The command of USS Greeneville (SSN 772) was passed recently as Cmdr. Martin Muckian was relieved by Cmdr. Gabriel Anseeeuw as commanding officer at a time-honored change of command ceremony held aboard the Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine at the submarine piers on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.
In command since Feb. 3, 2012, Muckian led his submarine to complete almost back to back six-month Western Pacific deployments, carrying out special one of a kind projects using new technologies and operating in challenging environments.
During the ceremony, Muckian was awarded the Legion of Merit for his successes in command of Greeneville from Jan. 2012 to Sept. 2014.
As Anseeuw assumed command of Greeneville, he thanked Muckian for the superb state the Greeneville and her crew is in.
USS Greeneville is the 61st Los Angeles Class submarine and the 22nd Improved Los Angeles Class Attack submarine.
Press Release, September 08, 2014; Image: US Navy