Acting Navy Secretary visits Austal and Ingalls

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“Austal USA’s Senior Vice President of Operations Mike Bell (left) and U.S. Congressman Jerry Carl, Alabama’s 1st District (right), give Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas Harker an in-depth look at Austal’s investment and modernization activity surrounding the company’s new steel manufacturing line Mar. 31 at the company’s shipyard in Mobile, Ala.”

Mobile, Ala. (WKRG) — Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas Harker joined First District Alabama Congressman Jerry Carl and Mississippi Fourth District Congressman Steve Palazzo on tours of the Austal and Ingalls shipyards Wednesday.

The visit comes amid a particularly bumpy year at Austal that just recently saw the resignation of President Craig Perciavalle amid a federal investigation into financial and contracting irregularities.

Carl’s office described the visit as an ‘in and out’ visit, making no time for media availability.

Harker was sworn in as acting Navy Secretary in January as President Biden took office.

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