A Delaware County man has been elevated to a top naval position.

The Recruit Training Command (RTC) held a change-of-command ceremony onboard Naval Station Great Lakes on May 5, 2021.  Captain Jeffry A. Sandin was in the spotlight.  He assumed the leadership position from following the departure of the previous commanding officer  the previous leader Captain Erik. M. Thors.

Navy Captain Sandin, from Bloomville, Delaware County, takes charge of the division’s Recruit Training Command. Capt. Jeffry Sandin enlisted in the Navy in 1986. He graduated in 2003 from the University of Maryland with a Bachelor of Arts degree in business management and graduated in 2016 from Regent University with a Master of Arts degree in organizational leadership. and was he was commissioned in 1997 through the Limited Duty Officer Program.  All enlistees begin their careers at the command in an 8-week-long boot camp which trains 40,000 recruits annually. The change-of-command ceremony was held onboard Naval Station Great Lakes.

Sandin is the son of the late Kenneth and June Sandin of Bloomville.

At the change of command ceremony, Rear Admiral James Sands welcomed Sandin to the NSTC family and to RTC and spoke about his preparations to take command and the phenomenal opportunities at RTC.

“I have been tremendously impressed with the focus and deliberate methodology you have used to ensure you are well prepared to assume command today,” said Sands. “You are a complete professional. Today the mantle of responsibility for this great command will be under your charge.”

All of us at Townsquare Media, the radio stations of Sandin's home area, are proud of his achievements and wish him well in the future.

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