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Retired Rear Adm. David M. Thomas manages the BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair yard. The walkway at upper left gives shipyard employees access to the dry dock holding the USS Omaha.

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New Leader, Bigger Dry Dock Working at Shipyard

A U.S. Navy career gave him a front-row seat to history. Now retired Rear Adm. David M. Thomas Jr. is tending to the fleet.

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