NAS PENSACOLA, Fla. (NNS) -- Naval Education and Training Professional Development and Technology Center (NETPDTC) changed command at Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola, Fla., May 20.
Capt. Janet Lomax relieved Capt. Ann Burkhardt as commanding officer in a ceremony at the National Naval Aviation Museum.
Burkhardt assumed command of NETPDTC in July 2011 and will be transferring to lead the Navy Office of Diversity and Inclusion (OPNAV N134), at the Bureau of Naval Personnel, Arlington, Va.
"NETPDTC's vital and unique services are an essential part of Navy readiness, yet transparent to the fleet," said Burkhardt. "NETPDTC provides a number of critical services, such as the delivery of online training, development of enlisted advancement exams, processing of financial transactions for voluntary education and the delivery of joint service transcripts. NETPDTC's impact is clearly woven into the lives of the Sailors who use our products and services."
Rear Adm. Don Quinn, commander, Naval Education and Training Command, was the guest speaker at the event and praised Burkhardt's impact.
"To accomplish the myriad of tasks that others cannot, which our military does often, it is not enough for the commanding officer just to have authority," said Quinn. "You must have trust. And it must resonate both up the chain of command and down the chain. Our commanding officers retain the absolute authority and responsibility for their command and their mission that our forbearers knew. They impact the lives of their Sailors, Marines and civilians much more than a 'boss' ever could."
"That is Capt. Burkhardt's legacy," continued Quinn. "And it will live on in the thousands of Sailors who are impacted on a daily basis by the work done by her and the exemplary team at NETPDTC."
Lomax assumed command of NETPDTC's 16 military and 291 civilian personnel, most of who are assigned at Saufley Field, in Pensacola, Fla. She transferred to NETPDTC from the U.S. Special Operations Command, Tampa, Fla. where she served as chief, Personnel Management, Policy and Advocacy Division, Directorate of Force Management and Development.
"NETPDTC is a unique command with vast technology capability and whose people make the command a world-class organization," said Lomax. "I look forward to our work in the future and providing even greater service and operational utility for the fleet."
NETPDTC's mission is to provide products and services that enable and enhance education, training, career development and personnel advancement throughout the Navy. Primary elements of the command include the Navy Advancement Center (NAC), Visual Information Department (VI), Information Systems and Technologies Services, Community Services and Outreach, and Resources Management Department.
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