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Melvin Smith takes command of USS Jimmy Carter (SSN 23)

<p>Cmdr. Melvin Smith (right) takes command of USS Jimmy Carter (SSN 23) from Cmdr. Brian Elkowitz (left) during a change of command ceremony at Naval Base Kitsap - Bangor.</p>
Title: 150529-N-VZ238-031
Description: 150529-N-VZ238-031 BANGOR, Wash. (May 29, 2015) Cmdr. Melvin Smith (right) takes command of USS Jimmy Carter (SSN 23) from Cmdr. Brian Elkowitz (left) during a change of command ceremony at Naval Base Kitsap - Bangor. The ceremony included the ship's namesake, former President Jimmy Carter, as well as former Director of Naval Reactors retired Adm. Kirkland Donald. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Kenneth G. Takada/Released)

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