Posted by: arbeam | October 22, 2013

Rear Adm. Robert M. Hennegan retires following 33 years of honorable service.

 

Rear Admiral Hennegan

Rear Admiral Hennegan

SAN DIEGO (NNS) — Commander, Naval Mine and Anti-Submarine Warfare Command (NMAWC) held a change of command ceremony at Naval Base Point Loma aboard the Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Asheville (SSN 758) Oct 18.

Rear Adm. William Merz relieved Rear Adm. Robert M. Hennegan, who retired following 33 years of honorable service. “Robert, you have invested your life into the Navy and into our country and I hope you will see it, as I do, a great and wise investment,” said Arnold Pinkston, keynote speaker and Hennegan’s personal friend.

During his time as commander, Hennegan led efforts to ensure Navy-wide competency in the Mine Warfare (MIW) and Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) mission areas. “This is my fifth change of command and fifth opportunity to lead such a terrific team and I feel very fortunate; it has been the highlight of my entire career from my early days on the USS Buffalo to today, here with this NMAWC team,” said Hennegan.

Highlights from Hennegan’s career include serving in fleet support positions on the staff of Commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet and at Submarine Squadron 16. He also served as the deputy chief of Legislative Affairs for the Navy, on the Department of Defense Transition Task Force in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, and as the deputy commander, Joint Functional Component Command for Global Strike at U.S. Strategic Command. He most recently served as Commander, Submarine Group Nine.

Navy News Article

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