Portsmouth Naval Shipyard getting new commander this year

KITTERY, Maine — The Navy says the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard is getting a new commander this year.

The Navy announced Thursday that Capt. Daniel Ettlich, who currently serves as deputy for shipyard operations at the Naval Sea Systems Command in Washington, D.C., will take over the post.

He said in a statement that repair and maintenance on attack submarines at Portsmouth is more important than ever and that “returning these ships back to the fleet on time is mission priority one.”

Ettlich has served at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard in Hawaii; Naval Intermediate Maintenance Facility Pacific Northwest in Bangor, Wash.; U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Baghdad; and Submarine Squadron 11 in San Diego.

His career has included service aboard submarines, teaching assignments and his recent stint as business and strategic planning at the Puget Sound shipyard.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


By participating in online discussions you acknowledge that you have agreed to the Star-Advertiser's TERMS OF SERVICE. An insightful discussion of ideas and viewpoints is encouraged, but comments must be civil and in good taste, with no personal attacks. If your comments are inappropriate, you may be banned from posting. To report comments that you believe do not follow our guidelines, email hawaiiwarriorworld@staradvertiser.com.