New Commander Appointed for USS Mississippi

Cmdr. Eric Rozek relieved Cmdr. Michael Luckett as commanding officer of the US Navy’s Virginia-class fast attack submarine USS Mississippi (SSN 782) at a change of command ceremony held at the submarine piers on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, June 5.

As Rozek assumed command of Mississippi, he expressed how honored and humbled he is to have been selected to take charge of such a professional and accomplished group of submariners.

USS Mississippi is the fourth and newest Virginia-class fast attack submarine to be homeported in Pearl Harbor. The submarine is 377-feet long, displaces 7,800 tons, and is equipped to carry torpedoes and Tomahawk missiles, and possesses the capacity to insert special operations forces into a multitude of environments and battlefield scenarios.

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