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    USS North Carolina Conducts Change of Command

    USS North Carolina Change of Command

    Photo By Petty Officer 2nd Class Leland Hasty | 220628-N-LN285-1287 JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM (June 28, 2022) – Cmdr. Tad...... read more read more

    JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, HI, UNITED STATES

    06.28.2022

    Story by Petty Officer 2nd Class Leland Hasty 

    Commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet

    USS North Carolina Conducts Change of Command
    Story by Lt. John Huson, Electronics Technician 2nd Class Leland Hasty II, and Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Molly Crawford

    JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM – The Virginia-class fast-attack submarine USS North Carolina (SSN 777) conducted a change of command ceremony at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, June 28.

    Cmdr. Tad Robbins, from Brazil, Ind., relieved Cmdr. Michael Fisher, from Sterling Heights, Mich. as commanding officer during the ceremony, which was held on the deck of the North Carolina.

    Under Fisher’s leadership, North Carolina successfully executed back-to-back Western Pacific deployments in the U.S. 7th and 3rd Fleet areas of operations, completing tasks vital to national security.

    “I will forever remember our most recent Western Pacific deployment and everything that we were able to accomplish as a crew,” said Fisher. He then proceeded to thank the crew of the North Carolina and other guests in attendance.

    Fisher’s next assignment will be to Submarine Group 7 in Yokosuka, Japan.

    Rear Adm. Richard Seif, commander, Submarine Group 7 was the guest speaker at the ceremony.

    “Mike, your desire for excellence in all you do has proven itself in your sustained superior leadership of North Carolina,” said Seif. “You and your chiefs established a command culture, through the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, that empowered your Sailors and junior officers to take ownership and demand excellence, no matter the size of the issue or task at hand.”

    Robbins comes to North Carolina after serving as deputy executive assistant, Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet.

    “Our ship, our crew will be prepared and combat focused. North Carolina will be ready when she is called,” said Robbins.

    North Carolina was commissioned May 3, 2008. North Carolina is the fourth Virginia-class submarine and the fourth U.S. Navy ship to be named for the state of North Carolina. Measuring 377 feet long with a beam of 34 feet, North Carolina has a crew of approximately 150 Sailors. North Carolina is capable of supporting various missions, including anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface ship warfare, strike warfare, and intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance.

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    Date Taken: 06.28.2022
    Date Posted: 06.29.2022 22:29
    Story ID: 424088
    Location: JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, HI, US 
    Hometown: BRAZIL, IN, US
    Hometown: STERLING HEIGHTS, MI, US

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