GUIDED MISSILE DESTROYER
VISION, COURAGE, DETERMINATION
USS Nitze (DDG-94), an Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer and is the only ship of the United States Navy to be named for Paul Nitze, who served as Secretary of the Navy under President Lyndon B. Johnson and as chief arms control adviser in the administration of President Ronald Reagan. She was launched on 3 April 2004 sponsored by Elisabeth Porter, Nitze's wife. Nitze, 97 years old, was present at the christening, thus adding the destroyer to the rapidly growing list of military vessels named after living Americans. Nitze was commissioned on 5 March 2005, with CDR Michael A. Hegarty in command.