GROTON, Conn. (AP) — A submarine squadron at the Navy base in Groton has a new commanding officer.
Navy Capt. Jim Waters took over command of Submarine Squadron 4 on Friday during a pier-side ceremony aboard USS New Mexico.
The squadron oversees some of the 15 attack submarines based at Naval Submarine Base New London.
Waters replaces Navy Capt. Michael Holland, who had led the squadron since January 2012. The squadron equips, mans and trains sailors serving aboard its submarines.
Rear Adm. Rick Breckenridge, director of the Navy's Undersea Warfare Division, commended Holland for his leadership. One of the submarines in his squadron, USS Hartford, was elected as the Atlantic Fleet's most improved Navy vessel in 2012.
Holland is heading to Washington to serve in the Operations Division of the Navy Budget Office.
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