HOMER, Alaska – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Hickory held a change of command ceremony at Pioneer Pier in Homer on Thursday.
Rear Adm. Nathan A. Moore presided over the ceremony, where Cmdr. Jeannette M. Greene transferred command of the Coast Guard Cutter Hickory to Lt. Cmdr. Shea G. Winterberger.
As commanding officer of the Hickory, Winterberger will be responsible for the 48 staff, who oversee the maintenance of more than 170 buoys and beacons from Kachemak Bay to the Kuskokwim River in the west.
Winterberger’s most recent assignment was in the Office of Budget and Programs at Coast Guard Headquarters, where she served as the Surface and Air Capabilities Program Reviewer. In this role, she was responsible for policy analysis and budget formulation for cutting, aviation and unmanned systems operations, review of future capability requirements, as well as the research agenda. and service development, which accounts for $1.5 billion of the Coast Guard’s budget.
Greene will take command of Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw in Cheboygan, Michigan.
A change of command ceremony marks the transfer of total responsibility and authority from one individual to another. It is an age-old tradition conducted before the assembled crew, along with honored guests and dignitaries to formally demonstrate the continuity of authority within a command.
|Date posted:||20.05.2022 15:02|
|Location:||HOMER, AK, US|
|Hometown:||HOMER, AK, US|
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