The U.S. Navy has established a new warfighting development directorate withÂ Vice Adm. Stuart Munsch’s appointment as leader, USNI News reported Tuesday.
The new directorate, known as OPNAV N7, would work to align the service branch’s schools, such as the Naval Academy, with a variety of activities including exercises, studies and experiments.
Munsch is a Naval Academy graduate and has contributed sailor work in multiple submarines such asÂ USS Will Rogers andÂ USS Jefferson City.
The service branch has still not finalizedÂ Munschâs specific duties, but Thomas Modly, the undersecretary of the Navy, said the N7 position would strategically lead naval education.
The directorate’s establishment also follows the appointment ofÂ John Kroger as the Navy’sÂ chief learning officer who willÂ manage coordination between theÂ Naval Academy,Â Naval Postgraduate School, Naval War College,Â Marine Corps University and the upcomingÂ Naval Community College.