From Rags to Riches: Former Foo Dogs' to Commanding Officers'

I am amazed at the number of former members of VRC-50 who have moved on and up their Naval Careers. Here is a partial listing of these Officers' who went from the relative bottom to earn their own Commands:

Then:
LTjg Rick Marcantonio (VRC-50 C-1A / CT-39E Pilot)
Now:
CAPTAIN Rick Marcantonio (Commanding Officer, NAS Corpus Christi, Texas) 

 

Then:
LT Don Boothe (VRC-50 C-2 Pilot)
Now:
CDR Don Boothe Final Commanding Officer, VRC-50

 

Then:
LT Greg Cooper (VRC-50 CT-39E Pilot)
Was:
CDR Greg Cooper Commanding Officer,VS-31
Now:
CAPTAIN Greg Cooper

 

Then:
LT Kevin Skjei (VRC-50 C-2 Pilot)
Was:
CAPT Kevin Skjei, Commanding Officer, TACRON 1294