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DDG 120 - USS Carl M. Levin


  ddg 120 uss carl m. levin arleigh burke class destroyer us navy


Type, class: Guided Missile Destroyer - DDG; Arleigh Burke class, Flight IIA

Builder: General Dynamics Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine, USA



Awarded: authorized

Laid down:


Commissioned: ?




Namesake: Senator Carl M. Levin (1934- )

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Technical Data: see: INFO > Arleigh Burke class Guided Missile Destroyer - DDG


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USS Carl M. Levin (DDG 120):


Senator Carl M. Levin (1934- ):

Carl Milton Levin (born June 28, 1934) is a former United States Senator from Michigan, having served from 1979 to 2015. He was the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Armed Services and is a member of the Democratic Party.

Born in Detroit, Michigan, Levin is a graduate of Swarthmore College and Harvard Law School. He worked as the General Counsel of the Michigan Civil Rights Commission from 1964 to 1967, and as a special assistant attorney general for the Michigan Attorney General's Office. Levin was elected to the Detroit City Council in 1968, serving from 1969 to 1977, and was president of the City Council from 1973 to 1977.

In 1978, Levin ran for the United States Senate, defeating incumbent Republican Senator Robert P. Griffin. Levin was re-elected in 1984, 1990, 1996, 2002 and 2008. On March 7, 2013, Levin announced that he would not seek a seventh term to the Senate, and would retire in 2015. Levin became Michigan's senior senator in 1995. He is the longest-serving senator in the state's history, and was ultimately fourth longest-serving incumbent in the U.S. Senate.

Personal life:

Carl Levin married Barbara Halpern in 1961 and they have three daughters: Kate, Laura, and Erica.

Levin's family has long been active in Michigan politics. His older brother, Sander M. Levin, has represented Michigan's 12th congressional district in the House of Representatives since 1983. Sandy's son (Carl's nephew) Andy Levin was a policy analyst for the AFL-CIO and later ran unsuccessfully for the Michigan Senate. Carl's uncle Theodore Levin, was a chief judge on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. Carl's first cousin Charles Levin was a Michigan Supreme Court judge; another first cousin, Joseph Levin, was a candidate for the House.

In 2007 he received the Freedom medal.



Carl Milton Levin

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Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus(left) and retired US Sen. Carl M. Levin sport new command ball caps after
a ship-naming ceremony at the General Motors Renaissance Center in downtown Detroit - April 2016

   senator carl m. levin
April 2016

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April 2016

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President George W. Bush is surrounded by members of Congress and senior Defense Department leaders (Sen. Levin left)
as he signs the National Defense Authorization Act at the Pentagon on November 24, 2003.





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