Assumption Grad Capt. Andrew Loiselle Takes Command of USS George H.W. Bush

Assumption College graduate Captain Andrew Loiselle has taken command of the U.S. Navy's newest aircraft carrier, the USS George H.W. Bush, a Nimitz-class supercarrier. A native of Cranston, R.I., Captain Loiselle graduated from Assumption in 1988 with a degree in mathematics.

"Assuming command of the 1,092-foot-long ship (which is about as long as New York City's Chrysler building is tall) will make Loiselle one of 10 people in the world in charge of a Navy aircraft carrier," a June 20, 2013, Providence Journal article states.

Captain Loiselle relieved Captain Brian E. Luther. The change-of-command ceremony was held aboard the George H.W. Bush -- which is home to more than 5,000 Navy personnel -- at Norfolk Naval Station June 20, 2013, in Virginia.

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Kimberly Dunbar, Director of Public Affairs, Assumption College @AssumptionNews