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Naval Base Guam to hold change of command ceremony

By Pacific Island Times News Staff

Capt. John T. Frye will relieve Capt. Michael D. Luckett as U.S. Naval Base Guam commanding officer during a change of command ceremony on Jan. 26.

The ceremony will be held at Top o' the Mar on Nimitz Hill at 4 p.m. The guest speaker will be Rear Adm. Gregory Huffman, commander of the Joint Region Marianas.

Luckett served as NBG's commanding officer from July 2021 to January 2024.

During this time, Luckett expertly led his command in providing installation support to 52 Department of Defense activities and six non-DoD activities located on four geographically separate sites across 32,000 acres of land.

Among his accomplishments, Luckett's exceptional logistical support enabled the safe completion of 1,856 ship movements and provided more than 45 million gallons of fuel to units of the U.S. Seventh Fleet, U.S. Transportation Command, Military Sealift Command and allies.


This support was indispensable to furthering the mission of the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command in the Marianas region.

Luckett's efficient and effective leadership during Typhoon Mawar, resulted in the rapid restoration of life support services to the ships, sailors, and family under his care. Furthermore, he supported the local community by providing personnel, equipment, and more than 1 million gallons of fresh water per day as part of an islandwide storm recovery.

Luckett's superior performance of duties culminated his 30 years of honorable and dedicated military service. Frye served as commanding officer of USS Frank Cable (AS-40) from May 2022 to December 2023.

As Frank Cable's commanding officer, Frye guided the crew through a critical expeditionary period which included conducting theater security cooperation events with allies and partners in India, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Singapore; improving coordination and interoperability by hosting submarine staff talks between Commander, Task Force 74 and his counterparts in the Indonesian and Malaysian navies and conducting 13 community relations projects in seven ports totaling more than 2,500 hours of community service.


Following the ship's expeditionary period, Frank Cable and crew completed an extensive repair overhaul period in Vallejo, California. Frank Cable returned to its homeport in Apra Harbor in October to assume duty as the lead maintenance activity on the waterfront. (Joint Region Marianas)

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