Commander Moses D. Everett has served for the past two years at NAS Meridian as the commanding officer of the Naval Technical Training Center.
In a change of command ceremony Friday, Everett was relieved of his duties to move on to his next assignment, the Air War College at Maxwell Air Force Base, in Alabama.
"In the two years that I have been here I have thoroughly enjoyed my day to day activities with the students. Seeing young, productive men and women go out into the fleet and Marine Corps establishments. I am going to miss them tremendously," Everett said.
During his tenure as the C.O., Everett helped improve training programs and facilities by making them more efficient. Overall, his changes will save the Navy about $1 million a year. Everett said it's his philosophy that helped him along the way.
"I had a simple motto: High standards, hard work and have fun," Everett said. "And I hope I left that with them. You can have fun doing this job and hopefully they learned that."
Replacing Commander Everett will be Commander Carol E. Shivers. She has over twenty years in the Navy. Shivers' most recent assignment was as the chief staff officer at Fleet Activities Command, in Japan, home to the Navy's only forward deployed Expeditionary Strike Force.
"There are a lot of changes going on in the field of naval training and education," said Cmdr. Shivers. "Both in what we teach and how we teach it. So I look forward to leading that change. We have a superb support staff and they have shown in the past that they are leading change, and not just following."