We are in receipt of the Official U.S. Navy photographs of last week's Change of Command. Herewith a few of them taken by NRD-Pittsburgh's Public Affairs Officer, Mass Communications Specialist Chief (MCC) Jeremy Siegrist. Captions by YrHmblScrb. As always: click for larger.
The assembled ship's company. I was in error when I said the company observed the ceremony at parade rest; they were put "at ease."
The Pennington side of the seated Distinguished Visitors. In the front row, from left to right: DIL Alisa, Granddaughter Amanda (holding great-grandson Taurean), Granddaughter Angelina, The First Mrs. Pennington (Ramona), and Granddaughter Ava. Granddaughter Anastasia and Great-granddaughter Aria are in the first seat, second row; DIL Erma and Grandson Sean are seated immediately behind Anastasia. I find it MOST ironic that I'm seated in between a Major and a Major General; not many MSgts have that distinction.
A great shot of the color guard under the Talos missile battery.
"We're the Navy. We do boats pretty well but we don't march."