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Ellsworth man appointed to lead large naval organization

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Rhinehart has 25 years of Naval service

Capt. Richard G. Rhinehart of Ellsworth

BREMERTON, Wash. (WKBN) – A man from Ellsworth started a new position as the Commanding Officer at Naval Base Kitsap (NBK) in Bremerton, Washington.

Navy Capt. Richard G. Rhinehart started the role on Aug. 16, relieving Capt. Alan Schrader at a change of command ceremony at NBK-Bangor.

NBK Washington is the largest naval organization in Navy Region Northwest. Its mission is to serve as the host command for the Navy’s fleet throughout West Puget Sound and to provide base operating services, including support for both surface ships and submarines homeported at Bremerton and Bangor.

Rhinehart has 25 years of Naval service and previously worked as Assistant Chief of Staff for Partnership and Civil-Military Cooperation.

He graduated from Miami of Ohio University in 1992 with a Bachelor of Science Degree. He also holds a Master of Science in Engineering from the University of Michigan.

Editor’s note: This story has been updated to include Rhinehart’s master’s degree, which was omitted from the initial report. We regret the omission.

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