Today at Pearl Harbor, in a change-of-command ceremony at Kilo Pier, Admiral Cecil D. Haney became the new commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet. He succeeds Admiral Patrick M. Walsh, who was the commander for the past two years, who is now retiring after 34 years in the Navy. Walsh was honored for his service with many stories of his accomplishments, as well as a few laughs, while his wife, Andy, was also honored during the ceremony for her service as a leader among Navy spouses. Speaking at the ceremony were Admiral Jonathan W. Greenert, the Chief of Naval Operations, and Admiral Robert F. Willard, Commander of U.S. Pacific Command.
Thanks go out to Pacific Fleet for inviting me to cover this event!