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Governor Lamont Statement on U.S. Naval Submarine Base New London Change of Command

(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont today released the following statement regarding the change of command at U.S. Naval Submarine Base New London. A ceremony was held at the base today, formally making the transition in leadership from Captain Paul Whitescarver, who is retiring from the U.S. Navy, to Captain Todd Moore, who is taking over duties as Commanding Officer.

“Connecticut is proud to be known as the ‘Submarine Capital of the World.’ The people who build these submarines and the sailors who operate them are part of the unique history and heritage of Connecticut. We’re also pleased to have so many Navy families stationed in our state – we work hard to support service members and their families, and we welcome them with open arms.

“Captain Whitescarver has been an outstanding Commanding Officer – he took community engagement to a whole new level, hosting a wide range of civic groups on the base and visiting just about every organization in southeastern Connecticut. He has left indelible mark on Connecticut’s shoreline and represented the Navy and its Submarine Force with distinction. I look forward to working with Captain Moore in his new duties as he takes the helm of the Navy’s first and finest submarine base. I am certain that our state’s strong relationship with the Navy will continue through his leadership.”

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