Captain Edward J., Jr."Ned" HOGAN
1974-76 - Commanding Officer
USS Kawishiwi (AO-146),
out of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

USNA Class of "54" 

Read his Saigon Story   or
Ethics and the Next Century's Navy

20 Nov 1976 - 30 June 1978
14th Commanding Officer
USS Kitty Hawk CV-63

Subsequent to that Command he was promoted to RADM, and in the early to mid 1980's served at the Naval Air Test Center, Patuxent River. At that time he and his wife lived in the Mattapany Complex. 

The RADM and his wife, Linda have retired to Idaho.

Kitty Hawk HISTORY

Jim Barton, January 29, 2017 : Here is his obituary. Linda sent me a copy when she let me know over Christmas.





Edward (Ned) Hogan On Oct. 20, 2016,

On the early morning of Oct. 20, 2016, Rear Admiral Edward (Ned) Hogan, USN (retired) was called upon one last time to soar with the eagles as he shed the shackles of Parkinson?s disease.

Ned graduated from the Naval Academy class of 1954. As a midshipman, he captained the ?54 basketball team to the elite eight in the ?54 NCAA tournament. After graduation, he proceeded to flight training in Pensacola, where he earned his Wings of Gold. His Navy vocation had been as a test pilot and fighter pilot, providing many unique experiences as he flew a variety of jets off the decks of several different aircraft carriers.

Ned attended the Empire Test Pilot?s School in Farnborough, England, followed by assignment to the Naval Air Test Center, Patuxent River, Md. He had three combat tours during the Vietnam War in Carrier Air Wing 9 as operations officer, landing signal officer and then executive officer and commanding officer of VF-92.

Ned then brought his naval aviator experience to shore, where he was instrumental in establishing the Navy Fighter Weapons School (Top Gun). With an early promotion to captain, he went back to sea as the commanding officer of USS Kawishiwi, followed by a most memorable assignment as commanding officer of the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk. Back to shore again, where Ned commanded the Naval Air Test Center as chief test pilot. His last job on active duty was Navy?s chief of legislative affairs.

After retirement, Ned entered the private sector with Airship Industries. He was also on the board of Mainstay Funds.

Ned attended the Naval War College, received a master?s degree in international relations from George Washington University and an MBA from American University. He was a fellow in the Royal Aeronautical Society, a member of the Society of Experimental Test Pilots, a member of the Early and Pioneer Naval Aviation Association (Golden Eagles) and a member of the Tailhook Association. He was a trustee of the Naval Academy Foundation and a member of the Naval Institute.

An avid reader, Ned considered Ernest Hemingway to be his favorite author. This admiration is what prompted the Hogan family to visit the beautiful Wood River Valley in 1970. It was love at first sight and it became the family?s favorite vacation spot. In 1994, it became their permanent residence.

Linda, Gregory, Steven, Lily and Kazimir thank everyone who has us in their thoughts and prayers at this time. We feel blessed to have had him with us for so many wonderful years..




Hogan, RADM Ned. The F/A-18E/F Is "Catch-22". U.S. Naval Institute proceedings, July 1993:

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