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Surface Combat Systems Center Wallops Island Changes Command

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Story Number: NNS080722-08
Release Date: 7/22/2008 6:47:00 AM

From Surface Combat Systems Center Wallops Island Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The Surface Combat Systems Center (SCSC) held a change of command ceremony at Wallops Island, Va., July 11.

Cmdr. Gerald D. Herman relieved Capt. Michael D. Anderson as commanding officer. Rear Adm. Michael Frick, vice commander, Naval Sea Systems Command was the guest of honor.

Herman began his tour at SCSC July 2006 as executive officer. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1977. After attending Electronics Class "A" School in Great Lakes, and "C" School in Dam Neck, Va., he later earned a Bachelors of Arts in sociology from Saint Leo University in August 2001.

His previous tours include the Anti-Submarine Warfare Operations Center, Fleet Combat Training Center Atlantic, USS San Jacinto (CG 56), Readiness Support Group, USS Saipan (LHA 2), Satellite Ground Terminal F-15, Fleet CSOSS Development and Implementation Team, USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) and president Board of Inspection and Survey.

Anderson's next assignment is program manager, NATO Sea Sparrow Program Office, Washington.

"Although Surface Combat Systems Center will miss Capt. Anderson's outstanding leadership, I have no doubt that Commander Gerry Herman's leadership and extensive first-hand knowledge of the processes and projects here at Surface Combat Systems Center will stand us in good stead as our Navy accelerates its involvement in future warfighting mission areas," Frick said.

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