New Commander aboard USS George Washington

Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) held a change of command ceremony, January 30.

Capt. Greg Fenton was relieved by Capt. Timothy Kuehhas as commanding officer.

George Washington’s hangar bay set the stage to recall the crew’s achievements during Fenton’s tenure and for Kuehhas to take the helm as the ship’s new commanding officer.

Fenton’s successes include advancing more than 2,900 George Washington Sailors and chiefs to the next pay grade, achieving his goal of being competitive for the Battle “E” Award and ultimately earning it one year earlier than he foresaw.

Fenton will report to Commander, Naval Forces Japan while awaiting follow-on orders while Kuehhas looks forward to serving as George Washington’s 12th Commanding Officer.

George Washington and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, provide a combat-ready force that protects and defends the collective maritime interests of the U.S. and its allies and partners in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.

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