The Defense Department announced today that President Obama has nominated a new leader of 6th Fleet.
Rear Adm. Philip Davidson has been selected for his third star and for the top 6th Fleet job, as well as commander, Task Force 6; commander, Striking and Support Forces NATO; deputy commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe; deputy commander, U.S. Naval Forces Africa; and joint force maritime component commander, Europe, Naples, Italy.
Davidson, a surface warfare officer, is serving as director, maritime operations, N3/N5/N2/N7, Fleet Forces Command, Norfolk, Va.