The Defense Department today announced a new head of Naval Sea Systems Command.
A Pentagon flag officer announcement disclosed the promotion of Rear Adm. William Galinis to vice admiral. Galinis, who has been the program executive officer for ships since July 2016, will now helm NAVSEA.
According to the Senate's website, the upper chamber approved Galinis' promotion to vice admiral by voice vote in March.
Vice Adm. Thomas Moore has served as the NAVSEA chief since June 2016.
The Defense Department also announced the promotion of Rear Adm. Jeffrey Trussler to vice admiral. The Senate also approved Trussler's promotion to vice admiral by voice vote in March. According to Trussler's Navy biography, he took over his new position as deputy chief of naval operations for information warfare, also known as N2/N6, in June.
The Pentagon also announced Rear Adm. Samuel Paparo's promotion to vice admiral. The Senate approved Paparo's promotion by voice vote in March. Paparo has been named the new head of U.S 5th Fleet and of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command.