Vice Adm. Christopher Grady has officially taken over as commander of U.S. 6th Fleet and Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO during a change-of-command ceremony at Naval Support Activity Naples.
The U.S. Navy said Friday Grady, formerly commander of Naval Surface Force Atlantic, will succeed Vice Adm. James Foggo, who will move on as the Navy’s staff director at the Pentagon.
Naples, Italy-based U.S. 6th Fleet conducts joint and naval operations with joint, allied and interagency partners in a push to advance U.S. national interests as well as boost security and stability in Africa and Europe.
President Barack Obama nominated Grady in September to serve as commander of U.S. 6th Fleet, Task Force 6, Striking and Support Forces NATO and the European Joint Force Maritime Component Command as well as deputy commander for U.S. Naval Forces Europe and Africa.