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Navy Warfare Development Command Recieves New Commanding Officer

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Story Number: NNS080618-19
Release Date: 6/18/2008 4:44:00 PM

From Navy Warfare Development Command Public Affairs

NORFOLK (NNS) -- The Navy Warfare Development Command (NDWC) recieved a new commander during an offical change of command ceremony in Norfolk, June 13.

Rear Adm. Wendi B. Carpenter relieved Rear Adm. Carlton Jewett, who served as the commander of NWDC since April 2007, and during the same event, retired from the Navy after nearly serving 32 years of active service.

Under Jewett'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 and continued its support of complex multi-battle group in-port training and other elements of the Navy Continuous Training Environment. 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.

Carpenter reported to NWDC from her previous assignment as deputy commander, U.S. 2nd Fleet, a position she held since 2006. A graduate of the University of Georgia, Carpenter earned her Navy commission through the Aviation Officer Candidate program. She has served as both an active and Reserve Naval aviator whose Reserve commands have included officer in charge, Fleet Logistics Support Wing Detachment 506; commander in chief, U.S. Naval Forces Europe Reserve Detachment 108; deputy chief of Naval Operations (N4) Fleet Readiness and Logistics Reserve Detachment 106; and the U.S. 2nd Fleet Reserve Joint Forces Air Component commander.

The Chief of Naval Operations established the Navy Warfare Development Command in 1998. NWDC coordinates the development of concepts of operations (CONOPS), doctrine, experimentation and Navy lessons learned in direct support of the fleet. The command also provides cutting edge modeling and simulation for experiments and training, Navy integration with joint experimentation and focused analysis.

For more news from Navy Warfare Development Command Navy, visit www.navy.mil/local/nwdc/.

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