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USS Boise Holds Change of Command

by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Cameron Stoner
25 October 2022
Capt. Brian Hogan, commodore, Submarine Squadron Eight, center, watches as Cmdr. Christopher Holland, right, relieves Cmdr. Jonathan Cantor, left, as commanding officer of the Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Boise (SSN 764) during a change of command ceremony onboard Naval Station Norfolk, Oct. 21, 2022.
SLIDESHOW | 4 images | USS Boise Holds Change of Command Capt. Brian Hogan, commodore, Submarine Squadron Eight, center, watches as Cmdr. Christopher Holland, right, relieves Cmdr. Jonathan Cantor, left, as commanding officer of the Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Boise (SSN 764) during a change of command ceremony onboard Naval Station Norfolk, Oct. 21, 2022.
NORFOLK, Va. - The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Boise (SSN 764) conducted a change of command at Naval Station Norfolk, Oct. 21.

Cmdr. Christopher Holland relieved Cmdr. Jonathan Cantor as commanding officer of Boise.

Capt. Brian Hogan, commodore, Submarine Squadron Eight, spoke on Cantor’s time as Boise’s commanding officer and congratulated him for a successful tour.

“Cmdr. Cantor, thank you for your leadership and for your superb efforts on behalf of your Sailors and your submarine,” said Hogan. “You should absolutely be very proud of your accomplishments in the face of an unprecedented challenge.”

Hogan then welcomed Holland as the new commanding officer of Boise.

“Cmdr. Holland, as you assume command today, remember that our Submarine Force has invested many years of effort into you as a professional submariner,” said Hogan. “We hand selected you for this position, we trust you to lead Boise and continue to forge this path that no submariner has gone down before. Congratulations on an incredible opportunity and I look forward to continuing to work with you.”

Cantor’s successes were not his alone, and he let that be known to the crew during his remarks.

“As I wrap up my time as the commanding officer of Boise, I’d again like to reiterate that the success we’ve had over the past couple of years has been a group effort,” said Cantor. “To my crew, I would put you guys up against any operational crew in the Submarine Force and I would go to war with every one of you right now if called upon. Thank you all for sharing in this historic day.”

Cantor’s next assignment is at Undersea Warfighting Development Center detachment Norfolk, Va.

While assuming command, Holland addressed the crew as the new commanding officer.

“To the Boise crew; there is no question that USS Boise faces unique challenges,” said Holland. “We really fit the mantra of a ‘One Ship Fleet’. You have the opportunity to be the best trained and most qualified Sailors in the Submarine Force. Seek out ways to improve yourself mentally, physically and spiritually every day. Earn your dolphins every single day.”

Fast-attack submarines are multi-mission platforms enabling five of the six Navy maritime strategy core capabilities - sea control, power projection, forward presence, maritime security and deterrence. They are designed to excel in anti-submarine warfare, anti-ship warfare, strike warfare, special operations, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, irregular warfare and mine warfare. Fast-attack submarines project power ashore with special operations forces and Tomahawk cruise missiles in the prevention or preparation of regional crises.

The Los Angeles-class submarine is 360 feet long and 33 feet wide, and weighs about 6,900 tons when submerged. Underwater, it can reach speeds in excess of 25 knots.

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