NEWPORT, R.I. — The U.S. Naval War College in Rhode Island is welcoming a new president.
Rear Adm. Jeffrey A. Harley became the college's 56th president during a ceremony Monday at the Newport campus. He succeeds Rear Adm. P. Gardner Howe III.
Harley previously served as assistant deputy chief of naval operations for operations, plans and strategy.
Harley says he's grateful to Howe for his tireless leadership of the college and he's delighted to carry on the institution's work and contributions.
Howe has been nominated to be promoted to vice admiral and assigned to the Central Intelligence Agency as the associate director for military affairs.
Howe was the first Navy SEAL to serve as the college's president. He says it's a "superb command" and he's proud to have been a member of it.