New commanding officer takes helm of USS George Washington

NAVAL STATION NORFOLK, Va. (WVEC) -- Capt. Glenn Jamison relieved Capt. Timothy Kuehhas as commanding officer of USS George Washington (CVN 73) during a change of command ceremony Monday.

“Over the two-and-a-half years that I've been here, it has been truly amazing to watch the ‘Spirit of Freedom’ crew at work both at sea and during our maintenance periods,” said Kuehhas. “It has been the greatest privilege and honor of my naval career to be able to say that I was a part of this great team.”

During his time as CO, Kuehhas’ advanced more than 1,300 George Washington Sailors and Chiefs to the next pay grade, successfully completed a seven-month deployment combined with the first ever three carrier hull swap, achieving the FY15 Battle “E” Award, and got George Washington ready for refueling complex and overhaul maintenance at Newport News Shipbuilding.

Kuehhas will report to U.S. Fleet Forces, while awaiting follow-on orders.

Jamison looks forward to serving as George Washington’s 13th commanding officer.

“It’s a tremendous honor to take command of George Washington,” said Jamison. “I look forward to serving with the ‘Spirit of Freedom’ crew as we transition to refueling complex overhaul and set the pace for successful redelivery -- we are the plankowners to the second half of this great ship’s service life.”

Jamison's most recent assignment was the commanding officer for the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) in August of 2015.

He received his commission in 1990 after graduating from Duke University with a degree in Civil & Environmental Engineering.

Prior to commanding the GW, Jamison served as the executive assistant to the director, Air Warfare, Chief of Naval Operations N88 and as the executive officer of USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69).

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