Change of Command for US Carrier Strike Group 10

U.S. Navy’s Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 10 held a change of command ceremony while embarked aboard the flagship USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (Ike), in the Atlantic Ocean on December 1.

Rear Admiral Jesse Wilson relieved Rear Admiral Bruce Lindsey.

Lindsey, a naval aviator, was flying in an F/A-18 from Strike Fighter Squadron (VF) 32, when he radioed Wilson, a surface warfare officer in primary flight control aboard Ike, to conduct the change of command.

Lindsey, who took command of CSG-10 on August 1, 2014, led the first carrier strike group implementation of the Optimized Fleet Response Plan (OFRP) which represents the Navy’s new strategy of generating ready forces for employment.

Under his leadership, OFRP was operationalized on the waterfront with the greatest improvements coming in both the manning and training lines of effort. As the first CSG to enter and execute the first cycle of OFRP, Ike CSG is laying the foundation for significant improvements throughout the entire OFPR cycle.

The Norfolk-based strike group is comprised of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, Carrier Air Wing 3, USS San Jacinto (CG 56), USS Monterey (CG 61), and Destroyer Squadron 26 and its associated ships USS Barry (DDG 52), USS Stout (DDG 55), USS McFaul (DDG 74), USS Oscar Austin (DDG 79), USS Mason (DDG 87) and USS Nitze (DDG 94).

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