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Defense Secretary Mark Esper officiated as the retired aviator and public affairs officer’s family, the chief of naval operations and the Marine Corps commandant looked on.
Braithwaite most recently served as the U.S. ambassador to Norway.
“I am incredibly humbled to stand before you, the greatest #Navy and #MarineCorps in the world, to accept this responsibility,” Braithwaite said in a message to the #fleet. “I look forward to the days ahead to do all I can on your behalf, ensuring that you have the opportunity to thrive and succeed in your service to Our Nation.” Navy Times