VP-8 Conducts Change of Command
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Patrol Squadron (VP) 8 “Fighting Tigers” Commanding Officer, Cmdr. Michael Marston transferred command to Cmdr. Todd Libby today during a change of Command Ceremony at the ceremonial hangar aboard Naval Air Station Jacksonville.
Libby hails from Newburgh, Maine. His previous sea assignments include a tour onboard the USS Harry S. Truman, and tours with VP-10 and VP-8 in Brunswick, Maine. He has served on three shore tours at the Naval War College, the Bureau of Personnel, and on the staff of Commander, Fleet Air Keflavik, Iceland.
As Commanding Officer, Cmdr. Michael Marston led the Fighting Tigers through a highly successful tri-site deployment across two Combatant Commanders’ Areas of Responsibility. Employing the P-3 against surface, subsurface, overland, and counter-drug threats, his Fighting Tiger team flew over 650 missions and 3,065 hours. Since returning from deployment last December, VP-8 has supported two Presidential detachments and three exercises critical to Carrier and Expeditionary Strike Group deployments. The Fighting Tigers are on an inter-deployment readiness cycle preparing to their next scheduled deployment.
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