MILTON, Fla. (NNS) -- The Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training (CNATT) Det. Whiting Field held a change of charge ceremony at the Naval Air Station Whiting Field atrium, Dec. 1.
Cmdr. Steven Bryant turned over responsibilities of the detachment to Cmdr. Timothy Ryan during the event where Capt. Eric J. Simon, CNATT commanding officer served as the presiding officer.
"Having the opportunity to lead the men and women of CNATT Det. Whiting Field has been a tremendous experience," said Bryant. "Being at the forefront of training for the Navy and Marine Corps newest aviation maintenance, ordnance and Marine supply officers before they head to the fleet has been amazing."
During Bryant's year-long tour, he oversaw the delivery of more than 5,000 hours of naval aviation maintenance, ordnance, and supply training for 400 graduating students.
Ryan, who most recently served as the CNATT deputy director for the organization's training support directorate, addressed the CNATT Det. Whiting Field staff as their officer in charge for the first time during the ceremony.
"I'm excited to return to the school at which I started my career as an aviation maintenance officer," said Ryan. "This institution is one of the most important building blocks in developing aviation maintenance and aviation ordnance leaders, and I look forward to continuing the outstanding work Cmdr. Bryant accomplished during his tour here."
CNATT Det. Whiting Field oversees the technical training for more than 450 Navy, Marine Corps and international military officer and enlisted students annually in the instruction, curriculum development and maintenance of seven aviation maintenance management and aviation ordnance officer career progression courses.
CNATT Det. Whiting Field is a training unit of CNATT located at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida. CNATT develops, delivers and supports aviation technical training at 28 sites located throughout the continental United States and Japan.
CNATT is a technical training agent for the Naval Aviation Enterprise, an organization designed to advance and sustain naval aviation warfighting capabilities at an affordable cost under Naval Education and Training Command.
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