Ho'okele Staff | Apr 29, 2011
Patrol Squadron 47
MARINE CORPS AIR STATION KANEOHE BAY – Families, friends and the men and women of Patrol Squadron 47 gathered in hangar 104 at Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay for the squadron’s change of command ceremony April 14.
Cmdr. Kjell A. Wander relieved Cmdr. George M. Landis III as the commanding officer of the squadron.
Landis quoted former president Ronald Reagan in encouraging the squadron to continue to great heights. “Each generation goes further than the generation preceding it because it stands on the shoulders of that generation. You will have opportunities beyond anything we’ve ever known,” Landis said.
Landis’ next assignment is at the Industrial College of the Armed Forces in Washington, D.C., a military institution to prepare officers and civilian government officials for leadership and executive positions in the field of national security.
Wander is a native of Charleston, S.C. and is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and the Naval War College. His most recent tour was at U.S. Strategic Command in Nebraska.
Under Wander’s leadership, VP-47 is scheduled to deploy to Europe and Africa late this year.