Ladies and Gentlemen of DedEx and the BortaS,
I want to take this opportunity, before Julie posts her final reports and thank you list, to thank each and every one of you. Those of you who made it out to the events made them successful. Those of you who were unable due to health concerns, as well as those of you who were just too remotely located to be able to participate directly, you do what you can do and your moral support and suggestions have been deeply appreciated.
As OIC of the 225th, I also want to thank Brigadier Julie Rickard, the Project Manager, for her continued hard work, diligence, dedication, and effectiveness. Her leadership made this event the most successful such event held by us to date.
Thank you all, and I wish you the very Merriest of Christmases and Happiest of New Years.
General Michael J. McGowan
Officer-In-Charge, 225th Marine Strike Group (DedEx)
Chief of Ground Forces, USS BortaS