| 1960–1994|| Anthony Less|
| August 30, 1937 (age 78)
Salem, Ohio, U.S. (1937-08-30) |
Commander Tony Less was the Blue Angels squadron's first official commanding officer.[1
United States Navy
United States of America
Anthony A. Less Wikipedia
Anthony A. "Tony" Less (born August 31, 1937) was a vice admiral in the United States Navy. He commanded the Commander Naval Air Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet from 1991 to 1994. He is an alumnus of Heidelberg University in Tifflin, Ohio.
His awards include the Defense Distinguished Service Medal (with gold star in lieu of second awards), Defense Superior Service Medal (with Oak Leaf cluster in lieu of second award), Legion of Merit (with gold star in lieu of second award), Air Medal with 10 strike/flight awards, Navy Commendation Medal with Combat "V", joint Meritorious Unit Award, Navy Unit Commendation and Navy "E" Ribbon. In retirement he served a stint as President of the Association of Naval Aviation.