Admiral Gary Roughead, the 29th chief of naval operations in the U.S. Navy, was the first officer to command both classes of Aegis ships, having commanded USS Barry (DDG 52) and USS Port Royal (CG 73). As a flag officer, he commanded Cruiser Destroyer Group 2 for the George Washington Battle Group, as well as U.S. 2nd Fleet/NATO Striking Fleet Atlantic and Naval Forces North Fleet East. Onshore, he served as commandant of the United States Naval Academy, the Department of the Navy"s chief of legislative affairs, and as deputy commander of U.S. Pacific Command. Roughead is one of only two officers to have commanded the fleets in the Pacific and Atlantic, commanding the U.S. Pacific Fleet and Joint Task Force 519 as well as U.S. Fleet Forces Command. He was responsible for ensuring Navy forces were trained, ready, equipped and prepared to operate around the world, where and when needed. Roughead has been awarded with the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, Navy Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal, and various unit and service awards. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1973.