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Navy Region Mid-Atlantic commander receives second star, will transfer to Naples in March

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Posted at 8:56 AM, Dec 22, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-22 10:33:43-05

Norfolk, Va. – Rear Admiral Rick Williamson, the commander of Navy Regional Mid-Atlantic, received his second star on Tuesday and will be reassigned in March as commander of Navy Region Europe, Africa, Southwest Asia, headquartered in Naples, Italy.

Williamson received his second star from U.S. Fleet Forces Commander, Adm. Phil Davidson, who also frocked him to rear admiral (upper half) during a ceremony on Tuesday morning in Norfolk.

Williamson has been serving as commander of Navy Region Mid-Atlantic since September of 2014.

Rear Admiral Jack Scorby will be the next commander of Navy Region Mid-Atlantic. He is currently serving as the commander of Navy Region Europe, Africa, Southwest Asia.