YOKOSUKA, Japan (NNS) – The guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85) received a new commanding officer during a change of command ceremony, Oct. 6.
Cmdr. Allison Christy relieved Cmdr. Edward Angelinas, who served as McCambell’s commanding officer since May 2016.
“I want to take a moment to highlight what this crew has accomplished,” said Angelinas. “You have performed brilliantly and you have so much to be proud of. I know you will continue to do your best and I am truly humbled and honored to have served with you.”
The guest speaker for the ceremony was Capt. Wilson Marks, commanding officer of the guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville (CG 62), who spoke of the outstanding service Angelinas performed while in command of McCampbell.
“Ed, you led your team to success across the board with a great command climate, excellent material condition and the combat readiness to take the fight to the enemy if called,” said Marks. “I am proud to have sailed with you and your team.”
McCampbell returned from a three month patrol in the Asia-Pacific region with USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) after participating in the multinational joint-exercise Talisman Sabre 2017 off the coast of Australia, providing the opportunity to carry out a variety of missions and operate with the numerous allies in the region.
Christy graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 2000 and has been serving as the ship's executive officer.
“To the crew of the McCampbell,” said Christy. “I will always be and continue to be proud of you and impressed by you. I look forward to serving with you, I will see you on the deck plates shipmates.”
McCampbell is assigned to Destroyer Squadron 15 and forward-deployed to Yokosuka, Japan, supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific.