Cmdr. Sean Kearns is scheduled to take command of the historic warship docked at the Charlestown Navy Yard in Boston in an onboard change-of-command ceremony on Friday morning.
Kearns, from Hampden, Maine, takes over from Cmdr. Matt Bonner, a Meredith, N.H., native who is moving on to a job with the Joint Staff at the Pentagon.
Kearns holds degrees from Boston University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He recently completed a tour at the Surface Warfare Officers School Command in Newport, R.I.
The Constitution is the world's oldest commissioned warship still afloat.
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