Haze Gray and Underway on the Good Ship Russell-A Firsthand Experience on the Battle Ready U.S.S. Russell


I had the opportunity recently to serve as an embedded journalist aboard the battle-ready U.S.S. RUSSELL, a Navy high-speed vessel (speed classified) named after the 16th Commandant of the Marine Corps and Major General Russell.

A few years back, Admiral Walt Doren’s aide Commander Brad Cooper decided that when the he secured a command at sea, I would be a lucky guest aboard.

Most people might not get such a chance in their lifetime, so I thought I