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Malta Native Completes Successful Tour as Commanding Officer of USS Oregon

Cmdr. Lacy N. Lodmell, turned command of USS Oregon (SSN 793) over to Cmdr. John H. Ross in a traditional change of command ceremony held Friday, April 14, pierside at Naval Submarine Base New London in Groton, Connecticut.

USS Oregon is a Virginia-class fast-attack submarine commissioned under Lodmell just less than a year ago, in May of 2022. Lodmell – a native of Malta, Montana, and 1997 graduate of Malta High School – took command in November of 2020.

"It has been the absolute highlight of my career to serve alongside this fantastic crew and see them complete new construction, commission t...


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