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NEWS | Oct. 14, 2015

JB Charleston hosts Admiral promotion ceremony

By NOSC Charleston Public Affairs

Navy Operational Support Center (NOSC) Charleston Sailors took part in a special event celebrating the promotion of Naval Reserve Captain Andrew Lennon to the rank of Rear Admiral Lower Half on October 3, 2015. 

Families, friends and Sailors braved the historic rainy weather to attend the ceremony for Captain Lennon.  Guest speaker, Admiral George Ballance, Fourth Fleet Commander, praised Captain Lennon and commented on what an honor it has been to have him lead the Submarine Force Reserve Component.  Prior to Admiral Ballance's speech, Captain Lennon raised his left hand and recited the oath of office. He assumed the title of Rear Admiral Lower Half while continuing his tenure as Submarine Force Reserve Component Commander.

Newly appointed Rear Admiral Lennon thanked the leaders and fellow Sailors who helped him reach the rank of Rear Admiral.

The Submarine Force Reserve Component consists of 57 Navy Reserve Units responsible for undersea warfare operations, undersea rescue, expeditionary maintenance and force protection to the fleet.