first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Hagel Commends USS Barry Sailors amid Ongoing Syria Crisis View post tag: Commends View post tag: Hagel View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Ongoing Authorities View post tag: Naval View post tag: Syria September 12, 2013 View post tag: Defense View post tag: Barry View post tag: Defence View post tag: Navy View post tag: sailors View post tag: crisis Hagel Commends USS Barry Sailors amid Ongoing Syria Crisis View post tag: USS U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel yesterday called the commanding officer of the USS Barry to express his gratitude to sailors serving in the eastern Mediterranean Sea, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said.Hagel called Navy Cmdr. Thomas Dickinson to thank him and the crew of the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer, Little said in a statement summarizing the call.“Secretary Hagel thanked Commander Dickinson and his sailors for their service during this period of heightened readiness,” the press secretary said. “Last month, the USS Barry was ordered to remain at sea beyond their scheduled deployment in preparation for military action against the Syrian regime.“Secretary Hagel commended the USS Barry and the other ships in her group for maintaining their posture and ensuring that the United States military can carry out the orders of the commander in chief, if called upon,” he continued. “He asked Commander Dickinson to relay to all sailors aboard that on the anniversary of Sept. 11, the secretary is proud of the men and women of the U.S. Navy who safeguard our nation far from home.”[mappress]Press Release, September 12, 2013; Image: US DoD Share this articlelast_img