Lieutenant Governor Parson will travel to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, for a two-day ceremony to formally welcome the seventh Virginia-class attack nuclear submarine, fourth ship in the United States Navy named in honor of the USS Missouri (SSN-780) into Pearl Harbor. This historical event was planned and orchestrated by the USS Missouri Memorial Association. In addition to the 80 crew and family members in attendance, Lieutenant Governor Parson will join dignitaries of Hawaii and many other official personnel from the Navy.
The USS Missouri (SSN-780) was commissioned in 2010 and has operated in the Atlantic/Mediterranean area of operation. With the latest Change of Command, she is being transferred to the Pacific Fleet and home ported in Pearl Harbor alongside the USS Missouri (BB-63) better known as the “Mighty Missouri.”
Lieutenant Governor Parson said, “This is an incredible opportunity to attend and represent the great state of Missouri for such a historical event. It is with pride and honor that I, along with the USS Missouri Memorial Association, will be able to welcome the USS Missouri (SSN-780) to Pearl Harbor.”
“Our great state of Missouri takes pride that the USS Missouri (SSN-780) was a part of the United States Navy fleet along with other ships that have borne the name of the “Show-Me State.” They have been a part of the finest Navy in the world,” Parson said.
This trip would not have been possible without the sponsorship from military foundations.
Parson was sworn in as Missouri’s 47th Lieutenant Governor on January 9, 2017. The Lieutenant Governor is the second highest constitutional office in Missouri, with both executive and legislative responsibilities.