The retired admiral who led the Navy in the first half of the 1970s has died, Navy officials announced. Adm. James L. Holloway, 20th chief of naval operations, died Nov. 26 at age 97 in Alexandria, Virginia, according to a news release. Holloway served as CNO from July 1, 1974, to July 1, 1978. He retired from the Navy in 1978 with 36 years of service and went on to serve as president of the Naval Historical Foundation. During his tenure as CNO, Holloway convinced President Gerald Ford to end the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) II, avoiding a ban on the cruise missile. He also established the Battle Force Fleet organization to employ surface combatants more broadly, according to the release. Read more at Navy.mil.