The crew of the amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego (LPD 22) held a change of command ceremony, July 30, aboard the USS Midway Museum.
Capt. Carl W. Meuser relieved Capt. John V. Menoni as commanding officer.
Menoni, San Diego’s fourth commanding officer, began his tour as the ship’s executive officer in November 2012, and assumed command on Feb. 7, 2014. Under his leadership, San Diego reached many milestones including an underway recovery test for NASA’s Orion Program, and a successful maiden deployment.
Meuser’s tours of duty include USS O’Brien (DD 975), USS Port Royal (CG 73), and officer-in-charge of Afloat Planning Systems Team 2. He served as executive officer of USS Antietam (CG 54) and as commanding officer of USS Higgins (DDG 76).
San Diego, the fourth ship to bear the name, is currently moored at BAE Systems San Diego shipyard for an extended maintenance period.
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