July 15, 2010
NAVSEA announces selection of Naval Shipyard commanders
The Naval Sea Systems Command announced today the selection of Rear Adm. (sel.) Gregory R. Thomas as the next commander of Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY). He is currently serving as the commander of Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PHNSY&IMF). Capt. Brian Osgood has been selected as the next commander of PHNSY&IMF.
The changes of command will occur later this summer.
Rear Adm. (sel.) Thomas will be responsible for overseeing a business base of submarines, carriers, ships and intermediate level maintenance at NNSY and will be the 104th shipyard commander of NNSY.
Capt. Osgood is currently serving as Maritime Readiness Branch Head on the OPNAV N43 staff. Capt. Osgood will become Pearl's 45th shipyard commander. He has extensive experience in leadership and production billets at PHNSY&IMF, and is well prepared to continue to lead the proud men and women at the shipyard on their path to continued performance improvement and facilities modernization.
Thomas is a native of Portsmouth, Va. He has served in a variety of engineering, maintenance and acquisition positions, including first Virginia Class Program Manager's representative and Submarine Project Office at Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Newport News; Repair Officer on ships and submarines of the U.S. 7th Fleet; Maintenance Officer, Commander Submarine Force, Atlantic Fleet and Operations officer at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. As commander of PHNSY&IMF, Rear Adm. (sel.) Thomas' primary achievements included improving efficiency to return ships and submarines to the fleet on time, on budget, and with high quality repairs; developing a 25-year Shipyard Modernization Plan; and leading community support activities such as encouraging Hawaii's high school students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math through FIRST Robotics competitions.
Thomas received his Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering at the United States Naval Academy in 1982. At Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Thomas earned a Master of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering, the Naval Engineer's Degree and a Ph.D. in Hydrodynamics, and received the American Society of Naval Engineers Brand Award for academic excellence.
Osgood a native of Florida, currently serves as the Maritime Readiness Branch Head on the OPNAV N43 staff. He has served in a variety of operational, engineering, and maintenance positions, including strategic deterrent patrols on USS John C. Calhoun (SSBN 630), instructor at Naval Submarine Training Center Pacific, Navigation/Operations office on PCU Wyoming (SSBN 742), Project Superintendent on PHNSY&IMF docking selected restricted availabilities, assistant program manager for plans, programs and resources in NAVSEA 07 and operations officer at PHNSY&IMF.
Osgood received his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of South Florida in 1986 and Masters in Mechanical Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School.
NAVSEA's four shipyards are NNSY in Portsmouth, Va., PHNSY&IMF in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine; and Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility in Bremerton, Wash. Naval Shipyards perform logistic support and work in connection with ship construction, conversion, overhaul, repair, alternation, dry docking, outfitting, manufacturing research, re-development and test work.