GULF OF ADEN – Lt. J.G. Laurence Clemente, center, from Goshen, N.Y., is promoted to Lt. by Lt. Cmdr. Rick Zabawa, left, and USS Makin Island (LHD 8) Commanding Officer Capt. Mark A. Melson during a ceremony in the ship’s wardroom. Makin Island is deployed with the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts.