Naval Station Pearl Harbor, Hawaii - (January 8, 2010) - Commander John Sager is piped ashore having been relieved as Commanding Officer of Los Angeles-Class Attack submarine USS Louisville (SSN 724) by Commander Lee Sisco during a change of command ceremony held at Naval Station Pearl Harbor, Friday, Janurary 8. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Josh Thompson / Released)

Courtesy Commander, Submarine Force U.S. Pacific Fleet

By MCC Josh Thompson
COMSUBPAC Public Affairs

Release Date: 01/08/2010

(PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii)– A change of command ceremony was held for the Los Angeles-class submarine USS Louisville (SSN 724) at Naval Station Pearl Harbor, Friday, Jan. 8.

Cmdr. Lee Sisco relieved Cmdr. John Sager as commanding officer of Louisville.
Guest speaker, Capt. Philip McLaughlin, commanding officer USS Michigan (SSGN 727) (Gold), praised Sager and his crew on their accomplishments on board Louisville.

“Louisville has had amazing challenges that she stood up to and executed brilliantly,” said McLaughlin.  “Cmdr. Sager, I want to congratulate you and your crew on a job well done.  You have earned the reputation of ‘Best of the Breed’.” Continued…



Louisville, KY – The Thoroughbred Sub Club wishes to extend its heartfelt appreciation to Cmdr. John A. Sager who will be relieved today as commanding officer of USS Louisville (SSN 724). Cmdr. Sager has performed outstandingly during his time of command and has been a true friend to the namesake community. We certainly wish him the best in his future endeavors.

At the same time, we welcome aboard Cmdr. Lee P. Sisco as the new CO.




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