Change is inevitable. It is all around us. It is more evident during this time of year – Fall. The splendor and beauty of this time of year should remind us that, just because the dead of Winter approaches, change is not the end. The change in seasons is good for nature.
Change is also good for us. It helps us to grow in many different ways. Change is not the end of us, just a new beginning.
Here at the Columbus Squadron, we are changing. This past weekend, our Cadets conducted their 6-month PRT testing. What was different about it? Yeah, they did the requirement push-up, sit-up mile run, etc. But they did it with Navy Special Warfare Sailors observing, coaching, and monitoring them. I think their present gave our Cadets that encouraged motivation to excel.
Then these sailors took them to an obstacle course. It was a challenging course. The sailors encouraged and our Cadets responded. The Cadets tackled that course several times, each time they wanted to get better. Thank you to our brave Sailors that worked with our Cadets. The service of your time, talents and presence to our Cadets will be felt for some time.
Later in the weekend, Change continued. LT King, our long time Commanding Officer, was relieved by LTjg Milenovic. In the traditional Navy Change of Command Ceremony, our Squadron leadership and flag passed from one to another. LT King did very much to help the Squadron grow and be one of the best in the Nation. He leaves a solid foundation for LTjg Milenovic to build upon.
Tomorrow looks promising for our Squadron.