USS Boise Changes Command in Norfolk

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Cmdr. Chris Osborn relieved Cmdr. Scott Luers as commanding officer of the Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Boise (SSN 764) during a ceremony held onboard the submarine at Naval Station Norfolk, Aug. 21.

Luers assumed command of Boise, Feb. 22, 2013, as the submarine’s 10th commanding officer. Under his command, the submarine completed a deployment to the Central Command Area of Responsibility, Jan. 16, 2015, where the crew executed four missions vital to national and global security. The submarine was also awarded the 2014 Commander, Submarine Squadron Six Battle Efficiency Award.

Luers’ next duty will be as the operations officer in the Operations and Special Operations Directorate at SUBLANT.

Osborn’s previous duty assignment was the Submarine Readiness and Military Construction Officer at SUBLANT. A native of Freeland, Mich., he enlisted in the Navy in 1990 as a nuclear-trained Electrician’s Mate.

Boise was built by Newport News Shipbuilding and commissioned November 7, 1992. The 360-foot submarine is the second naval ship to be named in honor of the city of Boise. The crew compliment includes 13 officers and 116 enlisted Sailors.

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