USS Montgomery LCS Gold Crew Holds Change of Command Ceremony

by Petty Officer 2nd Class Vance Hand
30 November 2021
USS Montgomery LCS Gold Crew Holds Change of Command Ceremony
211130-N-NO820-1006 (Nov 30, 2021) NAVAL BASE SAN DIEGO Cmdr. Wayne Gehman departs Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Montgomery (LCS 8) during a change of command ceremony on the flight deck. LCS is a fast, agile, mission-focused platform designed to operate in near-shore environments, winning against 21st-century coastal threats. LCS is capable of supporting forward presence, maritime security, sea control, and deterrence. (U.S. Navy photo by Gunner's Mate 2nd Class Joseph Anderson)
USS Montgomery LCS Gold Crew Holds Change of Command Ceremony
USS Montgomery LCS Gold Crew Holds Change of Command Ceremony
211130-N-NO820-1006 (Nov 30, 2021) NAVAL BASE SAN DIEGO Cmdr. Wayne Gehman departs Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Montgomery (LCS 8) during a change of command ceremony on the flight deck. LCS is a fast, agile, mission-focused platform designed to operate in near-shore environments, winning against 21st-century coastal threats. LCS is capable of supporting forward presence, maritime security, sea control, and deterrence. (U.S. Navy photo by Gunner's Mate 2nd Class Joseph Anderson)
Photo By: Petty Officer 2nd Class Vance Hand
VIRIN: 211210-N-N0831-0001
Cmdr. Michael Tyree relieved Cmdr. Wayne Gehman as Commanding Officer of the Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Montgomery (LCS 8) Gold Crew during a change of command ceremony aboard Montgomery while pier side at Naval Base San Diego (NBSD), November 30th, 2021.

A native of New Holland, Pennsylvania, Cmdr. Gehman led Montgomery Gold Crew through the ship’s Dry-Dock Selected Restricted Availability (DSRA), Light Off Assessment, and Contractor Sea Trials. For his next assignment Cmdr. Gehman is taking command of USS Kansas City (LCS 22).

“It was an honor and a privilege to serve as Commanding Officer of USS Montgomery Gold. I am incredibly proud of the fortitude and exceptional ability the crew displayed while taking our ship through a long Maintenance Period during the COVID-19 pandemic and then accomplishing a successful contractor sea trials.”

Cmdr. Tyree, a Jacksonville, Florida native, previously served as Montgomery Gold Executive Officer before assuming command as Montgomery Gold Crew’s Commanding Officer.

“It is an honor to take command of one of the best groups of Sailors in the Fleet," said Tyree. "The resilience and technical ability they have shown over the last year and a half have been astounding, they are the reason the Navy can fight, and win, at sea.”

USS Montgomery is currently preparing to conduct TYCOM Sea Trials after undergoing a long maintenance period.

The Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) is a fast, agile, mission-focused platform designed to operate in near-shore environments, winning against 21st-century coastal threats. The LCS is capable of supporting forward presence, maritime security, sea control, and deterrence.

For more news from Commander, Littoral Combat Ship Squadron One, visit https://www.surfpac.navy.mil/comlcsron1/ or follow on Facebook at www.facebook.com/COMLCSRONONE/

 
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