LCS Crew 212 Commissioned
The first littoral combat ship rotational crew commissioning ceremony was held for Crew 212 Oct. 9 at Admiral Baker Park.
The commissioning ceremony is the first of its kind since LCS crew rotations will be fully certified before arriving on-hull. This is a new method of operating within the LCS community and crew 212 is the first to accomplish it.
The ceremony opened with the announcement of the newly commissioned crew and its plans for the future. Several Sailors received awards and recognition throughout the ceremony for their performance during the establishment of the crew.
Crew 212 became qualified through various trainings and schools throughout the United States to prepare for their duties as a rotational LCS crew.
The crew will go to USS Coronado in January to finish operational maintenance and conduct engineering certifications at sea to validate the ship is ready to deploy.
Press Release, October 13, 2014; Image: US Navy