Air Station Traverse City to conduct Change of Command Ceremony

U.S. Coast Guard photo via InstagramTRAVERSE CITY, Mich. – A Change-of-Command ceremony is scheduled for Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City, Monday

During the ceremony, Cmdr. Gregory Matyas will assume command duties and responsibilities from Capt. Sean Cross.

Rear Adm. June Ryan, commander of the Ninth Coast Guard District, will preside over the ceremony.  

Change-of-command ceremonies are time-honored traditions deeply rooted in American military history. The event signifies a total transfer of responsibility, authority, and accountability for command of a unit. The ceremony will be attended by all members of the unit so that they may witness the transfer of leadership firsthand. Several family members, community leaders and friends of the commanders will also be in attendance.

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