USS Boise holds change of command ceremony (photos)

Posted at 3:11 PM, Feb 23, 2013
and last updated 2013-07-06 18:48:51-04

Norfolk, Va. – Cmdr. Scott S. Luers relieved Cmdr. Brian L. Sittlow as commanding officer of the Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Boise during a change of command ceremony on Friday at Naval Station Norfolk.

Luers is a native of Westminster, Md. He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Ocean Engineering from the U. S. Naval Academy in 1995, and a Masters in Engineering Management from Old Dominion University in 2007. His last duty station was at Commander, Submarine Squadron Eleven in San Diego.

“All have heard today what the crew already knows – Boise is a ship that isn’t afraid to take on challenging missions and then excels at executing them,” said Luers. “I cannot thank Cmdr. Sittlow enough for his leadership over the past three years, and for being extremely generous and open during our turnover. You will be an inspiration to your Sailors and myself for time immemorial.

Nicknamed “A One Ship Fleet,” Boise is the second U.S. Navy ship to bear the name of Idaho’s capital city. Built by Newport News Shipbuilding and General Dynamics Electric Boat Division, Boise was commissioned, November 7, 1992. The 360-foot ship has a crew compliment of 13 officers and 121 enlisted Sailors.