NEWS | Sept. 18, 2018

Naval Submarine Support Command Welcomes New Commanding Officer

By MC2 Michael Lee, Commander Submarine Forces Pacific

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii -- Naval Submarine Support Command (NSSC) Pearl Harbor held a change of command ceremony at the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, September 7.

Cmdr. John M. Killila relieved Cmdr. Christopher Lindberg as the NSSC commanding officer.

Commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet Rear Adm. Daryl L. Caudle served as the guest speaker at the ceremony and recognized Lindberg and NSSC’s importance to the Pearl Harbor waterfront.

“We are all working to significantly improve the lethality of our undersea enterprise,” Caudle said. “NSSC understands its role in my strategy. The support our submarines get from the staff at NSSC is essential in ensuring our Sailors are ready to execute their mission.”

Following his speech, Caudle awarded Lindberg with a Meritorious Service Medal for outstanding service as NSSC commanding officer from October 2017 to September 2018.

Lindberg attributed the success of NSSC’s mission to his hardworking departments, and the daily support from his Sailors and their families.

“Each one of my staff was vital to our mission and the success of this last year,” Lindberg said. “I will tell everyone it is because of the Sailors seated here, who make up NSSC, they made us successful. I had the easy job of leading this outstanding group of Sailors.”

Lindberg’s next assignment is to assume command of the Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Bremerton (SSN 698) in Bremerton, Washington.

As Killila assumed command, he thanked Lindberg for the outstanding turnover and dedicated himself to continue NSSC’s warfighting mission to support the Pacific submarine force.

“I look forward to continuing that important work with the many submarine crews, Submarine Squadron One and Seven, and type command (TYCOM), as NSSC continues to support the best submarine waterfront in the world.”

NSSC's mission is to provide quality operational support for Pearl Harbor homeported submarines, their crews, families, and the staffs of Submarine Squadrons One and Seven. NSSC provides operations, material, weapons, communications, supply, medical, legal, and religious support programs.

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