The 6th Fleet boss has been tapped to return to the states to helm the Norfolk-based Fleet Forces Command, the Defense Department announced Monday.

Vice Adm. Phil Davidson has been nominated to lead FFC, a position that comes with a fourth star.

Davidson, a 1982 Naval Academy grad and surface warfare officer, has commanded the frigate Taylor, the cruiser Gettysburg, and the Eisenhower carrier strike group, according to his official bio.

DoD also nominated Rear Adm. Dixon Smith to head Navy Installations Command, which oversees all naval bases and regions, a position that comes with a third star.

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