Cmdr. Corry Lougee relieved Arky as Paul Ignatius’ commanding officer in a ceremony presided over by Capt. Ed Sundberg, Commodore, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 60.
230519-N-CO914-1127.JPG Photo By: MCC Nathan Carpenter

May 26, 2023
ROTA, Spain - 230519-N-CO914-1127 NAVAL STATION ROTA, Spain (May 19, 2023) Capt. Ed Sundberg, Commodore, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 60, presides over a change of command ceremony where Cmdr. Corry Lougee (left) relieves Cmdr. Aaron Arky (right) as commanding officer of Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Paul Ignatius (DDG 117), homeported at Naval Station (NAVSTA) Rota, Spain May 19, 2023. As the "Gateway to the Mediterranean,” NAVSTA Rota provides U.S, NATO and allied forces a strategic hub for operations in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. NAVSTA Rota is a force multiplier, capable of promptly deploying and supporting combat-ready forces through land, air and sea, enabling warfighters and their families, sustaining the fleet and fostering the U.S. and Spanish partnership. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Nathan Carpenter)


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