Cmdr. Derek C. Jaskowiak [PWH'99] officially took over as commanding officer of USS Oakland (LCS 24) Blue Crew during a change of command ceremony on December 3.
The USS Oakland is an Independence-variant littoral combat ship. It is designed to operate in near-shore environments, winning against 21st-century coastal threats. It is also capable of “supporting forward presence, maritime security, sea control, and deterrence.