NORFOLK –- A Norfolk-based sub squadron is getting a new commanding officer.
Capt. Paul Snodgrass will relieve Capt. Blake L. Converse as Commander, Submarine Squadron Six at 10 a.m. Friday onboard the Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Montpelier.
Capt. Converse assumed command of the squadron in October 2010 and will be Chief of Staff to Commander, Submarine Force Atlantic.
SUBRON SIX exercises oversees seven Los Angeles-class attack submarines at Naval Station Norfolk. Staff is responsible for training and preparing their submarine crews in all facets of operations, including tactical and operational readiness for war, inspection and monitoring, nuclear and radiological safety, and development and control of submarine operating schedules, the Navy said.