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USS Ross Holds Change of Command Ceremony
Cmdr. Bryan Gallo relieved Cmdr. Russell Caldwell as commanding officer of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) during a previously scheduled change of command ceremony aboard the ship April 11, 2017.
"...the fact that Ross's crew executed this incredibly complex mission only four days into her fifth patrol is a testament to the value of having ships forward-deployed, home-based in Europe. This isn't really about 'coming up to speed’ quickly, but rather a reminder that these ships are always ready for any mission."
-Capt. Tate Westbrook, commodore, Destroyer Squadron 60
“I truly believe that the USS Ross is the best ship in the fleet. Her wardroom and crew have made her a fine warfighting machine.”
Cmdr. Russell J. Caldwell
“I am honored and humbled to be the [commanding officer] of such an accomplished warship and incredible crew. I look forward to the many more opportunities she has and the challenges she will overcome.”
Cmdr. Bryan Gallo
Commanding Officer of USS Ross (DGG 71)