The incoming director of U.S. Naval Intelligence is enjoying some time in his hometown of Erie.

Vice Admiral Matthew Kohler Friday toured the site of Mercyhurst University's new cyber lab and operations center.

Mercyhurst is a longtime leader in the educating students in the field of intelligence.

Admiral Kohler said he admires the work Mercyhurst is doing.

He also was very impressed with the young people who are serving our country in the military.

"I get to see the type of individuals that our universities are producing that typically come in as our officers and what our high schools are producing that are typically our enlisted workforce," said Kohler. "The quality and capabilities of these individuals is phenomenal."

Admiral Kohler will also be the commencement speaker for Mercyhurst this weekend.