TPS Corner

U.S. Naval Test Pilot School commanding officer Lt. Col. Rory Feely, left, presents a signed commemorative plaque to instructor Lt. Cmdr. Allan Jespersen, who is taking a new assignment as an exchange instructor with the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School, during a ceremony Nov. 9.

Fellow instructors, staff, and students of the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School (USNTPS) gathered last week to say farewell to Lt. Cmdr. Allan Jespersen, a fixed-wing instructor who has served two tours at the school. Jespersen has accepted a position as an exchange instructor with the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School at Edwards Air Force Base in California. During the farewell ceremony, USNTPS commanding officer Lt. Col. Rory Feely presented Jespersen with a framed photo of the school and commemorative patches signed by friends and colleagues. “We’re sending them our best,” Feely said of Jespersen.