Tiger grad commands attack submarine

Gieorag M. Andrew

Gieorag M. Andrew

Douglas High School graduate Cmdr. Gieorag M. Andrew was named skipper of the Virginia-class attack submarine USS Missouri.

The Gardnerville resident previously served as executive officer on board USS Toledo in Groton, Conn. from 2018 to 2020, where he was interviewed about the submarine for an episode of “Smarter Every Day.”

From 2007 to 2009, Andrew served as division officer on board USS Henry M. Jackson homeported in Bangor, Wash. During his time on board the boat, he completed recertification for strategic operations and three strategic deterrent patrols.

For his second sea tour he served as engineer on board USS John Warner in Norfolk, Virginia from 2013 to 2016.

Andrew assumed command of the Missouri on Feb. 28 at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

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