Patrol and Reconnaissance Group Changes Command

Rear Adm. Sandy L. Daniels will relieve Rear Adm. Matthew J. Carter as Commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Group/Commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Group Pacific in a change of command ceremony Feb. 20 at the command’s headquarters at Naval Support Activity Hampton Roads.

Daniels served as Reserve Deputy Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet, since October 2014. She will assume the duties of CPRG/CPRGP until an active duty officer is assigned later this summer.

Carter has commanded CPRG/CPRGP since October 2013. His next assignment is Commander, Naval Forces Japan.

CPRG/CPRGP provides oversight to more than 7,000 men and women operating the U.S. Navy’s maritime patrol aircraft including the P-8A “Poseidon”, P-3C “Orion”, EP-3 “Aries II” and MQ-4C “Triton” unmanned aircraft system.

The Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Force (MPRF) is organized into three Patrol and Reconnaissance Wings at NAS Jacksonville, Florida, NAS Whidbey Island, Washington, and NAS Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. Composed of 14 Patrol and Reconnaissance squadrons, one Fleet Replacement Squadron (FRS) and over 45 subordinate commands, the MPRF is the Navy’s premier provider for airborne Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW), Anti-Surface Warfare (ASuW), and maritime Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) operations.

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