Cmdr. Donald Curran relieved Cmdr. Zoe B. Arantz as commanding officer of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94) during a change of command ceremony, Nov. 21, aboard the ship at Naval Station Norfolk.
The four crewmembers attended the Governor's State of the State presentation where they were introduced at the Indianapolis House and Senate as the fourth naval vessel named after the city and commissioned on Oct. 26, 2019.
Chief Hospital Corpsman Quintin Bright, who is currently deployed aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Lassen (DDG 82), was selected by the Commander, Naval Surface Force Atlantic (COMNAVSURFLANT) as the Surface Independent Duty Corpsman (IDC) of the Year for 2019.
Rear Adm. Roy I. Kitchener, Commander, Naval Surface Force Atlantic (SURFLANT), announced Boatswain's Mate 1st Class Derek Rish as the 2019 Sea Sailor of the Year and Information Systems Technician 1st Class Chris Manley as the 2019 Shore Sailor of the Year, Mar. 30.