Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg to be ‘public face’ of Navy’s newest submarine

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The U.S. Navy has made an unconventional choice to sponsor its newest submarine: Facebook’s chief operating officer, Sheryl Sandberg, who is known for advocating women’s empowerment through her “Lean In” book and campaign.

Sponsors, who christen the ship, are always women but historically they were often the wives of senior officers or politicians with close ties to the Navy. According to Navy lore, sponsors are said to imbue a ship with their personalities.

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus chose Sandberg to sponsor the newest Virginia-class attack submarine, the USS Massachusetts. His spokesman, Capt. Patrick McNally, said Mabus looks for opportunities to connect the American public with their Navy. Read more…

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Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg to be ‘public face’ of Navy’s newest submarine

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