Rear Admiral John Menoni will take command of Joint Region Marianas at a ceremony on July 23, according to the JRM Public Affairs Office.
Menoni takes over the commanding post from Admiral Shoshana Chatfield, who has been tapped to lead the U.S. Naval War College as the first female president in the institution’s 135-year history.
The new rear admiral most recently served as the Executive Assistant for the Director of Integration of Capabilities and Resources at the U.S. Navy.
He also served as the Executive Officer and Commanding Officer of USS San Diego.
Menoni’s personal awards include the Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal Strike-Flight, as well as various campaign and unit awards.