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Naval War College President Tapped to Lead Naval Academy

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Rear Adm. Walter E. “Ted” Carter Jr., president of the U.S. Naval War College stands in front of a portrait of Vice Adm. James B. Stockdale on Dec. 13, 2013. US Navy Photo

Rear Adm. Walter E. “Ted” Carter Jr., president of the U.S. Naval War College stands in front of a portrait of Vice Adm. James B. Stockdale on Dec. 13, 2013. US Navy Photo

The current president of the U.S. Naval War College has been nominated to lead the U.S. Naval Academy, the Pentagon announced on Friday.

Rear Adm. Walter E. “Ted” Carter Jr. — if approved by the Senate — will be promoted to the rank of Vice Admiral and replace the current Naval Academy superintendent Vice Adm. Michael H. Miller.

Carter — a career naval aviator — led the Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert’s 21st Century Sailor office before his post at the Naval War College.

The office oversees the Navy’s attempt to curb sexual assault in the service and came out last year with a new plan that increased the number of counselors in the service and placed new restrictions on alcohol.

Carter led the changes that were implemented shortly after he took over the War College in July.

“A lot of this is about education but it’s also about trying to change their personal behavior,” he told the Navy Times in July.

A 1981 Naval Academy and 1985 Fighter Weapons School graduate, Carter served as a flight officer aboard F-4, F-14 and F-18 tactical fighters, accumulated more than 6,000 flight hours and made more than 2,016 carrier landings, according to information from the Navy.

He commanded USS Camden (AOE-2), carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) and the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group (CSG 12).

If confirmed, Carter will become the 62nd superintendent of the Naval Academy.

  • Camden Supply

    USNA is lucky if they get him. “Slapshot” is an inspiring leader and an honorable naval officer. His rise through the ranks renews faith in the military system. Bravo Zulu!!