Captain Janet Days will become the 51st commanding officer of the US Naval Station Norfolk, making her the first Black female to hold the position in the installation’s 106-year history, Report informs referring to Stars and Stripes.

A change of command ceremony will be held Friday morning. Days will relieve Capt. David Dees, who will assume duties as the Chief of Staff for Commander of Navy Region Mid-Atlantic.

A 1999 Old Dominion University graduate, Days holds a Bachelor of Science in business. She went on to earn a master’s degree in business administration from the Naval Postgraduate School and the Naval War College command and staff diploma. She is also a graduate of Joint and Combined Warfighting School at Joint Forces Staff College and is a qualified joint specialty officer.