Whirlwind Mustangs Lead the Way
May 31, 2017
— MANAMA, Bahrain--When Lt. Joseph Brisco assumed command of USS Whirlwind (PC 11), he knew he was taking on more than just the title of captain. He was also taking on responsibility for 30 Sailors who would turn to him for leadership. He in turn would rely on his executive officer, Lt. James O’Neal.
Brisco didn’t realize, however, that when he assumed command on May 1, he and O’Neal would become part of a rare breed: prior enlisted officers commanding at sea. MORE