U.S. Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station (NCTS) Bahrain held a change of command ceremony on May 29 at Naval Support Activity Bahrain.
Vice Adm. Tighe Jan E. Tighe, commander, U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/U.S. 10th Fleet (FCC/C10F), presided over the ceremony in which Capt. Allen L. Edmiston relieved Capt. Kathleen M. Creighton as commanding officer of NCTS Bahrain.
“The Navy’s mission in defending the nation and projecting power is a global endeavor and therefore operating forward is essential to our mission,” said Tighe. “NCTS Bahrain not only understands this but makes operations forward possible, executable, and tolerable through hard work and dedication to mission success.”
During the ceremony, Creighton thanked her Sailors for a rewarding tour and acknowledged the support her family has provided throughout the years.
“Today I received an award that was a result of our collective teamwork,” said Creighton. “But my proudest moments as CO came when I recognized your achievements. There is one thing this command has made perfectly clear to me, and that is that recognition is a force multiplier.”
Edmiston just completed his tour as the assistant chief of staff for command, control, communications, and computers at U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/U.S. 5th Fleet. Prior to that, he served as the deputy director of information technology services for the Joint Staff J6.
“To the Sailors here at NCTS, it is truly an honor to serve with you,” said Edmiston. “I want to personally thank all of you for helping to bring me up to speed, giving me a great turnover and helping me to bridge the gap so that I can continue the efforts that you’re doing on a daily basis to enable our fleet to operate forward and to forward the interests of our nation in this AOR.”
Edmiston is a Lewistown, Pennsylvania-native and a graduate Pennsylvania State University (BS/EE), the Naval War College (MA), the Joint Forces College, and the University of Maryland University College (MS).
Press Release, May 30, 2014