ARLINGTON, Va. — The Navy’s second-in-command civilian leader has submitted his resignation to President Bush, said Capt. Beci Brenton, a spokeswoman for the Secretary of the Navy.

Undersecretary of the Navy Dionel M. Aviles resigned on Wednesday to take a position at a private company, Brenton said.

Brenton did not identify the company. His date of departure has not been set but should be before the end of the year, she said.

Aviles was appointed Navy undersecretary in 2004. Prior to that, he served as assistant secretary of the Navy (financial management and comptroller) from July 2001 to October 2004.

A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Aviles served on active duty with the Navy from 1983 to 1988 and is now an officer in the Naval Reserve.

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