Dude. You take Command while armed. That is so fullbore that I am simply in awe .... and a little green.
Cmdr. Byran M. Cochran, U.S. Navy, Task Group 56.4 assumed command of U.S. Naval operations in Basra province from Cmdr. Patrick T. Britt, U.S. Navy, Riverine Squadron (RIVRON) 2, in a transfer of authority ceremony on Contingency Operating Base Basra Nov. 15.I don't care that the rest of the CoC personnel forgot they were in a war zone - I think you set the tone for your Sailors just right.
And as someone who has spent some time with our Army friends as well, I just have one thing to say to you; HOOAH!
Any excuse to show some luv'n to our baby the Riverine.