Retired US Navy admiral joins Fincantieri Marinette Marine

US shipbuilder Fincantieri Marinette Marine announced it has welcomed retired US Navy Vice Admiral Richard W. Hunt as its chief strategy officer and head of institutional relations.

At Fincantieri Marinette Marine, Adm. Hunt will communicate the shipbuilder’s technological and performance advantages. He will also manage and expand the company’s relationships with government customers and federal, state, and local government entities.

“The US Navy needs the best, but it must also be a careful steward of taxpayer dollars,” said Hon. H. Lawrence Garrett, chairman of the board of Fincantieri Marinette Marine and former Secretary of the Navy. “Adm. Hunt understands that. As a former commander of critical naval surface forces, he knows what the Navy needs to fight and to win.”

Hunt’s nearly four-decade career in the US Navy was filled with high-profile commands. He served as Commander of Carrier Strike Group Six; Commander of the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa; Commander of the US Third Fleet; and Commander of Naval Surface Force for the US Pacific Fleet.

Adm. Hunt’s shore assignments included Director of Navy Staff; Executive Assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; and deputy director of Strategy and Policy, Joint Staff (J5).

“I am proud to join Fincantieri Marinette Marine,” said Adm. Hunt. “I dedicated my career to the US Navy. It is an extension of my service to join the team expanding and modernizing the US Navy fleet.”