Joint Region Marianas announces new commander
Monday, 01 February 2010 03:27
Variety News Staff
(JRM) – Rear Adm. Douglass T. Biesel will be relieved by Rear Adm. Paul J. Bushong during a change of command ceremony which has yet to be scheduled.
Biesel will serve as commander, Navy Region Northwest, Silverdale, Wash. He is returning to a familiar duty station, since he was the commanding officer of Naval Base Kitsap, Bremerton, Wash.
Bushong will serve as commander, Joint Region Marianas, U.S. Defense Representative Guam, CNMI, FSM, Palau/Commander, U.S. Naval Forces, Marianas based in Guam, an area with which he is familiar.
Bushong is currently serving as commander, Submarine Group Two, Groton, Conn. He has served as commanding officer of USS Frank Cable (AS 40), homeported in Apra Harbor, Guam and in other assignments on submarines based in the pacific.
Bushong is a native of Lucas, Texas, and was commissioned upon graduation from the United States Naval Academy in 1981.
Biesel is a native of Coudersport, Pa., and was raised in Newtown, Conn. He enlisted in the Naval Reserve in 1975 and attended the Naval Academy Preparatory School in Newport, R. I.