SURFOR 2008 Junior Sailor of the Year CS2 Victor Agbeja Commanding Officer's Chef USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19)
CS3(SW) Magdalena Castenada Galley Watch Captain USS Whidbey Island (LSD 41) 2008 SURFOR Petty Officer Of The Year
2008 SURFOR Blue Jacket of the Year CS3 Meloiza Worsley Records Keeper/Training Petty Officer Assault Craft Unit TWO
We have had those for a long time--for AIRFOR (air forces), SURFOR (surface forces) and SUBFOR (submarine forces)--they are called type commanders (TYCOMS).
We needed to establish, just like we did for AIRFOR, SURFOR and SUBFOR, a command that brings this all together, that better organizes them, capitalizes on the synergy in training and equipment, gives them visibility in the budget and can better package them in their mission for the naval component commanders--and provides a better command and control structure for them.