Rear Adm. Samuel Paparo Assigned as Navy Carrier Strike Group 10 Commander

Samuel Paparo

Rear Adm. Samuel Paparo, a U.S. Navy corporate fellow at Lockheed Martin, has been appointed to serve as commander of Carrier Strike Group 10 in Norfolk, Virginia, the Defense Department said Friday.

Paparo joined the Navy in 1987 and has supported Lockheed’s efforts to develop long-range objectives and strategic plans since August 2016 through the identification of internal and external factors that could affect corporate growth and innovation.

The 30-year naval officer previously held the roles of executive assistant to the chief of naval operations, executive assistant to the commander of the U.S. Fleet Forces Command and branch head within the service branch’s programming and assessment directorate.

He also led the Carrier Air Wing 7, Strike Fighter Squadron 106, Strike Fighter Squadron 195 and Provincial Reconstruction Team in Afghanistan.

Paparo holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Villanova University and master’s degrees from the Old Dominion University and Naval Postgraduate School.

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