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Media Advisory: Change of Command scheduled for Coast Guard Cutter Alert

May 19, 2015

ASTORIA, Ore. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Alert, homeported in Astoria, is scheduled to hold a change-of-command ceremony Friday at Columbia River Maritime Museum in Astoria.

During the ceremony, Cmdr. Brian Anderson will transfer command to Cmdr. Patrick A. Culver.

Vice Adm. Charles W. Ray, commander, Coast Guard Pacific Area, will preside over the ceremony.

The change-of-command ceremony is a time-honored tradition and deeply rooted in Coast Guard and Naval history. The event signifies a total transfer of responsibility, authority and accountability for the command. All available unit personnel attend the ceremony to witness the transfer of command. 

Media wishing to attend must contact Ensign Thomas Wright at 503-325-7213 before Thursday at 3 p.m.

WHO: Coast Guard Cutter Alert crewmembers and Coast Guard dignitaries

WHAT: Coast Guard Cutter Alert change-of-command ceremony.

WHEN: Friday at 10 a.m.

WHERE: Columbia River Maritime Museum, 1792 Marine Dr, Astoria.

CONTACT:  Ensign Thomas Wright at 503-325-7213.

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