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Vice Adm. Whitesell becomes Navy’s new Air Boss

The Navy has a new Air Boss.

Vice Adm. Kenneth Whitesell took command of Naval Air Forces and Naval Air Force, Pacific Fleet, in a ceremony Friday aboard the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt at Naval Air Station North Island in San Diego, according to a Navy news release. Whitesell had been serving as deputy commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet since July 2019 and succeeded Vice Adm. DeWolfe “Bullet” Miller III, who has now retired.

“It is an honor to become the ninth Air Boss, Whitesell said, according to the release “The list of those who have served under the title of ‘Air Boss’ … remain the titans of naval aviation.”

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