The beginning and end of a term celebrated on Tuesday and there’s a new Commanding Officer at the Navy Base.
After two years, Commander Jay C. Sego is taking on a new mission.
On Tuesday, a ceremony to celebrate the change of command at Naval Support Activity Panama City was held. Commander Sego relieving his duties as the Commanding Officer.
With his time is wrapping up in the area, Sego says Hurricane Michael taught him lessons he would not have learned somewhere else.
“It’s been positive. It’s been an opportunity to take on a challenge that you don’t get the chance to see very often,” said Commander Sego.
Taking his place is Commander Kevin Christenson,
“I’m elated. It’s a great opportunity. This is a great base, we’ve got a great team here, great tenants here,” said Commander Christenson.
Commander Sego said, “Kevin is extremely well qualified for this job. We really are putting the best man in the place for this job coming in and he’s got great attributes and great leadership qualities.”
Christenson says recovery from the hurricane is a priority but caring for the base is also high on the list.
“Taking care of our folks. So mentoring, leading and training the Navy civilians and military that are on this base and they have a job to help support our tenants but it’s my responsibility to get them ready for their next command,” said Commander Christenson.
Commander Sego will be moving into a new position in Washington, D.C.