NAVSEA Elects Next Commander of Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, USA

The Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), on December 19, announced the selection of Capt. William Greene as the next commander of Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.

An official change of command will occur next summer, when Greene will replace the current shipyard commander, Capt. L. Bryant Fuller.

Greene, a native of Ann Arbor, Mich., currently serves as the NAVSEA military deputy for Shipyard Operations. He was commissioned as an ensign through the University of Florida Navy ROTC in 1988, and has served in a variety of engineering and combat systems billets, including being the project officer at both Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PSNS&IMF) and Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility for engineered refueling overhaul and depot modernization periods. Greene also has served at PSNS&IMF as the production resources officer and operations officer.

Greene received a Bachelor of Science in nuclear engineering and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Florida. He also has Master’ degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in mechanical engineering and naval architecture and marine engineering.

His awards include the Navy Meritorious Service Medal with one gold star, Navy Commendation Medal with four gold stars, Navy Achievement Medal with two gold stars, Coast Guard Meritorious Unit Commendation with Operational “O,” and various other campaign and service awards.

Portsmouth Naval Shipyard is a field activity of Naval Sea Systems Command.


Press Release, December 21, 2012