COMMAND ORGANIZATION AND RELATIONSHIP
The present Commanding Officer of the USS OKLAHOMA CITY (CLG-5) is Captain William Atherton KANAKANUI, JR., U. S. Navy. He assumed command of the OKLAHOMA CITY on 22 June 1972, relieving Captain John Joseph TICE III, U. S. Navy. The ship's Executive Officer is Commander Joseph Donald FAIRCHILD, U. S. Navy. Commander FAIRCHILD relieved Commander Rodney Lee STEWART, U. S. Navy as Executive Officer in March 1972.
OKLAHOMA CITY is under the Administrative control of Commander Cruiser-Destroyer Force, U. S. Pacific Fleet. OKLAHOMA CITY is Command Ship for and is under the operational control of Commander SEVENTH Fleet.
As Command Ship for Commander SEVENTH Fleet, OKLAHOMA CITY is designated SEVENTHFLT COMMAND SHIP GROUP OKLAHOMA CITY CLG-5, TG 70.1 with the Commanding Officer as Task Group Commander.
OKLAHOMA CITY regularly serves as a unit of TU 70.8.9 (now designated TG 75.9) while involved in Naval Gunfire Support Operations off the coast of Vietnam and as a unit of TG 77.0 while on AAW tasks in the Gulf of Tonkin.
OKLAHOMA CITY is homeported in Yokosuka, Japan.
Internally, OKLAHOMA CITY is organized into nine departments as follows:
Executive Weapons Supply Operations Engineering Navigation Medical Dental Communications