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Rear Adm. Carol M. Pottenger is the new commander of Amphibious Group One, the Navy’s only forward-deployed amphibious force.

Rear Adm. Carol M. Pottenger is the new commander of Amphibious Group One, the Navy’s only forward-deployed amphibious force. (U.S. Navy)

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — Rear Adm. Carol M. Pottenger has been assigned to replace Rear Adm. Victor G. Guillory as commander of Amphibious Group One, headquartered at White Beach Naval Facility, Okinawa.

Adm. Mike Mullen, chief of Naval Operations, made the announcement Friday in Washington, D.C.

Pottenger currently commands the Military Sealift Fleet Support Command at Norfolk, Va. Guillory is being assigned as deputy director, Surface Warfare Division, N86B, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, in Washington, D.C.

Pottenger graduated from Purdue University in 1977. Her most recent assignments included commanding the USS Bridge, a fast combat support ship, during an extended deployment resupplying ships in 10 battle groups in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Amphibious Group One is the Navy’s only forward-deployed amphibious force, with detachments at White Beach and Sasebo, Japan. The command staff and ships are based permanently at Sasebo.

As commander, Pottenger will the U.S. Seventh Fleet’s primary Navy advisor on amphibious matters in the Western Pacific, Indian Ocean and Persian Gulf.

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