VCNO Tours Naval Station Rota, Spain

The US Navy’s Vice Chief of Naval Operations visited Naval Station Rota, Spain, March 8 and 9 as part of a visit to the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operation.

Adm. Michelle Howard’s two-day visit included a tour of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71), a visit to U.S. Naval Hospital Rota, as well as other commands aboard the installation, followed by two all-hands calls with Sailors and Marines assigned to Commander, U.S. Naval Activities Spain.

Aboard Ross, Howard toured the ship which included a visit to the bridge, a briefing with Ross Commanding Officer Cmdr. Tadd Gorman and a duty section all-hands calls on the fantail.

Before leaving Spain, she held two all-hands calls where she discussed gender integration, cyber security, and the results of a Department of Defense (DoD) study.

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