USS Makin Island
“Gung Ho”
Captain Pringle
CAPT Cedric E. Pringle
Executive Officer (February 2010 - February 2012)

Captain Cedric E. Pringle is a native of Sumter, S. C. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics and received his commission via NROTC from the University of South Carolina in December 1986.

At sea, he served in USS Ranger (CV 61) and in USS Portland (LSD 37) in Engineering Department. Other sea tours include USS Fort McHenry as Executive Officer and as Chief Staff Officer for Commander, Amphibious Squadron Four/USS Wasp Expeditionary Strike Group. He also served as Commanding Officer, USS Whidbey Island (LSD 41) from July 2004 to February 2006. His command tour was highlighted by Whidbey Island’s participation in Hurricane Katrina Relief Operations in September 2005.

Following command, Captain Pringle served as Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Plans (N3/N5) for Commander, Amphibious Forces Seventh Fleet from July 2006 to July 2008. He later served in the Joint Staff Force Structure, Resources, and Assessment Directorate (J8) as Deputy Chief of Forces Division.

He earned Masters Degrees in Systems Management (Financial Management Subspecialty) and National Security Strategy from the Naval Postgraduate School and the Naval War College, respectively.

His personal decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal (2), Meritorious Service Medal (4), Navy Commendation Medal (3), Navy Achievement Medal (2), and various unit and service awards.



Evening colors onboard USS Makin Island (LHD 8)
An Aircraft Handler gives permission to an AV8B Harrier assigned to the Black Sheep of VMA 214 to take from MAKIN ISLAND
M-16 Rifle Qualifications Onboard Makin Island
An MV200 Sprey Approaches The Flight Deck of USS Makin Island
USS Makin Island Magnetic Signature Deperming
Members of the USS Makin Island (LHD 8) color guard parade the colors.
Sailors onboard USS MAKIN ISLAND (LHD) participate in a Main Space Fire Drill
Sailors from Air Department's V-1 Division inspect and assemble flight deck equipment onboard the ship
Makin Island is currently preparing to celebrate the 112th Hospital Corpsman birthday as the ship nears the end of its four-mont
USS Makin Island  returned to port July 1 following two days at sea for Final Contract Trials (FCT) preparation
SAN DIEGO – USS Makin Island (LHD 8) returned to port July 1 following two days at sea for Final Contract Trials (FCT) preparati
The Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) transits through the San Diego Bay Harbor to the Pacific Ocean.
Midshipmen form the number eight on the flight deck of USS Makin Island (LHD 8) as USS Lake Champlain (CG 57) comes alongside th
Religious Program Specialist 1st Class Redor Rufo, left, and Religious Program Specialist 2nd Class Jason Cooper commit remains
College Fair Onboard USS Makin Island
Sailors from USS Makin Island's (LHD 8) Extinguish a Class Bravo Fire During a Flight Deck Fire Drill
USS Makin Island’s Flag Football Team Earns 1st Place Trophy
Boatswain’s Mate 1st Class (SW) Ian De Leos, Deck Department’s 1st Division Leading Petty Officer, secures bunting to railing on
Makin Island's first ever change of command ceremony August 27.
Capt. James W. Landers relieves Capt. Robert G. Kopas during USS Makin Island’s (LHD 8) first change of command ceremony August
Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) Luis B. Calle of USS Makin Island’s Air Department charges through a crowd of San Ysidro Mi
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USS Makin Island (LHD 8) passes under the Golden Gate Bridge as she arrives in San Francisco for Fleet Week.
Sailors march in the Columbus Day Celebration Parade during San Francisco Fleet Week 2010
USS Makin Island (LHD 8) Successfully Completes INSURV
Sailors from the USS Makin Island (LHD 8) inport emergency team (IET) fight a simulated class alpha fire
USS Makin Island (LHD 8) Will Save Navy $250 Million
Filming of Army-Navy Football Spirit Spot
USS Makin Island (LHD 8) First Shipboard Health Fair
USS Makin Island Safety Brief
Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Rick West goes through the serving line in the chief’s mess aboard USS Makin Island.
2010 Naval Base San Diego Ship Lighting and Decorating Contest
Retirement and Change of Command Ceremony Onboard USS Makin Island
The Honorable Laurie Hawn Visits USS MAKIN ISLAND
Testing Gear
Former US President Clinton speaks to friends and family of Chief Culinary Specialist Oscar Flores during a retirement ceremony
Master Chief Boatswain's Mate Paul Fahey, right, answers a question from Midshipman 2nd Class Grace Howard
USS Makin Island (LHD 8) performs at the 39th annual Leadership, Professional Development and Training Conference
USS Makin Island (LHD 8) as it transits San Diego Bay
Landing craft - air cushioned (LCAC) exits the well deck of the USS Makin Island (LHD 8)
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USS Makin Island (LHD 8) transits the Pacific Ocean
LHD8 Simulated Casualty Drill - Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Rodriguez-Perez and Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Gregg
The amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) operating off the coast of southern California
LHD 8 Transits Off Coast of Southern California with Makin Island ARG
Amphibious assault vehicles assigned to the 11th MEU approach the amphibious assault ship Makin Island (LHD 8)
The Makin Island ARG, consisting of USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52), USS Makin Island (LHD 8),  and USS New Orleans (LPD 18)
USS Makin Island Departs Naval Base San Diego
USS Makin Island (LHD 8) arrives off the coast of Oahu for a scheduled port visit in Hawaii
USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52), front, USS Makin Island (LHD 8) and USS New Orleans (LPD 18) transit off
USS Makin Island Sailors and Marines Remember 70th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor
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Damage Controlman 2nd Class Michael Trumbo serves ice cream during a moral, welfare, and recreation-sponsored ice cream social.

 Served with....

Captain Kopas
Command Master Chief
Captain Landers
CMDCM(SW/AW) Steven F. Alt
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