U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Dee Mewbourne, director of maritime operations at the U.S. Fleet Forces Command, has been assigned as commander of the Military Sealift Command in Norfolk, Virginia.
Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson announced Monday Mewbourne’s appointment along with other flag officer assignments.
Military Sealift Command operates the ships for warfighters and provides maritime services to aid in national security goals.
Mewbourne was previously a military assistant and trip coordinator for the secretary and deputy secretary of defense, chief of staff for Navy Cyber Forces and a member of the staff of the Naval Air Force Atlantic commander.
He completed flight assignments aboard the A-6E Intruder aircraft, VA-75 aboard USS John F. Kennedy and Carrier Air Wing 3 aboard Eisenhower.
He held the executive officer roles for VA-196 aboard USS Carl Vinson, USS George Washington and VAQ-139 aboard Lincoln after he transitioned to the EA-6B Prowler aircraft.
Mewbourne has also held command assignments and served as a flight instructor and project officer with the Navy.