Captain Paul Whitescarver, the 51st Commanding Officer of Naval Submarine Base New London, will highlight the mission and role of today's Submarine Force and Naval Submarine Base New London through a slide presentation and a question and answer period.
Captain Whitescarver became the 51st Commanding Officer of Naval Submarine Base New London in December 2015. A native of Roanoke, Virginia, Captain Whitescarver enlisted in the United States Navy in August 1980, serving eleven years in the enlisted ranks before being selected for the Enlisted Commissioning Program. Captain Whitescarver has served aboard ballistic missile and fast attack submarines and commanded USS SCRANTON (SSN 752) from 2009 to 2012. He has also served on the Joint Staff; the Chief Naval Operations Staff; and the Commander, Submarine Forces Atlantic Staff.
While the installation's history dates back to 1868, Naval Submarine Base New London was designated the Navy's first Submarine Base in June 1916. Today, the base occupies more than 680 acres straddling the communities of Groton and Ledyard, Connecticut and serves as home to more than 70 tenant commands and 15 attack submarines.
This program is free and open to the public.