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Jan 21, 2016 1:54 PM

New commander announced for Portsmouth Naval Shipyard

KITTERY, Maine - Capt. David S. Hunt has been tapped to serve as the 85th commander of the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, replacing current Commander Capt. William Greene starting this summer.

According to the Naval Sea Systems Command, Capt. David S. Hunt, who served previously as the Operations Officer at the shipyard, will return to take the helm.

He is currently serving as military deputy for shipyard operation at NAVSEA in Washington, D.C.

“I am honored to return to Portsmouth Naval Shipyard to lead this team of dedicated and skilled professionals,” Hunt said in a news release.

Hunt is a native of Philadelphia and has multiple degrees, including an MBA and a masters degree in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Hunt served aboard USS Daniel Boone (SSBN 629) where he completed his Officer Submarine Warfare qualification and later on USS Bluefish (SSN 675). In 1996, Hunt transferred to the Engineering Duty Officer community and has since served at Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and at Naval Sea Systems Command in Washington, D.C.

Hunt’s personal decorations include the Meritorious Service medal (4 awards), the Navy Commendation medal (2 awards), the Navy Achievement medal (3 awards), the National Defense Service medal, and the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary and Service medals.

Greene has served as commander of the shipyard since May of 2013. NAVSEA said his next duty assignment has not yet been announced.

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