May 2, 2017
By: Charles Hyatt
Commander (CDR) Janice Smith of the USS Oscar Austin destroyer has shared with Good News Jamaica that she is now deployed on a mission which will last until November of this year. As the “Skipper” of the ship, CDR Janice Smith is the most senior member on board and will lead the sailors to and from their destination, through all situations. As explained in the video below, the Oscar Austin is “ready to answer the call”.
CDR is the first female Commander of this war ship and has been commander since May 2016. “Her Awards includes the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal (5), Navy Achievement Medal (2) and various campaign, service, and unit awards” as reported on her bio.
Take a look at the special launch, covered by Mike Gooding of 13News Now.
We #SaluteYou @JaniceSmith. Keep safe and see you when you all get back.