Rear Adm. Tom Druggan, a surface warfare officer at the U.S. Navy, has been appointed asÂ commander of the Naval Surface Warfare Center.
HeÂ relieved Rear Adm. Lorin Selby, who has ledÂ NSWC since October 2014, during a change-of-command ceremony Thursday, the NavyÂ said Friday.
Druggan previously commanded the Aegis ballistic missile defense destroyer shipÂ USS O’Kane and served as program manager ofÂ Aegis combat systemsÂ in the service branch’s program executive office for integrated warfare systems.
He also managed theÂ In-Service AEGIS Fleet Readiness and In-Service Aircraft Carrier Combat System Integration programs.
He was also assigned to the Defense DepartmentÂ as special assistant to the chief of naval operations and special assistant to the vice chief of naval operations as well as served as a staff member of the 2001 Navy Quadrennial Defense ReviewÂ and founding member of the Navy operations group Deep Blue.