Walter Carter

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Vice Adm. Walter Carter is the new superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy.

The academy held a change-of-command ceremony Wednesday in Annapolis.

Carter was recently president of the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island. He graduated from the academy in 1981. Carter also is a graduate of the Navy Fighter Weapons School, Top Gun.

He has commanded the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group 12. He also was commander of the USS Carl Vinson, one of the Navy's largest nuclear-powered super carriers. He has flown 125 combat missions.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - President Barack Obama appointed a new superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy, the defense secretary said Friday.

The appointment of Navy Rear Adm. Walter Carter, who would be promoted to the rank of vice admiral, needs U.S. Senate approval. Carter is now serving as president of the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island. Carter would replace Vice Adm. Michael Miller, who became the 61st superintendent of the academy in Annapolis, Maryland, in 2010.