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  POSTED ON: Tuesday, April 30, 2019 12:00 AM by Jennifer Erickson

ANNAPOLIS, Md. –  Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John M. Richardson have nominated Rear Adm. Sean S. Buck (USNA Class of 1983) for appointment to the rank of vice admiral and assignment as the next superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland.

Buck is a career naval flight officer and is currently serving as commander, U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command and U.S. 4th Fleet in Mayport, Florida.  He has an extensive operational background to include command of Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing 11, and recently served as the chief of staff to the plans and policy director for the Joint Staff in Washington, D.C.  

The date of the change of command is yet to be determined, pending confirmation by the U.S. Senate.  Additional details will be provided as they become available.

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Rear Adm. Buck will not be available for interviews until after he reports to USNA. Anticipated arrival is later this summer.