The U.S. Naval Academy (USNA) has held a change of command ceremony in Annapolis, Maryland, where Vice Adm. Walter E. "Ted" Carter Jr. relieved Vice Adm. Michael Miller, becoming the 62nd academy superintendent, informs U.S. Naval Academy Public Affairs.
Carter, a native of Burrillville, Rhode Island, served as president of the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island, before he was nominated in June as the next superintendent. A career naval aviator, he graduated from the Naval Academy in 1981.
Miller, a native of Minot, North Dakota, and 1974 USNA graduate, retired at the ceremony, completing 40 years of active duty naval service.
"Every change of command is a bittersweet event, mixing the achievement of what has been with the promise of what is to come," said Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, the ceremony's keynote speaker.
"Our Navy and our nation face some significant challenges in the coming years and decades, and our ability as a naval service to meet these challenges in a very real and a very central sense begins here at the academy."
Mabus spoke about the advancements the Naval Academy has experienced under Miller's leadership, including the increase in diversity within the Brigade of Midshipmen, improvements in admissions standards, and the development of the cyber security curriculum and founding of the Center for Cyber Security.
"During his four years as superintendent, Mike has put the academy on a 21st Century footing, with a firm sense of what the future needs of the naval services will be," said Mabus.
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