POINT MUGU, Calif. (NNS) – Capt. Christopher Hulitt relieved Capt. Michael France as commodore of the Airborne Command & Control and Logistics Wing (ACCLOGWING) during a change of command ceremony aboard the Naval Base of Ventura County (NBVC), March 3.
ACCLOGWING oversees 12 squadrons that operate the E-2C Hawkeye, E-2D Advanced Hawkeye and C-2 Greyhound, ensuring they are outfitted, trained and equipped to conduct sustained combat and logistics operations.
Vice Admiral Kenneth Whitesell, Commander of the Naval Air Force, presided over the ceremony and congratulated France for its superb leadership.
“The Wing is all about getting results and improving lethality in an area of high power competition,” Whitesell said. “Captain. France has defined the requirements for the E-2D platform which is truly the quarterback of the Air Wing of the Future. He led the coordination with industry and naval air forces necessary to achieve the combat capability the navy needed to make the E-2D sea-capable.
France was awarded the Legion of Merit Medal for exemplary service as Commodore of ACCLOGWING from 2020 to 2022.
“I tried hard to leave this squadron better than I found it,” France said. “We have adopted lessons learned from other communities to ensure we navigate and maximize operational efficiency. There is no shortage of great activities at ACCLOGWING. »
Hulitt is from Randallstown, Maryland and graduated from Towson University in 1996. He enlisted in the Navy in 1997 as an electronics technician before receiving a commission through Officer Candidate School -officers in September 1998. He has accumulated over 2600 flight hours in the E-2C/D, F/A-18 Hornet and Super Hornet, MH-60R/S Seahawk helicopters and other tactical aircraft.
“As I look at this impressive display of aircraft and fighters, it’s incredibly humbling to be here today,” Hulitt said. “As Russia embarks on an assault on a free Ukraine in defiance of international law, it signals storm clouds to come and the squadron compels us to thwart aggression, provide command and control to seize early warning initiatives and deliver great benefits to solve problems while preserving peace. We will make sure we are ready.”
NBVC is home to Point Mugu, Port Hueneme, San Nicolas Island, Laguna Peak, Pacific Coast Seabees, Westcoast Hawkeyes, three war centers and 80 tenants. It is Ventura County’s largest employer and actively protects California’s largest coastal wetlands through its award-winning environmental programs.
|Date posted:||03.04.2022 15:06|
|Location:||NAS POINT MUGU, California, USA|
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