New CO on Deck

On Tuesday, Captain Holman retired and was relieved by Captain Melin. Captain Holman retires after 30 years of distinguished service in the US Navy. Captain Holman’s presence will be missed in the battalion. We look forward to being under the command of Captain Melin. Captain Melin has just arrived from the Pentagon where he served as the Executive Assistant to the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Operations, Plans and Strategy. Before his service in the Pentagon, Captain Melin commanded the USS Princeton for two deployments. Captain Melin is originally from the Northwest and is very excited for the opportunity to command the best NROTC unit in the country.

For a complete bio of Captain Melin, visit our Command Suite page.