There are many ways for you, your company or organization to support the Commissioning of our namesake ship this summer at Port Everglades. Your individual donation is tax-deductible and will help make the Commissioning a memorable experience for the first Sailors and Officers to man the mighty Fort Lauderdale.
Click the link below to learn about corporate sponsorship opportunities. Corporate contributions not only support Commissioning activities, they also provide ongoing funding for recreational, educational and professional programs for the ship's crew and their families, as well as enhancements to the ship for the comfort and readiness of the crew.
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Captain James A. Quaresimo
Captain James A. Quaresimo is the first commanding officer of the USS Fort Lauderdale. A Pennsylvania native, he previously commanded the destroyer USS Cole. Bio
The Hon. Meredith Berger, a South Florida native, is acting Under Secretary and current Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy, Installations, and Environment. Bio
The Hon. Meredith Berger officially christened the USS Fort Lauderdale on August 21, 2021 as Mayor Dean Trantalis and Captain James Quaresimo watched. Watch