The Commissioning Committee provides a link between the city and the future USS Miguel Keith (ESB 5).  The committee acts as a liaison between the ship and it’s “sponsor” community, while assisting the MIGUEL KEITH's crew in coordinating events for the Commissioning.  The committee also acts as a conduit to channel community support which facilitates the different commissioning week events.


VADM Tim LaFleur, USN (Ret)
Mr. Tom Garcia

CAPT Bob Kopas, USN (Ret.)
Vice Chairman / Chief of Staff

MCPO Phyllis Barber, USN (Ret.)
Navy League Representative

Ms. Pamela Ammerman
Executive Assistant

CDR Ed Naranjo, USN (Ret.)
Joanee Udelf
Alan Gary
Social Events

CDR Phillip Marsden, USN (Ret.)
Louis Semon
Correspondence & Invitations

LT Derek Barksdale, USN (Ret.)

Mr. Kevin Burke
At Large Member