San Diego Business Journal

New Commander Takes Over at SPAWAR

By Brad Graves Thursday, August 7, 2014
Rear Adm. David H. Lewis, right, reports to Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert his relief of Rear Adm. Patrick H. Brady, center, as commander of Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) -- photo by Rick Naystatt courtesy of U.S. Navy.

Rear Adm. David H. Lewis, right, reports to Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert his relief of Rear Adm. Patrick H. Brady, center, as commander of Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) -- photo by Rick Naystatt courtesy of U.S. Navy.

Spawar received a new commander Aug. 7 during ceremonies where the U.S. Navy’s top admiral officiated.

Rear Adm. David Lewis relieved Rear Adm. Patrick Brady as commander of the San Diego-based Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, the Navy command overseeing information technology, communications, electronics and more experimental technology.

Lewis comes to the job after an assignment as Program Executive Officer, Ships — a job that put him in charge of the construction of most surface ships.

Adm. Jonathan Greenert, chief of naval operations, spoke during the Aug. 7 ceremony, as did Sean Stackley, assistant secretary of the Navy for research, development and acquisition.