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Navy names new commander for Puget Sound Naval Shipyard

Associated Press - December 15, 2007 3:05 PM ET

BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) - The Navy has named a new commander for the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and maintenance facility.

Capt. Mark R. Whitney will relieve Capt. Daniel Peters to be the 47th shipyard commander at the Bremerton base.

The native of South Portland, Maine, has more than 20 years of experience in Navy ship and submarine maintenance and construction.

He served as the operations officer at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard from 2004 to 2006. He has also worked at Newport News on the construction of the USS Harry S. Truman, and at Norfolk on the USS Theodore Roosevelt.

He served as chief engineer of the USS Theodore Roosevelt and worked in support operations in military operations in Iraq.

Information from: Kitsap Sun, http://www.kitsapsun.com/

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