Battle assumes duty as Officer-in-Charge

Published on August 13, 2014 with No Comments

Enlisted personnel, officers, and family members assembled to witness the Change of Charge ceremony in which the Officer-in-Charge (OIC) of Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training Detachment (CNATT-DET) Whiting Field stepped down allowing for a new officer to assume the responsibilities of OIC.

Lt. Cmdr. Kevin D. Bittle relieved Cmdr. Vencent W. Logan of duty as OIC of CNATT DET Whiting Field during a Change of Charge ceremony at 10 a.m. July 8, in the Naval Air Station Whiting Field Atrium building. Capt. Katherine D. Erb, USN, Commanding Officer CNATT served as the presiding officer over the ceremony reflecting on Logan’s accomplishments and contributions while OIC.

“Vence is a true aviation professional, pushing the status quo within CNATT and earning my complete trust in his leading of this detachment,” she stated.

Logan led 23 senior Navy, Marine Corps, and civilian staff in the delivery of more than 10,000 hours of Naval Aviation Maintenance and Aviation Ordnance training. Under his command 1,240 maintenance and ordnance professionals graduated from seven technically comprehensive courses on time and within budget.

As the Navy’s Model Manager for the Professional Aviation Maintenance Officer Personnel Qualification, Logan directed the review and research of more than 350 change recommendations, ensuring a current and accurate document for more than 1,600 Aviation Maintenance Officers pursuing their professional designation. Logan also personally mentored and guided the Navy’s future aviation maintenance and aviation ordnance leaders, sharing his in-depth knowledge and leadership experience.

Logan expressed his respect and appreciation for the hard working professionals of CNATT DET.

“[CNATT DET Whiting Field] is not large but the importance of our mission is not diminished because of our size. I am most proud of the leadership of this detachment and the mentorship which contributed to the professional conduct of our classes. We have not had any grievances or alcohol related incidents during my time as OIC and I am so proud of this accomplishment, emphasizing the fact that we take care of our own,” Logan articulated.

Erb concluded her remarks by welcoming Bittle, expressing her confidence and thanking Logan for his service stating, “[Your] personal actions have positively impacted the Sailors and Marines, under your guidance. Thank you for all of your contributions; you have done a superb job.”

Bittle takes charge with 14 years of experience as an Aviation Maintenance Officer with tours in Japan, Virginia, and in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.

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