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USS Howard Commanding Officer Relieved

06 February 2024

Commodore of Destroyer Squadron 15 Capt. Justin Harts relieved the commanding officer of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Howard (DDG 83), Cmdr. Cameron Dennis, February 6, 2024 due to a loss of confidence in his ability to perform his duties. Capt. Dave Huljack will be assigned as commanding officer until a permanent relief is identified.

Dennis will be reassigned to the U.S. 7th Fleet Staff. There is no impact to the ship’s mission or schedule.

For questions related to this release, contact the Commander, U.S. 7th Fleet Public Affairs Officer at 808-653-2140 (office) or 


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