Navy chief petty officer
The Navy Recruiting District of New York recently held a change of command ceremony at One World Trade Center, where Cmdr. Christian Gaskill relieved Cmdr. Jason Sticht as commanding officer.
“Today we are part of a time-honored tradition of transferring command of a Navy unit from one officer to the next,” said Capt. William Cox, commander of Navy Recruiting Region East. “I am privileged to congratulate Skipper Sticht and welcome Skipper Gaskill.”
“I am honored and privileged to assume command of the Navy’s finest recruiting district,” said Gaskill, a 1994 graduate of Roncalli who previously served as the district’s executive officer. “Over the past 17 months I’ve seen firsthand the dedication and professionalism you bring day in and day out.
“We are the gatekeepers; we have the unique opportunity to ensure the men and women we bring into our Navy are men and women with whom we’d like to serve,” Gaskill said. “And then we get to shape these young men and women and set them on the right course as they ship to Great Lakes to follow in our footsteps in the defense of our nation.”
“The building we are in today stands where America’s resolve was challenged and also where America rose to the occasion by coming together to demonstrate to the world that we will not be defeated, but instead we shall overcome all who seek to bring us down,” Sticht said.