A U.S. serviceman from West Babylon was named commanding officer of Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Key West this November at Naval Base Guam.
The honor went to Cmdr. Michael McGuire, who relieved Cmdr. Grady Hill, a Meritorious Service Medal recipient for his tenure as commanding officer.
McGuire, now 39, is the first millennial to hold this position of the USS Key West.
“I am here to fight with you, and alongside you,” said McGuire at his change of command ceremony. “As the first millennial captain of USS Key West, I know that we are all part of the strongest generations to serve our fine country.”
McGuire, a 2003 graduate of Bucknell University, holds two bachelor’s in chemical engineering and economics. He also received his master’s degree in business administration in financial management from the Naval Postgraduate School.
To learn more about USS Key West, which launched in 1985, click here.
Top: Change of command ceremony when Cmdr. Michael McGuire relieved Cmdr. Grady Hill Petty Officer 2nd Class Kelsey Hockenberger