Arlington, Va.— Rear Admiral William E. Landay succeeded Rear Admiral Jay M. Cohen as Chief of Naval Research during a ceremony beginning at noon on today at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, D.C.
Rear Admiral Cohen is ONR´s longest-serving commander, concluding nearly six years as the 20th Chief of Naval Research. His successor, Rear Admiral Landay, was the Program Executive Officer for Littoral and Mine Warfare at Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) before coming to ONR. Landay has now assumed the management of the science and technology programs of the Navy and Marine Corps, from basic research through manufacturing technologies.
Biographical information for Rear Admiral Landay can be found at http://www.navy.mil/navydata/bios/navybio.asp?bioID=172.
Biographical information for Rear Admiral Cohen can be found at http://www.navy.mil/navydata/bios/navybio.asp?bioID=74.
Photographs of Admirals Cohen and Landay are currently available at http://www.onr.navy.mil/about/cnr/, and photos and video footage will be available shortly after the event from ONR's online media gallery at http://www.onr.navy.mil/media.
The Office of Naval Research (ONR) manages science and technology research for the Navy and Marine Corps.
ONR sponsors basic and applied research in oceanography, advanced materials, sensors, robotics, biomedical science and technology, electronics, surveillance, mathematics, manufacturing technology, information science, advanced combat systems, and technologies for ships, submarines, aircraft, and ground vehicles—and more. For information about ONR´s programs, go to http://www.onr.navy.mil.
For more information about the Naval Research Laboratory, go to http://www.nrl.navy.mil.