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Admiral Christopher W. Grady, left, U.S. Fleet Forces commander, promotes Rear Admiral Fred I. Pyle in a frocking ceremony at Navy Warfare Development Command. The promotion of Pyle, NWDC commander, will be effective August 1, 2020. He is a native of McAlisterville, Pa., and a 1990 graduate of Pennsylvania State University. 
Frocking is the Navy’s practice of allowing promotion selectees to wear the insignia of the higher grade before the official date of promotion.  For an expanded discussion on the origins of this practice, please visit the Naval History and Heritage Command at
(U.S. Navy photo by MC1 Jason Pastrik, NWDC/Released)
200701-N-QF345-1004.JPG Photo By: MC1 Jason Pastrik

Aug 12, 2020
NORFOLK, Va. - Admiral Christopher W. Grady, U.S. Fleet Forces commander, promotes Rear Admiral Fred I. Pyle in a frocking ceremony at Navy Warfare Development Command.


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CNO Gilday and Gen. Berger Announce LSE 2021

  • Chief of Naval Operations
  • Aug. 3, 2021 | 1:44

210803-N-TR763-1001 WASHINGTON (Aug. 3, 2021) - Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Mike Gilday and Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. David Berger announce Large Scale Exercise (LSE) 2021. (U.S. Navy video by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Nick Brown/Released)

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