ANNAPOLIS (WJZ) — The U.S. Naval Academy has a new commandant.

Colonel James “J.P.” McDonough III was selected to become the 89th Commandant of the Academy.

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He graduated back in 1994 and is currently serving as the executive assistant to the Deputy Commandant at Marine Corps Headquarters at the Pentagon.

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The commandant is responsible for day to day conduct, training and development of the midshipment.

McDonough will report to the Academy later this summer.

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