Capt. John McGunnigle relieved Capt. James Waters as commander, Submarine Squadron (SUBRON) 4, July 30, onboard the Virginia-class attack submarine USS New Hampshire (SSN 778) at Naval Submarine Base, New London, Connecticut.
Vice Adm. Michael Connor, Commander, Submarine Forces, was the featured speaker. He also presented Waters with his second Legion of Merit award.
Waters assumed command of SUBRON 4, Aug. 30, 2013. He is a 1989 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and completed his graduate studies at England’s Oxford University in 1991.
Homeported at Naval Submarine Base, New London, Connecticut, the mission of SUBRON 4 is to equip, man and train Sailors assigned to fast attack submarines to ensure that they are combat ready and capable of taking the fight to the enemy. The squadron includes seven operational Los Angeles-class and Virginia-class attack submarines; two new construction Virginia-class submarines; and one decommissioned Los Angeles-class submarine.
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