Naval Oceanography to hold change of command on Friday

U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Ron Piret will take over as the new commander of the Naval Meteorology Oceanography Command at Stennis Space Center on Friday.

Piret will be relieving Rear Admiral John A Okon in a 10 a.m. ceremony.

U.S. Fleet Forces Commander, U.S. Navy Admiral Christopher W. Grady (4-Star) will provide remarks as the ceremony’s guest speaker.

Naval Oceanography has approximately 2,500 globally distributed military and civilian personnel who collect, process, and exploit environmental information to assist Fleet and Joint Commanders in all warfare areas to guarantee the U.S. Navy’s freedom of action in the physical battlespace from the depths of the ocean to the stars.


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