Coast Guard Captain Retires After 30 Years of Service
Capt. Kevin L. Marshall is presented with the Legion of Merit by Rear Adm. Robert F. Duncan during Marshall's retirement ceremony held at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans on March 31. Marshall has served as the Eighth Coast Guard District chief of staff since November 2004. His area of responsibility included all or parts of 26 states, from St. Marks., Fla., to the U.S./Mexico border at Brownsville, Texas, and from the Gulf of Mexico to the Great Lakes. Scheduled to replace Marshall as Eighth Coast Guard District chief of staff is Capt. Ronald W. Branch.
Adm. Currier to Become USCG Chief of Staff
Rear Adm. John Currier, commander of the 13th Coast Guard District, has been nominated by the Commandant of the Coast Guard, Adm. Thad Allen, to serve as the future chief of staff for the service. Once approved by Congress, Currier will oversee acquisition, personnel, budgeting, communication technologies, engineering and logistics for the service. Currier was commissioned in 1976 upon graduation from officer candidate school and was designated as an aviator after completion of Naval Flight training in 1977.
USMMA Acceptance Day Ceremony and Parade
The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) will welcome 237 “plebe candidates” of the Class of 2017 into the Regiment of Midshipmen as they take the Academy oath administrated by Rear Admiral Helis during Acceptance Day Ceremony and Parade, Saturday, September 7, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. They will be sworn in as U.S. Navy Reserve midshipmen by Vice Admiral Robin R. Bruan, chief of Navy Reserve, commander, Navy Reserve Force. Braun has accumulated 5,800 flight hours in Navy aircraft. Her awards include Defense Superior Service Medal…
Navy's Surgeon-General to Receive Honorary Degree
Franciscan Alvernia University is to award an an Honorary Degree of Humane Letters to Vice-Admiral Matthew L. Nathan before he addresses the Class of 2014 at the upcoming May 2014 Commencement. Nathan is Surgeon General of the Navy and Chief of the Navy’s Bureau of Medicine and Surgery. Alvernia inform that Nathan’s education and naval background is extensive: he is board certified and holds Fellow status in the American College of Physicians and the American College of Healthcare Executives.
MSC Europe and Africa Changes Leadership
In a ceremony today at Naval Support Activity Capodichino in Naples, Italy, Capt. Richard Soucie assumed command from Capt. James E. Tranoris of Military Sealift Command Europe and Africa, also called MSCEURAF, MSC’s Naples-based office. MSCEURAF is responsible for MSC ships operating in the European and African theaters and is dual-hatted as Commander, Task Force 63, coordinating and providing transportation and delivery of personnel, equipment, fuel, supplies, repair parts, mail and ammunition via air and surface logistics assets to sustain U.S. forces in the European and African theaters. Soucie reports to MSCEURAF from his most recent duty as director of the Plans and Policy Division in the manpower and personnel directorate at U.S. Central Command Headquarters in Tampa, Fla.
Bentley to be Feted by National Maritime Historical Society
Helen Delich Bentley will be an honoree at the National Maritime Historical Society's Washington Annual Award Dinner beginning at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, at the National Press Club, 529 14th St., NW, Washington, DC, 20045. A former chairman of the Federal Maritime Commission and five-term U.S. Congresswoman representing Maryland's 2nd Congressional District, Bentley's history of advocacy for the Port of Baltimore was highlighted in 2006 when the Port was officially renamed The Helen Delich Bentley Port of Baltimore by Maryland Governor Robert Ehrlich.
New Senior Manager at Bollinger Shipyard
Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. announces the appointment of Richard K. Murphy as a senior manager working on Coast Guard and other governmental programs. Murphy joins Bollinger Shipyards following a very successful 30-year career with the United States Coast Guard, culminating with the rank of Captain. His most recent assignment was Commanding Officer, U.S. Coast Guard Yard, Baltimore, Md. His prior assignments include staff tours at Coast Guard Headquarters, Commanding Officer of the Coast Guard Civil Engineering Unit in Miami…
USMMA Commissions New Deputy Superintendent
Rear Admiral Susan L. Dunlap commissioned into the United States Maritime Service by Deputy Secretary of Transportation John Porcari. The ceremony was conducted in the presence of administration, faculty, staff and the Regiment of Midshipmen. Maritime Administrator David Matsuda also attended the commissioning ceremony along with Marlise Streitmatter, chief of staff for the Department of Transportation. "We're thrilled to welcome Captain Dunlap on-board to help continue the important work of training and preparing the next generation of Merchant Mariners," said deputy secretary Porcari.
Gallaudet Relieves Brown at Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command
Rear Adm. Timothy C. Gallaudet relieved Rear Adm. Brian B. Brown as commander of the Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command (NAVMETOCCOM) in a traditional change of command ceremony held June 18 at Stennis Space Center. Gallaudet was promoted to the rank of rear admiral (lower half) just prior to the ceremony. Brown said he felt “blessed and lucky” to have worked with the Navy’s military and civilian oceanography workforce to perform a mission so critical to the warfighting effectiveness and readiness of the fleet and joint force despite personal hardships…
Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Bath Change of Command Held
Capt. Michael Taylor relieved Capt. Robert Crowe as commanding officer, Supervisor of Shipbuilding (SUPSHIP), Bath, during a ceremony at Bath Waterfront Park on Sept. As the 30th commanding officer, Taylor reports to SUPSHIP Bath after serving most recently as the test and evaluation director for the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Program Office. Over the course of his 21-year career, he also served assignments with the Programming Division of the Chief of Naval Operations (OPNAV N80), the Arleigh Burke-class Program Office, and the Personnel Exchange Program in Ottawa, Canada.
US Warship Departs for Final Deployment
To begin the ship's final deployment, USS Simpson (FFG 56) departed her homeport Nov. 14, for regularly scheduled theater security missions in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations. Commanded by Cmdr. Ken Anderson, the crew concluded a highly-successful maintenance availability and intense training exercises, and was outfitted with four Fire Scout (MQ-8B) vertical takeoff and landing tactical unmanned aerial vehicles prior to departure. Simpson returned from her last 6th Fleet…
Cramer Commander, Naval Undersea Warfare Center
Capt. Todd W. Cramer relieved Capt. Michael W. Byman as Commander, Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Newport, July 16, in a ceremony at the warfare center. Rear Adm. Thomas Wears. Commander, Naval Undersea Warfare Center was the guest speaker. "Captain Byman fostered an environment that valued uniqueness and diverse perspectives" said Wears. Byman, who has served as Commander of NUWC Newport since Aug. 2005, will report to the Navy's Submarine Acoustic Systems Program Office (PMS 401) in Washington D.C. He holds the distinction for serving as Commander of NUWC Newport for the longest period in the command's 141 year history. "NUWC's technical capabilities derive from the combination of the talent…
CAE USA Names New Tech Director
CAE USA marine systems has named Capt. William H. Luebke to the newly created position of director of technology, effective Jan. Luebke, who just retired from the U.S. Navy, will work with the division's existing management team to set, monitor and evaluate technical standards, as well as develop new engineering approaches to bring the best marine control solutions to market. Luebke is expected to work with technology leads in CAE's Tampa, Montreal and Norway facilities. He will report directly to Joe Lee Frank, president of CAE USA marine systems. According to Frank, "Capt.
SUPSHIP Gulf Coast Change of Command
In a traditional Navy change of command ceremony Capt. Mary E. Dexterrelieved Capt. David W. Bellaas the Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Conversion and Repair (SUPSHIP) Gulf Coast on Feb. 24. Bella was the first SUPSHIP Gulf Coast, which resulted from the summer 2003 merger of SUPSHIPs New Orleans, LA and Pascagoula, MS. Rear Adm. Mark A. Hugel, deputy commander for Logistics, Maintenance and Industrial Operations, Naval Sea Systems Command (SEA 04), spoke and presented Captain Bella with the Legion of Merit. Hugel paid tribute to Bella's strong leadership as he molded the two SUPSHIPs into one and in meeting the challenges of quickly restoring his command following Hurricane Katrina.
Coast Guard Promotes Newest Admiral
Coast Guard Atlantic Area Chief of Staff, Captain Christopher C. Colvin, was promoted to the rank of rear admiral lower half today at a ceremony held at the Coast Guard Atlantic Area Command. Rear Adm. Colvin is currently assigned as the Chief of Staff for the Coast Guard Atlantic Area, which encompasses the eastern half of the world from the Rocky Mountains to the Persian Gulf. He will report Nov. 8, to the United States Northern Command at Peterson Air Force Base located in Colorado Springs, Colo., where he will serve as Deputy Director of Operations. Rear Adm. Colvin has served afloat on ten Coast Guard cutters and has been the commanding officer of the Dallas home ported in Charleston…
Clark Nominated as Candidate for Horizon Board of Directors
Admiral Vern Clark, U. S. Navy (Retired), as a nominee to replace Mr. Marcel Fournier on the Board of Directors at the next annual meeting. directors at the Company's next annual meeting. Mr. July 2004. years of distinguished military service. Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) and a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Second Fleet, NATO's Striking Fleet, and the Atlantic Fleet. three Navy Distinguished Medals, and three awards of the Legion of Merit. Japan, Portugal, Singapore, and the Netherlands.
Craine To Be Proposed as Interim President at SUNY Maritime College
Vice Admiral John W. Craine Jr. will be proposed as interim president of the State University of New York (SUNY) Maritime College next week. Craine recently retired as the Chief of Naval Education and Training for the Navy where he was responsible for all training and education programs across the Navy, including technical and flight training, and Naval ROTC programs. Trustees will vote on this formal appointment Oct. 23, and Craine will take office Oct. 24. Once approved, he will serve through June 2002. SUNY Maritime College is a four-year institution located at historic Fort Schuyler in Throggs Neck, N.Y. of special projects, including international programs and distance learning.
New Commander for Navy’s Carderock Division
Captain Charles D. Behrle USN relieved Captain Steven W. Petri USN as 32nd commander of the Naval Surface Warfare Center's Carderock Division October 28th, 2003. Captain Behrle leaves his NAVSEA post as technical director of the DD(X) Program, a vessel destined to be the Navy's premier multi-mission destroyer for the 21st century. A Connecticut native, Captain Behrle (U.S. Naval Academy '80) earned a B.S. in math. He began his career aboard USS STARK (FFG 31). In 1985, he went to the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California for an M.S. in Electrical Engineering. While there, he was selected for engineering duty. Personal decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (with two gold stars), the Navy Commendation Medal (with three gold stars), and the Navy Achievement Medal.
Northrop Grumman Names Retired Rear Adm. Yount To Head Operations At Avondale Facility
Grumman Corporation announced today that Rear Adm. George R. Yount, USN (Ret.), has been named vice president of the company's Ship Systems sector, with responsibility for operations at the Avondale facility. Rear Adm. Yount, 55, will join Ship Systems' senior management team in mid-January. ship management personnel involved in ship construction as well as production planning, scheduling and facility engineering. Rear Adm. Yount will also serve on the Ship Systems Policy Council which influences all future Northrop Grumman Ship Systems business decisions.\Rear Adm. for Integrated Warfare Systems, Naval Sea Systems Command. "We are delighted to have George Yount join our Ship Systems team," said Dr. Philip A. of Northrop Grumman Ship Systems. Rear Adm.
Yount Honored as 2006 Maritime Person of the Year
George R. Yount, sector vice president of ship construction for Northrop Grumman's Ship Systems sector, was honored by the U.S. Port of New Orleans Propeller Club as the 2006 Maritime Person of the Year. Jacqueline K. Tonguis, club president, presented the award to Yount. Given annually, the award is presented to a person who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in furthering and promoting the maritime industry. Yount is the 47th Maritime Person of the Year for this organization. George R. Yount, sector vice president of ship construction for Northrop Grumman Corporation was honored by the U.S. 2006 Maritime Person of the Year. promoting the maritime industry. presidents and then a vote determines the winner. which I think has enormous value to this nation," said Yount.
Navy Designates Next-Generation Zumwalt Destroyer
WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The Navy announced that the first DD(X) destroyer will be designated DDG 1000. As the lead ship in the class, it will also be named in honor of former Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Elmo R. “Bud” Zumwalt, Jr. Developed under the DD(X) destroyer program, Zumwalt is the lead ship in a class of next-generation, multimission surface combatants tailored for land attack and littoral dominance, with capabilities designed to defeat current and projected threats as well as improve battle force defense. Zumwalt was appointed Chief of Naval Operations in 1970. As the youngest man ever to serve as CNO, Zumwalt cemented an acclaimed reputation as a visionary leader and thoughtful reformer.
Navy Designates Next-Generation Zumwalt Destroyer
The Navy has announced April 7 that the first DD(X) destroyer will be designated DDG 1000. As the lead ship in the class, it will also be named in honor of former Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Elmo R. “Bud” Zumwalt, Jr. Developed under the DD(X) destroyer program, Zumwalt is the lead ship in a class of next-generation, multimission surface combatants tailored for land attack and littoral dominance, with capabilities designed to defeat current and projected threats as well as improve battle force defense. Zumwalt was appointed Chief of Naval Operations in 1970. As the youngest man ever to serve as CNO, Zumwalt cemented an acclaimed reputation as a visionary leader and thoughtful reformer.
New Command at CG Yard Baltimore, Md.
Captain Richard Murphy, United States Coast Guard (USCG), recently assumed command of the U.S. Coast Guard Yard in Baltimore, Md. He is the 40th Commanding Officer in the 111-year history of the shipyard, the only shipbuilding and ship repair facility of the United States Coast Guard. Captain Murphy took charge of the Coast Guard Yard from Captain John Kaplan who served as the shipyard’s Commanding Officer from May 2008 to May 2010. Captain Kaplan retired from the U.S. Coast Guard with 28 years active duty service.