Carrier Strike Group Twelve Conducts Change of Command on Big "E"

Story Number: NNS100925-06Release Date: 9/25/2010 7:58:00 AM
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By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class (EXW) Stacy D. Laseter, USS Enterprise Public Affairs

NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- USS Enterprise (CVN 65) held a change of command ceremony for the embarked Commander, Carrier Strike Group Twelve (CCSG-12) Sept. 17.

Rear Adm. Terry B. Kraft relieved Rear Adm. David H. Buss as Commander, Carrier Strike Group Twelve. Buss had commanded the strike group since Oct. 20, 2009.

"Bringing Enterprise strike group together and through the first part of the work-up cycle was a great experience," said Buss. "I'm confident I'm turning a great strike group and staff over to a great commander."

"Dave Buss and the Enterprise team have done a fantastic job getting ready for integrated training," said Kraft. "It's great to be back in the fleet."

CCSG-12 is embarked aboard USS Enterprise and is participating in workups as the strike group prepares for its upcoming 21st deployment.

Buss has been confirmed to become the Director, Naval Warfare Integration Group, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington.

Kraft was previously the Director of ISR Capabilities on the staff of the Chief of Naval Operations.

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USS Bulkeley (DDG 84), right, and USS Mason (DDG 87) participate in a strait transit exercise.
100905-N-0569K-102 ATLANTIC OCEAN (Sept. 5, 2010) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Bulkeley (DDG 84), right, and USS Mason (DDG 87) participate in a strait transit exercise. Bulkeley and Mason are part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group and are conducting work-ups and flight operations in preparation for an upcoming deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jared M. King)
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