TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. —
(NNS) Capt. Britton D. Windeler relieved Capt. Robert “Skillz” Majoris as Commander, Strategic Communications Wing (SCW) One commodore, in a change of command ceremony at Tinker Air Drive Base Feb. 2, 2024.
In attendance had been Vice Adm. Daniel Cheever, Commander, Naval Air Forces, Col. Abigail L. W. Ruscetta, 72nd Air Base Wing Commander, Tinker Air Drive Base, Oklahoma, The Honorable Brenda Stanley, Oklahoma Senator forty second District, The Honorable Matt Dukes, Mayor, Midwest Metropolis Okla. And different state and metropolis officers.
In the course of the ceremony, Cheever supplied phrases of knowledge to Windeler and praised Majoris for his management whereas in command. He additionally thanked the crew and their households for his or her continued sacrifice and constant devotion to the TACAMO mission.
“It’s nice to be right here with the purple grime Navy, what a mission, what a crew,” mentioned Cheever. “At the moment we acknowledge ‘Talent’z’ wonderful management, we add Britt as commodore, ‘Guidelines’ as deputy, and thank CMC Stovall for his steadfast management.”
Because it was Majoris’ retirement ceremony along with a change of command ceremony,
Majoris was offered with the Legion of Advantage and a present from the SCW-1 Chief’s mess earlier than offering remaining remarks and studying his orders.
“I want to thank the entire TACAMO Sailors, civilians’ contractors, and households. It has been the distinction of my life to serve with and beside you, for greater than 24 years,” mentioned Majoris. “The significance of what you present for the nation, as you use the mighty E-6B, can’t be overstated, executing this mission has been a privilege.
Throughout his tenure, Majoris expertly led greater than 2,300 personnel within the execution of three,652 sorties, encompassing 26,360 flight hours, leading to unprecedented ranges of operational readiness in direct help of the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Workers, United States Strategic Command, and United States Fleet Forces Command. He achieved all of this whereas sustaining a wonderful command local weather and growing his crew into higher leaders.
“Capt. Majoris has been a tremendous chief and mentor for me throughout my tour,” Command Grasp Chief Jacob Stovall, SCW-1, command grasp chief.
“His professionalism, endurance and calm demeanor, and inclusive management model are all qualities I attempt to emulate and cross on to my Sailors. He’s really among the best officers I’ve had the pleasure of serving with and it has been an honor to be his CMC throughout his final tour within the Navy.”
Upon assuming command, Windeler thanked Majoris for his dedication to the TACAMO mission and greeted the squadrons and employees with a poignant message.
Capt. Majoris served 25 honorable years within the Navy as an aviator, he was SCW1’s twentieth commodore. He plans to retire in Oklahoma, along with his spouse and two kids.
SCW-1 is a tenant command of Naval Air Forces Command, made up of three squadrons and a wing employees; offering upkeep, safety, operations, administration, coaching, and logistic help for the E-6B Mercury plane fleet.