|Captain V, RDML Filipowski and Captain James E. Brokaw|
FORT GORDON, Ga. (NNS) -- Navy Information Operations Command (NIOC) Georgia's commanding officer retired after 41 years of naval service, Aug. 1.
Capt. James E. Brokaw leaves the Sailors, civilians, and family members of NIOC Georgia with a lasting impression.
"He enabled Sailors to focus on unity of command and gave them the freedom to focus on operations," recalled Chief Cryptologic Technician (Interpretive) Ryan Roe, leading chief petty officer of one of 32 divisions Brokaw led.
"He [was] my fourth commanding officer," said Nikol Berns, executive assistant to Brokaw, "but he was the first CO to ask 'How can we do what we do and make it fun?' and actually accomplish it."