NAPLES, Italy — Vice Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr. assumed command of the U.S. Navy 6th Fleet, headquartered in Naples, from Vice Adm. Bruce W. Clingan on Wednesday, according to a Navy news release.

Harris also becomes deputy commander of Naval Forces Europe/Naval Forces Africa, Joint Forces Maritime Component Commander Europe, and commander of Striking and Support Forces NATO.

He comes to Naples after serving as deputy chief of Naval Operations for Communications Networks and as Department of the Navy deputy chief information officer.

Clingan’s next assignment will be as deputy chief of naval operations for Operations, Plans, and Strategy in the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations at the Pentagon.

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