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NRL's Commanding Officer (CO) and Director of Research (DOR) share executive management responsibility for the Laboratory. By Navy requirement, the CO is responsible for overall Laboratory management and the usual functions of command, including legal and regulatory compliance, interacting with other military activities, and generally supervising the technical work and support services. The DOR is responsible for the technical program, its planning, conduct, and staffing; evaluation of the technical competence of personnel, liaison with the scientific community; selection of subordinate technical personnel; exchange of technical information; and the effective execution of the NRL mission. The Executive Officer is responsible for managing day-to-day activities, such as maintenance and logistics, freeing the CO and DOR to concentrate on tactical planning and execution. The XO also takes charge in the absence of the Commanding Officer. 
Commanding Officer  

Capt. Ricardo Vigil

Capt. Gregory T. Petrovic
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Director of Research 

Dr. Bruce Danly

Dr. Bruce Danly
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Executive Officer  

Capt. Jesse Black

Capt. Jesse Black
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