US Navy Submarine Squadron 11 changes command

Current Captain of the U.S. Pacific Fleet’s Submarine Squadron 11, Captain Eugene Doyle, was relieved by Captain Brian Davies during a pier side ceremony on February 12.

The ceremony was held aboard the Los Angeles-class submarine USS Pasadena (SSN 752).

Commander, Submarine Force U.S. Pacific Fleet (COMSUBPAC) Rear Adm. Frederick J. Roegge was the guest speaker and congratulated Doyle for his achievements as commodore of SUBRON 11.

“Under Doyle’s leadership, SUBRON 11 has prepared for overseas deployment seven submarines that have conducted over 20 missions vital to national security.”

Under Doyle’s command, SUBRON 11 oversaw submarines deployed to the Arabian Gulf, the western and southern Pacific regions and the Arctic. In addition, the submarines completed six operational reactor safeguards examinations, three tactical readiness evaluations, three shipboard material inspections, two dry-dock availabilities, and five changes of home-port.

During the change of command ceremony, Doyle was also presented with the Legion of Merit medal.

The new Submarine Squadron Commander Brian Davies was commissioned in 1991 after graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Ocean Engineering from the United States Naval Academy.

Davies’ sea tours include service as a division officer aboard USS Hyman G. Rickover (SSN 709), engineering officer aboard USS Nebraska (SSBN 739) (BLUE) and executive officer aboard USS Houston (SSN 713). Davies commanded USS Jimmy Carter (SSN 23) from 2009 to 2012, where he completed three deployments and a shipyard maintenance period.

SUBRON 11 is located at Naval Base Point Loma in San Diego and consists of five Los Angeles-class nuclear-powered attack submarines, the floating drydock Arco (ARDM 5), and Undersea Rescue Command. The squadron staff is responsible for providing training, material and personnel readiness support to these commands.

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