USS Abraham Lincoln change of command Friday

USS Abraham Lincoln change of command Friday

Capt. Karl O. Thomas, the new commanding officer of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), delivers a speech at a change of command ceremony in the ship's hangar bay.

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by 13News

WVEC.com

Posted on September 21, 2012 at 8:22 AM

Updated Friday, Sep 21 at 4:17 PM

NORFOLK -- The USS Abraham Lincoln has a new commanding officer.

Captain Karl Thomas relieved Capain John Alexander during a change of command ceremony Friday.

Captain Thomas has previously served as the Executive Officer aboard the USS Eisenhower, the USS George Washington, and the USS Mount Whitney.

Captain Alexander will become the Assistant Commander for career management at the Navy Personnel Command in Millington, Tennessee.

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