SAN DIEGO, Calif. (NNS) — Cmdr. Austin Duff relieved Cmdr. Edward Rosso as commanding officer of USS Montgomery (LCS 8) Blue Crew during a pierside change of command ceremony at Naval Base San Diego, June 29.
A native of Long Island, New York, Rosso served as the crew’s executive officer before assuming command in July 2018. As commanding officer, he led Montgomery through multiple ship-wide certification events, the first littoral combat ship Surface Warfare Advanced Tactical Training (SWATT) event and Montgomery’s first deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations.
“It has been my greatest honor and privilege to have been in command of truly the best Sailors in our Navy,” said Rosso. “This crew displayed unmatched execution, successfully completing many firsts for the LCS program. As Surface Division Eleven’s 2019 Battle “E” winners, they’ve proven that with effort, dedication and hard work, we can increase the warfighting readiness of the world’s…
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