The Commissioning

Celebrating the arrival of USS MICHAEL MONSOOR (DDG 1001)
in the active fleet of the U.S. Navy.

161015-N-AT895-424 BALTIMORE,  (Oct. 15, 2016) Balloons fly and the crowd applauds as the Navy's newest and most technologically advanced warship, USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000), is brought to life during a commissioning ceremony at North Locust Point in Baltimore. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Nathan Laird/Released)
Commissioning Early 2019
Coronado, California
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Commissioning Week

Commissioning Week consists of many memorable events. Contributions to the commissioning support these celebratory events that honor the ship, her crew and reflect pride in the sacrifice of Michael Monsoor.  You can be involved in the various events surrounding the actual commissioning ceremony including a number of receptions, personal interactions with crewmembers, and opportunities to meet other dignitaries that will be present for the commissioning.  In addition, many individuals and businesses which participate in the commissioning week are designated as honorary plankowners and also presented with various commemorative gifts representative of the ship and the commissioning. Some contributions may be tax deductible. All individuals or businesses that participate and contribute to the commissioning week events will be individually contacted by the commissioning committee and provided with invitations to the ceremony.  There is no need to email a separate request for invitiatons.

Ceremony Only Attendance

The commissioning ceremony is an official U. S. Navy event for which there is no admission fee. Admission is, however, by invitation only for security reasons and due to limited seating. Invitation lists will be submitted by crew members, U. S. Navy organizations involved in the ship’s construction and the Coronado Council of the Navy League.   Requests for tickets should be received at least 60 days prior to the ceremony.

If you have donated to the commissioning or are a guest of a crewmember on USS Michael Monsoor, DO NOT request tickets thru this website.  Donors are automatically added to the list to receive tickets and crewmember guests should contact your crewmember for tickets.  This is to ensure you are seated in the appropriate seating section.

Ceremony Only Ticket Request