Transportation 2023: REAR ADM. WESLEY McCALL
COMMANDER, NAVY REGION MID-ATLANTIC, NORFOLK
McCall became the Navy’s mid-Atlantic commander in May after Rear Adm. Christopher “Scotty” Gray was promoted to lead the Navy Installations Command in Washington, D.C.
McCall previously commanded Navy Region Southeast, which includes operations in Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas and much of the Southeastern United States. He was based in Jacksonville, Florida, at its Naval Air Station. Now, he oversees 14 installations from Wisconsin to North Carolina and is stationed at the world’s largest Navy base, Naval Station Norfolk.
McCall was inspired to join the Navy after seeing the 1986 Tom Cruise film “Top Gun” and was nicknamed “Cowboy” after becoming a naval aviator in 1992, according to The Florida Times-Union. His operational assignments have included tours with helicopter squadrons and serving as helicopter operations officer for the Navy’s 5th Fleet area of operations, which includes the Middle East.
McCall, who also served as protocol officer for the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and commanding officer of Naval Station Mayport in Florida, became commander of Navy Region Southeast in April 2021.