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USS Hopper (DDG 70) CO Relieved

07 April 2021
PEARL HARBOR – The commanding officer of USS Hopper (DDG 70), Cmdr. Kathryn J. Dawley was relieved of her duties on 06 April 2021 due to a loss of confidence in her leadership.

Capt. Don Rauch, CDS 31 Deputy Commander, has temporarily assumed command of USS Hopper until a permanent relief can be identified. USS Hopper is an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer based in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

For questions related to this release, contact Commander, U.S. Naval Surface Forces U.S. Pacific Fleet Public Affairs at 619-437-2146 and/or


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