Students Become Commanding Officer of Naval Base Coronado for a Day

Posted by: Jeffrey Felix 1 year, 5 months ago

Students Become Commanding Officer of Naval Base Coronado for a Day

Selected students from Coronado schools participated in Commanding Officer for the Day on Naval Base Coronado. The purpose of this event was to positively engage the local schools, provide mentoring to students, and allow students to experience first-hand the unique lifestyle of the Navy. The day began with students meeting the Commanding Officer, Captain Barnett.

The day included: Five Star dining at the NASNI galley, a harbor tour with port ops, a K-9 demonstration, and a HSC-6 and FEDFIRE #11 static display. Each student received a Naval Base Coronado ball cap, sponsored by USAA.

Student CO for a Day

Pictured to the right is Phillip Simpson, an 8th grade student at Coronado Middle School, on board a helicopter.  Pictured on the left is Emmeline Smith, a 5th grade student at Silver Strand, who is lugging heavy equipment to practice training as commander for a day.