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  POSTED ON: Wednesday, July 17, 2019 12:00 AM by MEDIARELATIONS@USNA.EDU

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Naval Academy Superintendent Vice Adm. Walter E. “Ted” Carter Jr., will be properly relieved by Vice Adm. Sean S. Buck in a change of command ceremony at the Naval Academy Friday, July 26, beginning at 10 a.m. As part of the ceremony, Carter will retire after serving nearly 40 years of commissioned service.

The ceremony is for invited guests only and is not open to the general public.  

Carter is a native of Burriville, R.I. and became the 62nd Superintendent of USNA on July 23, 2014. For more information about Carter, visit

Buck is a native of Indianapolis, and a career naval flight officer. He most recently served as commander, U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command and U.S. 4th Fleet in Mayport, Fla.  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.  For more information about Buck, visit

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