March 20, 2017: U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Kyle J. Cozad was assigned as the Commander of the Naval Education and Training Command in Pensacola, Fla., on Wednesday, March 15, 2017. Cozad was most recently the Commander of the Patrol and Reconnaisance Group in Norfolk, Virginia. As a Flag Officer, Cozad was previously assigned as the Vice Deputy Director, Regional, Force Management and Future Operations (J-35), for the Joint Staff, in Norfolk; and as the Commander of the Joint Task Force Guantanamo. Cozad took command of the Patrol and Reconnaissance Group on August 20, 2015. Cozad is a 1985 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, where he received a bachelor of science degree in oceanography and physics. He received a master of science degree in national resource management from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces (ICAF) in Washington, D.C., where he graduated with distinction. Additionally, he attended the Navy’s Corporate Business Course at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business.