15 Nov 2008
November 15,2008 08111.5
Captain Kestra Grax
Well, my second class of Cadets has graduated and it is certainly a time of change. My XO, Commnader Daniel Lerner, is moving on to his own Command on USS Typhoon A. I am welcoming Commander Jim Hosick in his place. My CNS Lt. Cmdr Arun is leaving and Lt. Cmdr RJ Empson is replacing him. It will indeed be a time of adjustment for both the Cadets and I.
It really is bittersweet with me with Dan leaving. He was XO when I first joined the Challenger as CO in March 2008 and he showed me the ropes and made my first Academy command a success.