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NEWS | June 27, 2013

Boyce assumes command of Naval Consolidated Brig Charleston

By Lt. K. Matthew Wall SC, USN, Naval Consolidated Brig Charleston

Navy Cmdr. Patrick Boyce relieved Cmdr. Chadwick Bryant as the 17th commanding officer of Naval Consolidated Brig Charleston during a change of command ceremony June 27, 2013, at Joint Base Charleston-Weapons Station.

Boyce is originally from Greenfield, Wis. He received his commission as an ensign in 1996 through the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps at The Citadel, S.C., where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in physics. A naval flight officer, Boyce has served in numerous squadrons and assignments in Virginia, California, Hawaii and Japan. He has more than 2,000 flight hours and 450 arrested landings. Additionally, he completed his Naval War College of Command and Staff Diploma via the Non-Resident Seminar Program in June 2005. He reported to NCBC as the executive officer in January 2012.

Bryant will transfer to The Citadel, where he will serve as executive officer of the NROTC unit.

The Naval Consolidated Brig Charleston's mission is to ensure the security, good order, discipline and safety of prisoners and detained personnel; to return as many personnel to honorable service as possible; and to teach skills necessary to become productive citizens.

CDR Patrick W. Boyce, incoming Commanding Officer