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  • 11 February 2016
    Authorities

    As the Royal Navy’s previous Fleet Commander has moved up the ladder to become the First Sea Lord, the Navy has welcomed his successor at a handover ceremony in Portsmouth, UK. Vice Admiral Ben Key CBE is taking up the role from outgoing Fleet Commander Vice Admiral Sir Philip Jones KCB  who is to be promoted […]

  • 25 February 2015
    Authorities

    Commander, Naval Mine and Anti-Submarine Warfare Command (NMAWC) held a change of command ceremony at Naval Base Point Loma Feb. 23. During the ceremony, Rear Adm. Russell E. Allen assumed command from Rear Adm. William Merz. Merz assumed command of NMAWC in October 2013 as a career submariner and was responsible for the Undersea Domain […]

  • 7 October 2014
    Authorities

    Cmdr. Geoffrey P. Bowman relieved Cmdr. Shawn M. Kern as commanding officer of the “Eagles” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 115 during an airborne change of command ceremony in airspace above Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73), Sept. 28. Upon returning to the U.S., Kern will assume the duties of director of test […]

  • 10 August 2012
    Training & Education

    It’s all change in the Gulf with the arrival of two new ships and two new crews to sustain the Royal Navy’s long-term mine warfare force in the region. Her Majesty’s Ships Atherstone and Shoreham have arrived to replace outgoing Middleton and Pembroke, whilst the crews of HMS Quorn and Ramsey have traded places with […]

  • 29 May 2014
    Authorities

    Commander Fleet Activities Chinhae (CFAC) held a change of command ceremony, May 27 with more than 300 Sailors, families, members of the local Korean community, and military leaders from the Republic of Korea navy in attendance.   Cmdr. Michael Weatherford relieved Cmdr. Quinn Skinner as commander. Weatherford first reported to CFAC in 2012 to serve […]

  • 15 May 2015
    Authorities

    The Spanish Minister of Defence, Mr Pedro Morenés, was the guest of honour during Operation Atalanta’s Force Headquarters Change of Command ceremony that was held on board Dutch flagship, HNLMS Johan de Witt, on Wednesday 6 May 2015 in Djibouti. At the ceremony Spain took Force Command of the Force Headquarters from Sweden. Once the […]

  • 24 July 2014
    Authorities

    The U.S. Naval Academy (USNA) held a change of command ceremony July 23 in Annapolis, Maryland.   Vice Adm. Walter E. “Ted” Carter Jr. relieved Vice Adm. Michael Miller, becoming the 62nd academy superintendent. Carter, a native of Burrillville, Rhode Island, served as president of the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island, before he […]

  • 27 May 2019
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Taiwan has kicked off construction of three Tuo Chiang-class missile corvettes and four next-generation minelayers in a ceremony attended by the country’s president Tsai Ing-wen on May 24. The three catamaran corvettes are being built by Lung Teh Shipbuilding and will displace 680 tons at a length of 65 meters. They will armed with Hsiung […]

  • 24 June 2016
    Authorities

    Royal Canadian Navy Vice-Admiral Mark Norman was “rowed ashore” by senior naval officers as he relinquished command of the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) on June 23, at Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship Carleton, home of Ottawa’s Naval Reserve Division, along the shore of Dow’s Lake. In a 27-foot whaler borrowed from Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps […]

  • 29 June 2015
    Authorities

    Three US Coast Guard cutter crews officially changed commands Thursday during a ceremony in Portsmouth at Sector Hampton Roads. The crews of Coast Guard Cutters Shearwater, Sea Horse and Cochito, 87-foot Coastal Patrol Boats homeported in Hampton Roads, bid farewell to departing officers-in-charge and welcomed aboard the incoming, during the unique, triple change-of-command ceremony. Master […]

  • 2 November 2015
    Authorities

    INS Vikramaditya, Indian Navy’s new aircraft carrier, held a change of command ceremony today at Karwar. Captain Krishna Swaminathan has assumed charge as the second Commanding Officer of the aircraft carrier. The ship was commissioned at Severodvinsk in Russia on 16 November 2013 and has since been commanded by Captain Suraj Berry, NM. The flagship and centre-piece […]

  • 29 March 2016
    Authorities

    Frigate Captain Jörg Maier will transfer command over the German Navy frigate Sachsen to Frigate Captain Ole Paffenholz during a ceremony scheduled to be held at Wilhelmshaven Naval Base on April 1. Frigate Captain Meier has been at the helm of the frigate since August 2013. Looking back at the time spent at his position, he […]

  • 15 May 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    US Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus announced Navy-wide changes that will affect midshipmen’s physical readiness, career paths and post graduate education, during a speech at the United States Naval Academy (USNA), May 13. The initiatives Mabus outlined focused on improving flexibility, transparency and choice for midshipmen’s careers. Starting this September, SECNAV is establishing […]

  • 7 September 2015
    Authorities

    US Navy’s forward-deployed Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54) held a change of command ceremony Sept. 1. Cmdr. Amy Graham relieved Cmdr. Hans De For as Curtis Wilbur’s commanding officer during a ceremony on board Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka. While De For was in command, Curtis Wilbur reached a milestone for sustained readiness […]

  • 14 May 2014
    Authorities

    The officers and crew of the guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94) held a change of command ceremony on the ship’s flight deck, while in port, May 11.   During the ceremony, Cmdr. Michelle Nakamura assumed command of Nitze from Cmdr. John L. Bub, Jr., marking the end of three years of command for Bub. […]

  • 5 December 2013
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The Australian Navy will progressively change the colour of its surface fleet to meet modern war-fighting and regional environmental conditions, the Chief of Australian Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, has announced. While not normally apparent to the bystander, the recent International Fleet Review with 17 international ships visibly demonstrated that colour schemes do vary significantly […]

  • 14 December 2016
    Authorities

    Guided-missile submarine USS Florida (SSGN 728) held a change of command ceremony at the chapel at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay on December 12th. Capt. Brett Moyes relieved Capt. Nathan Martin as the Blue crew’s commanding officer. Retired Rear Adm. Douglas McAneny, former commander of Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, was the guest speaker for […]

  • 29 July 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Capt. Darius Banaji relieved Rear Adm. Louis V. Cariello as commander, Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC), Atlantic in a ceremony held at NAVFAC Atlantic’s Lafayette River Complex, Norfolk, July 27. Rear Adm. Bret J. Muilenburg, commander, NAVFAC and chief of Civil Engineers, presided over the ceremony and was the guest speaker. Muilenburg paid tribute to […]

  • 7 October 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Cmdr. Micah Maxwell relieved Cmdr. Brian Tothero as Commander of the Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Buffalo (SSN 715) during a ceremony at the submarine piers on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Oct. 6. While in command, Tothero led his submarine through the completion of a 17-month shipyard availability, then through the transition back to at-sea operations […]

  • 4 September 2015
    Authorities

    Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT)/U.S. 5th Fleet (C5F)/Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) held a change-of-command ceremony aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), in the port of Manama, Bahrain, on September 3. Vice Adm. Kevin M. Donegan relieved Vice Adm. John W. Miller as commander of naval forces in the central […]

  • 13 May 2015
    Authorities

    Command of the Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Louisville (SSN 724) was passed yesterday, May 12, as Cmdr. Robert Figgs was relieved by Cmdr. David Cox during a time-honored ceremony at the submarine piers on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. While in command, Figgs led his submarine to completion of a successful Western Pacific deployment. […]

  • 4 March 2016
    Authorities

    Sailors onboard the U.S. Navy dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47) held a change of command ceremony at Naval Base San Diego, March 1. With the traditional exchange of salutes, Cmdr. Thomas S. Stephens turned over command of Rushmore to Cmdr. Sarah H. DeGroot, who had previously served as the ship’s executive officer. During Stephens’ […]

  • 2 December 2014
    Authorities

    Australian Navy Commander Ashley Papp relinquished command of HMAS Choules, handing the weight of command to Commander Chris Aulmann on 15 November in Brisbane.  HMAS Choules is a Landing Ship Dock which originally served with the Royal Fleet Auxiliary as RFA Largs Bay from 2006-2011. Choules is a large versatile ship, capable of carrying over […]

  • 20 November 2014
    Authorities

    In a ceremony onboard the New Zealand Navy’s biggest ship, HMNZS Canterbury, at Devonport Naval Base, Commander David Turner relinquished command of the ship to Commander Simon Rooke. Chief of Navy RADM Jack Steer presided. CDR Turner, who had been Commanding Officer of HMNZS Canterbury since November 2012, will become the Executive Officer of HMNZS Philomel, the Navy’s shore-based naval establishment. CDR […]

  • 21 April 2015
    Authorities

    Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 8 held a change of command ceremony at Norfolk Naval Station, April 17. Rear Adm. Victorino G. Mercado was relieved by Rear Adm. Bret C. Batchelder as commander, Carrier Strike Group 8, which includes the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group. Mercado assumed command of CSG-8 in June 2014. He led the […]

  • 22 August 2014
    Authorities

    Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25 held a change of command ceremony at the squadron’s hangar aboard Andersen Air Force Base, Aug. 21.   During the ceremony, Cmdr. Gabriel Soltero relieved Cmdr. Gregory Leland as commanding officer of HSC-25. Since Leland, a native of Marlborough, Massachusetts, assumed command of HSC-25 in November 2013, he has […]

  • 2 June 2014
    Authorities

    The officers and crew assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) ended an era and began a new chapter with a change of command ceremony on the ship’s flight deck, May 29.   Cmdr. Christopher England assumed command of Fitzgerald from Cmdr. Jonathan Schmitz, marking the end of 17 months of […]

  • 17 August 2014
    Authorities

    USS Louisiana (SSBN 743) welcomed a new commanding officer for its Gold Crew Aug. 15.   Cmdr. Melvyn Naidas relieved Cmdr. Robert Peters during the ballistic missile submarine’s change-of-command ceremony at the Naval Undersea Museum. During his command tour, which began in March 2012, Peters completed four strategic deterrent patrols with the Gold Crew while […]

  • 1 August 2014
    Training & Education

    NAVSUP Weapon Systems Support (NAVSUP WSS) held a time-honored traditional change of command ceremony in Philadelphia, July 31, also broadcasting it simultaneously to its other sites in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, and Norfolk, Virginia.   Guests and dignitaries celebrated the three-year tenure of Rear Adm. John G. King and welcomed aboard the new commander, Rear Adm. David […]