Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak holds change of command ceremony

Rear Adm. Matthew T. Bell Jr., watches while Capt. Mark Morin (left) transfers command to Capt. Bryan Dailey (right) during a change of command ceremony in Hangar 3 at Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak, Alaska, June 22, 2018. A change of command ceremony is a military tradition that represents formal transfer of authority and responsibility from one officer to another. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Charly Hengen.

Rear Adm. Matthew T. Bell Jr., watches while Capt. Mark Morin (left) transfers command to Capt. Bryan Dailey (right) during a change of command ceremony at Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak, Alaska, June 22, 2018.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Charly Hengen.

Kodiak – Capt. Mark Morin transferred command of Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak to Capt. Bryan Dailey during a change of command ceremony Friday held at Coast Guard Base Kodiak, Alaska.

Dailey was previously assigned as the Chief of Response for the Eighth Coast Guard District headquartered in New Orleans, where he was responsible for overseeing search and rescue, marine environmental response and natural disaster response operations. His other previous assignments include Pacific Command’s Joint Interagency Task Force West in Honolulu and Coast Guard Station Barber Points in Honolulu.

“Angie and I feel honored and blessed to have the opportunity to serve with the Coast Guard in Kodiak again,” said Dailey. “There is no place we would rather be and we look forward to rejoining the Kodiak community and continuing the great work of the Coast Guard.”

Morin will assume the duties as Executive Assistant to the Assistant Commandant for Acquisition (CG-9) in Washington.

”My tour as the Commanding Officer of Air Station Kodiak has been the best assignment of my military career,” said Morin. “I will miss the people the most.”

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.

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