Capt. Robert “Bo” Johns relieved Capt. Adam Aycock as the commanding officer of the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Shiloh (CG-67) during a change of command ceremony on August 30.
Aycock has served as Shiloh’s commanding officer since June 2015 and has orders to the U.S. Naval War College for his next tour.
Shiloh is in port Yokosuka as part of a maintenance period before continuing on patrol later in the year to the Indo-Asia-Pacific as the ballistic missile defense warfare commander and the air defense warfare commander for Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 5. Shiloh departed with the strike group earlier in 2017 and participated in Talisman Saber 2017 with assets from the Royal Australian Defence Forces.
Johns’ previously commanded USS Stockdale (DDG-106).
Shiloh is forward-deployed to Yokosuka, Japan, supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific.
About USS Shiloh (CG-67):
USS Shiloh (CG-67) is a Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser of the United States Navy, named in remembrance of the Battle of Shiloh in the American Civil War. She was built at the Bath Iron Works in Bath, Maine.
With her guided missiles and rapid-fire cannons, she is capable of facing and defeating threats in the air, on the sea, or the shore, and underneath the sea.
She also carries two SH-60 Seahawk LAMPS multi-purpose helicopters, mainly for anti-submarine warfare, (ASW).
Story by Mass Comm. Specialist 2nd Class Sara B. Sexton, Commander Task Force (CTF) 70 Public Affairs