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Beaumont, Texas, (April 8, 2022) – Military Sealift Command in March chartered MV Cape Washington (T-AKR 9961) to load U.S. Army cargo at the Port of Beaumont in Texas and embarked two tactical advisors (TACADs) to oversee the voyage to Europe in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve. For the sealift voyage to Europe, MSC embarked two TACADs aboard MV Cape Washington. U.S. Navy Reserve Strategic Sealift Officer (SSO) Lt. Chris George served as the lead tactical advisor and U.S. Navy Reserve Surface Warfare Officer (SWO) Lt. Kevin Jones served as the other TACAD support element. What’s unique about TACADS is they have a solid military background that allows them to interact with ease between the ship’s crews and the active duty military and the combatant fleet. SWOs are another talented group of officers who come with a unique set of skill sets, George said, as they can serve in every type of surface ship in the Navy. “SWOs like Jones bring a greater knowledge of the active component operations and mindset, which both balances and compliments the SSO’s knowledge.”

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