West Babylon Native Receives “Battle E” Award as Commanding Officer of USS Key West


The leadership and crew of the Los Angeles class fast-attack submarine USS Key West (SSN 722) were presented with the Commander, Submarine Squadron 15 Battle “E” Award in a ceremony held at Naval Base Guam, ...

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(L to R): Capt. Bret Grabbe, West Babylon native Cmdr. Michael McGuire. Photo Credit: Navy Office of Community Outreach

Capt. Bret Grabbe, Commander, Submarine Squadron 15, presented Cmdr. Michael McGuire, commanding officer of Key West, and his crew with the award.

“We are humbled to represent warfighting excellence for Squadron 15,” said McGuire, a native of West Babylon, New York. “This crew will continue to provide the United States with the competitive advantage necessary to meet our adversaries within the Indo-Pacific region.”