HUENEME, Calif. - Capt. Cord Luby assumed command of Naval Surface Warfare
Center, Port Hueneme Division (NSWC PHD) from Capt. Eric Ver Hage
during a change of command ceremony Dec. 2, 2014.
Lorin Selby, commander of the Naval Sea Systems Command Naval Surface Warfare
Center, served as the presiding officer and keynote speaker at the ceremony.
commissioned in 1991 through the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps program
at the University of Utah where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in
geography. He later attended the Naval Post Graduate School where he earned a
master's degree in management.
recently served as DDG 1000 Combat Systems Director for Fleet readiness in
Program Executive Office Integrated Warfare System (PEO IWS).
Hage heads to another assignment at NAVSEA as the Director of Test and
Evaluation for the Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile System program, a 10-nation,
international cooperative development effort.
brief tour at NSWC PHD, CAPT Ver Hage was instrumental in the stand-up of a
Watch Center in the Division's Land Attack Department; led the team involved in
a Norwegian missile firing from USS Coronado and introduced seven Principles of
Operational Excellence throughout the Command.In his remarks, Ver Hage thanked
his co-leader, Dr. William Luebke, NSWC PHD technical director, and thanked
department leaders and the workforce for their support during his brief
Hueneme Division has a long tradition of engineering excellence that is focused
on providing excellent support to the Fleet," Ver Hage said. "In
the brief time I've had the pleasure of serving here, I've recognized that the
Command's vision to be the Fleet's first choice for innovative engineering and
logistics solutions is a driving force for every member of this team and
continually motivates them in the support they provide. And, I'm
pleased to say that the support has always been first rate."
Hueneme is a field activity of Naval Sea Systems Command and provides the United
States Navy global fleet with weapon system in-service engineering, logistics,
as well as test and evaluation. NSWC Port Hueneme is located at Naval Base
Ventura County, Calif., where it employs more than 1,900 personnel.