Capt. David M. Rowland assumed command of Naval Beach Group (NBG) 2 on January 7th at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, Virginia Beach, Virginia. He relieved Capt. Erik R. Nilsson, who had been commodore for the last 22 months. Prior to his current assignment, Capt. Rowland served as commanding officer of Maritime Expeditionary Security Group 2, Virginia Beach, Virginia. Capt. Nilsson will become the director of the Maritime Operations Center for Commander, U.S. 2nd Fleet, Camp Lejeune, Jacksonville, North Carolina.