USS Lake Champlain (CG-57)

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Ship Characteristics

Type: Guided Missile Cruiser

Class: Ticonderoga (Flight II)

Builder: Ingalls Shipbuilding

Keel Laid: 03 Mar 1986

Launched: 03 Apr 1987

Commissioned: 12 Aug 1988

Home port: San Diego, CA

Command Leadership

Commanding Officer:
CAPT Christopher Cegielski

Executive Officer:
LCDR Scott Nietzel

Command Master Chief:
CMDCM (SW/AW) James Tinker

Previous Commanding Officers

CAPT R K Martin (1988-1990) CAPT E K Kristensen (1990-1992) CAPT J J Falloney (1992-1993) CAPT D J Van Buskirk (1993-1995) CAPT F J Dobrydney (1995-1998) CAPT P T Serfass Jr (1998-2000) CAPT V G Guillory (2000-2001) CAPT R S Wells (2001-2003) CAPT J F McCarthy (2003-2005) CAPT D P Roane Jr (2005-2006) CAPT S E O'Connor (2006-2008) CAPT K P Campbell (2008-2010) CAPT M S Johnson (2010-2012) CAPT C K Barnes (2012-2014) CAPT T Steadman (2014-2016)

Sailors of the Quarter Recognition Program

Sailors of the Quarter are recognized by their command for meritorious service and outstanding performance at their duty stations. The Phoenix Council of the United States Navy League recognizes Sailors of the Quarter from our adopted ship, USS Lake Champlain (CG-57), homeported in San Diego, California, four times a year.

We welcome and bring the selected Sailors of the Quarter to the Phoenix, Arizona, area to visit with our council members to honor them for their achievements and to show our appreciation for their service to our country. The sailors meet with Phoenix Navy League council members, local dignitaries, and attend local sporting events, celebrations and activities.

Sailors live by their creed when they join the Navy:

Sailor's Creed
I am a United States sailor.
I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States of America and
I will obey the orders of those appointed over me.
I represent the fighting spirit of the Navy and all who have gone before me to defend freedom and democracy around the world
I proudly serve my country's Navy combat team with Honor, Courage, and Commitment.
I am committed to excellence and the fair treatment of all.

Information for the USS Lake Champlain compiled from
USS Lake Champlain Facebook Page, Lake Champlain Official Command Page, WikiPedia, and NavSource

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