Southeast Regional Maintenance Center Welcomes New Commander

Story Number: NNS100916-17Release Date: 9/16/2010 5:33:00 PM
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From Southeast Regional Maintenance Center

MAYPORT, Fla. (NNS) -- Southeast Regional Maintenance Center (SERMC) conducted their change of command ceremony (CoC), Sept. 10.

Rear Adm. Joseph Campbell, deputy commander, Logistics, Maintenance and Industrial Operations Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) was the guest speaker for SERMC's CoC where Capt. Ronald Cook relieved Capt. Pete Schupp as Commander.

Cook, a graduate of the University of Wyoming and the Naval Postgraduate School, assumed command of SERMC following his assignment as the Waterfront Operations Officer (Code 300) at Southwest Regional Maintenance Center in San Diego.

"I am honored to take command, and look forward to working with an already outstanding SERMC team," said Cook. "We will continue to improve and find new ways to better serve the fleet."

Schupp, who took command of SERMC in May 2008 and retired at the ceremony after 26 years of dedicated naval service, thanked his team for their dedication and hard work under his command, and for delivering vital maintenance support to the fleet.

"I want to personally thank the dedicated SERMC team for their outstanding support to our great Navy. It has been an honor to serve here every day in support of these great ships and the crews ready to take them in harm's way," said Schupp.

Following his retirement, Schupp will continue his service to the Navy through the civil service supporting Aircraft Carrier maintenance in Yokosuka, Japan.

SERMC, a field activity of Naval Sea Systems Command, provides ship repair, industrial, engineering and technical support services for naval ships, including procurement and administration of contracts for ship maintenance and moderation, and trains Sailors in the maintenance and repair of shipboard systems and components.

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