29 Jul '16, 11pm

Williams relieves Alexander as commander of @US7thFleet's Task Force 70

YOKOSUKA, Japan (NNS) -- Commander, Task Force 70 (CTF 70) held a change of command ceremony on board the Carrier Strike Group 5 (CSG 5) flagship, the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), while the ship was in port Yokosuka, July 29. During the ceremony, Rear Adm. Charles Williams assumed command of the U.S. Navy's largest Battle Force from Rear Adm. John Alexander. "I am enormously proud to have served alongside the great Sailors of Battle Force 7th Fleet," said Alexander. "We have accomplished much together over these past two years and they have proven themselves to be the 'Elite of the Fleet.'" Williams, a graduate of the University of Virginia, became the 72nd commander of Battle Force 7th Fleet, following a tour as commander, Logistics Group Western Pacific, Task Force 73 in Sembawang, Singapore. "To the men and women of Task Force 70 - I look fo...

Full article: http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=95934

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