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World's Largest Naval Base Takes MET Grad as Leader

The world's largest naval installation is getting a new leader. It just so happens that this new leader is an ODU Engineering alumnus.

Capt. Robert E. Clark Jr. will become Naval Station Norfolk's commanding officer on Friday. He's taking over for Capt. David A. Culler Jr., who is retiring in May. Naval Station Norfolk is home to aircraft carriers, submarines and surface ships. It's also the home port for a Navy hospital ship and it has an airfield used by planes and helicopters.

Clark has served as the installation's executive officer since 2012. He's a graduate of nearby Old Dominion University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology, and has served on a number of ships. He's also held leadership position in several shore commands, including a job as the warfighter improvement division chief for the former U.S. Joint Forces Command.

This article was first printed in http://www.federalnewsradio.com/316/3562917/Worlds-largest-naval-base-to-get-new-leader.