A formal change of command ceremony was held Monday at the Corpus Christi Army Depot as they welcomed a new leader.
Colonel Billingsly G. Pogue, III, assumed command from Mr. William Braddy. Braddy took over command of production operations back in April when then CCAD Commander Colonel Christopher Carlile left for another assignment.
One of the first major problems Pogue will have to tackle is the harsh reality of government mandated furloughs for virtually all civilian workers.
"Although we are in a challenging time, we have a very resilient workforce here. Very talented. Very capable. Effective. Efficient," Pogue said. "And we have a workforce that is certainly able to overcome, not only the challenge of furloughs, but any challenge thrown at us."
CCAD is Corpus Christi's largest single employer, with a current workforce approaching 5,000 people.