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    MSRON-3 Holds Change of Command

    MSRON-3 Holds Change of Command

    Photo By Petty Officer 1st Class Gerardo Jimenez | SAN DIEGO (Feb. 12, 2021) Cmdr. Leonard Haynes, the outgoing commanding officer of...... read more read more



    Story by Lt.j.g. Benjamin Nortz 

    Maritime Expeditionary Security Group ONE

    SAN DIEGO (NNS) – Cmdr. Douglas E. Cole relieved Commander Leonard E. Haynes as commanding officer, Maritime Expeditionary Security Squadron (MSRON) 3, during a change of command ceremony at Naval Outlying Landing Field, Imperial Beach, Feb. 12.

    The ceremony took place with essential personnel in attendance to ensure COVID-19 mitigation precautions, and more than 50 people attended virtually through a live stream on social media.

    Commodore, Maritime Expeditionary Security Group (MESG) 1 Capt. Allen Adkins served as the keynote speaker and expressed his gratitude for Haynes’ accomplishments.

    “I couldn’t be more proud of what has happened here,” said Adkins. “Cmdr. Cole, all my best to you.”

    Haynes led a team of more than 400 Sailors during his tour at MSRON-3, which was from February 2018 to February 2021. His next assignment will be serving as the chief staff officer for Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 1.

    Cole fleeted up to command after completing a successful tour as MSRON-3’s executive officer.

    “MSRON-3 is in great hands. Doug, I couldn’t have asked for a better XO. You brought a lot of energy to the command when it was needed,” said Haynes. “I look forward to watching the command continue to achieve ever higher goals.”

    “To the Sailors of MSRON-3, I am humbled to be your commanding officer. Leading Sailors has been and always will be the greatest privilege of my naval career,” said Cole.

    MSRON-3’s mission is to provide high value asset escorts, harbor area defense, embarked, and aviation security teams and when directed conduct combat operations to dominate the littorals and reinforce blue water operations.



    Date Taken: 02.12.2021
    Date Posted: 02.16.2021 16:13
    Story ID: 389120
    Location: SAN DIEGO, CA, US 

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