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New Leader Selected for Portsmouth Naval Shipyard

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    New Leader Selected for Portsmouth Naval Shipyard
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    In this image provided by U.S. Navy, Electronics Technician 2nd Class Beau Joly, assigned to Virginia-class attack submarine USS New Hampshire, breaks pennant of Adm. Kirkland Donald, Director of Naval Reactors, during commissioning ceremony at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in 2008.

    Portsmouth Naval Shipyard is getting a new commander later this year.

    Capt. David S. Hunt has been tapped by the Naval Sea Systems Command to lead the shipyard that repairs and overhauls nuclear-powered submarines.

    Hunt said Thursday that he looks forward to returning to the shipyard.

    He previously served as operations officer at the shipyard, and currently serves as the Naval Sea Systems Command's military deputy for shipyard operations.

    He'll replace Capt. William Greene, who's served as shipyard commander since May 2013. The change in command is expected to take place this summer.

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