2014-06-12 / Naval Community

NWC President to Lead USNA

President Barack Obama has selected Rear Adm. Walter E. “Ted” Carter Jr., the president of the U.S. Naval War College, to head the U.S. Naval Academy, the Pentagon announced last week.

Carter’s appointment comes as the military struggles to end sexual assault in its ranks, including at the Naval Academy. The Rhode Island native is a recipient of the Navy’s Vice Admiral James Bond Stockdale Leadership Award, a prestigious award recognizing high standards in ethical conduct.

A 1981 Naval Academy and 1985 Fighter Weapons “Top Gun” School graduate, Carter served as a flight officer aboard F-4, F-14 and F-18 tactical fighters, accumulating more than 6,000 flight hours. He also commanded USS Camden, carrier USS Carl Vinson and the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group 12.

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert named Rear Adm. Philip Gardner Howe to succeed Carter as the president of the college. Howe is currently serving as commander, Special Operations Command, U.S. Pacific Command. A change of command date has not been set.

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