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Naval Academy holds change-of-command ceremony

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Vice Adm. Walter Carter is the new superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy.

The academy held a change-of-command ceremony Wednesday in Annapolis.

Carter was recently president of the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island. He graduated from the academy in 1981. Carter also is a graduate of the Navy Fighter Weapons School, Top Gun.

He has commanded the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group 12. He also was commander of the USS Carl Vinson, one of the Navy's largest nuclear-powered super carriers. He has flown 125 combat missions.

Carter is the academy's 62nd superintendent. He is a native of Burrillville, Rhode Island.

He is succeeding Vice Adm. Michael Miller, who retired at the ceremony. Miller has been the superintendent since 2010.

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