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Norfolk Naval Station gets first female commander

August 18, 2010 by  
Filed under Featured, News

“Capt. Mary M. Jackson is set to become the first female commander of Norfolk Naval Station today, relieving Capt. Kelly M. Johnson.

Jackson has been the base’s executive officer since April 2009.

Born in Spain, she spent most of her childhood in Saudi Arabia and graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1988.

She served in Norfolk as executive officer of the destroyer Stout and commanding officer of the destroyer McFaul. Her shore assignments include head of surface junior officer assignments at Navy Personnel Command in Millington, Tenn., and flag secretary at Naval Surface Forces Atlantic Fleet in Norfolk.

Johnson is headed to the staff of the commander of Naval Installations Command in Washington.”


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