Please join us a not-for-attribution transition seminar for Admiral Mark Ferguson, incoming commander of US Naval Forces Europe-Africa/US 6th Fleet, on Thursday, February 20, from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. to help him think through the challenges he will face in his new command.

Working with both European and African partners, US Naval Forces Europe and US Naval Forces Africa (NAVEUR-NAVAF) leads security efforts in an area of responsibility consisting of approximately half the Atlantic Ocean, from the North Pole to Antarctica; as well as the Adriatic, Baltic, Barents, Black, Caspian, Mediterranean, and North Seas. Charged with coordinating among 105 countries, ADM Ferguson will deal with multiple security challenges including counterpiracy, humanitarian operations, and shaping the ballistic missile defense architecture.

ADM Ferguson is currently the vice chief of naval operations. His afloat assignments include service on board USS South Carolina(CGN 37), USS Fife (DD 991) and USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). He commanded the USS Benfold (DDG 65) and Destroyer Squadron 18. In addition to various staff assignments, he served as a special assistant to the Supreme Allied Commander, Europe, in Mons, Belgium. He has also served as the assistant commander, Navy Personnel Command, chief of legislative affairs, and chief of naval personnel.

Please use the West Tower eleavtors when you arrive.