USS Connecticut (SSN 22) bid farewell to their commanding officer, Cmdr. Ian Johnson, during a change of command ceremony at the Naval Undersea Museum, Sept. 5.
With the traditional reading of orders and a motivational battle cry “Hooyah Two Two” from the Sailors he commanded, Johnson turned over his boat and crew to Cmdr. Brian Taddiken.
Taddiken, a native of Tacoma, Wash. and a United States Naval Academy graduate, most recently served as the Deputy Commander for Readiness on the staffs of Commander, Submarine Squadrons 1 and 7. He is looking forward to the challenge of getting Connecticut back to sea once they complete the Depot Modernization Period.
Johnson’s next assignment will be at U.S. Pacific Command in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.