BREMERTON, Wash. — A U.S. Navy officer has made history by being the first woman elevated to the command of a Washington state shipyard.
Vice Adm. Thomas Moore of the Naval Sea Systems Command installed Wolfson during a ceremony attended by hundreds of military and civilian employees at the shipyard in Bremerton.
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Moore says Wolfson "was chosen for the position for one reason and one reason only — she was absolutely the very person for the job."
Wolfson replaces Capt. Howard Markle, who has commanded the shipyard west of Seattle since 2015.