USS John P. Murtha Holds Change of Command


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Story by Petty Officer 2nd Class Joshua Samoluk, USS John P. Murtha (LPD 26)

SAN DIEGO — San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock USS John P. Murtha (LPD 26) held a change of command ceremony on the flight deck of the USS Midway Museum in San Diego, Jan. 12.

Capt. Ryan Billington relieved Capt. Doug Langenberg as commanding officer of USS John P. Murtha. Langenberg, a native of Lone Tree, Iowa, served as John P. Murtha’s commanding officer since July 2022.

“It has been the honor of a lifetime to serve alongside these great heroes,” said Langenberg. “The crew of the USS John P. Murtha has played a vital role in preserving peace, ready to respond in crisis, while remaining steadfast in our ability to fight and win. I am indebted to both the crew and their loved ones in the sacrifices offered to serve this great Navy.”

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