The U.S. Navy has named Vice Adm. Andrew Lewis, who formerly commanded Carrier Strike Group 12, as the commander of the newly reestablished U.S. Second Fleet headquartered in Norfolk, Va.
Adm. John Richardson, chief of naval operations, administered Lewis’ naming ceremony on the USS George H.W. Bush aircraft carrier at Naval Station Norfolk, the Navy said Friday.
Confirmed on June 18 to lead the fleet, Lewis has commanded in the East Coast throughout his entire naval career and is accustomed to Atlantic operations.
He also previously served aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt as part of the U.S. Sixth and Fifth Fleets.
Under the U.S. Fleet Forces Command, the U.S. Second Fleet will administer operation of ships assigned to the East Coast and the North Atlantic areas.