(Kittery, Me. ) - A Change of command ceremony will be held Friday morning at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.

Captain David S. Hunt

Captain David S. Hunt  will assume command of the shipyard from Captain William Greene.

Captain Greene assumed command May 24, 2013. During his tenure, Portsmouth Naval Shipyard completed 10 major availabilities, 100 intermediate level maintenance availabilities and 70 emergent submarine voyage repairs for the Navy.

Throughout Greene’s time as Shipyard Commander, PNSY also received recognition from the U.S.Environmental Protection Agency as a regional leader for reducing the shipyard’s environmental footprint. Additionally, the shipyard earned recognition at the Secretary of the Navy level for Environmental Restoration and Cultural Resource Management and at the Chief of Naval Operations level by receiving the Environmental Award for Sustainability and the Safety Excellence award. Portsmouth also earned a second consecutive recertification as a “Star” site in the Voluntary Protection Program of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Captain Hunt previously served as the Military Deputy for Shipyard Operations at NAVSEA, Washington Navy Yard, Washington, D.C. His additional Engineering Duty Officer assignments include tours at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, where he served as the Operations Officer and the Engineering and Planning Department Head; Norfolk Naval Shipyard as Production Resources Department Head and Project Superintendent on USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69); and at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility as a Project Superintendent and the Submarine Program Manager.