Woodbridge Native Assumes Command of USS Asheville

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Cmdr. Thomas Bullock, a native of Woodbridge, relieved Cmdr. Jeremy Pelstring as commanding officer of Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Asheville (SSN 758) onboard Naval Base Guam at Konetzni Hall, May 19.

Due to COVID-19, the traditional change of command ceremony in front of the submarine’s crew was not held in order to maintain proper social distancing.

Bullock left a message for his crew as he assumed command of Asheville.

“I am in awe of the remarkable Sailors we have on Asheville, and am truly honored to be your Commanding Officer,” said Bullock. “I look forward to being a part of the continued growth of this crew as a premier, forward-deployed warfighting submarine.”

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