210429-N-DP001-0001 NORFOLK (APR 29, 2020) Adm. Christopher W. Grady, commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, accepts the ‘Old Salt’ Award on board USS Cole (DDG 67). Grady officially took on the title of ‘Old Salt’ from Adm. Philip Davidson, commander, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, who retired April 30, 2021. The ‘Old Salt’ title and trophy is held by the longest-serving active duty surface warfare officer in the surface warfare community. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Theodore Green/Released)
Adm. Grady is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, and was commissioned an ensign in the United States Navy through the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps program in 1984. Go Irish!