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Change of Leadership at Navy Warfare Development Command

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Story Number: NNS070425-05
Release Date: 4/25/2007 1:56:00 PM

From Navy Warfare Development Command Public Affairs

NEWPORT, R.I. (NNS) -- Rear Adm. Carlton Jewett assumed command of the Navy Warfare Development Command (NWDC) in a ceremony April 20 in Spruance Auditorium at the Naval War College.

Capt. Timothy L. Davison, who has served as the acting commander of NWDC since the retirement of Rear Adm. Roger T. Nolan in September, passed the command to Jewett. Davison plans to retire this summer after more than 28 years of active service.

Under Davison’s stewardship, NWDC continued its leadership role in coordinating both Navy experimentation and the development of new concepts of operations. The command also further solidified its preeminence in modeling and simulation for the Navy. NWDC also coordinated a major training evolution for U.S. Pacific Command called Terminal Fury 07 in December. NWDC also manages all Navy doctrine and Navy input into joint, allied and coalition doctrine, the Navy Lessons Learned program and Navy participation in Joint Concept Development and Experimentation.

Jewett reported to NWDC from his assignment as deputy assistant chief of staff for defense planning at the Supreme Allied Command for Transformation in Mons, Belgium. A 1976 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Jewett is a naval aviator whose commands have included Medium Attack Weapons and Tactics School, Atlantic; Attack Squadron 34; Carrier Air Wing 17 and Carrier Group 1.

In anticipation of NWDC’s eventual relocation to Norfolk directed by the Base Closure and Realignment Commission in 2005, Jewett will direct the activities of the command from an office in Norfolk with frequent visits to Newport.

Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command Adm. John B. Nathman, who was the guest speaker for the event, praised the past work of the people of the command while stressing the need to continue meeting future warfighting challenges to the fleet.

The chief of naval operations established the Navy Warfare Development Command in 1998. Its mission is to focus and champion Navy warfare innovation and concepts of operations development in a joint environment; to coordinate the Navy’s experimentation process; and to synchronize, approve and disseminate doctrine.

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