INDIAN HEAD, Md. — Cmdr. Eric Hui relieved Cmdr. Edgar Britt as commanding officer of Expeditionary Exploitation Unit 1 (EXU-1) during a change of command ceremony onboard Naval Support Facility Indian Head, May 26.
EXU-1 was first established in 2006 as a detachment under Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Division (NSWC IHD). Due to its growth, increased responsibilities, proven capability and actionable contributions to combatant commanders and partner nations on battlefields across the globe, however, the Secretary of the Navy gave approval in 2017 to establish EXU-1 as an Echelon V command, culminating in a formal establishment as a stand-alone command in 2018.
Borrowing a term from President Theodore Roosevelt —fellowship of doers— Britt shared his admiration and respect for the unit.
Source: U.S. Navy, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head Division