hayward served as Chief of Naval Operations from 1978 until 1982. Since retiring from the Navy he has been a member of several corporate and nonprofit boards and is co-founder and vice chairman of Voyager Expanded Learning, an educational services company.

Donations are needed to underwrite the costs of footnoting, indexing, and binding Admiral Hayward's oral history. Tax-deductible contributions of all sizes are appreciated. Those who donate $1,000 or more to the Hayward history will be acknowledged in the bound volume, in Proceedings , and at the Institute's Web site . If you can help, please contact Sue Sweeney at (410) 295-1054 or at [email protected] . Gifts by check or credit card should be sent to the Naval Institute Foundation at 291 Wood Road, Annapolis, Maryland 21402.


Welcome Lisa Taylor!


We are delighted to announce that Lisa Taylor has joined the Foundation staff as director of development. She has an extensive fundraising background, serving most recently as development director at Family & Child Services in Washington, D.C. Among Lisa's major responsibilities is establishing the Naval Institute's planned-giving program.

Lisa is a graduate of Howard University with a degree in journalism and earned her master's degree in organizational communications from Bowie State University. Her interests include reading and youth sports. She lives in Cheltenham, Maryland, with her husband, James, and daughters, Jalisa and Jamia. Lisa can be reached at (410) 295-1063 or at [email protected] .


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