Capt. Gregg Baumann assumed command from Capt. Mark Matthews as the Director of Ocean Engineering, Supervisor of Salvage and Diving (SUPSALV), Naval Sea Systems Command announced.
Baumann reports to SUPSALV after serving as program manager for the International Fleet Support Program Office. He also served as chief of staff for the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Ship Programs, executive assistant to the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research Development and Acquisition and DDG 51 program manager representative. He also completed a SUPSALV tour, serving as the assistant for salvage.
"Earlier in my career, I was fortunate to have served with the professional men and women of SUPSALV," said Baumann. "Now, I'm truly honored and humbled to be selected as the Director of Ocean Engineering, Supervisor of Salvage and Diving to lead this world class team."
Matthews served as SUPSALV Director since February 2012 and has been selected as program manager for the Advanced Undersea Systems Program Office.
The Office of the Director of Ocean Engineering, Supervisor of Salvage, directs development and maintenance of the Navy's salvage, underwater ship husbandry, diving and certification program for the U.S. Navy.