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New U.S. 7th Fleet Commander Takes Charge

New U.S. 7th Fleet Commander Takes Charge

Vice Adm. Bill Merz delivers remarks to the audience during the change of command ceremony for Commander, U.S. 7th Fleet at the Fleet Theater on board Yokosuka Naval Base on Sept. 12, 2019. US Navy Photo


Vice Adm. Bill Merz formally took command of U.S. 7th Fleet on Thursday in a ceremony in Yokosuka, Japan. Read More

UPDATED: U.S. 7th Fleet Head Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin Removed from Command Early Following McCain Collision

UPDATED: U.S. 7th Fleet Head Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin Removed from Command Early Following McCain Collision

Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin, commander, U.S. 7th Fleet on May 20, 2017. US Navy Photo

This post has been updated with a statement from U.S. 7th Fleet.

The head of the U.S. Pacific Fleet removed the commander of U.S. 7th Fleet from his position just days after the second deadly crash involving a U.S. warship this year, a U.S. official told USNI News late Tuesday. Read More

Rear Adm. Phillip Sawyer to Serve as Next U.S. 7th Fleet Commander

Rear Adm. Phillip Sawyer to Serve as Next U.S. 7th Fleet Commander

Rear Adm. Phillip Sawyer, outgoing Commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (COMSUBPAC), walks through the side boys during the COMSUBPAC change of command ceremony on Sept. 3, 2015, at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. US Navy photo.

Rear Adm. Phillip Sawyer was selected to serve as the next commander of U.S. 7th Fleet in the Pacific, the Pentagon announced on Wednesday. Read More