USS Rodney M Davis
Decommissioned January 23, 2015
Promoting Pacific Partnership
Sail Raja Ampat 2014

RAJA AMPAT, Indonesia - The crew of Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate USS Rodney M. Davis (FFG 60) sailed alongside other navies during Sail Raja Ampat Aug. 22-23.

Sail Raja Ampat is part of a series of international maritime events hosted by the government of Indonesia in West Papua, Indonesia. 

Crew members welcomed Indonesian Navy Ensign Michael Kasake, a Liaison Officer, onboard to help coordinate the ship’s participation in Sail Raja Ampat. 

"I'm proud to be involved in something that lets us and our allies work together like a family and showcase our partnerships and this island to the world," said Kasake.

Rodney M. Davis Sailors manned the rails as the ship joined a formation of over 50 ships from Indonesia, Singapore, and Australia. The ships sailed past a crowd ashore at Torang Cinta Beach, Waisei on the island of Waigeo and rendered honors to distinguished visitors , which included the President of Indonesia, Susilo Yudhoyono, and U.S. Pacific Fleet (PACFLT) Deputy Commander, Rear Adm. Robert Girrier.

The overcast skies and falling rain did not dampen the spirits of the participants. 

"A little rain isn't going to stop a Rodney M. Davis Sailor," said Electronics Technician 1st Class Christifer Dearing, from Redmond, Oregon.

Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Robertus Sulistiono, from Los Angeles, serves in deck department’s 1st division onboard Rodney M. Davis. Sulistiono, who was born in Indonesia and lived there for over 20 years, acted as an interpreter during the event.

“I’m proud that I could help out,” said Sulistiono. “I’m happy to do whatever I can for the ship.”


 Warships Ready for Combat


 Training Crews to Fight and Win


 Developing Our Sailors


 Awards and Recognition




Participation in events like Sail Raja help advance regional partnerships and alliances with navies throughout the region.

“Sail Raja Ampat was another great chance for us to work with our Pacific allies” said Cmdr. Todd Whalen, Rodney M. Davis’s commanding officer. “We also sailed with ships from

Indonesia, Singapore, and Australia during Rim of the Pacific 2014 last month, so our participation in Sail Raja helps sustain those relationships.”

Rodney M. Davis, based out of Everett, Washington, is on patrol in the 7th Fleet area of responsibility supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. Surface Warfare Magazine

US Navy Recruiting | US Navy | US Marine Corps | Navy Reserves | Individual Augmentee
No Fear Act | FOIA | | Veterans Crisis Line | Vote | DoD SafeHelpline
This is an official United States Navy Website. This US Government system is subject to monitoring. Please read our Privacy Policy and Section 508/Accessibility Statement.

The appearance of external hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement by the United States Department of Defense, or the United States Department of the Navy of the linked web sites, or the information, products or services contained therein. For other than authorized activities such as military exchanges and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) sites, the United States Department of Defense, the Department of the Navy  does not exercise any editorial control over the information you may find at these locations. Such links are provided consistent with the stated purpose of this DoD web site.