Submarine Squadron 1 Changes Command

The commanding officer of Submarine Squadron 1 passed on his duties March 12 during the time-honored tradition of a change of command ceremony at the historic submarine piers of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.

Capt. Harry Ganteaume, commanding officer of Submarine Squadron 1, was relieved by Capt. Timothy Rexrode.

During Ganteaume’s 18-month tour as commodore, the squadron prepared five submarines for deployment; welcomed the arrival of the newest Virginia-class submarine to the waterfront, USS Mississippi (SSN 782); and oversaw the completion of the first-ever major maintenance availability of a Virginia-class submarine at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard.

Ganteaume, who calls Richmond, Virginia, home, was awarded the Legion of Merit during the ceremony for his command of Submarine Squadron 1, serving from October 2013 to March 2015.

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