The United States Navy announced today that Captain Geoffrey Patterson, who commands the Blue Team on the USS Georgia was relieved due to “loss of confidence in ability to command.” The announcement reads below:
“On January 12, 2024, Commander, Submarine Group Ten, Rear Adm. Thomas “T.R.” Buchanan, relieved Capt. Geoffry Patterson as commanding officer of USS Georgia (SSGN 729) Blue Crew due to loss of confidence in his ability to command.
USS Georgia is commanded by Capt. Christopher Osborn, commanding officer of USS Georgia Gold Crew. There is no impact to operations.
Navy commanding officers are held to high standards of personal and professional conduct. They are expected to uphold the highest standards of responsibility, reliability, and leadership, and the Navy holds them accountable when they fall short of those standards.“
Patterson took command of the Blue Crew in June 2022. According to that change of command ceremony biography:
“Patterson, from Chicago, Illinois, began his naval service as an enlisted Sailor. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering and naval science. Additionally, he earned a Master of Science in national security and strategic studies from the U.S. Naval War College.”