Coast Guard 7th District holds change of command

The Coast Guard Rear Adm. Scott A. Buschman passes command of the Seventh District to Rear Adm. Peter J. Brown during the Change of Command Ceremony at Air Station Miami on June 23, 2017.

The Coast Guard Rear Adm. Scott A. Buschman passes command of the Seventh District to Rear Adm. Peter J. Brown during the Change of Command Ceremony at Air Station Miami on June 23, 2017.

MIAMI — The Coast Guard Seventh District conducted a change of command ceremony Friday at Coast Guard Air Station Miami.

During the ceremony Rear Adm. Scott A. Buschman transferred command of the Coast Guard Seventh District to Rear Adm. Peter J. Brown.

Buschman originally took command of the Seventh District in 2015.

The change of command ceremony marks a transfer of total responsibility and authority from one individual to another. It is a time-honored tradition, conducted before the assembled crew, as well as honored guests and dignitaries to formally demonstrate the continuity of the authority within a command.

Buschman is transferring to Portsmouth, Virginia where he will serve as the deputy commander of Coast Guard Atlantic Area.

Brown comes to Miami from Coast Guard headquarters where he held the position of assistant commandant for response policy.

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