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William Galinis Succeeds David Gale to Lead Navy’s Program Executive Office – Ships

U.S. NavyRear Adm. William Galinis has officially taken the lead of the U.S. Navy’s Program Executive Office – Ships during a ceremony July 20 at the Washington Navy Yard.

He succeeded Rear Adm. David Gale, who led PEO Ships since June 2014 and oversaw shipbuilding for vessels such as surface combatants, amphibious and logistics support ships, support craft and related foreign military sales, the Navy said Thursday.

Galinis has served as deputy commander for surface warfare of the Naval Sea Systems Command, commander of the Navy Regional Maintenance Center, LPD 17 program manager, supervisor of shipbuilding for the Gulf Coast and commanding officer of Norfolk Ship Support Activity.

Galinis also took tours as a damage control assistant aboard USS Vreeland and as an engineer officer aboard USS Roark as a surface warfare officer.

He also held waterfront, program and staff roles with the supervisor of shipbuilding for conversion and repair in New Orleans, the Board of Inspection and Survey, the DD 21 program office, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations and the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Shipbuilding.

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