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Rochester Native To Head Naval Forces In Korea

U.S. Navy

The Department of Defense has announced the appointment of the first female commander for U.S. Naval forces in Korea, and officials say that woman is a Rochester native.

Captain Lisa Franchetti has been nominated for the rank of rear admiral. She has been serving as a military assistant to the Secretary of the Navy in Washington.

The date of her new assignment was not immediately available, but officials say that Navy commanders in South Korea traditionally change out in September, and then serve two years in that area.

Randy Gorbman is WXXI's director of news and public affairs. Randy manages the day-to-day operations of WXXI News on radio, television, and online.