Canadian Fleet Atlantic receives new commander

Commodore (Captain in picture) Craig Skjerpen.

Canadian Fleet Atlantic received a new commander Tuesday during a ceremony held on HMCS Fredericton. Rear Admiral Craig Baines turned over command to Commodore Craig Skjerpen.

CANFLTLANT is comprised of operational units of the East Coast navy, including high and normal readiness ships, according to the Royal Canadian Navy.

After commanding CANFLTLANT for the past three years, Baines will assume command over Maritime Forces Atlantic and Joint Task Force Atlantic later this summer.

Source: Ottawa Citizen.

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