Neil Armstrong Tribute featuring soundbites from CAPT. Roy J. Kelley - Chief of Staff, CNAF; CDR. Bennet B. Goff - Naval Aviator and CDR. Brandon Hammond - Naval Aviator. Neil Alden Armstrong (August 5, 1930 – August 25, 2012) was an American astronaut and the first person to walk on the Moon. He was also an aerospace engineer, U.S. Navy pilot, test pilot, and university professor. Also available in High Definition.