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GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) -
It was billed as a historic day on the Seabee base in Gulfport. A change
of command ceremony involving several officers. One unit was
decommissioned, another was renamed and then combined with yet another
unit that will be called Naval Construction Group 2.
changes are in recognition of changing times. Captain Darius Banaji is
commander of the newly formed Naval Construction Group 2.
part of a smaller piece that's responding to the Naval construction
force in response to changes in the fiscal climate and we're
reorganizing the Navy in a downsizing," Banaji explained. "We've
positioned ourselves the best to be able to support the future and still
be a relevant, capable expeditionary force."
Base commander Captain Frederick Burgess will still hold that title under the realignment.
think it does streamline our command and control. It sets us up for
future operations and positions. That's very well for future changes
that may come our way," Burgess said.
The Seabee base will still
play a vital role, despite the changes. Rear Admiral Mark Handley is
the Naval Construction Forces Commander.
"Now, we will combine
all of our efforts here in Gulfport and this will be the center for our
efforts for the future," Handley said.
While this change of
command ceremony reflects the new economic realities facing the Navy,
and indeed the entire military, the mission of the Seabee is not going
to be changing all that much. They're going to be helping people around
the world, according to Handley.
"They remain ready to fight and
win our wars when we need to, but also that they can focus on
preventing war aspect of our business," Handley explained. "That's when
we go off into the Pacific or into Africa and other places and we build
partnerships by the works that the Seabees do, through building
clinics, schools, and other things."
A job the Seabees do better than anybody.
change of command will take place in June when base commanding officer
Captain Burgess will be replaced by Captain Paul Odenthal.
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