23 September, 2009 - STOUT recently had the opportunity to provide a shipboard tour to General Chilton, Commander United States Strategic Command. It is not often that we get the opportunity to meet with a 4-Star Combattant Commander, let alone spend 90 minutes giving a tour so everyone onboard was excited at the opportunity to show off STOUT. Even though we were in stand-down with half of the crew on leave, the crew came together and presented the ship very well.
General Chilton is a former astronaut and was very interested in our capabilities and our recent deployment. He enjoyed his time onboard and I believe he appreciated the opportunity to see some of the things the Navy does everyday up close. If you would like to read more about General Chilton his biogrgraphy cam be found at: