USS Gettysburg Welcomes Aboard US Ambassador to France

Guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64) hosted United States Ambassador to France and Monaco Charles Rivkin Aug. 6 during a port visit to Marseille, France.

Rivkin toured Gettysburg’s engineering spaces, mess decks, and combat information center (CIC), which showcased the capabilities of a fully-equipped, modern cruiser.

 “When we operate in theater, the opportunity to meet the individuals we support is always welcome,” says Chief Operations Specialists Laurence Walton, leading chief petty officer in CIC. “Showing them our capabilities and what we bring to the table allows both of us to do our jobs more efficiently.”

Gettysburg was joined in Marseilles by aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75).

Gettysburg is deployed as part of Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group, supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility.

Press Release, August 12, 2013