Change of Command ceremony this week

Posted at 1:30 PM, Jul 30, 2012

NORFOLK, Va. – According to a press release from the U.S. Navy, Capt. David A. Culler, Jr. will assume the duties as commanding officer, Naval Station Norfolk, from Capt. Mary M. Jackson during a change of command ceremony Aug. 2 at 9 a.m.  

Culler reported to Naval Station Norfolk to serve as the executive officer in April 2010.   A second generation Naval aviator, Culler was born in High Point, NC. He graduated from the University of New Mexico in December 1987 with a BA degree in Political Science. Commissioned in 1988, he earned his Naval Flight Officer wings of gold in 1989 and his pilot wings of gold in 1995. 

Captain Culler’s squadron tours include VF-142 “Ghostriders,” VFA-192 “Golden Dragons,” VFA-106 “Gladiators,” VFA-34 “Blue Blasters” and VFA-136 “Knighthawks” where he served as Executive Officer in 2004 and assumed command in 2005.  

His shore assignments include Flag Aide to Vice Admiral Jerry O. Tuttle, Director, Space and Electronic Warfare (N6), Associate Fellow, Chief of Naval Operations’ Strategic Studies Group and Counter Improvised Explosive Device Integrated Product Team Leader  at Supreme Allied Command Transformation. 

After a two-year tour as commanding officer, Jackson will report in September to Navy Region Mid-Atlantic as chief of staff.