World's largest naval base to get new leader

Friday - 2/14/2014, 4:10am EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) -- The world's largest naval installation is getting a new leader.

Capt. Robert E. Clark Jr. will become Naval Station Norfolk's commanding officer on Friday. He's taking over for Capt. David A. Culler Jr., who is retiring in May. Naval Station Norfolk is home to aircraft carriers, submarines and surface ships. It's also the home port for a Navy hospital ship and it has an airfield used by planes and helicopters.

Clark has served as the installation's executive officer since 2012. He's a graduate of nearby Old Dominion University and has served on a number of ships. He's also held leadership position in several shore commands, including a job as the warfighter improvement division chief for the former U.S. Joint Forces Command.

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