Capt. David Dry. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Navy
Capt. David Dry. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Navy

Navy Capt. David Dry assumed leadership of the San Diego-based Pacific Area Military Sealift Command at a ceremony Friday aboard the USS Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum.

Dry took over from Capt. Michael Taylor, who retired after 27 years of service following his graduation from San Diego State University.

The new commander most recently was deputy director of the senior officer ship material readiness course at the Surface Warfare Officers School in Newport, R.I.

He has also been commanding officer of the destroyer USS Gravely.

“Ensuring our Navy is prepared and able to conduct prompt and sustained combat operations at-sea is the heart of what MSC does, and I look forward to leading the team of professionals at MSC (Pacific),” Dry said.

The Navy’s Military Sealift Command, headquartered in Norfolk, Va., has five operational areas, and is tasked with the delivery of fuel, provisions, ordnance and towing services to Navy combat vessels.

— City News Service