Cmdr. Christopher Brown relieved Cmdr. Rich Jarrett as commanding officer of the littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3), July 10.
Jarrett’s tenure in the LCS program has been one of the longest in the program’s history.
Over the past 18 months, Brown served side-by-side with Jarrett, as LCS Crew 102’s executive officer.
Fort Worth is slated to participate in a majority of the 2015 iteration of the Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercise series, which Fort Worth helped kick off in the Philippines in June. Fort Worth will next participate in CARAT Singapore in mid-July.
Fort Worth is the second LCS to deploy as part of an initiative for up to four rotational deployments of these ships simultaneously to U.S. 7th Fleet in the coming years.
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