Navy Information Operations Command Georgia said goodbye to its commanding officer Friday and welcomed a new one.
Capt. Pat Count turned over the responsibility to Capt. William Kramer in a change of command ceremony in Fort Gordon’s Alexander Hall. To a room filled with sailors and civilians, Count thanked those who helped him on his journey, and he wished Kramer luck in what Count called the most rewarding position he has held in his 23 years as a commissioned officer.
“Capt. Kramer is a one of a kind leader, and you are blessed to have him at the helm,” Count told the sailors.
Count will move on to Fort Meade in Maryland after 20 months at Fort Gordon.
Kramer said he looks forward to molding young sailors and officers into future leaders. Kramer comes to Fort Gordon from Navy Personnel Command in Millington, Tenn.
“I’d like to make it better than what it is and be engaged with the post as much as we are today and more as well in the community to see how much we can do,” Kramer said of Navy Information Operations Command. “As the world and the dangers shift, we have to shift with it.”
Navy Information Operations Command Georgia is a subordinate command of U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/U.S. 10th Fleet and conducts signal intelligence and cyber operations.
Representatives of U.S. Sens. Johnny Isakson and David Perdue were present, as well as a representative of Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp.