Military Sealift Command names Europe, Africa head
The U.S. Navy's Military Sealift Command has placed Capt. Richard Soucie in charge of its Europe and Africa operations.
Soucie, who joined the Navy in 1978, replaces Capt. James E. Tranoris.
The command provides transportation and delivery of personnel, equipment, fuel, supplies, repair parts, mail and ammunition via air and surface logistics assets to sustain U.S. forces in the European and African theaters.
The Military Sealift Command operates about 110 non-combatant, merchant mariner-crewed ships that replenish Navy ships, conduct specialized missions, strategically preposition combat cargo at sea around the world, and move military cargo and supplies used by deployed U.S. forces and allies.