Vice Admiral Walter E. "Ted" Carter, Jr.

  • U.S. Navy, ret.

Vice Admiral Walter E. “Ted” Carter Jr served as the 62nd Superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy from July 2014 until June 2019, when he retired from the U.S. Navy. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1981, was designated a Naval Flight Officer in 1982, and graduated from “Top Gun” in 1985.  In 2001, he completed the Navy’s Nuclear Power Program. Admiral Carter’s aviator career includes extensive time at sea, deploying around the globe in the F-4 Phantom and the F-14 Tomcat. He has landed on 19 different aircraft carriers, to include all 10 of the Nimitz-Class carriers.  He commanded the VF-14 “Tophatters,” USS Camden, USS Carl Vinson, and Enterprise Carrier Strike Group. Prior to Annapolis, he served as the 54thPresident of the U.S. Naval War College. Admiral Carter has flown 125 combat missions in support of joint operations in Bosnia, Kosovo, Kuwait, Iraq and Afghanistan. He accumulated 6,150 flight hours in F-4, F-14, and F-18 aircraft during his career, and safely completed 2,016 carrier-arrested landings, the record among all active and retired U.S. Naval Aviation designators.