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Cmdr. Ron Oswald, incoming commanding officer of the Military Sealift Command Office, Korea, salutes during the change-of-command ceremony Friday at Pier Eight in Busan, South Korea.

Cmdr. Ron Oswald, incoming commanding officer of the Military Sealift Command Office, Korea, salutes during the change-of-command ceremony Friday at Pier Eight in Busan, South Korea. (Edward Baxter / U.S. Navy)

Navy Cmdr. Ron Oswald assumed command of the Military Sealift Command Office, Korea, during a ceremony Friday in Busan, according to a Navy news release.

Oswald relieved Cmdr. Stephanie Miller as she finished her two-year command in South Korea.

Army Col. Mary L. Franklin, director of Strategic Plans and Studies and War Gaming, Military Sealift Command headquarters, Washington, D.C., praised Miller’s service in providing sealift support for five major exercises and about 250 MSC ships. She also was cited for her off-duty work with the Mi Ae Won orphanage and the Camp Hialeah Women’s Club.

Franklin also presented Miller with a Meritorious Service Medal.

Oswald previously was on the staff of the Chief of Naval Operations in Washington. He’s a graduate of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy and has served on the USS Lynde McCormack, Jouette, Deyo, Elliot and Mobile Bay. He also served as chief staff officer for the command’s Maritime Prepositioning Ship Squadron 3, in Guam and Saipan.

The command has been on Pier Eight in Busan since 1954. It supports government-owned and -contracted ships, delivering combat equipment, fuel and various supplies to support United Nations and U.S. forces in South Korea.

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