New Commander Appointed for USS Princeton

After 22 months in the captain’s chair, Capt. Chuck Good turned over command of the guided-missile cruiser USS Princeton (CG 59) to Capt. Chris Alexander while pierside at Naval Base San Diego, June 24.

Good’s tour saw Princeton through a wide variety of milestones for both the ship and the crew. Completing an extensive U.S. 5th Fleet deployment in October 2013, Princeton went straight into an extended docking selected restricted availability (EDSRA) period.

Coming out of the yards as one of the most capable and upgraded ships on the waterfront, the vessel has spent the last few months exhaustively testing all new systems.

Good will now take the position of the surface warfare chair at the Naval Post-Graduate School in Monterey, California.

Princeton is currently in the basic phase of training in preparation for a future deployment with a carrier strike group.

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