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    Naval Academy Names Special Warfare Officer as 90th Commandant of Midshipmen

    Naval Academy Names Special Warfare Officer as 90th Commandant of Midshipmen

    Capt. Walter H. Allman III will take the helm as the U.S. Naval Academy's 90th commandant of midshipmen this summer, the academy announced Wednesday.

    Allman, a 1997 graduate of the Naval Academy, will return to Annapolis from Base Pearl -Hickam, Hawaii, where he currently serves as director of Targeting and the Fires and Effects Center for the U.S. Pacific Fleet.

    Allman will assume the role from current Commandant of Midshipmen Col. James “J.P.” McDonough III, who has served in the position for three years.

    McDonough will retire after 30 years of service in the U.S. Marine Corps, a spokesperson for the academy said.

    The commandant of midshipmen is responsible for day-to-day conduct, training and professional development of more than 4,400 midshipmen at the academy.

    Allman is a career naval special warfare officer. His previous assignments include Teams 1 and 3 and SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team 1. He also served with the Naval Special Warfare Development Group, where he completed several combat deployments and contingency operations in support of Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.

    His command tours include Tactical Development and Evaluation Squadron 4 and Naval Special Warfare Groups 3 and 8.

    While a midshipman at the Naval Academy, Allman was named an honorable mention All-American for the academy's sailing team in 1996 and 1997.

    Allman earned a master's degree in defense analysis from…

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