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    USS Jackson Blue Crew Holds Change of Command Ceremony

    USS Jackson (LCS 6) Change of Command

    Photo By Petty Officer 3rd Class Kelsey Culbertson | APRA HARBOR, Guam (Sept. 11, 2021) The commanding officer of Independence-variant...... read more read more

    NAVAL BASE GUAM – Cmdr. Brian Bungay relieved Cmdr. Stacy Wuthier as commanding officer of Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Jackson (LCS 6) Blue Crew during a pier side change of command ceremony on the flight deck aboard USS Jackson (LCS 6) at Naval Base Guam, Sept.10.

    A Denver native, Wuthier served as the executive officer before assuming command in June 2020.

    As commanding officer, she led the crew through the basic, intermediate, and advanced training phases; with numerous successful material inspections to prepare Jackson for her maiden deployment. Wuthier also balanced competing demands and the COVID-19 global health crisis while successfully preparing the ship for its next mission.

    “It’s been an honor and a privilege to sail with and command the Sailors of Jackson Blue Crew," said Wuthier. "I am humbled by the opportunities and experiences that being the Captain of Jackson Blue Crew has given me, their warfighting capabilities and operational readiness is due to their hard work, resiliency, and toughness. I am proud of their accomplishments and am confident that Cmdr. Bungay is ready to lead Jackson Blue Crew into the next phase of operations.”

    Wuthier’s next assignment is commanding officer, Nuclear Power Training Unit in Ballston Spa, New York.

    Bungay, a native of Modesto, California, and most recently served as executive officer aboard USS Jackson (LCS 6) Blue Crew, said he is honored to assume command of such an accomplished crew.

    “It is my absolute honor to serve alongside the best crew in the Navy today, the men and women of USS Jackson Blue Crew," said Bungay.

    The Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) is a fast, agile, mission-focused platform designed to operate in near-shore environments, winning against 21st-century coastal threats. The LCS is capable of supporting forward presence, maritime security, sea control, and deterrence.

    For more news from Commander, Littoral Combat Ship Squadron One, visit https://www.surfpac.navy.mil/comlcsron1/ or follow on Facebook at www.facebook.com/COMLCSRONONE/

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    Date Taken: 09.10.2021
    Date Posted: 09.13.2021 13:32
    Story ID: 405053
    Location: US

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