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    EODESU One Holds Change of Command

    EODESU One Holds Change of Command

    Photo By Lt. John Mike | CORONADO, Calif. (July 1, 2020) Cmdr. Patrick Brown, the commanding officer of...... read more read more



    Story by Lt. John Mike 

    Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group ONE

    CORONADO, Calif. (NNS) -- Explosive Ordnance Disposal Expeditionary Support Unit (ESU) One welcomed its newest leader during a change-of-command ceremony at Naval Amphibious Base Coronado, July 1, 2020.

    Cmdr. Patrick Brown relieved Cmdr. David Pavlik as commanding officer of ESU One in front of essential personnel and a virtual crowd of family, friends and service members watching on social media in support of the Department of Defense’s proactive approach to combat the spread of COVID-19.

    Pavlik said the efforts of every ESU One civilian and Sailor made his job easier every day, while fostering a productive and positive atmosphere at the command.

    “When I look back at my time here, I have nothing but great memories. We worked hard; we played hard and had a great time doing it,” said Pavlik, who is headed to U.S. 3rd Fleet to serve as the deputy assistant chief of staff of logistics.

    Keynote speaker, Commodore, EOD Group One Capt. Oscar Rojas remarked that ESU One’s success stems from the trust, shared sense of purpose and empowerment that the command and its leadership gives its warfighters. During Pavlik’s two-year tenure, ESU One supported more than 40 worldwide deployments that directly contributed to the U.S. maintaining global freedom of navigation of the seas, emboldening American allies and partner nations’ warfighting capabilities, and expanding Navy EOD’s undersea warfare advantage.

    “I am incredibly proud of this team and triad. I encourage you to continue to let nothing get in your way in your pursuit of operational excellence,” said Rojas.

    In his first address as commanding officer, Brown called the men and women of ESU One “the most important weapons system in our inventory,” urging them to continue to work as a team to make each day better than the last.

    “What you do matters,” Brown said. “We will deliver innovative and decisive capabilities to our customers through networked collaboration with our peers across the force.”

    ESU One plans, coordinates, integrates and provides logistics support for EOD Group One and the group’s subordinate units. Navy EOD is the world's premier combat force for eliminating explosive threats so the Fleet and Nation can fight and win.
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    Date Taken: 07.01.2020
    Date Posted: 07.09.2020 23:38
    Story ID: 373549
    Location: CORONADO, CA, US 

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