SHIP COMMISSIONING PLAN
PRECOMUNIT LEYTE GULF (CG 55) NOTICE 5060
Commissioning Event Subcommittees
Public Affairs/Media Liaison Plan
General Arrangements Plan
Ship Visits/Post Ceremony Plan
Preliminary Script for Commissioning
Manning the Rail Procedures
Proposed Commissioning Plan of Actions and Milestones
1. Purpose. To outline and assign responsibilities for the Commissioning
Ceremony of LEYTE GULF (CG 55).
2. Information. LEYTE GULF will be commissioned on Saturday, 5 September
1987, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
a. The hallowed tradition of commissioning and breathing life into a great
man-of-war is an occasion of special significance which generates great national
pride and commitment. The commissioning of LEYTE GULF will be particularly
significant because we will be sharing this precious experience in an intimate way
with the citizens of Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades and Hollywood, Florida.
Moreover, we will be recognizing in our nations most impressive way, the valor
and sacrifice of the thousands of U.S. Navy men who fought and won at Leyte Gulf
b. The historical significance of LEYTE GULFs commissioning dictates that
we execute the ceremony and attendant activities flawlessly.
c. We can expect national press exposure and many distinguished guests to
attend. We will clearly establish the tradition of excellence we are building as
LEYTE GULF plankowners by the style with which we carry out this event. Detailed
and imaginative planning is required in addition to complete coordination with other
commands and agencies involved. We must execute every detail with pride,
professionalism and perfection. Uniforms will be impeccable; evolutions executed
with smartness and enthusiasm; concern for our guests, thorough and genuine.