Retiring Bauman turns over command to Spratlin

Published: Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 03:35 PM.

“You understand the needs of the warfighter because you are one,” Jaynes said. “What a fine man to lead FRC East. Keep it steady and remain balanced.”

Troutman said he had followed Spratlin’s career closely.

“I know him as a person who can get things done,” he said. “The upward trend will continue.”

Spratlin said he challenged FRC East workers to always do the right thing with honor, courage and commitment, and to treat other people like you want to be treated.

“I’m here for one reason only and that’s to support the warfighter, to support Naval and Marine Corps aviation, and to continue this tradition of excellence at FRC East and hopefully get us a little better and turn it over to the next guy,” Spratlin said.

Spratlin enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1980 and is a veteran of Operation Desert Storm. He reported to FRC East in 2011 as executive officer. A native of Athens, Ga., Spratlin is married and has two children.

In retirement, Bauman, married with six children, will be splitting time between Maryland and Missouri. 



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