The “Providers” of Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) 30 held a change of command ceremony March 26 at Naval Air Station (NAS) North Island in San Diego.
During the ceremony, Cmdr. Samuel C. Bryant relieved Cmdr. Chadwick J. White as the 43rd commanding officer of VRC-30.
White, a native of Swainsboro, Georgia, graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1996. He served his first fleet tour in VRC-40 in Norfolk, Virginia, and then he became an instructor pilot at Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 120. White also served as the flag secretary for Carrier Strike Group 3, was a department head at VRC-30, and the officer in charge of VRC-30 Detachment 5 in Atsugi, Japan. Before reporting to VRC-30 as the executive officer, White was the action officer with the Joint Chiefs of Staff, J-6 Directorate in Washington, D.C.
Bryant, a native of Ithaca, New York, is a 1997 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy. He served his first fleet tour at VRC-40 in Norfolk, and afterwards went to Training Squadron 22 in Kingsville, Texas, as an advanced jet instructor pilot. Additionally, he served as the assistant officer in charge of VRC-30 Detachment 5 in Atsugi, Japan; as a department head at VRC-40; joint tour at a U.S. Northern Command, Joint Task Force; and executive officer of VAW-120 in Norfolk. In January 2014, Bryant became the executive officer of VRC-30.
VRC-30 enables combatant commanders to conduct and sustain expeditionary carrier strike group operations by providing rapid, long-range, high priority air logistics, through self-sustaining detachments operating from fixed logistics sites, aircraft carriers, and remote, out-of-theater land bases. Recently VRC-30 celebrated the 50th anniversary of the C-2A Greyhound’s first flight in November of 1964. VRC-30 has an outstanding safety record with more than 207,000 mishap free flight hours.
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