Rear Adm. Bruce Lindsey relieved Rear Adm. Kevin Sweeney as commander, Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 10, during a change of command ceremony aboard aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), August 1.
Sweeney assumed command of CSG 10 Aug. 17, 2012 and led Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group as it completed a series of complex training exercises, achieved all required operational certifications, and completed a nine-month deployment to the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of operation.
The July 2013-April 2014 deployment, delayed from its original start in February 2013 due to sequestration, saw the strike group supporting a variety of missions ranging from maritime security operations to supporting Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.
Two ships assigned to the strike group won the ‘Battle E’ efficiency award during Sweeney’s tenure – USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) and USS Gettysburg (CG 64)- were both named as the best ships in their respective classes on the East Coast.
Lindsey, who most recently served as the deputy director for Operations on the Joint Staff, previously commanded Antisubmarine Squadron 29, USS Dubuque (LPD 8) and USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70).
Both Sweeney and Lindsey are members of the U.S. Naval Academy’s class of 1982.