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Old 11th October 2011
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Default Rear Adm. Phillip Greene steps down

I know there is already a tread going about the suprise meeting, but Adm. Greene announced at the meeting that he will be leaving the academy for a new postion in the DOT.

I figured there would be some discussion and that a new thread would be in order.
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Angry Unbelievable!!!

Just when you thought things were settling down. The revolving door keeps spinning!!!!
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Default Dr. kumar Supe again???

So I guess Dr. Kumar will be the Supe for the 3rd time since our DS started at KP.
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Maybe they'll find someone to be Supt for more than just 1 year...
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As a mom of a plebe I find this really disappointig. What the heck is wrong with that job? Is it the job? Is it impossible within the guidelines and goals that are in place? Is there someone in the wings? Has this been a rumor for awhile? Is this a huge surprise? How does this effect the morale of the midshipman? Is this about funding? Does this revolving door say more about the academies future than about its past? Looking for sane and sound posting to explain this. If Admiral Greene goes to a position with the DOT does that mean we have a KP supporter within the vest possible place to have one? So many questions!
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Okay all here is what we know so far. Admiral Greene accepted a new position within the Dept. of Transportation as DOT Chair to the National Defense University. There will be an official announcement and I'll let you know where it can be found.
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Very disappointing; Admiral Greene inspired confidence, and seemed committed to the Academy based on his remarks to the incoming class this summer.

How are the Academy's superintendents selected?
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Is it possible that while the academy is a changeover status it's budget will not be subject to chopping? I mean if it looks like no one is at the helm maybe it will be left alone until someone is fully in charge and responsible for changes? Maybe this is a blessing in disguise.
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The Superintendent is selected by a very arduous process with a selection committee. The Parents Association will have a representative on this selection committee so we can voice our opinion and concerns.

In the meantime, parents don't fret. The Superintendent really does not have much day-to-day contact or involvement with the Regiment, and, things will go on without missing much of a beat until a new Superintendent is chosen.
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Default From usmma alumni foundation

Secretary Ray LaHood announced on Tuesday the appointment of Rear Admiral Philip H. Greene, Jr. (KP ’78) to be the Department of Transportation Chair at the National Defense University in Washington, D.C.

Rear Admiral Greene served with distinction as Superintendent, United States Merchant Marine Academy since August 30, 2010. A native of Southern California, Admiral Greene, was our third Kings Point Graduate to serve as Superintendent.

Rear Admiral Philip H. Greene, Jr. (KP '78), has been named the 2011 Alumnus of the Year by the USMMA Alumni Association and Foundation. This prestigious annual award will be presented at the Homecoming Alumni Awards Dinner on Thursday evening, October 13th, in the Melville Hall Officers’ Club.

Prior to his appointment as Superintendent at Kings Point, Admiral Greene was Director, Navy Irregular Warfare. Prior to this assignment Greene was commander, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa where he led operations to build regional security capacity and counter extremism in the Horn/East Africa. He also served in Naples, Italy, as director for Policy, Resources & Strategy, U.S. Naval Forces Europe/Africa (February 2008 to February 2009).

Previously he commanded Destroyer Squadron 31 from November 2002 to May 2004, where he served as sea combat commander for the Abraham Lincoln Strike Group during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Other sea duty commanding officer assignments include the Spruance class destroyer, USS Fletcher (DD 992) from March 1996 to November 1997; and the patrol missile hydrofoil, USS Taurus (PHM 3) from July 1989 to June 1991.

Significant shore assignments include duty as chief of staff to commander, Naval Surface Forces; and chief, North East Asia/China Division, the Joint Staff/Political-Military directorate (J5). In addition, Greene has served tours at the U.S. Naval Academy; the Secretary of the Navy's Office for Legislative Affairs; and the Bureau of Naval Personnel.

Greene is a 1994 graduate of the National War College (M.S. National Security Strategy) and a 1985 graduate of the Naval Postgraduate School (M.S. Information Systems). In addition, he holds a Merchant Marine license as Master (oceans, any gross tonnage).

Greene has received various service and unit awards. His personal decorations include the Navy Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, and Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal.

On behalf of the entire KP Alumni, we thank RADM Greene for his extraordinary efforts, dedication and leadership provided under very challenging circumstances. We also thank Admiral Greene’s wife, Debby Greene, for her grace and dignity, and the valued work and contributions made to the Academy.

We wish Godspeed to our fellow Alumnus!
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