Change of Command Ceremony took place at NCI Agency CSU Lisbon on 12 October 2015. BGEN Luigi Tomaiuolo, Director of Support Operations, led the ceremony during which the Unit Commander LCDR Nelson Martins, after 4 years of service within the Agency, welcomed his successor CDR Luís Tomás.
CDR Luís Tomás joined the Portuguese Naval Academy in 1987 and was promoted to his current rank in 2010. His last appointment was at the Portuguese Joint CIS Directorate in the Information Assurance and Cyber Defence Branch.
The military change of command is a time-honoured ceremony that formalizes the transfer of responsibility and authority of command between one military commander and another. It marks the end of a cycle. New challenges await the CSU Lisbon team, one of them being the support to the new NCIS School once it is implemented in Lisbon. In its future location, the new NCIS School will provide a hub from which not only residential training can be delivered, but also federated, distributed, distance and e-learning, when and where it is need by the force. This will provide a cutting-edge and competitive service to our clients by 2020.