An alumnus of the Miami University has assumed command of the U.S. Navy Destroyer Squadron 26.
Capt. William Shafley relieved Capt. Christopher Inskeep and assumed duties as commander during a change of command ceremony last week in Norfolk, Va. Shafley graduated from Miami University in 1994, according to a statement from the U.S. Navy. He is a Westerville, Ohio native.
“To the commanding officers, ships, and staff of Destroyer Squadron 26, I am inspired by you and your efforts,” Shafley said, during the ceremony. “You are all first-rate people, we are going to have a lot of fun.”
Destroyer Squadron 26 is part of the Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group, which includes the Nimitz-class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Dwight D. Eisenhower, the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruisers Monterey and San Jacinto, and the squadrons of the Carrier Air Wing 3, according to the Navy.
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