CPR 8 Changes Command aboard USS Iwo Jima

The staff of Commander, Amphibious Squadron (CPR) 8 held a change of command ceremony in the forecastle of the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) while underway in the Gulf of Aden, March 3.

During the ceremony, Capt. Michael M. McMillan relieved Capt. Timothy L. Schorr as commodore.

Schorr, a La Rue assumed command of CPR 8 Oct. 7, 2013. During his tenure, he led CPR 8 through a complex work-up cycle and demanding deployment. He led the planning and execution of Exercise Bold Alligator 14, Noble Shirley and Iron Magic. He also oversaw USS Iwo Jima’s, USS New York’s and USS Fort McHenry’s change of homeport from Norfolk, Va. to Mayport, Fla.

Schorr will report next to Naval Air Forces Atlantic in Norfolk.

McMillan previously served as the CPR 8 deputy commodore. His previous tours include commanding officer of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22, executive officer of USS Bataan (LHD 5), and strategic analyst in the Strategic Plans and Policy Division at Headquarters Supreme Allied Commander Transformation, NATO.

The Iwo ARG, with the embarked Marines from the 24th MEU, deployed in December 2014 after a complex work-up cycle.

[mappress mapid=”15292″]

Image: US Navy