Vice Adm. Mary Jackson, former commander of Navy Region Southeast, officially assumed the role of commander of the NavyÂ Installations Command during a change-of-command ceremony held Friday in Washington.
The service branchÂ said Friday Jackson succeeded Vice Adm. Dixon Smith, who served as theÂ fifth CNICÂ andÂ managedÂ 71 Navy installations under 11 regions that include transmitter sites, missile ranges, schools, naval magazines and fuel storage sites.
Former President Barack ObamaÂ nominated JacksonÂ for the CNIC positionÂ in November last year.
HerÂ sea assignments have includedÂ service asÂ assistant operations officer and navigator on USS Willamette, executive officer of USS Stout and operations officer of the USS Briscoe and USS Vella Gulf.
She previously commanded theÂ USS McFaulÂ guided missile destroyer, which served as the flagship for the Combined Task Force Iraqi MaritimeÂ and Destroyer Squadron 50Â in the Arabian Gulf and the North Arabian Sea.
Jackson alsoÂ held various positionsÂ at the U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Joint Forces Command, Naval Surface Forces, Atlantic Fleet, Navy Personnel Command and Naval Station Norfolk.