The Defense Department has designated a Navy captain for promotion to admiral and assignment as the 10th commander of the prison camps the White House wants closed at the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Capt. Jeffrey Harbeson, now assigned to the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations in Washington, will get the star of rear admiral and take over at the controversial prison, according to a Pentagon announcement posted Wednesday on its website. He is currently the Navy's deputy director of Surface Warfare for Combat Systems.
The Pentagon gave no specific timetable.
Harbeson will replace Rear Adm. Thomas Copeman III, who has had the job since June.
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