NAVSEA Commander to Retire Next Week

Friday, June 21, 2002
By JOC David Nagle, Naval Sea Systems Command Public Affairs Vice Adm. Pete Nanos, who led Naval Sea Systems Command through a corporate renaissance over the past four years, will retire from the Navy on Wednesday, June 26, 2002 at the Washington Navy Yard after 35 years of service. Nanos, a native of Bedford, N.H., has commanded NAVSEA, the Navy's largest acquisition organization since May 1998. In addition, he is also the Navy's senior engineering duty officer. Nanos successfully led NAVSEA through a brilliant transformation of its business practices in executing complex acquisition and Fleet maintenance and modernization responsibilities. He expertly managed the resizing, recapitalizing, and realignment of the personnel and technical resources devoted to designing, building, repairing, and modernizing ships and their weapons systems. He instituted far-reaching quality initiatives that forged a highly focused, reenergized workforce, transforming NAVSEA into a unified corporation that provides world-class technical, acquisition, and life-cycle support leadership to the Navy. A 1967 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Nanos' career includes sea duty aboard USS Glennon (DD 840), USS Forrest Sherman (DD 931), Destroyer Squadron Ten, and USS America (CV 66) as Chief Engineer. Ashore, he was the manager for Technical Development in the Navy's High Energy Laser Program Office, Deputy Director, Warfare Systems Engineering in the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, and Director, Strategic Systems Programs, responsible for all aspects of the Navy's Fleet Ballistic Missile Weapon Systems. In addition to a wide range of service education, he also earned a Ph.D. in physics from Princeton University. Upon retirement, Nanos plans to accept a position at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, as principal deputy to the associate director for threat reduction. Rear Adm. Phillip Balisle has been nominated to succeed Nanos as NAVSEA's commander, pending Senate confirmation. He is currently Director of Surface Warfare on the staff of the Chief of Naval Operations.

Maritime Today

The Maritime Industry's original and most viewed E-News Service

Maritime Reporter November 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds


USNS Maury Completes Acceptance Trials

USNS Maury (T-AGS 66) completed Acceptance Trials, November 6, following a week of extensive ship tests and underway events, included testing of major propulsion,

U.S. Ups Philippines Aid as South China Sea Turmoil Builds

The United States has raised its military aid to the Philippines this year to $79 million, the U.S. ambassador said on Wednesday, as tension rises in the region

Fincantieri Launches Nuclear Waste Vessel for Russia

New semisubmersible floating platform will be used to transport special material decommissioned by the Russian Navy    Itarus, the new semisubmersible floating

Maritime Contracts Maritime Standards Navigation Offshore Oil Pipelines Pod Propulsion Port Authority Salvage Ship Simulators Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.0641 sec (16 req/sec)