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Key leaders handling Red Hill spill crisis change commands

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                                Rear Adm. Timothy Kott, commander of Navy Region Hawaii and Surface Group Middle Pacific, will retire after 32 years of serv­ice. He is pictured above right presenting the Legion of Merit to Capt. Erik Spitzer, commander, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, on Tuesday aboard the USS Missouri.

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    Rear Adm. Timothy Kott, commander of Navy Region Hawaii and Surface Group Middle Pacific, will retire after 32 years of serv­ice. He is pictured above right presenting the Legion of Merit to Capt. Erik Spitzer, commander, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, on Tuesday aboard the USS Missouri.

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                                Capt. James Meyer, commanding officer, Navy Facilities Engineering Systems Command Hawaii, also will step down. He will serve as lead officer in supporting Naval Facilities Engineering Command’s defueling of the underground Red Hill storage facility.

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    Capt. James Meyer, commanding officer, Navy Facilities Engineering Systems Command Hawaii, also will step down. He will serve as lead officer in supporting Naval Facilities Engineering Command’s defueling of the underground Red Hill storage facility.

Two senior Navy officers stepped down from key positions in Hawaii on Friday in a pair of routine change-of-command ceremonies. Read more

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