U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Hugh Wetherald, deputy director for resources and acquisition at the Joint Staff, has been appointed director of warfare integration at the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations.
Acting Navy Secretary Sean Stackley and CNO Adm. John Richardson announced Wetherald’s new assignment in a Defense Department news release published Wednesday.
Wetherland elevated to the role of deputy chief for resources and acquisition in October 2015 after serving as commander of the Amphibious Force 7th Fleet, Expeditionary Strike Group 7 in charge of disaster relief, humanitarian and combat operations.
His assignments ashore include roles as department head detailer and sea coordinator within the Bureau of Naval Personnel, head of the surface warfare branch at the program development division and military assistant to deputy defense undersecretary for advanced systems and concepts.
The 33-year Navy veteran is a Defense Superior Service Medal recipient who served as commanding officer of the USS Lassen (DDG 82) Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer and USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser during his maritime assignments.