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PORTSMOUTH NAVAL SHIPYARD, Maine - Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (PNS) hosted Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Lisa Franchetti Nov. 17.
During her first visit to the shipyard, Franchetti met with Portsmouth's senior leaders, toured production facilities and received an overview of the progress on Shipyard Infrastructure Optimization Program (SIOP) projects including the $1.7 billion Multi-Mission Dry Dock.
Alongside Shipyard Commander Capt. Michael Oberdorf and Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command (NAVFAC) Commander Rear Adm. Dean VanderLey, Franchetti toured the Inside Machine Shop and was briefed on Naval Sustainment System - Shipyards (NSSY-SY) improvement and optimization initiatives. The tour concluded with an update on the progress of SIOP projects by Officer in Charge of Construction-PNS Capt. Frank Carroll and PNS SIOP Director Russ Gagner.