Cmdr. Clay Pendergrass salutes in Navy tradition as he departs a formal change of command ceremony at the Navy Small Craft Instruction Technical Training School on the John C. Stennis Space Center in Mississippi.
Pendergrass, who assumed command of NAVSCIATTS in July, 2015, relinquished command of the international training center to Cmdr. John Green on Aug. 4, in front of family, the staffs of NAVSCIATTS, Special Boat Team 22, Naval Special Warfare Group 4 and NASA.
NAVSCIATTS is a Security Cooperation schoolhouse operating under USSOCOM in support of Foreign Security Assistance and Geographic Combatant Commands’ Theater Security Cooperation priorities. The facility trains and educates international special operations forces, SOF-like forces and SOF enablers across the tactical, operational and strategic spectrums through in-residence and mobile training team courses of instruction.