The new commander of the U.S. Navy's 7th Fleet assumed his post overseeing the world's largest forward-deployed naval force in a ceremony at a port just south of Tokyo. Navy Vice Adm. John M. Bird was sworn in aboard the flagship USS Blue Ridge at Yokosuka port, the site of a U.S. naval base.
Submarine Squadron (SUBRON) 4 held a change of command ceremony at Naval Submarine Base New London. Capt. Richard Breckenridge turned over command of SUBRON 4 to Capt. Robert Clark II in a symbolic ceremony at Pier 17 between USS Vi... Read Post
Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Rick D. West took the helm of the enlisted force as the Navy's 12th MCPON, receiving the ceremonial cutlass from MCPON Joe R. Campa, Jr., in a change-of-office ceremony at the Washington Navy Y... Read Post