Puerto Rican Captain Eric Anduze assumed command of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt, which faced an outbreak of coronavirus earlier in the year and controversies that included the firing of Commander Brett Cozier.
reported today El Nuevo Día, Anduze replaced Captain Carlos Sardiello in a change of command that occurred on July 31 in San Diego.
Born in Manatí, Anduze commanded from November 2018 to December 2019 the USS Blue Ridge and formerly the executive officer of the USS Carl Vinson.
"I am honored and excited to be the seventeenth commander of the USS Theodore Roosevelt," Anduze said in an official statement expressing himself ready to “Lead an incredible team of sailors.”
The Puerto Rican has a bachelor's degree in space engineering from the Academy of the US Navy.
He was a Navy pilot, however Landing his career in Combat Squadron (VF) 101. He has accumulated more than 3,200 flight hours and 850 aircraft carrier landings.